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Combustible Dust and Safety Compliance

Combustible Dust and Safety Compliance

OSHA continues to enforce their rules regarding combustible dust and fire prevention, and companies are still receiving huge fines for these serious violations. It’s important to keep your employees and business safe from fire hazards, and here are a few quick tips to follow to eliminate or reduce the amount of combustible dust you generate: Ensure all dust handling/generating equipment is designe... »

Fire Safety Tips

Fire Safety Tips

Since most printing operations are equipped with portable fire extinguishers, it is important to understand how OSHA’s regulations apply to their use and operation. OSHA’s rules prohibit workers from using fire extinguishers unless they have received training in their proper use, and the training has to be performed on an annual basis. According to 29 CFR 1910.157(g)(2), “Where the employer has pr... »

OSHA Revises the Hazard Communication Standard

OSHA Revises the Hazard Communication Standard

OSHA has revised the Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) to align with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. There are several important revisions that impact printing operations, and they are as follows: Material Safety Data Sheets are now referred to as Safety Data Sheets. This is not only a name change but will also standardize these... »

Manifest Training Requirements

Manifest Training Requirements

One very common question that is frequently asked by members is what Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or Department of Transportation (DOT) training requirements apply to a person signing a hazardous waste manifest. Hazardous waste manifests are multi-part forms that accompany all shipments of hazardous waste and must be used by Small and Large Quantity Generators of hazardous waste. In revie... »