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New Exclusive Safety and Health Listserv Ready for PIA Members

Wednesday, September 19, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA (September 12, 2001) – If safety and health concerns are issues that figure heavily in your company’s scope of responsibilities and you are a member of Printing Industries of America (PIA), Incorporated, then the new email network forum titled Print_Safety may be an invaluable member service. Questions about safety and health concerns from PIA members may be posted on the listserv so that fellow members who have encountered and resolved the very same issues may be answered in a confidential, or group manner. According to Jim Kyger, PIA director of human relations, the PIA Print_Safety Listserv is a quick and easy method to obtain peer advice. "If you have any kind of safety and health question that you need help answering, email it to your peers and within a few minutes everyone in the listserv will receive your question," said Kyger. "People who respond can reply directly to you or may reply to all on the listserv so everyone will benefit and a discussion on-line may develop." Kyger further explained that PIA may periodically use the group’s expertise on certain safety issues on a national scale. For example, he said the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) ergonomics regulation will likely reappear in some form, forcing PIA and graphic arts companies to again defend the industry’s position against the measure. PIA will be able to use input from the listserv group in formulating its legislative and regulatory agenda in arguing for reining in the cumbersome regulations in the OSHA proposal. PIA will periodically email news, statistics and other pertinent information going on within the industry relating to safety and health issues to keep subscribers informed. To enroll, email your name, title, company name, address, and phone number to Kyger at the following address: jkyger@printing.org.

 

 

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