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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

1/18/2019 - FAA Recalls Furloughed Inspectors to Address Air Safety Concerns
"We are recalling inspectors and engineers to perform duties to ensure continuous operational safety of the entire national airspace," the Federal Aviation Administration announced Jan. 15 in a statement. view more…
Source: OH&S News

1/18/2019 - New Satellites to Eliminate Lost Aircraft, Company Claims
Aireon says its system uses space-based ADS-B technology that will enable automatic and real-time collection of aircraft position data. The technology gives air traffic controllers and airlines a complete view of the entire sky, including of flight paths in remote and oceanic airspace. view more…
Source: OH&S News

1/18/2019 - Interim Management Board Set Up for RCMP
The Canadian government plans to appoint initial advisory board members by April 1, 2019, and will also introduce legislative changes this spring to the RCMP Act to make the board permanent. view more…
Source: OH&S News

1/17/2019 - OSHA Issues $422,006 Fine to Texas Contractor
OSHA's inspectors determined that the company exposed employees to a hazardous atmosphere, failed to train employees on the health hazards of hydrogen sulfide, and did not drain water from the trench. view more…
Source: OH&S News

1/17/2019 - Grocery Chain Deploying Robots to All of Its Stores
GIANT Food Stores, LLC is deploying the robots in all 172 of its stores this year. They will move around the store unassisted and are being used to identify hazards such as liquid, powder, and bulk food items' spills and to provide reporting that enables quick corrective action. view more…
Source: OH&S News

12/7/2018 - “Safety Comics Of The Day – Santa Style 2018 – Have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!” #HolidaySafety
Merry Christmas & Hopefully A Happy New Year To All & Thank You For Visiting My Website in 2018! Check Out Our Free Safety Resource Section For Free Safety Information  & PowerPoint Downloads!  Jack Benton, Chicago, Illinois – EHS Safety News America® 2018  Contact me below!  view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

6/11/2018 - Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out Is Vitally Important #LOTO #WorkplaceSafety
Note: The photos above are not intended for page views or shock value as I don’t believe that those methods truly teach you anything in and of themselves. I don’t know the particulars of the above accident, but I do know that the lack of a proper lock out – tag out (control of hazardous … Continue reading Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out Is Vitally Important #LOTO #WorkplaceSafety view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

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