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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

11/17/2017 - Two Documentaries Share 2017 Healthy Workplaces Film Award
One is from the United States, about automation's effect on the future of humanity, and the other is from Turkey. view more…
Source: OH&S News

11/16/2017 - “Study Finds Women Are Less Likely To Get CPR From Bystanders” #CPR #Emergency
Video Courtesy of CBS – KCAL Women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and more likely to die, a new study suggests, and researchers think the reluctance to touch a woman’s chest might be one reason. Only 39 percent of women suffering cardiac arrest in a public place were given CPR versus … Continue reading “Study Finds Women Are Less Likely To Get CPR From Bystanders” #CPR #Emergency view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

11/16/2017 - “PeopleWork: 3 Responsibilities for Employees in Safety” @KevinBurnsBGI #Safety
www.KevBurns.com If you’re an employee, this episode is for you. If you’re a supervisor or safety person, you may want to show this to your employees. There is a lot of talk of safety leadership, complacency, accountability and responsibility on the job these days. At the same time, there is less discussion about compliance measures, … Continue reading “PeopleWork: 3 Responsibilities for Employees in Safety” @KevinBurnsBGI #Safety view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

11/16/2017 - Senate Narrowly Confirms New MSHA Chief
Coal industry veteran David Zatezalo won confirmation on a 52-46 vote, with the two senators from his home state, West Virgina, divided on party lines. view more…
Source: OH&S News

11/16/2017 - New Director Chosen for Rutgers Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences Institute
Brian Strom, chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, said Dr. Helmut Zarbl's appointment and new faculty he will recruit "will deepen the institute's core strength and link the school and institute, as well as extend its reach to include faculty across Rutgers who are interested in environmental health. This will give EOHSI the ability to significantly impact environmental health in New Jersey and beyond." view more…
Source: OH&S News

11/16/2017 - USCG Partners with Alaska Nonprofit
The partnership will provide information, communications, and services to aid safe, secure, and environmentally responsible maritime operations around Alaska. view more…
Source: OH&S News

11/16/2017 - New Weather Radars Being Installed in Canada
A new unit in Radisson, Saskatchewan, is expected to be operational by the end of December 2017, and four other new ones are planned by the end of March 2019. view more…
Source: OH&S News

11/15/2017 - “Temp & Contract Worker Safety – Who Is Responsible For Their Safety?” #WorkplaceSafety
Video -Ninety minutes into his first day on the first job of his life, Day Davis was called over to help at Palletizer No. 4 at the Bacardi bottling plant in Jacksonville, Fla. What happened next is an all-too-common story for temp workers working in blue-collar industries. Read the investigation: http://www.propublica.org/article/tem… The rise in the … Continue reading “Temp & Contract Worker Safety – Who Is Responsible For Their Safety?” #WorkplaceSafety view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

11/15/2017 - “2017 OSHA Quick Cards – Pocket Safety Cards For Tool Box Talks”
QuickCards™ Aerial Lift Fall Protection Over Water in Shipyards (OSHA 3452 – 2011) (English: PDF) (OSHA 3475 – 2012) (Spanish: PDF) Agriculture: Protecting Farmworkers from Tractor and Harvester Hazards QuickCard  (OSHA 3706 – 2014) (English: PDF) (OSHA 3706 – 2014) (Spanish: PDF) Agriculture: Protecting Workers from Tripod Orchard Ladder Injuries QuickCard  (OSHA 3705 – 2014) (English: PDF) (OSHA 3705 – … Continue reading “2017 OSHA Quick Cards – Pocket Safety Cards For Tool Box Talks” view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

11/13/2017 - “Safety Training Fun! – Always Be Aware Of Trenching Safety!” #Construction
All Fun Aside, Here Are Some Trenching & Excavation Safety Resources: Safety and Health Topics | Trenching and Excavation | Occupational … https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/trenchingexcavation/ Excavating is recognized as one of the most hazardous construction operations. OSHA revised Subpart P, Excavations, of 29 CFR 1926.650, 29 CFR 1926.651, … ‎Construction · ‎Hazards and Solutions · ‎OSHA Standards · ‎Additional Information [PDF]Trenching and Excavation Safety … Continue reading “Safety Training Fun! – Always Be Aware Of Trenching Safety!” #Construction view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

11/9/2017 - OSHA Issues Final Rule Setting Compliance Date for Crane Operator Certification Requirements
November 9, 2017 OSHA Issues Final Rule Setting Compliance Date for Crane Operator Certification Requirements view more…
Source: OSHA

11/9/2017 - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Lynnway Auto Auction For Exposing Employees to Numerous Hazards
Nov. 9, 2017 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Lynnway Auto Auction For Exposing Employees to Numerous Hazards view more…
Source: OSHA

11/9/2017 - U.S. Department of Labor Again Cites Three Queens Supermarkets For Safety Violations
Nov. 9, 2017 U.S. Department of Labor Again Cites Three Queens Supermarkets For Safety Violations view more…
Source: OSHA

11/8/2017 - Missouri Podiatry Clinic Cited for Improper Handling of Medical Waste
Nov. 8, 2017 Missouri Podiatry Clinic Cited for Improper Handling of Medical Waste view more…
Source: OSHA

11/8/2017 - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Bimbo Bakeries USA For Multiple Workplace Hazards
Nov. 8, 2017 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Bimbo Bakeries USA For Multiple Workplace Hazards view more…
Source: OSHA