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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

2/21/2018 - Cape Town's Day Zero Moved Back to July 9
The city's executive deputy mayor writes that "defeating Day Zero is in sight if we sustain our water-saving efforts." view more…
Source: OH&S News

2/21/2018 - DOD Science Blog Highlights Opioids Research
Michael Feasel, Ph.D., is working to understand the effects of carfentanil at the cellular and systemic levels in order to help determine the dosage of naloxone needed to resuscitate people who have been exposed to the powerful opioid. view more…
Source: OH&S News

2/21/2018 - AD Hosts Second eCommerce Summit
The summit focused on strategy, objectives, and tactics for independent distributors and included one-on-one expert coaching sessions, sharing best practices, platform-focused networking, member-led panels, and keynote speeches from industry experts. view more…
Source: OH&S News

2/21/2018 - L&I VPP Sponsoring March 6 Event
The seminar is designed for managers, safety professionals, safety committee members, and anyone interested in improving workplace safety; pre-registration is required. view more…
Source: OH&S News

2/21/2018 - The Top 10 Implementation Pitfalls of a Safety Observation Program
Safety observations are an important piece of the puzzle in transforming an organization's safety culture. They shine a light on workplace behaviors and safety conditions. Safety observations, if done well, should make safety conversations second nature, reinforce safe work practices and show trends in unsafe work practices. view more…
Source: OH&S News

2/20/2018 - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Alabama Plastics Manufacturer Following Employee Fatality
Feb. 20, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Alabama Plastics Manufacturer Following Employee Fatality view more…
Source: OSHA

2/16/2018 - OSHA Renews Alliance with the International Window Cleaning Association to Protect the Safety of Industry Workers
February 16, 2018 Contact: Office of Communications Phone: 202-693-1999 view more…
Source: OSHA

2/16/2018 - U.S. Department of Labor Cites Alabama Manufacturer for Safety Hazards, Proposes Penalties Totaling $74,833
Feb. 16, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Alabama Manufacturer for Safety Hazards, Proposes Penalties Totaling $74,833 view more…
Source: OSHA

2/16/2018 - U.S. Department of Labor and Ohio Environmental Services Company Resolve Lawsuit on Whistleblower Allegations
Feb. 16, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor and Ohio Environmental Services Company Resolve Lawsuit on Whistleblower Allegations view more…
Source: OSHA

2/16/2018 - U.S. Department of Labor and Buckeye STEPS Renew Alliance to Improve Workplace Safety in Ohio Oil and Gas Industry
Feb. 16, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor and Buckeye STEPS Renew Alliance to Improve Workplace Safety in Ohio Oil and Gas Industry view more…
Source: OSHA

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

1/28/2018 - “REMINDER: Feb. 1st Deadline to Certify and Post OSHA 300As: Four Common Mistakes Employers Make”
Originally posted on The OSHA Defense Report: By Eric J. Conn This is your annual reminder about the important annual February 1st deadline to prepare, certify and post your OSHA 300A Annual Summary of workplace injuries and illnesses, for all U.S. employers, except those with ten or fewer employees or those whose NAICS code is… view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

1/23/2018 - “Recent Crane Accidents Renew Need For Crane Safety Training” #CraneSafety
Derrick, Hoist, and Crane Safety Manufacturers, shipyard workers, and construction workers depend on industrial lifting devices to move large, heavy objects. While lifting devices like derricks, hoists, and cranes improve productivity and make work easier, they require special attention when it comes to safety. Types of Crane Hazards No matter the industry, employees using or … Continue reading “Recent Crane Accidents Renew Need For Crane Safety Training” #CraneSafety view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

1/22/2018 - “Winter Forklift Safety Tips” – Infographic” #ForkliftSafety
If recent record-breaking low temperatures and snowfall are any indication, the first two months of 2018 are bound to deliver anything but average winter weather.  As such, it’s essential that businesses and managers alike focus on providing sufficient protection for outdoor forklift operators in such difficult weather conditions. Just remember, your forklift operators face a … Continue reading “Winter Forklift Safety Tips” – Infographic” #ForkliftSafety view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

1/20/2018 - “Updating National Workplace Injury, Illness Data Information Urgently Needed” #WorkplaceSafety
A committee tasked with revamping a national workplace study released a 200-page report recently recommending major changes in workplace surveillance. The goal, according to the committee, is to reduce the health burden caused by injuries in the workplace. The report defines surveillance as ongoing collection and analysis of health data. The last, and only report, examining … Continue reading “Updating National Workplace Injury, Illness Data Information Urgently Needed” #WorkplaceSafety view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America