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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

7/23/2019 - Indiana OSHA to Investigate Incident at DeKalb County Factory
Indiana OSHA will investigate an incident that occurred last week in which a worker was injured while working on a piece of machinery. As of Friday, he was in critical condition. view more…
Source: OH&S News

7/23/2019 - OSHA Cites Missouri Contract For Trench Engulfment Hazards
R.V. Wagner Inc. is facing $212,158 in penalties for failing to use trench protection techniques, failing to provide a safe exit and other serious violations. view more…
Source: OH&S News

7/22/2019 - UPS Workers Push For Air-Conditioned Trucks, More Regulations on Heat Exposure
A new investigation reveals the tough conditions faced by delivery drivers, including 100-plus degree temperatures and a high rate of heat-related illnesses. view more…
Source: OH&S News

7/19/2019 - Ohio Workers' Comp Budget Won't Include Coverage for First Responders Suffering from PTSD
Lawmakers say they plan to approve coverage for public safety employees in separate legislation later this year. view more…
Source: OH&S News

7/19/2019 - Jacksonville Zoo Faces Nearly $15,000 in Penalties After Rhinoceros Injures Zookeeper
A Jacksonville zookeeper was injured in February after a rhino struck her in the arm, should and stomach with its horn. Now, the Jacksonville Zoological Society Inc. faces $14,661 in proposed penalties for exposing employees to workplace safety hazards. view more…
Source: OH&S News

3/11/2019 - “OSHA Recordkeeping Mistakes Are More Costly Than Ever”
Under OSHA’s injury and illness recordkeeping rule at 29 CFR Part 1904, most employers are required to maintain records of work-related injuries and illnesses their employees incur. (Very small employers and employers in certain low-hazard industries are exempt.) These requirements are not new; however, many organizations struggle to understand and apply all the nuances of … Continue reading “OSHA Recordkeeping Mistakes Are More Costly Than Ever” view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

12/7/2018 - “Safety Comics Of The Day – Santa Style 2018 – Have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!” #HolidaySafety
Merry Christmas & Hopefully A Happy New Year To All & Thank You For Visiting My Website in 2018! Check Out Our Free Safety Resource Section For Free Safety Information  & PowerPoint Downloads!  Jack Benton, Chicago, Illinois – EHS Safety News America® 2018  Contact me below!  view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

6/11/2018 - Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out Is Vitally Important #LOTO #WorkplaceSafety
Note: The photos above are not intended for page views or shock value as I don’t believe that those methods truly teach you anything in and of themselves. I don’t know the particulars of the above accident, but I do know that the lack of a proper lock out – tag out (control of hazardous … Continue reading Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out Is Vitally Important #LOTO #WorkplaceSafety view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

4/17/2018 - 15 Safety Precautions To Take When Working With Electricity
First published here It’s vitally important to take safety precautions when working with electricity. Safety must not be compromised and some ground rules need to be followed first. The basic guidelines regarding safe handling of electricity documented below will help you while working with electricity. 1. Avoid water at all times when working with electricity. … Continue reading 15 Safety Precautions To Take When Working With Electricity view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America

4/17/2018 - Free OSHA 10 Training PowerPoints
OSHA 10 is a 10 hour training course that provides basic safety education for entry level employees in construction. Topics include: Bloodborne Pathogens Electrical Safety Introduction to Ergonomics Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, and Fire Protection Fall Protection Hazard Communication Hazardous Materials Introduction to Industrial Hygiene Machine Guarding Materials Handling and Storage … Continue reading Free OSHA 10 Training PowerPoints view more…
Source: EHS Safety News America