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OSHA + EPA Update

Regional Council Annual Meetings

Featuring: Gary Jones, Director of Environmental, Health and Safety Affairs, SGIA

As the Trump Administration enters the home stretch, deregulatory activity has increased with several major replacements to the environmental regulations from the Obama Administration. The efforts to remove existing rules have been challenged and many court cases have been filed in opposition. OSHA has begun rulemaking on a critical regulation – the Lockout/Tagout Standard – which impacts every printing operation’s ability to safely operate equipment in an economical manner. 

Even though the EPA is revising its regulations, OSHA has remained aggressive in their enforcement activity with printing operations. Hazardous wastes management continues to be a focus of state enforcement actions. A discussion on the significance of the Lockout/Tagout regulatory change and other key EPA deregulatory rules will be presented at Graphic Media Alliance’s Annual Regional Council Meetings.

Sponsored by: 

Canon Solutions America




Lunch will be served, and a brief business meeting will follow during which new Regional Council Officers and Members will be elected.  We will also introduce and welcome our new PIEF scholarship recipients.  


11:00 a.m. Registration 

11:30 a.m. Speaker - Gary A. Jones 

12:00 p.m. Lunch

The regional annual meetings are open to all Graphic Media Alliance members and guests. The meeting will also serve as the fourth quarter meeting of each regional council and new officers and members will be elected. 

Cost (includes lunch):

$50.00 per person 

$85.00 for two registrants from the same company 

$95.00 for non-member registrants

For more information, please contact your BDD or call the Association at 888-576-1971.

Registration is open:

The 2019 Michigan Annual Meeting will be held Monday, November 11th from 11am – 1pm at Allied Printing Company, Inc.



The 2019 Northern Annual Meeting will be held Tuesday, November 12th from 11am - 1pm at the Embassy Suites in Independence. 



The 2019 Central Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, November 13th, from 11am - 1pm at the Embassy Suites in Columbus. 



The 2019 Southern Annual Meeting will be held Thursday, November 14th, from 11am - 1pm at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Blue Ash. 


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