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Below you'll find a listing of our upcoming webinars as well as links to our archived webinar recordings. Every year, Printing Industries of America produces a number of webinars on a diverse range of print-related topics, including technology, color, economics, environmental health and safety, sales and marketing, and leadership and continuos improvement. The majority of our recorded webinars are FREE for members!

UPCOMING 2017 Webinars


Managing Color Across Multiple Devices

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
2:00 PM EST
$0 for Printing Industries of America (PIA) members
$29 for non-members

Most every printer has multiple output devices. Nonetheless, customers expect that distinct output devices provide a similar visual appearance, no matter the substrate. This requires multiple steps on the printer’s side in order to set up each device to be consistent to itself, set up each device to be accurate to a printing reference, and constantly monitor that the device is printing correctly. In this webinar, we will tackle these three steps to help you configure multiple devices to output visually similar product no matter the substrate.

What You Will Learn

  • Difference between a shared visual appearance and a colorimetric match
  • How to make devices consistent to themselves (calibration)
  • How to make devices accurate to a printing reference
  • How to monitor that the device is manufacturing color correctly
  • How to fix the device should it stop printing correctly

Who Should Attend

  • Any owner of any company that reproduces color
  • Any VP of Production that cares about color
  • Any manager of any print process that cares about color
  • Any company that wants to transition from graphic arts to manufacturing
  • Any company that wants to cut down on waste

Webinar Presenter
David Hunter, Pilot Marketing Group

Click here now to register!


Hazard Communication

Friday, May 5, 2017
2:00 PM EST
$25 for Printing Industries of America (PIA) members
$49 for non-members

OSHA’s revised Hazard Communication Standard is now in effect, and OSHA expects full compliance. The revisions were made to align the requirements with those in the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). 

 This webinar will cover the basic requirements of the Hazard Communication Standard and demonstrate how to develop a written program. Each attendee will receive a template that they can customize for their facility.

 The Hazard Communication Standard is the most often cited regulation for the printing industry. Don’t let OSHA catch you unprepared; sign up now!

What You Will Learn

  • Required elements of a written program
  • Strategies for developing a chemical inventory
  • Safety data sheets (SDS) management
  • How to make a compliant secondary container label
  • Employee training requirements

Who Should Attend

  • CEOs and presidents
  • Plant managers
  • Operations and production managers
  • HR managers
  • EHS managers

Webinar Presenter
Kaitlin Rundle, EHS Associate, Environmental, Health, and Safety Affairs, Printing Industries of America

Click here now to register!


Lockout/Tagout (TWO-Part Webinar)

Part 1
Friday, June 9, 2017
2:00–3:00 PM EST

Part 2
Friday, June 23, 2017
2:00–3:00 PM EST

$25 for Printing Industries of America (PIA) members
$49 for non-members

This is a two-part webinar for a single price. Please register for both webinars after completing payment.

The Lockout/Tagout standard known as “Control of Hazardous Energy” is one of the most important OSHA regulations designed to protect employees from serious injury.  The regulation is vital, as it pertains to both safe equipment operation and the control of hazardous energy during maintenance activities. Compliance with the regulation is mandatory and it will prevent injuries such as amputations and fatalities due to the inadvertent energization of equipment.

Since the Lockout/Tagout regulation is very extensive, this overview of the compliance requirements will be presented over two webinars. Part one will cover core requirements and key definitions within the standard, such as minor servicing and maintenance, alternative protection requirements, and exemptions. We will also walk through a Lockout/Tagout program template provided by Printing Industries of America, explaining required information and general procedures.

 Part two will cover, in detail, the required elements of a machine-specific procedure and how to utilize PIA’s written program template. We will also discuss exceptions for cord and plug equipment, how to approach a group lockout situation, as well as the differences between employee training and periodic inspections.

