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Safety is Our Priority ... Is It Yours?

Posted by Gary Jones on 7/31/19 7:08 AM

While SGIA’s Safety Recognition Program has provided its members with useful information for keeping employees safe in the nearly two decades since its inception, it has undergone significant updates this year. We have revamped the program in response to the ever-changing safety and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance landscape. Its new participation guidelines, or Rules of Engagement, organize and include more action items to guide participants through the necessities of creating and maintaining an all-encompassing safety and health program for their facilities. Finally, drawing inspiration from OSHA’s Safe and Sound Week, we created our own complementary campaign.

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Topics: Printing Industry, OSHA, Workplace Safety, Safety Recognition

Top 10 OSHA Violations for 2018

Posted by Gary Jones on 12/19/18 10:11 AM

Every year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announces the most frequently cited workplace violations for the year. OSHA’s newest top 10 violations span the 2018 fiscal year (October 1, 2017–September 30, 2018). 

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Topics: SGIA, Government Affairs, OSHA, Safety, Workplace Safety, Safety Recognition

Is Sustainability Still a Driver?

Posted by Marci Kinter on 11/26/18 3:56 PM

Is sustainability still a driver? Yes, according to the speakers at the Brands Talking Sustainability Luncheon at the SGIA Expo.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Commercial Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Leadership and Culture, Retail, Business Solutions, OSHA, Green Technology, Sustainability

Top 10 Hazardous Waste Management Facts

Posted by Gary Jones on 10/10/18 12:48 PM

Every printing organization generates hazardous waste, and with the changes in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, you want to be sure you are handling waste properly. This upcoming workshop will arm you with the most relevant and up-to-date knowledge needed to meet requirements that will keep your organization out of trouble. Here are the top 10 hazardous waste facts to make sure you're handling waste accurately. 

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Industry Training, OSHA, Hazardous Waste

Beat the Heat

Posted by Sarah Younes on 8/20/18 9:44 AM

Workers who are exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments may be at risk of heat stress, especially during the hot summer months. Exposure to extreme heat can result in occupational illnesses and injuries. Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps or heat rashes, and can also increase the risk of injuries as it may cause sweaty palms, fogged-up safety glasses, dizziness or burns if the worker comes in contact with a hot surface or steam.

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Topics: SGIA, OSHA