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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

6/26/2017 - “A Death. A Widening Probe. Does Goodwill Endanger Workers?” #WorkplaceSafety
Dave Goudie, a former Goodwill employee who witnessed the death of Abraham Garza, said the young father’s death could have been prevented with proper training. Cal-OSHA has hit Sacramento Goodwill with more than $100,000 in fines for safety violations. Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee BY MARJIE LUNDSTROM – mlundstrom@sacbee.com The gruesome death of a Goodwill Industries worker in … Continue reading “A Death. A Widening Probe. Does Goodwill Endanger Workers?” #WorkplaceSafety view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

6/26/2017 - Bridge Contractor Fined for Fall Hazards
An employee was working on an upper deck, 37 feet above a lower platform, and fell through a ladder opening, landing on an employee who was working on the lower platform. Both employees survived the accident but suffered multiple injuries. view more…
Source: OH&S News

6/26/2017 - Air Bag Manufacturer Takata Files for Bankruptcy
The move comes after a global recall of air bags that have a tendency to rupture. view more…
Source: OH&S News

6/26/2017 - Summer’s here – and the time is right for: ‘Water, Rest and Shade’
June 26, 2017 Summer’s here – and the time is right for: ‘Water, Rest and Shade’ view more…
Source: OSHA

6/26/2017 - UK Environment Agency Taking Comments on Oxford Flood Remediation Plan
The Environment Agency is working with several local partners to reduce flood risks to all homes and businesses in Oxford and to major transport routes into the city. view more…
Source: OH&S News

6/26/2017 - OSHA Leaving Beryllium Exposure Limits Intact for Construction, Shipyards
Beryllium has been one of the issues watched closely by safety professionals who are trying to determine how OSHA and DOL will proceed on rules and enforcement under the Trump administration. OSHA issued its final rule on Jan. 6, two weeks before President Donald J. Trump was inaugurated. view more…
Source: OH&S News

6/26/2017 - EPA's Chief Hails Chemical Safety Progress
On the first anniversary of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, he said EPA has met its first-year implementation milestones under the law, having issued three new rules, provided a guidance document for external parties, and released scoping documents for the first 10 risk evaluations that will be conducted. view more…
Source: OH&S News

6/23/2017 - “Inconsistent Enforcement of New OSHA Fall Rule Feared” #FallProtection
By Tripp Baltz Employers fear inconsistent enforcement of an OSHA rule allowing some work to be done without ordinarily required fall protection because key terms are not defined. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s updated fall protection rule, which went into effect Jan. 17, allows certain activities to be done without fall protection systems as long … Continue reading “Inconsistent Enforcement of New OSHA Fall Rule Feared” #FallProtection view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

6/23/2017 - US Labor Department’s OSHA publishes proposed rule on beryllium exposure
June 23, 2017 view more…
Source: OSHA

6/23/2017 - OSHA to hold public meeting to solicit suggestions for strengthening the Voluntary Protection Programs
June 23, 2017 Contact: Office of Communications Phone: 202-693-1999 view more…
Source: OSHA

6/22/2017 - “Job Opening: Field Safety Specialist / Consultant – San Diego, Ca.” @Grainger
Note: Please contact the Recruiter Directly if interested in this opportunity! Grainger, the leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions with over $10B in sales, is hiring a Field Safety Specialist/Consultant in the San Diego area. The individual will serve as the safety subject matter expert at our larger regionally … Continue reading “Job Opening: Field Safety Specialist / Consultant – San Diego, Ca.” @Grainger view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

6/22/2017 - “PeopleWork: 4 Simple Steps To Build Better Motivation for Safety” @KevinBurnsBGI
Published on Jun 20, 2017 http://www.kevburns.com Improve an employee’s motivation to do the work and you improve their motivation to do the work safely. On this episode, we will explore four easy steps to improving employees’ motivation in safety. As a front-line safety person or supervisor, you may not be aware of it but you … Continue reading “PeopleWork: 4 Simple Steps To Build Better Motivation for Safety” @KevinBurnsBGI view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

6/21/2017 - “7 Stupid Reasons People Get Hurt at Work” – (Infographic)
Thirty percent of employees are injured on the job within the first year of employment – which is a major issue for employee turnover. Additionally, injured employees decrease morale and can lead to costly OSHA and legal fines if it comes to light that their injury is a fault of the company. Avoiding new employee injury … Continue reading “7 Stupid Reasons People Get Hurt at Work” – (Infographic) view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

6/19/2017 - Consent judgment compensates three Hartford health center employees fired after concerns were raised about tuberculosis exposure
 June 19, 2017 view more…
Source: OSHA

6/19/2017 - Missouri citations highlight importance of vigilance in preventing trench cave-ins, protecting workers
June 19, 2017 Missouri citations highlight importance of vigilance in preventing trench cave-ins, protecting workers view more…
Source: OSHA