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5 Tips for Managing the Messy Transition to GHS

Posted Friday, April 17, 2015.

Still relevant today, By Chuck Haling, – Safety professionals are finding that the more time they spend with the revised standard looking at training, the more questions they have about GHS adoption in general.

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Portland Area Print Industry Mourns loss of Industry Icons

Posted Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

We are sad to share that the Portland Area Print & Graphic communications industry has lost some innovators, leaders and friends over the past month. Arnold Wheeler, Premier Press; Bill Pearson, Color Technology, Inc.; Tom Switzer, Stevens Integrated Solutions.

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Posted Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

The PRIMIR study indicates that the North American tag & label industry dollar volume, currently at $12.9 billion, is expected to grow at a rate of 1.6% CAGR 2013-2018, with some segments doing better than others. The tag & label market is comprised of four distinct label types—pressure-sensitive, in-mold, sleeve and glue applied—as well as tags. Pressure-sensitive labels, representing the largest market share, are expected to grow at an overall rate of 2.3% CAGR.

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Lower Washington State Workers’ Comp Rates in 2015

Posted Thursday, December 4, 2014.

Workers’ comp rates increase for 2015 will be lower than first proposed. The average increase in workers’ compensation premiums in 2015 will be less than half of the amount initially proposed. Much of the credit goes to improved third-quarter financial numbers for the state workers’ comp system. The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) also considered public input about the proposed rate as the agency decided on a final increase of 0.8 percent.

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Ebola info... what YOU need to know as an Employer

Posted Friday, October 24, 2014.

Due to the spread of the Ebola virus to the United States, the Printing Industries of America EHS and HR Departments have prepared a special page on on how to prepare a response plan in the event of a widespread outbreak. The page discusses how the virus is spread, incubation time, as well as what strategies the U.S. and Canadian governments are using to ensure the safety of their citizens. The U.S. government is confident that the virus will be contained and managed properly. Therefore, there is no need to panic. However, it does make sense for members to take the time to review their current disaster recovery plans to ensure that they are prepared to respond in the event that Ebola spreads.

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