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  • Freshen up your Lockout/Tagout program!
    The written program, annual inspection, daily safety procedures... these are all requirements of the Lockout/Tagout Standard that facilities got cited for last year. Learn more to avoid a citation in 2020.


Featured Events

  • Commercial Graphics PDAA Commercial and Fleet Certification (Fairfax, VA)

    March 25 to 26, 2020  |  Fairfax, VA, USA

    PDAA is the only vinyl agnostic testing in the industry. SGIA's "Find an Installer" is the place to go to find a qualified installer, and this testing for Commercial and Fleet Graphics will allow the installer company to display this badge proudly.
  • Architecture Level 1 PDAA Architecture Level 1 - Windows, Walls, Floors (Fairfax, VA)

    May 13 to 14, 2020  |  Fairfax, VA, USA

    PDAA is the only vinyl agnostic testing in the industry. SGIA's "Find an Installer" is the place to go to find a qualified installer, and this testing for Architecture Level 1 will allow the installer company to display this badge proudly.
  • Architecture Level 1 PDAA Architecture Level 1 - Windows, Walls, Floors (Fairfax, VA)

    July 22 to 23, 2020  |  Fairfax, VA, USA

    PDAA is the only vinyl agnostic testing in the industry. SGIA's "Find an Installer" is the place to go to find a qualified installer, and this testing for Architecture Level 1 will allow the installer company to display this badge proudly.

Upcoming Events

  • Hiring the Next Generation

    June 11, 2019

    Finding, hiring, and retaining new talent is a challenge for all businesses, but can be especially difficult in manufacturing industries like printing. We desire technical and specialized skills in our employees, which seem to be increasingly difficult to find. Additionally, we have a perception problem with young people and their parents-they think the printing industry is contracting and that career opportunities are scarce. In this session, Donna Painter an Assistant Professor at Millersville University, will share information about hiring challenges and strategies to positively change perceptions of our industry. This session will also identify multiple sources, within the education sector, that you can use to find the types new talent you need to sustain and grow your business.

Advocacy Updates

  • Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act

    February 12, 2020

    Due to the continued challenges with the implosion of the plastic recycling market caused by many countries, led by China, refusing to accept many waste streams, action by the US Congress has been initiated. Inside, you'll find a brief review of the key provisions of this pending legislation from Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.).
  • New York Governor Signs Children’s Health Legislation

    February 12, 2020

    This bill requires manufacturers to disclose the use of chemicals in children's products and requires the Department of Environmental Conservation to make this information available to consumers. Read more here!
  • SGIA Urges EPA to Only Add Necessary PFAS Chemicals to New Reporting Requirements

    February 11, 2020

    The comments submitted by the US Chamber of Commerce, that were cosigned by SGIA, urged EPA to only add any more PFAS chemicals on an individual basis and not add them as a category. The comments also requested EPA to review the 160 PFAS chemicals added as a result of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act to ensure they meet the criteria for chemicals to be reported, among other things. Click here to read more.

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