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alt textHealth and safety are a major concern of every employer and employee. Employers need to take the necessary precautions in order to ensure that they provide a safe environment for their workforce.

The core of safety training focuses on written Hazardous Communication, Illness Injury Prevention, and Workplace Security programs—all available as PDF fill-in programs. Companies should supplement these programs by incorporating other material in this section (e.g., eyewash station, lockout/blockout, and safety sheets for employee training) depending on the nature of their business.

Our site has some of these documents in the reference area. See the following links to Hazard and Safety Websites from US OSHA as well as the individual PPI states:

USA: https://www.osha.gov
Alaska: http://labor.state.ak.us/lss/
Hawaii: http://labor.hawaii.gov/hiosh/
Idaho: http://dbs.idaho.gov/safety_code/
Montana: http://erd.dli.mt.gov
Oregon: http://www.orosha.org
Washington: http://www.lni.wa.gov/Main/ForBusiness.asp

Ergonomics in the Printing Industry: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/printing/index.html

As always, feel free to contact PPI directly for assistance in tracking down specific information / forms.

Health & Safety Newsfeed for Your Convenience

2/28/2017 - OSHA Revises Requirements for Outreach Training Program Instructors
Revised requirements will go into effect on April 1, 2017. view more…
Source: OH&S News

2/28/2017 - IEEE, American Welding Society Searching for New Executive Directors
Both of these large organizations announced last week that their current EDs have decided to retire soon. view more…
Source: OH&S News

2/28/2017 - Qualified vs. Non-Qualified
This topic is still one of the most frequent questions I receive while traveling the country speaking on NFPA 70E and Electrical Safety. Since the 2004 NFPA 70E, we began to see employers emphasizing adherence to the requirements of the 70E standard. view more…
Source: OH&S News

2/28/2017 - OSHA Renews Partnership with Alllied Construction Industries
The trade association represents more than 500 companies. view more…
Source: OH&S News

2/27/2017 - “7 Common Workplace Safety Hazards” #WorkplaceSafety
Filed under: Employee Safety, Employee Safety Program Involvement, Infographic, National Safety Council, News, OSHA News, Personal Safety, Safety, Safety Committee, Safety Culture, Safety Education, Safety Management, Temp Worker Safety, Working At Heights, Workplace Audit / Inspection, Workplace Injuries, Workplace Safety view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

2/27/2017 - ASTM F23 Committee Agrees to Remove ASTM F2302 Due to Misuse
The ASTM F2302 standard, Standard Performance Specification for Labeling Protective Clothing as Heat and Flame Resistant, has been withdrawn until such a time as the standard could ensure no unsafe products would meet minimum requirements. view more…
Source: OH&S News

2/23/2017 - “OSHA Quick Cards – Pocket Safety Cards For Tool Box Talks – Available In English & Spanish”
Aerial Lifts Quick Card [English: PDF | HTML | Spanish: PDF | HTML] Avian Flu: General Precautions [English: PDF | HTML | Spanish: HTML] Poultry Workers [English: PDF | HTML | Spanish: HTML] Healthcare Workers [English: PDF | HTML | Spanish: HTML] Animal Handlers (Not Poultry Workers) [English: PDF | HTML | Spanish: HTML] Food […] view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

2/22/2017 - OSHA, Allied Construction Industries renew partnership to train, protect nearly 30K Ohio construction workers
Feb. 23, 2017 OSHA, Allied Construction Industries renew partnershipto train, protect nearly 30K Ohio construction workers Participants: U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Admi view more…
Source: OSHA

2/21/2017 - “Grain Bin Safety” – “Don’t Get Buried Alive….In An Instant” #GBSW17
Video From ABC TV Series “In An Instant” Grain Bin Safety Week – 15 Tips to Keep You Safe 1.) Maintain grain quality (e.g. moisture, heat, etc) 2.) Never enter a bin without a “bin entry permit” 3.) Never enter a grain bin unless it is really truly necessary 4.) Never enter a grain bin […] view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

2/21/2017 - “Confined Spaces – “What To Do Before You Enter” #ConfinedSpace #StayAlive
80% of fatalities happened in locations that had been previously entered by the same person who later died. Each year, an average of 92 fatalities occurs from confined spaces locations due to asphyxiation, acute or chronic poisoning, or impairment. But, what is a “confined space?” A confined space is a space that: Is large enough […] view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

2/20/2017 - “How To Evaluate Training”
Originally posted on Phil La Duke's Blog: By Phil La Duke Last week I stated (for the umpteenth time) that a worker’s core competency may be the best predictor of safety.  I went on to rant about how in many cases training is slapped together and shoddily delivered in an effort to check the… view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

1/18/2017 - US Department of Labor renews the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
January 19, 2017 Contact: Office of Communications Phone: 202-693-1999 US Department of Labor renews the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health WASHINGTON - Secretary of Labor view more…
Source: OSHA

1/17/2017 - OSHA cites Ohio railroad parts manufacturer after follow-up inspection finds workers remain exposed to machine, fall hazards SanCasT faces $235K in proposed penalties
Jan. 18, 2017 OSHA cites Ohio railroad parts manufacturer after follow-up inspection finds workers remain exposed to machine, fall hazardsSanCasT faces $235K in proposed penalties COSHOCTON, Ohio - A view more…
Source: OSHA

1/17/2017 - Green Bay manufacturer faces more than $219K in proposed penalties after two workers suffer severe injuries within 10 days
January 18, 2017 Green Bay manufacturer faces more than $219K in proposed penaltiesafter two workers suffer severe injuries within 10 days Machinery was returned to service before providing effective view more…
Source: OSHA

1/17/2017 - OSHA orders Amtrak to reinstate, pay $892K to employee discharged in violation of Federal Railroad Safety Act
January 18, 2017 BOS 2017-012 OSHA orders Amtrak to reinstate, pay $892K to employeedischarged in violation of Federal Railroad Safety Act BOSTON - The National Railroad Passenger Corp., better known view more…
Source: OSHA