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Health & Safety


A Gift from Captain Buscio: a program which began in Jersey City and now spans across the State of New Jersey, offers strictly confidential, comprehensive cardiovascular and pulmonary medical evaluations with no out-of-pocket cost to ALL current and retired firefighters, police officers, and emergency responders.


At the August 12, 2008 meeting, Bob Massaro, a representative from Union Springs Pharmaceuticals, provided a presentation on a product called "MyClyns".† This product is a personal protection spray that contains no alcohol, and can be used when exposed to harmful pathogens (HIV, Hepatitis C, MRSA).† Our Association discussed this product at our DOC Commissioner meeting on September 8, 2008.† For more information on this product†† click here


Health and Safety Committees
Several years ago, health and safety issues would generally be processed through the grievance procedure. Our Association took the lead and began initiating Health and Safety Committees to address these issues.† Read more...

Correspondence, dated 2/22/05, Re: Safety Issues.† Read more...

Correspondence, dated 3/2/05, Re: Safety Issues.† Read more...

Correspondence, dated 6/13/05, Re: Blood Exposure.† Read more...

Correspondence, dated 7/21/05, Re: Fire Safety Equipment.† Read more...

Correspondence, dated 2/08/06, Re: Inmate "KOP" Medication.† Read more...

Correspondence, dated 8/10/05, Re: Fire at Garden State Correctional Facility.† Read more...

Correspondence, dated 10/12/05, Re: Respiratory Medical Questionnaire.† Read more...

Correspondence, dated 3/10/04, Re: Joint Safety and Health Committee.† Read more...

Correspondence, dated 6/13/05, Re: TB Exposure.† Read more...

Correspondence, dated 9/19/05, Re: TB Exposure.† Read more...


MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus)

This virus has increasingly become a menace to the health and safety of every employee in the institutional setting. We, along with the various other custody unions, have taken a proactive approach in seeking to educate and protect our members' against possible infection.†† Read more...

MRSA article†dated 10/17/07

Centers for Disease Control - MRSA

Correspondence, dated 11/6/06, Re: MRSA.† Read more...

Correspondence, dated 04/17/07, Re: Approval of MRSA SLI requests.† Read more...


Joint Labor-Management Health & Safety Committee

Our Association continues to participate in the Joint Labor-Management Health & Safety Committee, hosted by the Governorís Office; and recent topics have included:

  • Measures Taken & Proposed to Address the MRSA Epidemic

  • Mandatory CPR Training