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SGIA Wins Major Victory with OSHA Rule on Lockout/Tagout
May 22, 2019After significant pressure from SGIA and other industry groups, OSHA decided to not revise the Lockout/Tagout or Control of Hazardous Energy Standard. The proposed change, while seemingly innocent involved simply removing one word, “unexpected” from it. While it is only one word, it represents a concept in the standard that literally allows the printing industry to operate its equipment in both an economical and safe manner.
SGIA Supports Proposed Revisions to Wisconsin Waste Rules
May 22, 2019The SGIA Government and Business Affairs staff submitted comments to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) supporting its proposed revisions to the hazardous waste regulations. SGIA’s comments were on the draft of the estimated economic impacts of the proposed rule revisions.
SGIA Requests Ohio EPA to Revise Its Air Toxics Regulation
May 1, 2019The SGIA Government and Business Affairs staff submitted comments to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requesting that they revise their air toxics regulation to streamline the requirements when a printing operation is obtaining an air pollution control permit.
SGIA Joins Coalition Opposing California’s Proposed Ban on Paper Receipts
April 17, 2019A bill has been introduced in California which would phase out the use of paper receipts in favor of electronic ones. SGIA has joined an industry coalition that has submitted a letter dated March 18, 2019 in opposition to the bill.
SGIA Meets With Maryland Department of Environment Regarding Hazardous Waste Regulations
April 17, 2019The SGIA Government and Business Affairs staff met with a representative from the Maryland Department of Environment regarding upcoming changes to their hazardous waste regulations.
SGIA Submits Comments Supporting Proposal to Clearly Define Waters of the United States
April 17, 2019The SGIA Government and Business Affairs staff submitted comments supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) proposal to provide clarity on what constitutes a regulated “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS).
Prop 65 Enforcement Action Update
February 15, 2019Based 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
February 15, 2019In 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
February 15, 2019On 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!
February 15, 2019All employers are reminded that your OSHA Form 300A should be posted in a conspicuous location between February 1 and April 30, 2019.