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Articles by Rick Hartwig

Rick Hartwig is the Environment, Health, and Safety Specialist (EHS) Specialist for SGIA. He can be reached at [email protected].

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The New OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Rule Is Final

Published July 18, 2016

OSHA’s latest injury and illness recordkeeping rule is now on the books. Now is the time to review your records and safety policies and make sure they are accurate and compliant with. SGIA’s Rick Hartwig walks us through the new rule and requirements and what they mean for print businesses.

Wideformat Regulatory Outlooks for 2016

Published February 1, 2016

New OSHA workplace safety regulations and changes in reporting requirements and on-site inspections are on the horizon. Here’s what companies in the specialty graphics industry need to know to ensure they are compliant.

Today’s the Day: OSHA HCS Compliance Update

Published June 1, 2015

If you work with hazardous chemicals or other substances commonly used in printing operations, June 1, 2015, is the deadline for meeting new requirements to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), in particular, new warning labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS). Here’s what you need to know.

Relevant Regulatory Revisions for 2015

Published February 4, 2015

Throughout the years, our printing industry has always faced challenges with meeting regulatory compliance of existing OSHA rules. Now, in 2015, there are new changes that will bring new impacts. Two of the changes discussed below have come about because of revisions to OSHA’s record keeping and reporting rules and the third is attached to the recent revision of the Hazard Communication Standard.