OSHA Top 10 Violations for Printers
Lunch 'N Learn Thursday, September 29th.
Myth: I'm Too Small for OSHA Stuff.
Reality: Wrong. If you have (1) employee you are covered under OSHA rules. And being in a manufacturing industry puts additional requirements on you. And if that weren't enough, OSHA tagged the printing industry as a high hazard group for amputation hazards so we come under more scrutiny.
Be prepared in case a certain someone comes knocking on your door and announces they are there to conduct an OSHA inspection.
Brian Rutherford, a safety specialist with over 30 year experience, and about 15+ of those years in the printing industry, will be joining us on Thursday, September 29th for a Lunch 'N Learn session on the Top 10 Violations for Printers. Most of these violations occur year-after-year in the industry.
No OSHA Log ($700 penalty)
No written Hazard Communication Program ($4200 penalty)
Hazard Communication Training - Global Harmonization System training deadline of December 1, 2013 not done ($2100 penalty although could be more)
Container Labeling ($2850 penalty)
No Lockout/Tagout Procedures ($3500 penalty)
And with the OSHA policy of a maximum 40% reduction of fines (if you go through the informal hearing process), you will still be pulling out your checkbook.
Join us as we go over the inspection process, your rights and the most common violations. You will come away with a checklist and other tools to help you get your shop in tip-top OSHA shape.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Cost: $34 PIGC Member, $49 Non-Member
How prepared are you if OSHA walked through your door?
We would like to thank our co-sponsor, INX International, Inc.
It's Time to Oompa!
Get out the lederhosen and brush up on your German because Oktoberfest 2016 is right around the corner. Time to gather with your friends in the industry and celebrate the Fall feast of great beer and food.
Now in it's 8th year, PI-Gulf Coast's Okotberfest event is where we take a few moments (ok, it's actually two hours) to enjoy good old-fashioned gemütlichkeit where everyone is German. What better place to celebrate than St. Arnold's Brewery where the season's best brew is only a few steps away.
Everyone is invited! Whether you come alone or bring the gang, you will enjoy all that is OKtoberfest.
If you are looking to get in front of the crowd, become a sponsor. Over 200 guests attend this event. Don't miss out on this networking opportunity.
Beer, brats and networking? What could be better?
Board of Directors
For 2016-2017 Term
Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast has kicked off the 2016 election season by throwing (no pun intended) the first major election for 2016. The PIGC Nominating Committee, comprised of former Board presidents and current Board members met and have assembled a slate for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. The committee nominated the current Executive Committee for a second, one-year term and has also nominated a few Board members for additional terms as well as a few first time candidates.
Official ballots have been mailed to all “official” members of the association. Each member company is encouraged to vote. The election will run through August 26, 2016. To view the ballot, click here.
On your company listing in the 2016 Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast Membership Directory & Resource Guide.
You could be missing out on reaching not only printing and finsihing firms, but graphic designers, advertising agencies and marketing professionals in the region.
This latest version of the Guide will showcase the capabilities, products and services from the Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast membership. The Guide and Directory includes only those companies that are membes of PIGC. Every member firm will be included in the alphabetical listing as well as the Products and Services section based on information provided by the company.
Advertising opportunities are available to PIGC members only. The deadline to return the forms is November 13, 2015. Ad deadline is November 20, 2015 and inserts are needed by December 11, 2015.
If you need the form. click here
See samples of ad sizes and the directory layout. click here
Need more information? Give us a call at 713-522-2046 or 800-448-5930.
Welcome to PIGC's website, your source for current industry information in the gulf coast region. As an affiliate of Printing Industries of America and the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, the association offers many opportunities for members and non-members alike through its services, products, and educational programs. We hope you find the information useful -- look for updates as events are scheduled and "hot issues" occur.
Barney Eldridge elected President of PIGC Board of Directors
It is “Official”, the votes are in and the tallying completed for the 2015 - 2016 PIGC Board of Directors elections. PIGC members will see a new Executive Committee and a new representative on the general Board. Elected president is Barney Eldridge (no relation to PIGC staffer Patty Eldridge) with Renfrow & Company, Corpus Christi/Houston. Joining Barney on the Executive Committee will be Trevor Tully as Vice President, Southwest Precision Printers, Houston; Gaylyn DeVine, Treasurer, TLS Graphics, Houston; Rose Mary Bundscho, Secretary, Bayside Printing, Houston; Norm Pegram, PIA National Representative, Premier IMS, Houston. Rounding out the Executive Committee will be Jeff Birmingham, Past President, Alliance Graphics/Printing, in Houston.
Three current Board members were up for re-election and they easily won an additional term on the Board. Returning to the Board are Rich Wales, Olmsted-Kirk Paper Co., Houston; Frank Tummino, Canon Solutions America, Inc., Houston and Rex Chu, Texas Litho, Houston. New to the Board for his first term is Dustin Taylor with DLT Envelopes & Printing, Houston.
Continuing to serve on the Board are: Debbi Briggs, ImageSet, Houston; Jennifer Carter, CME Printing, Houston; Steve Johns, Seebridge Media, Houston; Hugh Nguyen, Absolute Color, Houston; Richard Wright, Wright’s Media, The Woodlands and Glen McClaugherty, Kodak, Houston.
Congratulations to the 2016 Board of Directors.