Safety & Health
Protecting workers is a number-one priority for the printing industry. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and their state counterparts continue to expand industry and site-specific targeted inspection programs that include printing operations. It pays to be aware of what you need to do to implement a safety and health program. Take advantage of SGIA's information and services to integrate safety into your workplace and update your safety and health programs!
From Written Program templates, to Policy templates, to safety posters—we’ve got you covered! On this page, you will find resources to build a robust safety and health program from the bottom up. If you want to benchmark your program’s effectiveness, you can compare your injury and illness rate with the annual rates for the printing industry.
OSHA Compliance Services
Whether you are looking for information on how to avoid OSHA violations or how to develop a lockout/tagout program, SGIA can help. Our resources provide an excellent foundation and the Government Affairs staff is available to answer your questions. If you need more in-depth assistance, our EHS Consultants are available for in-person facility visits to assist with any environmental, safety, and health problems you may be facing or want more information about.
Safety Recognition Program
SGIA’s Safety Recognition Program is a points-based award program in which participating companies earn points for completing activities. Those that accumulate at least 80 points receive the recognition they deserve for their commitment to safety. Participants are given monthly guidance on how to improve employee engagement in improving safety in the workplace, find and fix hazards, involve upper management in building a culture of safety, and more!
Safe and Sound
SGIA has become a partner with OSHA to promote participation in OSHA’s annual Safe and Sound Week. Each August, OSHA holds their Safe and Sound Week in which they focus on safety and provide general resources for safety improvement in the workplace through Management Leadership, Worker Engagement, and Finding and Fixing Hazards. SGIA has enhanced the program by creating a printing industry specific program and those companies that complete three tasks in 30 days, qualify for recognition by OSHA.