In Part 1, You Will Learn

  • Core requirements of the Lockout/Tagout standard
  • Elements of the written program
  • Definitions of minor servicing and maintenance
  • Alternative protection requirements
  • Exemptions
  • General Lockout/Tagout procedures

In Part 2, You Will Learn

  • Energy types and controls
  • Group lockout and shift changes
  • Cord and plug equipment
  • Machine specific procedures
  • Employee training
  • Lockout/Tagout removal
  • Periodic inspection

Who Should Attend

  • CEOs and presidents
  • Plant managers
  • Operations and production managers
  • HR managers
  • EHS managers

Webinar Presenter

Gary Jones
Assistant Vice President, Environmental, Health, and Safety Affairs
Printing Industries of America

Click here now to register!


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Friday, July 14, 2017
2:00 PM EST
$25 for Printing Industries of America (PIA) members
$49 for non-members

Personal protective equipment (PPE) standards exist in order to protect employees from exposure to potential physical and chemical hazards at their place of employment. Employers are required to determine, through a formal assessment, what hazards are present in the workplace and what PPE is needed to protect those exposed employees.

 During this webinar, we will review OSHA’s requirements and analyze common job duties throughout the printing industry and the hazards they present. Utilizing PIA’s hazard assessment PPE template, we will demonstrate how to conduct a formal assessment to identify the appropriate PPE for each employee activity.

 What You Will Learn

  • OSHA’s requirements
  • How to complete a hazard assessment
  • PPE employers must provide
  • PPE management
  • Employee training

Who Should Attend

  • CEOs and presidents
  • Plant managers
  • Operations and production managers
  • HR managers
  • EHS managers

Webinar Presenter
Matthew Crownover
EHS Specialist, Environmental, Health, and Safety Affairs
Printing Industries of America

Click here now to register!


Archived 2017 Webinars


What's New For The 2017 Premier Print Awards?

April 11, 2017
2:00 PM EST
FREE for Printing Industries of America members
$29 for non-members

A great printer is more than just a company that sets ink to paper. A great printer is a master of their craft. It may begin with a client’s design setting the foundation, but it is the careful selection of materials and tools, the fine attention to detail, technical application, and impeccable workmanship that sets an exceptional company’s work apart from others.

 Premier Print Awards judges are astounded year after year at the fine quality and painstaking detail put into entries. With the advent of new technologies and resources, the bar is continually being raised to even greater heights and it makes the selection process all the more exciting.

 In this webinar, you’ll hear what new features Printing Industries of America has planned for the Premier Print Awards. Michael Makin, President and CEO of Printing Industries of America, will give you an update on the new categories added to this year’s competition as well as how to operate the new entry system at awards.printing.org. Also joining us will be two Premier Print Awards judges who will give you the inside scoop on what they look for in a Benny-winning piece.

You Will Learn

  • Important entry details for the 2017 Premier Print Awards
  • Updates on the newest categories added to the Premier Print Awards
  • How to operate the new Premier Print Awards entry system
  • What Premier Print Awards judges look for in a winning piece

Who Should Attend

  • CEOs and presidents
  • Owners
  • Marketing and communication professionals
  • Sales professionals

Schedule

  • 2:00-2:15—Introduction to the Premier Print Awards (Michael Makin)
  • 2:15-2:30—What’s new to the 2017 Premier Print Awards? (Michael Makin)
  • 2:30-2:45—Q and A with Premier Print Award judges moderated by Michael Makin
  • 2:45-3:00—Open Q and A with Premier Print Award judges, Michael Makin, and the viewing audience

Webinar Presenter
Michael Makin, President and CEO, Printing Industries of America

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Are you OSHA ready?

April 6, 2017
2:00 PM EST
FREE for Printing Industries of America members
$49 for non-members

OSHA has deemed the printing industry a high hazard for amputations and combustible dust, causing the number of inspections, citations, and penalties in our industry to skyrocket. On average, OSHA inspects at least one to two printing operations per week and they are finding violations that cost real money.

