Blog Posts - Mr Gary Jones

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  • 05/24/2011 by Mr Gary Jones

    Over the last year or so, OSHA has been under scrutiny from the Department of Labor for not taking enough measures with to enforce current standards and rules, especially toward companies that demonstrate an indifference to meeting compliance. As a result OSHA has implemented several enforcement initiatives that are greatly impacting vast numbers of printers today.

    One of the initiatives involves National Emphasis Programs (NEP). These are inspection programs designed to target specific industries and hazards. Applicable to the printing industry are the Amputation NEP, Combustible Dust NEP, and the Injury and Illness RecordkeepingNEP.Under each of these NEPs printing operations and printing equipment have been specifically identified and require OSHA to seek printers in their area for inspections.  

    Once an inspection occurs, OSHA will attempt to determine whether or not there are violations and whether or not a company is considered a “severe violator,” which is...

  • 02/17/2011 by Mr Gary Jones

    Due to higher-than-average machine related injuries, OSHA has placed the printing industry on its list of high hazard industries for amputations. As a result OSHA has been very aggressive under its National Emphasis Program on the prevention of amputations through inspections of and enforcement on the printing industry.

    Safety in the workplace needs to be a top priority in print shops—especially when there’s the risk of serious injury and hefty penalties. We know accidents do happen and to help keep safety at the forefront of people’s minds we’ve developed a series of safety posters.

    This set of posters communicates the importance of equipment safety practices as they relate to basic lockout/tagout procedures, machine guarding, and proper use of safety controls. These posters stand out with their bright colors and pictures to remind employees to practice safe techniques. There’s even a QR code on the poster that, when...