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What the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Means for Your Business

Posted by Marci Kinter on 4/1/20 3:45 PM

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) — passed by the U.S. Congress, and signed into law by President Trump on March 18 — goes into effect no later than April 2, 2020, and will expire on December 31, 2020. It is important to note that this new legislation only applies to employers with fewer than 500 employees and is not retroactive. The provisions of this emergency legislation are limited to just this pandemic.

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Topics: Government Affairs, Business Operations, COVID-19

Are You Up to Date on Prop 65?

Posted by Marci Kinter on 2/25/20 7:15 AM

SGIA first started reporting on Proposition (Prop) 65's amendment and its impact on the printing industry nearly two years ago. As with all regulatory requirements, it's important to stay continually updated and ensure your business is fully compliant. We've modified our previous post outlining the "quick and the dirty" on Prop 65 so you are equipped with the latest on everything you need to know about its requirements.  

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Topics: Government Affairs, Safety, Business Operations, Proposition 65

Evaluating Your Facility's Safety

Posted by Heather Nortz on 11/25/19 7:00 AM

Just how safe is your workplace? In order to answer this, you need to think about how you measure the safety of a workplace. You could start by asking yourself if you could bring a loved one into your facility without breaking into a panicked sweat … Or, you could take a more quantifiable approach.

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Topics: Printing Industry, Government Affairs, Workplace Safety, Safety Recognition

A Day of Recognition, A Year-Round Effort

Posted by Marci Kinter & Heather Nortz on 11/20/19 7:00 AM

In case you missed it, last Friday (November 15) was National Recycling Day, as highlighted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other organizations. The EPA held its America Recycles Week Summit and Innovation Fair last week, and released its National Framework for Advancing the U.S. Recycling System. This is an overview of actions taken by a very diverse stakeholder group over the past year, as well as plans for moving the dialogue forward.

SGIA attended the EPA summit Friday where the theme of “Innovation and Partnership” was carried out. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler kicked off the day with an overview of where the agency seeks to move.

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Topics: Printing Industry, Government Affairs, Sustainability

The Larger-Scale Impact of Local Waste Management

Posted by Heather Nortz on 10/30/19 10:30 AM

Think globally, act locally.

That was the attitude at TLMI’s Saving Dollars by Avoiding Landfill Avoidance pilot event in St. Louis last week. Global sustainable waste management is a huge feat that begins with strategic local actions. For instance, referring to leftover materials as “by-product” instead of “waste” is a necessary mindset shift to insinuate that the materials left over after use of a product are in fact valuable and should not just be tossed away. The logistics involved in actually extracting the value from by-products is the complex part. This is why a personal atmosphere with local recyclers and local businesses in the same industry is so valuable.

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Topics: Government Affairs, Sustainability, Business Operations