Prop 65 Enforcement Action Update
Based on a list of 60-day notice filings that have been registered with states regarding enforcement actions under Prop 65, 575 notices have been filed.
Electronic Injury and Illness Reporting Update for 2019
In 2016, OSHA implemented a mandatory injury and illness electronic reporting rule for small employers that operate in certain “high hazard industries”. The requirement applies to any printing operation that has or had at any time last year more than 20 full time, part time, or temporary employees. …
OSHA Increases Penalties For 2019
On January 23, 2019, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced plans to increase the maximum penalties an employer can be issued for violations by slightly more than 1%.
Time to Post your OSHA FORM 300A!
All employers are reminded that your OSHA Form 300A should be posted in a conspicuous location between February 1 and April 30, 2019.
NAFTA Becomes the USMCA
The Trump Administration has struck a trade deal and has announced the framework for a new, revised NAFTA – now known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. The following provides a high level overview of several of the provisions included …
China Tariffs: President, USTR Announce China Tariffs on $200b of Imports Starting 9/24; Release Exclusion Process for List 2
President Trump on September 17 formally announced plans to move forward with tariffs on $200 billion …
H.R. 4318, Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018 Passes Congress
On September 4th, the US House of Representatives agreed to the Senate amendments by voice vote, thus clearing the bill for the President’s desk. The House first passed this legislation in Jan. 2018.
UPDATE: Vermont Chemical Disclosure Reporting
The Vermont Department of Health has provided clarification regarding the upcoming reporting deadline of August 31, 2018. Disclosure reports that have already been submitted for products do not require resubmittal before August 31, 2018. Any …
Effective August 11th ? New Industrial Cleaning Solvent Rules in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection has released its final rules for Industrial Cleaning Solvent activities in the commonwealth. SGIA had provided comments to the state asking for consideration for both screen and digital printing …
SGIA Successful in Amending VT Industrial Cleaning Solvent Draft Regulation
In conjunction with the American Coatings Association, SGIA requested that the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation reopen its draft standard regulating cleaning solvent usage. While the comment period was not reopened, the state worked with SGIA to include language in the draft that …