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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

5/27/2017 - Coast Guard Reminds Tri-State Area to Make Safety a Priority during Memorial Day Weekend
The Coast Guard has developed an infographic with relevant information. view more…
Source: OH&S News

5/26/2017 - CSB Releases Factual Investigative Update on Loy Lange Pressure Vessel Rupture
The incident killed four people and left another in critical condition. view more…
Source: OH&S News

5/26/2017 - NY State Road Construction Halted During Holiday Weekend
Some work may continue behind permanent concrete barriers or for emergency repairs, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced May 25. view more…
Source: OH&S News

5/26/2017 - NTSB Issues Reports on Four Maritime Investigations
One of the reports involves a 2016 Hudson River tugboat sinking. view more…
Source: OH&S News

5/25/2017 - OSHA renews alliance to promote safety for Oklahoma’s oil, gas workers
May 25, 2017 OSHA renews alliance to promote safety for Oklahoma’s oil, gas workers view more…
Source: OSHA

5/25/2017 - Video Series Aims to Improve Ambulance Crash Testing
Ten new crash methods were developed, and the NIOSH release coincides with National Emergency Medical Services Week. view more…
Source: OH&S News

5/19/2017 - OSHA finds machine safety hazards, lead overexposure at Ohio steel plant
May 19, 2017 OSHA finds machine safety hazards, lead overexposure at Ohio steel plant view more…
Source: OSHA

5/17/2017 - “20 Important Safety Tips for Forklifts”
Originally published here by Mikaela Delia We might be beating a dead horse here, as you’ve probably already been involved in countless forklift safety training sessions, toolbox talks, etc. But it’s easy to forget what we learn in forklift training modules and we quickly become numb to the same old repetitive safety precautions that they become void … Continue reading “20 Important Safety Tips for Forklifts” view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

5/10/2017 - Update! OSHA Tells Companies To Report Injuries, But There’s No Website For That Yet
Breaking Update 5-17-2017 – OSHA is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time, and intends to propose extending the July 1, 2017, date by which certain employers are required to submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A electronically. Updates will be posted to this webpage when they are available. … Continue reading Update! OSHA Tells Companies To Report Injuries, But There’s No Website For That Yet view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

5/10/2017 - Court upholds OSHA finding that railroad company violated Maine employee's whistleblower rights
May 10, 2017 BOS 2017-040 view more…
Source: OSHA

5/8/2017 - How A Colorado Construction Company Is Saving Lives From Suicide
DENVER – What you do for a living can make you more at risk for suicide. People who work in isolation or have unsteady employment like in the agriculture and forestry industries are at the greatest risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported there are 85 suicides per 100,000 workers in those … Continue reading How A Colorado Construction Company Is Saving Lives From Suicide view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

5/5/2017 - CSB Releases Final Report into 2015 Explosion at Exxon-Mobil Refinery in Torrance, California
May 3, 2017, Torrance, CA, — Today, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released its final report into the February 18, 2015, explosion at the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, California. The blast caused serious property damage to the refinery and scattered catalyst dust up to a mile away from the facility into the nearby community. … Continue reading CSB Releases Final Report into 2015 Explosion at Exxon-Mobil Refinery in Torrance, California view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

5/4/2017 - OSHA Standards Should Be Met Despite Recent Delays
Gloria Gonzalez  – 5/1/2017 Employer representatives hope that delays in the enforcement dates of U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations issued over the past year are accompanied by better compliance guidance. But the delays do not mean employers can rest on their laurels, with legal and loss control experts firmly advocating that they continue to … Continue reading OSHA Standards Should Be Met Despite Recent Delays view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

5/4/2017 - 4th annual National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down begins May 8 OSHA, partners announce week-long initiative
May 4, 2017 view more…
Source: OSHA

5/4/2017 - Ohio auto insulation manufacturer faces penalties following worker injury
May 4, 2017 view more…
Source: OSHA