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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

3/23/2017 - NSC: Americans with Opioid Addiction Miss Almost 50 Percent More Work
The agency is working to develop a tool that will help employers understand the true costs of drug use at work. view more…
Source: OH&S News

3/23/2017 - DARPA Sets Proposers Day on Lifelong Machine Learning
Automatic and ongoing learning could help driverless vehicles become safer, for instance, and adapt to circumstances they weren't specifically programmed for. view more…
Source: OH&S News

3/23/2017 - NTSB Issues Update on Michigan College Basketball Plane Incident
No conclusive reasons were found, but certain evidence may help explain what happened. view more…
Source: OH&S News

3/22/2017 - Senate HELP Committee Hearing from Labor Nominee Today
The committee has set a hearing on March 22 on the nomination of Alexander Acosta, picked for secretary of Labor after President Trump’s initial nominee withdrew. view more…
Source: OH&S News

3/22/2017 - St. Lawrence Seaway Opens 59th Navigation Season
The ceremony took place at the St. Lambert lock in Montreal. view more…
Source: OH&S News

3/21/2017 - OSHA, Operation Engineers, Local 150, renew alliance to train, protect Illinois heavy equipment operators
No Description Given. view more…
Source: OSHA

3/21/2017 - OSHA, Nebraska alliance members to train, protect workers in meat-packing, other industries from common workplace hazards
March 22, 2017 OSHA, Nebraska alliance members to train, protect workersin meat-packing, other industries from common workplace hazards Participants: U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety an view more…
Source: OSHA

3/21/2017 - “Trump Proposes $2.5B Cut to Dept. of Labor’s Budget and Elimination of Chemical Safety Board”
Originally posted on The OSHA Defense Report: By Kara M. Maciel and Eric J. Conn The Trump Administration submitted a blueprint budget for 2018 to Congress proposing $2.5 Billion in cuts to the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) operating budget.  The President’s proposed budget expressly calls for reduced funding for grant programs, job training programs… view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

3/21/2017 - “Workplace Safety Infographic: The Younger Face of Workplace Safety”
Source: Atlantic Training – Note PDF of this info-graphic is available on this page.Filed under: Infographic, New Hire Safety Training, News, OSHA News, Personal Safety, Safety, Safety Education, Safety in Real Life, safety training, Teen Safety, Temp Worker Safety, Training, Workplace Fatality, Workplace Injuries, Workplace Safety, Younger Worker Workplace Safety Tagged: Workplace Injuries for Teens view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

3/20/2017 - “US House of Representatives Seeking to Make OSHA VPP Permanent”
Washington – Several members of the House have joined forces to reintroduce bipartisan legislation that would make permanent OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs. Reps. Todd Rokita (R-IN), Gene Green (D-TX) and Martha Roby (R-AL) claim the Voluntary Protection Program Act is “sound policy that is not only good for the employers and employees but for the […] view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

3/20/2017 - US Labor Department announces delay in beryllium rule effective date
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Source: OSHA

3/19/2017 - OSHA and Missouri builders, contractors continue alliance to provide outreach, protect workers from common hazards
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Source: OSHA

3/17/2017 - “Terrorism Concerns Results in Chemical Storage Rule Delay” #WestTexasFire #Chemicals
The Trump administration is delaying a new rule tightening safety requirements for companies that store large quantities of dangerous chemicals. The rule was imposed after a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, exploded in 2013, killing 15 people. Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, delayed the effective date of the Obama-era rule until […] view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

3/16/2017 - “Everything You Should Know About Safety Boots Standards – Infographic”#PPE #Safety
Click on the picture above for a larger view! Safety Boots Standard – How safe is Your Boot? Ever heard of the safety boots standard? Like many other people, your likely answer is “NO.” Chances are you were attracted to the footwear because it claimed to offer the best safety, is common with other workers, […] view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

3/14/2017 - OSHA's 'Safe and Sound' campaign assists employers in keeping workplaces safe and healthy
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Source: OSHA