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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

9/19/2018 - OSHA Cites Five Contractors Following Collapse of FL Pedestrian Bridge
Upon investigation, OSHA determined that the companies failed to protect workers despite indications that the bridge could collapse. view more…
Source: OH&S News

9/19/2018 - CSB Leader Pays Tribute to Process Safety Pioneer M. Sam Mannan
"All of us at the CSB are saddened by the recent death of Dr. M. Sam Mannan, Regents Professor of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, and the founding director of the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center. On behalf of the entire agency, I offer our deepest condolences to his family and our colleagues at the center," Kulinowski said in her statement. "Dr. Mannan presided over this large enterprise for two decades with intelligence, good humor, and a steadfast commitment to protecting workers, the public, and businesses from costly disasters. view more…
Source: OH&S News

9/19/2018 - FMCSA Streamlines Process for Individuals with Properly Managed Diabetes to Operate CMVs
"This final action delivers economic savings to affected drivers and our agency and streamlines processes by eliminating unnecessary regulatory burdens and redundancy," said FMCSA Administrator Raymond P. Martinez. "It's a win-win for all parties involved." view more…
Source: OH&S News

9/18/2018 - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Georgia Peanut Processing Facility, Places Company in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program
September 18, 2018   view more…
Source: OSHA

9/18/2018 - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Five Contractors for Safety Violations Following Florida Pedestrian Bridge Collapse
September 18, 2018    U.S. Department of Labor Cites Five Contractors for Safety Violations Following Florida Pedestrian Bridge Collapse view more…
Source: OSHA

9/18/2018 - OSHA Cites Missouri Sawmill After Fatality
OSHA has proposed penalties of $199,183 to the company for two repeated and 14 serious safety violations. view more…
Source: OH&S News

9/18/2018 - New Chair Elected, Policies Updated for GHSA
The Governors Highway Safety Association's updated policy statements reflect the latest science and expert consensus to address drugged driving, including zero tolerance laws for illicit drugs, use of electronic warrants, and marijuana open container laws. view more…
Source: OH&S News

9/17/2018 - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Two Companies After Fatal Fall At Communication Tower Worksite in Mississippi
September 17, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Two Companies After Fatal Fall At Communication Tower Worksite in Mississippi view more…
Source: OSHA

9/14/2018 - U.S. Department of Labor Enters Partnership to Promote Safety During Illinois Courthouse Construction Project
September 14, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Enters Partnership to Promote Safety During Illinois Courthouse Construction Project view more…
Source: OSHA

9/13/2018 - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Ohio Wood Pallet Manufacturer After Employee Amputation
September 13, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Ohio Wood Pallet Manufacturer After Employee Amputation view more…
Source: OSHA

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

1/31/2018 - “Do You Inspect Your Hardhat?” “Do You Know When To Replace It?” #Hardhat #Safety
Click Here For PDF Handout – Hardhats or Falling Object Protection? – by Marko Kaar  An individual was working on a slurry wall panel installation. The crew had just finished hoisting a re-bar panel to vertical, when a 10″ cut-off piece of #12 re-bar fell 90 feet from the top of the panel, and stuck … Continue reading “Do You Inspect Your Hardhat?” “Do You Know When To Replace It?” #Hardhat #Safety view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America