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Measure Compliance for the Long Term

Measure Compliance for the Long Term

Just as you shouldn’t base your long term health condition on a single doctor visit, you shouldn’t base your long term compliance condition on a single assessment. Environmental Health and Safety evaluations of your operations should be performed regularly and often to maintain commitment within your business culture and to establish a routine that will facilitate quick identification of issues an... »

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... »