Attention Ontario Employers! Mandatory COVID Screening and Masking Requirements In Place
The Province of Ontario implements mandatory COVID screening and masking for all open businesses -- including printing operations!
Oregon OSHA Seeks to Increase Penalties and Limit Contesting Violations
Oregon OSHA has proposed significant changes to its regulations governing how they can penalize companies for violations and severely limiting the ability of a company to use employee misconduct in defense of a violation. PRINTING United Alliance submitted comments opposing the proposed changes.
OSHA Updates Its Guidance on Reporting COVID-19 Hospitalizations and Deaths
OSHA has revised its guidelines regarding when work-related COVID-19 hospitalizations and fatalities need to be reported to them. OSHA requires reporting of injuries and illnesses that result in amputations, hospitalizations, or fatalities.
PRINTING United Alliance Opposes Permanent COVID-19 Standard
PRINTING United Alliance submits comments opposing the Commonwealth of Virginia's proposed permanent COVID-19 workplace safety standard. The Alliance, in its comments, states that current safety standards offer sufficient protection for the workforce.
New Streamlined Air Permit for Wisconsin Based Printing Operations
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources releases streamlined air permit for printing operations.
OSHA Posts Form 300A Data Due to Court Action
OSHA publishes employer injury and illness data collected under the Electronic Reporting Rule due to court action.
California: New COVID-19 Employer Reporting!
California Governor Newsom signs into law legislation requiring ALL employers to develop and implement employee reporting programs related to COVID-19 exposures.
NIOSH Webpage Highlights CDC Guidance for Chemical Disinfectants
The National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOSH) has created a database that contains information about the health hazards that could be caused by COVID-19 cleaning products and disinfectants and the recommended barrier and respiratory protection workers can use to protect themselves from these …
PRINTING United Alliance Supports Gestamp’s Variance Request from Lockout/Tagout Standard
Printing United Alliance submits comments supporting Gestamp's request for a variance from OSHA's Lockout/Tagout standard. We supported the variance request due to the similarity of equipment used by Gestamp and the printing industry. Our comments echoed our earlier comments submitted in 2019 requesting …