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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

4/26/2017 - Frozen Hash Brown Products Recalled Due to Possible Golf Ball Contamination
McCain Foods USA, Inc. is recalling the products sold under the Roundy’s and Harris Teeter brands. view more…
Source: OH&S News

4/26/2017 - CardioNet Agrees to $2.5 Million HIPAA Settlement with HHS
"Mobile devices in the health care sector remain particularly vulnerable to theft and loss," said Roger Severino, director of the HHS Office for Civil Righst. "Failure to implement mobile device security by Covered Entities and Business Associates puts individuals' sensitive health information at risk." view more…
Source: OH&S News

4/26/2017 - Arizona Health Department Launches Zika Campaign
Currently, there are 57 travel-associated cases of Zika in Arizona. There have been no locally acquired cases reported in the state, according to AZDHS. view more…
Source: OH&S News

4/25/2017 - DOE Approves Sabine Pass LNG Export Bid
Golden Pass Products LLC, co-owned by Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil, is now authorized to export LNG up to the equivalent of 2.21 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas to any non-FTA country not prohibited by U.S. law or policy from a terminal near Sabine Pass, Texas. view more…
Source: OH&S News

4/25/2017 - Pennsylvania Audit Finds Big Financial Problems in Unemployment Program
The audit shows that, based on L&I's projections, $159.5 million in additional funding is needed over the next four years to maintain operations, avoid additional service center closings, and modernize the computer system. view more…
Source: OH&S News

4/25/2017 - OSHA Recognizes Workers' Memorial Day
April 26, 2017 OSHA Recognizes Workers' Memorial DayRenews commitment to making safety a priority ATLANTA - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration will recognize view more…
Source: OSHA

4/25/2017 - OSHA recognizes Workers' Memorial Day in New York
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Source: OSHA

4/24/2017 - OSHA recognizes Workers' Memorial Day in Ohio
April 25, 2017 OSHA recognizes Workers' Memorial Day in Ohio Renews commitment to making safety a priority CLEVELAND - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration wil view more…
Source: OSHA

4/24/2017 - OSHA Recognizes Workers' Memorial Day
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Source: OSHA

4/24/2017 - OSHA recognizes Workers' Memorial Day
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Source: OSHA

4/18/2017 - “How Six Sigma Can Improve Your Safety Performance”
Six Sigma is the evolution of statistical quality improvement processes that have been used extensively to improve manufacturing and other process-related industries. How good is Six Sigma? It is a statistical measure of variability or standard deviation. The Six Sigma process calculates to 3.4 defects per million opportunities. Needless to say, that is near perfect […] view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

4/18/2017 - OSHA’s Top Citation: Fall Protection: New Gear, New Regulations and New Standards – What Every EHS Pro Should Know!
Originally posted on LeadingEHS: By Guest Blogger: Allyson Clark Photo Credit: Western Area Power Plan, Provide and Train– is OSHA’s slogan for fall protection – sounds easy enough, Right? Well except that for the last 10 years, fall protection has been the number one issued citation by OSHA for construction and general industry. In fact, falls… view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

4/12/2017 - “Employer In Fatal Boston Trench Collapse Did Not Provide Safety Training & Basic Safeguards For Employees, OSHA Finds”
Atlantic Drain Service Co. Inc. cited for 18 violations BOSTON – Robert Higgins and Kelvin Mattocks died on Oct. 21, 2016, in Boston, when the approximately 12-foot deep trench in which they were working collapsed, breaking an adjacent fire hydrant supply line and filling the trench with water in a matter of seconds. An investigation […] view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

4/10/2017 - “OSHA National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls In Construction – May 8-12, 2017” #StandDown4Safety
Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Fall Prevention Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries. […] view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

4/10/2017 - “Donnie’s Accident” – “I Was Too Good To Need My Safety Gear”
On August 12, 2004, I was connecting large electrical generator in preparation for Hurricane Charlie. The meter I was using failed and blew carbon into the gear and created an electrical arc which resulted in an arc blast. The electrical equipment shown in the video is the actual equipment after the explosion when my co-workers […] view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America