Annual Safety Recognition Program puts members through safety paces
The Specialty Graphics Imaging Association has recognized 51 member companies which, through their own self-inspection and verification, achieved excellence in safety in 2016. The members conducted bimonthly inspections of their facilities based on a checklist provided by SGIA.
Having its origins in the screen printing industry, SGIA embraced the digital revolution early on and is now the trade association of choice for professionals in the industrial, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, packaging and commercial printing communities looking to grow their business into new market segments through the incorporation of the latest printing technologies. SGIA membership comprises these diverse segments, all of which are moving rapidly towards digital adoption. As long-time champions of digital technologies and techniques, SGIA is the community of peers you are looking for to help navigate the challenges of this process. Additionally, the SGIA Expo is the largest trade show for print technology in North America.
“Safety isn’t just necessary, it’s a good business practice that can lead to benefits including reduced costs and improved employee morale,” said Allison Lundy, regulatory assistant, government & business information, SGIA. “Our Safety Recognition Program gives SGIA members the resources they need to create a safe working environment. The 2016 recognition recipients went above and beyond with their efforts.”
SGIA congratulates the 2016 Safety Recognition recipients: Achilles USA Inc. (Everett, Washington), Acrylic Designs Inc. (North Springfield, Vermont), Ad Graphics Inc. (Pompano Beach, Florida), Albert Basse Associates Inc. (Stoughton, Massachusetts), Ampco Manufacturers Inc. (Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada), Art Advertising Inc. (Jonesboro, Arkansas), Beacon Promotions Inc. (New Ulm, Minnesota), Blue Ridge Graphics Inc. (Charlottesville, Virginia), CanvasPop LLC (North Las Vegas, Nevada), Carlton Industries LP (La Grange, Texas), Central Decal Company Inc. (Burr Ridge, Illinois), Classic Stripes Pvt Limited (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India), Corman Synergy Inc. (Indianapolis), DesignTex Surface Imaging (Portland, Maine), Federal Heath (Racine, Wisconsin), Empire Screen Printing (Onalaska, Wisconsin), Express Image (St. Paul, Minnesota), International E-Z UP Inc. (Norco, California), FDC Graphic Films Inc. (South Bend, Indiana), Ferrari Color (Sacramento, California), Ferrari Color-SLC (Salt Lake City), Fisher Textiles (Indian Trail, North Carolina), GFX International (Grayslake, Illinois), Gillespie Graphics (Wilsonville, Oregon), Global Products Inc. (St Peters, Missouri), Graphic Ad Ltd (Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Canada), Headfirst Printing (Plymouth, Michigan), Heritage Screen Printing Inc. (Warminster, Pennsylvania), Image Options, (Foothill Ranch, California), JN White Designs (Perry, New York), L E M Products Inc. (Doylestown, Pennsylvania), Meisel, Division of RR Donnelley (Carrollton, Texas), Mountain Commercial Graphics (Houston, Texas), Nortech Graphics (Lead Hill, Arkansas), Nutron Nameplate Inc. (North Olmsted, Ohio), Ohiopyle Prints Inc. (Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania), Prime Source Inc. (Atlanta, Georgia), Pro Prints Gear (Marion, Indiana), PSP & Digital Inc. (Decatur, Georgia), Sign-Age of Tampa Bay Inc. (Clearwater, Florida), Signcraft Screenprint Inc. (Galena, Illinois), Stahls’ Transfer Express (Mentor, Ohio), Tapecon Inc. (Buffalo, New York), TASUS (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada), T-Formation of Tallahassee (Midway, Florida), The Print Source Inc. (Wichita, Kansas), Top Promotions Inc. (Middleton, Wisconsin), Visual Impressions Inc. (Milwaukee), Visual Marking Systems Inc. (Twinsburg, Ohio), Voss Signs LLC (Manlius, New York) and Yunker Industries Inc. (Lake Geneva, Wisconsin).
The 2017 Safety Recognition Program opened with revisions in February. The year-long program requires members to establish or update a safety plan and guides them through essential activities in five areas — written safety policy, worker participation program, workplace review, education and program evaluation. Details are online at SGIA.org/government-watch/safety-and-health.