In memory of
George Basil Stanton Jr.
In memory of
George Basil Stanton Jr.
George Basil Stanton Jr. A leader in NJ's occupational safety & health community, 93 George Basil Stanton Jr., a leader in New Jersey's occupational safety and health community and in political and philanthropic organizations, has passed away May 13, 2020, at the age of 93. Born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1926, Mr. Stanton grew up a block away from Prospect Park and was an avid Brooklyn Dodgers fan. He received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Brooklyn Polytechnic College at the age of 19 and went on to earn three Master's degrees. Mr. Stanton was New Jersey's first Chief of Occupational Health in the early 1970s, as part of the then-new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). He was also the first Borough Chemical Engineer of both Lodi and Lyndhurst (New Jersey). In 1979, he founded American Hazard Control Consultants, Inc. (AHCCI), which provided expert testimony in occupational injury cases. Mr. Stanton was one of the first instructors in New York University's Center for Occupational Health and Safety program and also taught for nearly 20 years at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Mr. Stanton was a founding member and the first president of the Essex Fells Foundation for Educational Excellence, which has raised over $1 million for Essex Fells students. He also was a longtime member of Caldwell United Methodist Church. George is survived by his wife of 34 years, Janet, as well as three children/ stepchildren, six grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.
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In memory of
George Basil Stanton Jr.
George Basil Stanton Jr. A leader in NJ's occupational safety & health community, 93 George Basil Stanton Jr., a leader in New Jersey's occupational safety and health community and in political and philanthropic organizations, has passed away May 13, 2020, at the age of 93. Born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1926, Mr. Stanton grew up a block away from Prospect Park and was an avid Brooklyn Dodgers fan. He received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Brooklyn Polytechnic College at the age of 19 and went on to earn three Master's degrees. Mr. Stanton was New Jersey's first Chief of Occupational Health in the early 1970s, as part of the then-new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). He was also the first Borough Chemical Engineer of both Lodi and Lyndhurst (New Jersey). In 1979, he founded American Hazard Control Consultants, Inc. (AHCCI), which provided expert testimony in occupational injury cases. Mr. Stanton was one of the first instructors in New York University's Center for Occupational Health and Safety program and also taught for nearly 20 years at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Mr. Stanton was a founding member and the first president of the Essex Fells Foundation for Educational Excellence, which has raised over $1 million for Essex Fells students. He also was a longtime member of Caldwell United Methodist Church. George is survived by his wife of 34 years, Janet, as well as three children/ stepchildren, six grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.
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