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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

2/24/2017 - Sheriff's Deputy Wins 2017 Hearing Loss Prevention Award
The 2017 Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Award™ honors those that have contributed to the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus through effective practices or innovations directed to those who are exposed to noise at work. view more…
Source: OH&S News

2/24/2017 - NIOSH Director Denies Sixth Petition to Add Autoimmune Diseases to WTC List
Five previous petitions requested the addition of autoimmune diseases. Dr. John Howard, administrator of the WTC Health Program and NIOSH director, determined that the new petition did not provide additional evidence of a causal relationship between 9/11 exposures and autoimmune diseases. view more…
Source: OH&S News

2/23/2017 - “OSHA Quick Cards – Pocket Safety Cards For Tool Box Talks – Available In English & Spanish”
Aerial Lifts Quick Card [English: PDF | HTML | Spanish: PDF | HTML] Avian Flu: General Precautions [English: PDF | HTML | Spanish: HTML] Poultry Workers [English: PDF | HTML | Spanish: HTML] Healthcare Workers [English: PDF | HTML | Spanish: HTML] Animal Handlers (Not Poultry Workers) [English: PDF | HTML | Spanish: HTML] Food […] view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

2/23/2017 - HHS Announces Winners of Move Health Data Forward Phase 2
The winners all developed electronic solutions that will help consumers share health data easily and securely. view more…
Source: OH&S News

2/23/2017 - Pick and Pay Inc. Ordered to Stop Operations Immediately
The DOJ sought a permanent injunction against the company for manufacturing and distributing unapproved new drugs. view more…
Source: OH&S News

2/23/2017 - Keurig Green Mountain Paying Civil Penalty for Delayed Defect Reporting
In addition to paying the $5.8 million penalty, Keurig has agreed to develop, implement, and maintain a compliance program that is designed to ensure that it complies with the Consumer Product Safety Act. view more…
Source: OH&S News

2/22/2017 - OSHA, Allied Construction Industries renew partnership to train, protect nearly 30K Ohio construction workers
Feb. 23, 2017 OSHA, Allied Construction Industries renew partnershipto train, protect nearly 30K Ohio construction workers Participants: U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Admi view more…
Source: OSHA

2/21/2017 - “Grain Bin Safety” – “Don’t Get Buried Alive….In An Instant” #GBSW17
Video From ABC TV Series “In An Instant” Grain Bin Safety Week – 15 Tips to Keep You Safe 1.) Maintain grain quality (e.g. moisture, heat, etc) 2.) Never enter a bin without a “bin entry permit” 3.) Never enter a grain bin unless it is really truly necessary 4.) Never enter a grain bin […] view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

2/21/2017 - “Confined Spaces – “What To Do Before You Enter” #ConfinedSpace #StayAlive
80% of fatalities happened in locations that had been previously entered by the same person who later died. Each year, an average of 92 fatalities occurs from confined spaces locations due to asphyxiation, acute or chronic poisoning, or impairment. But, what is a “confined space?” A confined space is a space that: Is large enough […] view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

2/20/2017 - “How To Evaluate Training”
Originally posted on Phil La Duke's Blog: By Phil La Duke Last week I stated (for the umpteenth time) that a worker’s core competency may be the best predictor of safety.  I went on to rant about how in many cases training is slapped together and shoddily delivered in an effort to check the… view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

2/18/2017 - “Preventing Work Related Hearing Loss”
Worker training video providing Safety Managers & EHS professionals a valuable tool about Hearing Conservation. Concepts include dB levels, noise affects on your inner ear, health effects of hearing damage, noise measurement, audiometric testing and hearing protection. Filed under: Hearing Protection PPE, News, OSHA 300 Log, OSHA News, OSHA Record Retention, OSHA Training, PEL Exposure […] view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

1/18/2017 - US Department of Labor renews the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
January 19, 2017 Contact: Office of Communications Phone: 202-693-1999 US Department of Labor renews the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health WASHINGTON - Secretary of Labor view more…
Source: OSHA

1/17/2017 - OSHA cites Ohio railroad parts manufacturer after follow-up inspection finds workers remain exposed to machine, fall hazards SanCasT faces $235K in proposed penalties
Jan. 18, 2017 OSHA cites Ohio railroad parts manufacturer after follow-up inspection finds workers remain exposed to machine, fall hazardsSanCasT faces $235K in proposed penalties COSHOCTON, Ohio - A view more…
Source: OSHA

1/17/2017 - Green Bay manufacturer faces more than $219K in proposed penalties after two workers suffer severe injuries within 10 days
January 18, 2017 Green Bay manufacturer faces more than $219K in proposed penaltiesafter two workers suffer severe injuries within 10 days Machinery was returned to service before providing effective view more…
Source: OSHA

1/17/2017 - OSHA orders Amtrak to reinstate, pay $892K to employee discharged in violation of Federal Railroad Safety Act
January 18, 2017 BOS 2017-012 OSHA orders Amtrak to reinstate, pay $892K to employeedischarged in violation of Federal Railroad Safety Act BOSTON - The National Railroad Passenger Corp., better known view more…
Source: OSHA