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PIM Safety COVID-19 Plan

Special Announcement for Minnesota Companies – What’s your COVID-19 Plan?

We can help you with your COVID-19 plan To help stop the spread of COVID-19, Minnesota implemented new requirements for all businesses. Every business must establish a “COVID-19 Preparedness Plan”. With this in mind, Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) placed sample documents and templates on our “COVID-19 and the Printing Industry” page. First, we suggest you […]


PIM Right to Know Training

Use this time to get your training done

PIM’s Right To Know Training – Avoid the most commonly cited standard among printers In these unprecedented times, employee health and safety training is more important now than it ever has been. If you find yourself with a little more down time, now is your chance to complete your REQUIRED training. Remember that OSHA has […]


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PIM Health & Safety Moment

To reduce the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19, businesses are asked to clean and disinfect high touch surfaces including tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets etc. The CDC recommends businesses use: An EPA-registered household disinfectant. Click here, a diluted bleach solution or clean with a solution of at least 70% alcohol.   […]


Forklift 2020

You Must Train & Evaluate Your Operators – Workshop on May 20

PIM Workshop – Forklift Train the Trainer May 20, 2020  |  9:00 AM to 12:30 PM  |  Online Only As of the end of March 2020, this in-person class was switched to be an online only webinar due to COVID-19.  If your facility uses any kind of “mobile, power-driven vehicles used to carry, push, pull, […]


eLoupe OSHA Update

OSHA Update 2020

FYI, there is an exemption from OSHA programmed safety inspections if: You have less than 11 employees, and You are a commercial printer (litho, screen, digital or flexo). However, you are not exempt from OSHA inspections because of fatalities, hospitalizations of 2 or more employees or employee complaints.  Also, if you are a book printer […]


OSHA

OSHA Updates

Direct EHS or OSHA questions to Paul Gutkowski or Cathy Malinoski OSHA published Using Leading Indicators to Improve Safety and Health Outcomes, that may be found here. Leading indicators are predictive measures that provide information about the performance of your safety activities. They measure events leading up to injuries and reveal potential problems in your safety program. […]


Safety and Environmental

Proposed OSHA Change Potentially Hazardous: Take Survey By August 8

We need your help to oppose potential revisions to an OSHA rule that impacts every print operation in America. OSHA wishes to revise its Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/ Tagout (LOTO)) standard. Possible revisions could jeopardize your ability to operate equipment in an efficient manner as the industry could lose the ability to use the […]


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Seeking Verification of EHS Compliance?

You may have received notice of a new program from Printing Industries of America called EHS Verify. EHS Verify includes an onsite audit and a corrective action plan to address environmental, health and safety concerns. For members of PIM, this is a resource already available through the PIM Great Printer Environmental Program, and at a […]


Paul Gutkowski

Gutkowski Named 2018 William D. Schaeffer Environmental Award Recipient

Printing Industries of America (PIA) and Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) is pleased to announce that Paul Gutkowski has been awarded the prestigious William D. Schaeffer Environmental Award. The William D. Schaeffer Award is given annually to an individual who is advancing environmental awareness and action in the graphic communications industry. Gutkowski has been the printing […]


OSHA Posting Requirement

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Beginning on Feb. 1, 2019 – April 30, 2019, employers with 11 or more employees are required to post a summary of the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses (Summary OSHA 300A) that occurred in 2018.  (Not the OSHA 300 Log.)  The OSHA 300A form must be displayed in a common […]