Important OSHA Reminders from SGIA
With a new year comes updates to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) injury and illness record keeping and reporting requirements. Here’s a reminder of upcoming deadlines and important updates to ensure your business avoids costly penalties.
Post Your OSHA 300A Form by Friday
OSHA 300A Forms — the summary of all recorded 2018 job-related injuries and illnesses — must be posted in a visible workplace location starting this Friday, February 1, through April 30. Learn more.
Additionally, all printing operations with at least 20 full-time, part-time or temporary employees in 2018 are required to electronically report their 300A Form information by March 2. This is required even if you had no recordable injuries.
OSHA Increases Maximum Penalties
OSHA increased the maximum penalty for violations occurring after January 23, 2019, by slightly more than 1%. Learn more.
For more on OSHA’s requirements and other government updates, visit SGIA.org.
Marci Kinter is the Vice President for Government & Business Information for the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association International. Kinter oversees the development of management resources for the Association and represents the screen printing and digital imaging industries, as well as their associated supplier base, before federal and state regulatory agencies and the U.S. Congress on environmental, safety and other government issues directly impacting the screen printing and graphic imaging industries. She is responsible for directing the activities of not only the government affairs portion of the Association’s activities, but the development and implementation of business resources for the membership.
In 2008, Kinter, in conjunction with colleagues from other printing trade associations, was instrumental in launching the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership program. The SGP Program is a registry system for printing facilities that includes third party verification. The program successfully launched as an independent organization in August 2008.
Kinter is a member of and serves as Secretary for the Academy of Screen Printing Technology. In 2001, Kinter received the William D. Schaeffer Environmental Award for significant advancement of environmental awareness in the graphic arts industry.
Before joining SGIA International, Kinter worked for The American Waterways Operators, Inc., the national association for the barge and towing industry.
She holds bachelor’s degree in urban planning from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a master’s degree in public administration from George Mason University.