This webinar will provide you the information needed to understand the key OSHA regulations and what steps you will need to take to become compliant. OSHA has dramatically increased their fines, so don’t wait until they come knocking on your door. Be proactive!

What You Will Learn

  • Recent OSHA printing industry inspection activities
  • OSHA’s new injury reporting requirements and ramifications
  • The requirements for the Global Harmonization System changes to the Hazard Communication Standard
  • Machine guarding requirements
  • Lockout/Tagout program requirements and employee training
  • How to avoid a citation for combustible dust
  • New requirements for walking and working surfaces including fall protection and ladders

Webinar Presenter
Gary Jones, Assistant VP, Environmental Health and Safety Affairs, Printing Industries of America

Click here to access the webinar recording.


Sit and Stand Safe with Office Ergonomics

March 22, 2017
2:00 PM EST
FREE for Printing Industries of America members
$29 for non-members

What exactly is ergonomics and why does it matter? This will be an educational webinar discussing ergonomics presented by one of our National Buying Program members, Staples.  We will cover the basics of what is ergonomics and why you should be aware of it in your print facility.  Issues caused by non-ergonomic products and available replacement options to correct the problems will also be covered.

Presented by Staples Advantage.

What You Will Learn

  • What is Ergonomics?
  • Why is ergonomics important to understand?
  • Parameters of Exposure
  • Office Space Key Concepts
  • Anthropometry

Who Should Attend

  • CEOs and presidents
  • Plant managers
  • Operations and production managers
  • HR managers
  • Safety Managers

Webinar Presenter
Todd Erdlen, Staples

Webinar recording will be available soon.


Creating a Culture of Engagement

March 1, 2017
2:00 PM EST
FREE for Printing Industries of America members
$99 for non-members

Presented by Printing Industries of America in support of the 2017 Continuous Improvement Conference. Finding and keeping engaged employees is a tremendous challenge. Companies with highly engaged workforces significantly outperform their peers. Engaged employees will build relationships with customers, innovate, and be a part of a continuously improving business. This webinar examines the benefits of engaging employees and explain what companies can do to create a workplace where people want to stay and contribute.

What You Will Learn

  • The cost and prevalence of disengaged employees
  • Reasons for disengagement and how to turn it around
  • What Best Workplace companies do better
  • How to evaluate and monitor engagement

Webinar Presenter
Adriane Harrison, Human Relations Specialist, Printing Industries of America

Click here to access the webinar recording.


Open House Recruiting

February 22, 2017
2:00 PM EST
FREE

Learn more about Printing Industries newest tool to help printing companies find new staff — through a curated open house!

Webinar Presenters
Julie Shaffer and Michael Marcian

Click here to access the webinar recording.


Paul Ryan, Donald Trump, and Your Taxes: What You Should Expect in the Coming Two Years

February 15, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Gerry Michael, CPA, CMA, MBA, Principal, Falco Sult

How might tax legislation change in the coming years? Gerry Michael shares his expert insight on this critical topic in this timely webinar. Business owners and financial executives, this will be an hour well spent!
Click here to access the webinar recording.


Financial Performance Assessment

February 8, 2017
1:00 PM EST
FREE for Printing Industries of America members and nonmembers

Virtually every printer wants to improve their bottom-line. If they are earning profits they want to increase them. If they are breaking even or have a loss they want to turn their operation around. PIA’s Financial Performance Assessment is the tool to help. The FPA makes it easy to determine why your firm is not performing up to expectations and provides specific steps to improve performance.

What You Will Learn

  • What is a Financial Performance Assessment?
  • How does it work?
  • The FPA process
  • How to schedule an FPA

Click here to access the webinar recording


Using Sales Tools to Build Trust

February 1, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Leslie Groene, President, Groene Consulting

Do you have the necessary tools in your sales arsenal to show prospects your company’s real value? When should you launch these tools for maximum effectiveness? In this fast-paces session with sales coach extraordinaire, Leslie Groene, you will learn how to build and deploy effective sales tools, including relevant and powerful case studies. You’ll leave this webinar with a solid understanding of the right tools to help you build trust and credibility!
Click here to access the webinar recording.


