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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

9/21/2017 - ACC, OSHA Sign Alliance Focused on Diisocyanates
The two-year Alliance has three primary goals: raising awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives; conducting training to educate employers, workers, and OSHA officials on safety issues; and developing effective outreach and communication efforts to increase the visibility of the partnership and its goals. view more…
Source: OH&S News

9/21/2017 - DARPA Meeting Looks at Biotech's Promise
"In areas such as memory enhancement, real-time health monitoring, living materials, and brain-machine interfaces, the barriers to entry are numerous, and many investors are hesitant to take a risk on an unproven idea. In pursuing its mission of gaining a deep understanding of new technologies' function and potential, DARPA eliminates many of those barriers and much of the risk," said Justin Sanchez, director of DARPA's Biological Technologies Office. view more…
Source: OH&S News

9/21/2017 - Amendments to Canada's Motor Vehicle Safety Act Proposed
The most significant proposed amendments involve recalls of motor vehicles and equipment. One would authorize the Minister of Transport to be able to order a company to correct a defect or a non-compliance in a vehicle or equipment if the Minister considers it to be in the interest of public safety. view more…
Source: OH&S News

9/20/2017 - Pennsylvania Places Drug Take-Back Boxes at State Police Barracks
Sixty-five take-back boxes are now available at State Police barracks. "By providing convenient, easily accessed drug take-back boxes, we hope to continue to significantly reduce the number of prescriptions drugs being used for purposes other than those intended," Gov. Tom Wolf said Sept. 19. view more…
Source: OH&S News

9/20/2017 - IAEA Getting Medical Linear Accelerator
"The new partnership will further enhance our capabilities to support Member States in the safe and effective use of linacs through the provision of dosimetry services and training of health care professionals working in radiotherapy," explained May Abdel-Wahab, director of human health at IAEA. view more…
Source: OH&S News

9/15/2017 - Federal Agencies in Montana and Dakotas Align on Safety Practices
Sept. 15, 2017 Federal Agencies in Montana and Dakotas Align on Safety Practices view more…
Source: OSHA

9/13/2017 - OSHA, National Grain and Feed Association Form Alliance to Protect Workers in Grain Handling Industry
September 13, 2017 Contact: Office of Communications Phone: 202-693-1999 view more…
Source: OSHA

9/13/2017 - OSHA, American Chemistry Council Sign Alliance to Protect Workers from Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals
September 13, 2017 Contact: Office of Communications Phone: 202-693-1999 view more…
Source: OSHA

9/8/2017 - OSHA Renews Alliance to Provide Training to Young Workers
Sept. 8, 2017 OSHA Renews Alliance to Provide Training to Young Workers view more…
Source: OSHA

9/8/2017 - OSHA Signs Alliance to Promote Worker Safety and Health
Sept. 8, 2017 OSHA Signs Alliance to Promote Worker Safety and Health view more…
Source: OSHA

9/5/2017 - “Are You Inspecting Your Body Harness Regularly & Properly?”​ #FallProtection
Personal fall protection systems such as harnesses can be a lifesaver for those who continually or occasionally work at heights. However, if it isn’t in good shape, you could be putting your life in a risky situation. It is important to inspect your fall protection gear prior to every use. Always follow the recommendations of … Continue reading “Are You Inspecting Your Body Harness Regularly & Properly?”​ #FallProtection view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

9/4/2017 - “OSHA’s Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica”
OSHA will delay enforcement of the respirable crystalline silica standard for construction until September 23, 2017, to conduct additional outreach and provide educational materials and guidance for employers. See the memorandum. Rule requires engineering controls to keep workers from breathing silica dust The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to curb … Continue reading “OSHA’s Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica” view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

9/4/2017 - “Everything Is Going Great In Safety!!”
Originally posted on Phil La Duke's Blog: by Phil La Duke Over the past weeks, I’ve gotten a lot of flack from some wonderfully helpful salt of the earth readers who, citing my less than positive tone of my introduction stopped reading.  So this week I am making every effort to avoid offending these… view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

8/25/2017 - “OSHA Cites South Dakota Company After Worker Buried in Trench Collapse” #TrenchSafety
OSHA Cites South Dakota Company After Worker Buried in Trench Collapse EMERY, SD – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited First Dakota Enterprises Inc., for failing to protect its workers from trench collapse hazards.  The Fort Pierre-based company faces proposed penalties of $95,064. On May 23, 2017, a 34-year-old … Continue reading “OSHA Cites South Dakota Company After Worker Buried in Trench Collapse” #TrenchSafety view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

8/25/2017 - “7 Stupid Reasons People Get Hurt At Work” – “Infographic” #Safety
Filed under: News, OSHA News, Personal Safety, Safety, Safety Management, Training, Workplace Injuries, Workplace Safety Tagged: Infographic, Safety, workplace accidents, workplace injuries view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America