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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

7/28/2017 - “NSC Survey Report: Causes and Consequences of Employee Fatigue” #WorkplaceSafety
Fatigue is a growing problem affecting the workforce. Research estimates that 13% of workplace injuries can be attributed to fatigue. A new report from the National Safety Council, Fatigue in the Workplace: Causes and Consequences of Employee Fatigue, breaks down a probability-based survey of more than 2,000 working adults and their experience with fatigue. The report shows that 97% … Continue reading “NSC Survey Report: Causes and Consequences of Employee Fatigue” #WorkplaceSafety view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

7/28/2017 - OSHA revises its online whistleblower complaint form
July 28, 2017 Contact: Office of Communications Phone: 202-693-1999 OSHA revises its online whistleblower complaint form view more…
Source: OSHA

7/28/2017 - ATSB's Chief Pilot Approved to Fly Drones
The Australian safety agency already has taken advantage by taking investigative video with its drone after a loaded coal train derailed in Queensland on July 21, 2017. view more…
Source: OH&S News

7/28/2017 - ISO 45001 Standard Second Draft Approved
ASSE is the administrator of the U.S. technical advisory group that developed the U.S. position on the standard. ASSE leaders including Tom Cecich, its immediate past president, say ISO 45001 is one of the most significant occupational safety and health voluntary national consensus standards ever. view more…
Source: OH&S News

7/28/2017 - Big Decisions Coming for Oregon's Public Pension System
The Public Employees Retirement System's board is expected to vote July 28 on whether to lower the assumed return on its investments during the next two decades, reducing it from the currently assumed 7.5 percent average return per year. view more…
Source: OH&S News

7/27/2017 - “NFPA 350 Confined Space Fact Sheet” #ConfinedSpace
Chicago Fire was spot on when they titled a recent episode “Carry Their Legacy”. The preview showed the dangers for firefighters in dealing with confined space rescue. History shows that confined space operations are an extremely dangerous activity for the fire service. The danger starts when firefighters don’t recognize the presence of a confined space and … Continue reading “NFPA 350 Confined Space Fact Sheet” #ConfinedSpace view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

7/27/2017 - Canada Encouraging Broader Livestock Traceability
CFIA is considering changes to the Health of Animals Regulations that would require all Canadian operators of premises where livestock may be loaded or unloaded from a vehicle to have a valid premises identification number for each site and to report the number when receiving livestock. view more…
Source: OH&S News

7/27/2017 - HHS Upgrades Online Tool on Health Data Breaches
The revised HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool allows entities to report a breach, and the website informs members of the public of how breaches are investigated and resolved. view more…
Source: OH&S News

7/26/2017 - “How Do You Make Safety Training More Fun?”
Do you make them more interesting by showing a funny safety video? A funny safety photo or two? Or a funny accident report like the one below? The Accident Report! I am writing in response to your request for “additional information.” In block number 30 of the accident report form, I put “poor planning” as … Continue reading “How Do You Make Safety Training More Fun?” view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

7/25/2017 - “7 Tips For An Effective Workplace Safety Committee” – Infographic”
Safety consultant Carl Potter once was told about a workplace in which an employee asked for his name to be deliberately drawn from a hat so he could be the new member of the organization’s safety committee. Although he felt otherwise, the worker planned to feign disgust at the selection when his name was revealed … Continue reading “7 Tips For An Effective Workplace Safety Committee” – Infographic” view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

7/24/2017 - “Rules to Come? Future Regulatory Agenda for OSHA” #WorkplaceSafety
Today, the semiannual regulatory agenda was published. This Regulatory Agenda provides a complete list of all regulatory actions that are under active consideration for promulgation, proposal, or review and covers regulatory actions for over 60 federal departments, agencies, and commissions. The regulatory agenda for the Department of Labor includes a total of thirteen regulatory entries … Continue reading “Rules to Come? Future Regulatory Agenda for OSHA” #WorkplaceSafety view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

7/21/2017 - Aluminum manufacturing company’s history of safety violations continues, putting employees at Camden County facility at risk of serious injuries
July 21, 2017 view more…
Source: OSHA

7/21/2017 - OSHA orders Wells Fargo to reinstate SoCal whistleblower; pay $577K in back wages, damages, attorneys’ fees
July 21, 2017 OSHA orders Wells Fargo to reinstate SoCal whistleblower; pay $577K in back wages, damages, attorneys’ fees view more…
Source: OSHA

7/18/2017 - OSHA investigation finds safety failures led to the death of 3 workers who entered a manhole containing lethal gases
July 18, 2017 view more…
Source: OSHA

7/14/2017 - US Labor Department announces $10.5M funding opportunity for Susan Harwood Training grants to support worker safety, health training
July 14, 2017 view more…
Source: OSHA