Sales Management: How to Hire a Winner

January 11, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
David Fellman, President, David Fellman & Associates

You’ve decided that it’s time to hire a salesperson, either to open new territory, or to replace a salesperson that is leaving (or being discharged!) This can be an exciting time for a printing company, but it’s also a dangerous time. You want to hire a top performer, not an underachiever who’ll cost you time and money and never deliver a return on your investment. There’s a lot more to hiring a winner than just running an ad and waiting for resumes.
Click here to access the webinar recording.


Trump, Labor & Employment: A Look at the Next Two Years

January 18, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Adriane Harrison, Printing Industries of America

Donald Trump promised sweeping change when he takes his place as President of the United States, and labor relations will be no exception. President Trump will pick a new Department of Labor leader, fill empty seats in the National Labor Relations board and promises to undo the Affordable Care Act. And that’s just for starters. Human relations expert Adriane Harrison shares her insight on what we might expect in the business critical areas labor and employment during the first two years of a Trump Administration.
Click here to access the webinar recording.


The Mindset of a Leader

January 25, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Scott Hunter, CEO, Unshackled Leadership

An organization’s leader must provide that elusive quality called leadership. Most people think that leaders are born rather than made. That simply is not true. Leaders demonstrate an ability, which can be learned, to powerfully speak and listen in a way that engenders hope, confidence, and enthusiasm in the people within the organization. In this program, Scott Hunter teaches the fine art of leadership and how to create a working environment that nurtures and supports people to be creative, productive and profitable.
Click here to access the webinar recording.


Archived 2016 Webinars


 FLSA Overtime Rules and How to Implement Them

Members Only
November 3, 2016
11:00 AM EST
Presented by Adriane Harrison
PIA Members: Click here to go to the webinar recording download page.

FDA’s New Nutrition Facts Panel: Implications for Converters

October 13, 2016
2:00 PM EST
FREE for Printing Industries of America Members
Click here to download the webinar recording and slides.

Revised Overtime-Exempt Regulation: Yes, Your Company Is Impacted! 

June 21, 2016
2:00 PM EST
FREE for Printing Industries of America Members.
Click here to download the webinar recording.

Revised Overtime-Exempt Regulation Update

March 23, 2016
2:00 PM EST
FREE for Printing Industries of America Members.
Click here to download the webinar recording. 


Archived 2015 Webinars


Integrating Digital into a Commercial Print Workflow: Challenges, Strategies and Opportunities

December 10, 2015
2:00 PM EST
FREE for Printing Industries of America Members. Sponsored by Citrix.
Click here to download the webinar recording.

Managing Your Information Security

November 24, 2015
2:00 PM EST
FREE for Printing Industries of America Members.
Click here to download the webinar recording.

Differentiating Your Brand with Cool Coatings, Inks, and Substrates

September 24, 2015
2:00 PM EST
FREE for Printing Industries of America Members. Sponsored by Konica Minolta.
Click here to download the webinar recording. Please be patient, it's a large file.

How the Proposed Overtime Exempt Regulation Will Affect Your Company; and What You Can Do About It

July 23, 2015
2:00 PM EST
FREE for Printing Industries of America Members.
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Do You Know Your Numbers? Because Your Competition Does!

March 19, 2015
2:00 PM EST
FREE for Printing Industries of America Members.
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ROI of the Business of Print

March 12, 2015
2:00 PM EST
FREE for Printing Industries of America Members and Non-Members
Courtesy of Konica Minolta
Click here to download the webinar recording and slides.

NLRB’s Quickie Election and Significant Rulings that Affect Your Corporate Email/Arbitration

February 12, 2015
2:00 PM EST (90 minute in-depth session!)
FREE for Printing Industries of America Members
$99 for non-members
Click here to access the webinar recording.
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