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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 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 […]


BIC Graphic Achieves “PIM Great Printer” status

Download PDF of Press Release MINNEAPOLIS, MN— Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) is pleased to announce that BIC Graphic, in Sleepy Eye Minnesota has received the national recognized “PIM Great Printer” designation and certification. “The PIM Great Printer Environmental Certification Program recognizes printers who not only meet, but also exceed required mandates in compliance with all […]

PIM Safety and Environmental Recognition Program

MINNEAPOLIS, MN— Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) members have options regarding Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) recognition or certification programs.  The most comprehensive, locally available and on-site program is the PIM Great/Green Printer program.   This is a recognition program that PIM members have been able to participate in since the late 1990’s.  This program addresses […]

OSHA Update – Electronic Records Submission

Minnesota OSHA finally adopted the electronic recordkeeping requirement.  That is, the requirement to send directly to federal OSHA the information from your company’s OSHA 300A summary form. In all of the states with PIM (IA, MN, ND, NE and SD) if your company has 20 or more employees you must submit the information from your […]