Gary A. Jones

Gary A. Jones

Gary A. Jones is the director of environmental, health and safety (EHS) affairs at the Specialty Graphic and Imaging Association in Fairfax, VA. His primary responsibility is to monitor and analyze EHS regulatory activities at all domestic and some international government levels. He provides representation on behalf of the printing and specialty graphic imaging industry.

Coronavirus and OSHA Compliance

In response to growing concerns regarding COVID-19, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued guidance to employers.

COVID-19 Safety Updates

SGIA is consistently updating this page as we receive news. For questions or more information, reach out to the Government Affairs Department at govtaffairs@sgia.org.   Updated May 4, 2020 @ 3:15 PM OSHA Issues 11 Translations of Its Poster Aimed At Reducing Workplace Exposure to the Coronavirus The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has…

Top 10 OSHA Violations for 2018

For definitive direction for printing operations, the top 10 violations for printing were isolated from OSHA’s violation statistics.

Waste Blanket Wash — Watch Out for Your Wash

The rise in popularity of the multicolor sheetfed offset lithographic printing press, while clearly a good indicator of expanding business, has created a challenge with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) regulations and waste automatic blanket wash. Meeting this challenge requires a knowledge and understanding of EPA’s regulations as they apply to waste blanket wash, and what must be done to meet those specific regulations. The topic is important enough that it is also being featured at the upcoming National Environmental, Health and Safety Conference for the Graphic Communications Industries in Indianapolis, scheduled for March 27-29 (see sidebar below). At the heart