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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

12/13/2017 - Senate HELP Executive Session Set on OSHA Nominee
The U.S. Senate Health, Labor, Education & Pensions Committee has scheduled a Dec. 13 executive session to consider the nomination of Scott Mugno to be assistant secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, the head of OSHA, and five other nominees. view more…
Source: OH&S News

12/13/2017 - Quad Bike Safety Review Under Way in Australia
ACCC's Issues Paper notes that quad bikes, which are four-wheeled all-terrain vehicles, are heavily used in Australia's forestry and agricultural industries. From Jan. 1, 2011, to Oct. 16, 2017, there were 114 deaths nationwide associated with quad bikes, including 10 so far in 2017, it says. view more…
Source: OH&S News

12/13/2017 - FAA Issues Laser Holiday Lights Reminder
"If you’re going to install a holiday laser-light system, please make sure the lights are hitting your house and not shining up into the sky. It may not look like the lights go much farther than your house, but the extremely concentrated beams of laser lights actually reach much further than most people think," FAA says. view more…
Source: OH&S News

12/12/2017 - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Georgia Contractor for Trenching Hazards and Proposes $130,552 in Penalties
Dec. 12, 2017 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Georgia Contractor for Trenching Hazards and Proposes $130,552 in Penalties view more…
Source: OSHA

12/12/2017 - NTSB Member Dinh-Zarr Touts Lower BAC Laws
Her Dec. 11 blog post asks employers to support lowering the illegal BAC to .05 (g/dL) or lower and implementing primary seat belt laws in their communities they serve. view more…
Source: OH&S News

12/12/2017 - 4,500 Portable Generators Recalled
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact MWE Investments to arrange for a free repair. The firm has received four reports of the recalled generators overheating and catching fire, but no injuries have been reported. view more…
Source: OH&S News

12/11/2017 - “The 12 Days Of Christmas Safety” – Infographic”
Infographic created by Creative Safety Supply We’re all in a festive mood this time of year, so don’t let some safety mishaps ruin your Holiday Season! The team at Creative Safety Supply has created a fun and informative Christmas Safety infographic. From Christmas trees and lights, to candles, ladders and holiday cheer, there are safety … Continue reading “The 12 Days Of Christmas Safety” – Infographic” view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

12/11/2017 - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Alabama Auto Dealership after Fatal Fire
Dec. 11, 2017 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Alabama Auto Dealership after Fatal Fire view more…
Source: OSHA

12/8/2017 - Employee Receives Court-Ordered Restitution After Justified Whistleblowing Action
Dec. 8, 2017 Employee Receives Court-Ordered Restitution After Justified Whistleblowing Action view more…
Source: OSHA

12/7/2017 - “Build Your Own Safety Training Video Package – 47% Off! Choose any 3, 6, 12, or 20 Atlantic Training Safety Videos & Save Today!!” #Training #Safety
Build Your Own Safety Training Video Package – 47% Off! Choose any 3, 6, 12, 20 Atlantic Training Safety Videos & Save Today!! Each DVD Comes With: DVD Quiz Certificates Leaders Guide Wallet Cards Scheduling Form Click Here to see the best selection of OSHA, EPA, MSHA Safety Training videos and take advantage of this … Continue reading “Build Your Own Safety Training Video Package – 47% Off! Choose any 3, 6, 12, or 20 Atlantic Training Safety Videos & Save Today!!” #Training #Safety view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

12/6/2017 - “EPA Won’t Require Mining Firms to Prove Cleanup Costs” #EPA
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said last Friday it would not act on a proposal to require hardrock mining companies to show they can afford to clean up their sites. “EPA is confident that modern industry practices, along with existing state and federal requirements address risks from operating hardrock mining facilities,” EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt … Continue reading “EPA Won’t Require Mining Firms to Prove Cleanup Costs” #EPA view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

12/5/2017 - “OSHA Extends Compliance Date for Electronically Submitting Injury, Illness Reports to December 15, 2017”
OSHA posted a press release announcing two week reprieve for employers to submit the 300As (only the 300As this year regardless of size if more than 20 employees) from December 1 to December 15, 2017.  See the link to the press release on OSHA’s webpage – https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOL/bulletins/1c6be1d . The link also lists the states that have not … Continue reading “OSHA Extends Compliance Date for Electronically Submitting Injury, Illness Reports to December 15, 2017” view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

12/4/2017 - U.S. Department of Labor Cites West Virginia Contractor After Employee Injured in Roof Fall, Proposes Penalties Totaling $86,916
Dec. 4, 2017 U.S. Department of Labor Cites West Virginia Contractor After Employee Injured in Roof Fall, Proposes Penalties Totaling $86,916 view more…
Source: OSHA

12/1/2017 - OSHA Cites Connecticut Contractor for Mercury and Respirator Hazards at New Hampshire Demolition Site
Dec. 1, 2017 OSHA Cites Connecticut Contractor for Mercury and Respirator Hazards at New Hampshire Demolition Site view more…
Source: OSHA

11/30/2017 - [Webinar] “Regulatory Update: OSHA’s PSM Standard & EPA’s RMP Rule – December 12th, 1:00pm ET”
Date: Tuesday December 12, 2017 Time: 1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT Your Hosts: Eric J. Conn, Amanda Strainis-Walker, and Micah Smith Click here to register for this webinar. Following the tragic West Fertilizer explosion in 2013, Pres. Obama issued an Executive Order directing OSHA, EPA and other agencies to “modernize” the manner in which the government regulates chemical manufacturing … Continue reading [Webinar] “Regulatory Update: OSHA’s PSM Standard & EPA’s RMP Rule – December 12th, 1:00pm ET” view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America