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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

5/22/2018 - AIHce EXP Sessions Explore Hazards of Cannabis, Mortuary Work
Cannabis industry workers in Colorado have flocked to safety training events offered by the state’s Department of Public Health and Environment. view more…
Source: OH&S News

5/22/2018 - Opioids Crisis Affects Workplaces Nationwide, Panelists Say
The AIHce EXP 2018 opening session on May 22 offered a stark look at the crisis. There were more than 65,000 overdose deaths, most involving opioids, in the United States during 2016. view more…
Source: OH&S News

5/22/2018 - Better Respiratory Protection Needed for Road and Bridge Workers
A poster at the AIHce EXP conference summarized findings from NIOSH assessments at construction sites in 10 states during 2007-2012. view more…
Source: OH&S News

5/22/2018 - 3M's 2018 Scholarships Awarded at AIHce
This is the 32nd year for these key IH scholarships. view more…
Source: OH&S News

5/22/2018 - Flexibility and Hazard Knowledge Needed for Disaster Responders
Safety professionals discussed their experiences in emergency response during and after hurricanes Harvey and Maria. view more…
Source: OH&S News

5/18/2018 - OSHA Proposes Rule to Ensure Crane Operators Are Qualified To Safely Operate Equipment
May 18, 2018 Contact:  Office of Communications Phone: 202-693-1999 view more…
Source: OSHA

5/18/2018 - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Wisconsin Battery Company For Exposing Employees to Lead, Other Hazards
May 18, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Wisconsin Battery Company For Exposing Employees to Lead, Other Hazards view more…
Source: OSHA

5/18/2018 - U.S. Department of Labor and Industry Representatives Partner To Address Trenching Hazards in North Dakota
May 18, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor and Industry Representatives Partner To Address Trenching Hazards in North Dakota view more…
Source: OSHA

5/11/2018 - U.S. Department of Labor Cites New York Cosmetics Manufacturer For Safety and Health Hazards Following November 2017 Fire
May 11, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites New York Cosmetics Manufacturer For Safety and Health Hazards Following November 2017 Fire view more…
Source: OSHA

5/11/2018 - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Contractor and Staffing Agency Following Fatal Trench Collapse at Alabama Work Site
May 11, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Contractor and Staffing Agency Following Fatal Trench Collapse at Alabama Work Site view more…
Source: OSHA

4/17/2018 - 15 Safety Precautions To Take When Working With Electricity
First published here It’s vitally important to take safety precautions when working with electricity. Safety must not be compromised and some ground rules need to be followed first. The basic guidelines regarding safe handling of electricity documented below will help you while working with electricity. 1. Avoid water at all times when working with electricity. … Continue reading 15 Safety Precautions To Take When Working With Electricity view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

4/17/2018 - Free OSHA 10 Training PowerPoints
OSHA 10 is a 10 hour training course that provides basic safety education for entry level employees in construction. Topics include: Bloodborne Pathogens Electrical Safety Introduction to Ergonomics Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, and Fire Protection Fall Protection Hazard Communication Hazardous Materials Introduction to Industrial Hygiene Machine Guarding Materials Handling and Storage … Continue reading Free OSHA 10 Training PowerPoints view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

3/1/2018 - “(Video) Forklift Safety Tips”
Forklifts are a heavy piece of industrial equipment that are operated by a forklift certified driver. Because forklifts are often operated in areas that have other pedestrians and obstacles, they can pose a dangerous safety hazard to the driver and others around. Especially because they’re a few thousand pounds and have a certain science behind … Continue reading “(Video) Forklift Safety Tips” view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

1/31/2018 - “Do You Inspect Your Hardhat?” “Do You Know When To Replace It?” #Hardhat #Safety
Click Here For PDF Handout – Hardhats or Falling Object Protection? – by Marko Kaar  An individual was working on a slurry wall panel installation. The crew had just finished hoisting a re-bar panel to vertical, when a 10″ cut-off piece of #12 re-bar fell 90 feet from the top of the panel, and stuck … Continue reading “Do You Inspect Your Hardhat?” “Do You Know When To Replace It?” #Hardhat #Safety view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

1/28/2018 - “REMINDER: Feb. 1st Deadline to Certify and Post OSHA 300As: Four Common Mistakes Employers Make”
Originally posted on The OSHA Defense Report: By Eric J. Conn This is your annual reminder about the important annual February 1st deadline to prepare, certify and post your OSHA 300A Annual Summary of workplace injuries and illnesses, for all U.S. employers, except those with ten or fewer employees or those whose NAICS code is… view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America