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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

1/19/2018 - More Than $240,000 Awarded to Ohio Communities for Boating Safety Education
More than $240,000 in funding from Ohio's Waterways Safety Fund is being provided to support 10 community boating safety education programs this year, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. view more…
Source: OH&S News

1/19/2018 - NY Mayor Signs Construction Noise Measure
"By lowering the allowable after-hours noise limit in residential areas, allowing inspectors to take noise readings from the street rather than from inside an apartment, and empowering inspectors with the ability to issue a stop work order for noisy equipment, this legislation should help bring some much-needed relief to New Yorkers," said DEP Commissioner Vincent Sapienza. view more…
Source: OH&S News

1/19/2018 - Canada Planning Regs to Lower Sodium in Processed Foods
Health Canada announced it will conduct an in-depth analysis of each category and will meet with industry stakeholders and scientific experts to better understand the challenges encountered in reducing sodium. view more…
Source: OH&S News

1/18/2018 - “100 Tool Box Talks & Safety Meeting Topics In “English & Spanish” #Safety
The topics are intended for use of on-the-job safety training and meetings to educate employees of potential hazards and work-related injuries and illnesses. A record of all safety meetings should be kept on file for the duration of each attendee’s employment and should include: date, topic, attendees, recommendations, and additional comments. The use of these … Continue reading “100 Tool Box Talks & Safety Meeting Topics In “English & Spanish” #Safety view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

1/18/2018 - BSEE Increases Maximum Civil Penalty Amounts for OCS Lands Act Violations
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement announced Wednesday that the maximum civil penalty rate for violations will increase from $42,704 to $43,576 a day for each violation. view more…
Source: OH&S News

1/18/2018 - 2018 Wildfire Mitigation Award Winners Announced
Sponsored by the National Association of State Foresters, International Association of Fire Chiefs, NFPA, and the U.S. Forest Service, the awards are the highest commendation for innovation and leadership displayed by individuals and organizations committed to wildfire mitigation. view more…
Source: OH&S News

1/11/2018 - “Number Of OSHA Workplace Safety Inspectors Declines Under Trump” #OSHA
The number of federal workplace safety inspectors has fallen under the Trump administration, according to new data obtained by NBC News, raising questions about the government’s efforts to protect workers and the long-term impact of the White House’s move to slow hiring. In the months after President Donald Trump took office, the Occupational Safety and … Continue reading “Number Of OSHA Workplace Safety Inspectors Declines Under Trump” #OSHA view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

1/11/2018 - “DOL Increases Maximum Penalty Amounts for OSHA Violations” #OSHA #Safety
On Jan. 2, 2018 the U.S. Department of Labor issued a Federal Register notice announcing an increase in the maximum penalty amounts for violations of federal Occupational Safety and Health standards and regulations. Under the new penalty structure, the maximum penalty allowed for “serious” and “other-than-serious” violations is $12,934. In addition, the maximum penalty allowed for “failure-to-abate” violations is … Continue reading “DOL Increases Maximum Penalty Amounts for OSHA Violations” #OSHA #Safety view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

1/11/2018 - “Once The Harm Has Been Done, Even A Fool Understands It’ – The Origin Of Boston’s Hot Work Certification Program” #HotWork
I can see this idea and certification requirement law being adopted by other cities and states in the US in the near future. “Once the harm has been done, even a fool understands it.” Boston’s Deputy Fire Chief Jack Dempsey quotes Homer, to sum up, the need that drove the implementation of Boston’s Hot Work … Continue reading “Once The Harm Has Been Done, Even A Fool Understands It’ – The Origin Of Boston’s Hot Work Certification Program” #HotWork view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

1/10/2018 - “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? How An R.E.M. Song Can Teach Workplace Violence Lessons” #WorkplaceViolence
  What can the connection between legendary alternative rock band R.E.M. and veteran reporter Dan Rather tell us about workplace safety? Most probably didn’t even realize these two popular culture figures had anything in common, or would ever guess it relates to safety. Yet, a 1986 attack on Rather, while he was walking alone to … Continue reading “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? How An R.E.M. Song Can Teach Workplace Violence Lessons” #WorkplaceViolence view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

1/9/2018 - U.S. Department of Labor Cites South Jersey Manufacturer For Continued Safety Violations
Jan. 9, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites South Jersey Manufacturer For Continued Safety Violations view more…
Source: OSHA

1/5/2018 - U.S. Department of Labor Urges Employees and Employers Engaged In Snow Removal and Cleanup to Be Aware of Potential Hazards
Jan. 5, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Urges Employees and Employers Engaged In Snow Removal and Cleanup to Be Aware of Potential Hazards view more…
Source: OSHA

1/5/2018 - OSHA Cites Schnabel Foundation Company, Proposes $212,396 in Penalties
Jan. 5, 2018 OSHA Cites Schnabel Foundation Company, Proposes $212,396 in Penalties view more…
Source: OSHA

1/5/2018 - U.S. Department of Labor Imposes Maximum Fines on Motion Picture Company for Failing to Adequately Protect From Fall Hazards
Jan. 5, 2018 view more…
Source: OSHA

1/4/2018 - Georgia Safety Stand-Down Focuses on Winter Weather Hazards
Jan. 4, 2018 Georgia Safety Stand-Down Focuses on Winter Weather Hazards view more…
Source: OSHA