- Safety and Health Topics
- Printing Industry
Together, OSHA and the printing industry are committed to providing employers and employees with information and assistance to help them comply with OSHA and industry standards and ensure safe workplaces. Four printing disciplines are addressed in these pages: lithography, flexography, gravure, and screen printing.
Printing industry hazards are addressed in specific standards for General Industry.
Provides specific information for lithography, flexography, gravure and screen printing.
Health and Safety Concerns
Provides references that may aid in recognizing and controlling some general safety concerns associated with the printing industry.
Safety and Health Programs
Provides information that may help employers develop and implement a safety and health program.
Provides links and references to additional resources related to the printing industry.
- Printing Industry. OSHA eTool. Provides information based on the experience of others with the hope of making the process of hazard minimization easier. This eTool is divided into the following process pages that correspond to the major styles of printing: Lithography, Flexography, and Screen Printing.
Workers have the right to:
- Working conditions that do not pose a risk of serious harm.
- Receive information and training (in a language and vocabulary the worker understands) about workplace hazards, methods to prevent them, and the OSHA standards that apply to their workplace.
- Review records of work-related injuries and illnesses.
- File a complaint asking OSHA to inspect their workplace if they believe there is a serious hazard or that their employer is not following OSHA's rules. OSHA will keep all identities confidential.
- Exercise their rights under the law without retaliation, including reporting an injury or raising health and safety concerns with their employer or OSHA. If a worker has been retaliated against for using their rights, they must file a complaint with OSHA as soon as possible, but no later than 30 days.
For additional information, see OSHA's Workers page.
How to Contact OSHA
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov or call OSHA at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742), TTY 1-877-889-5627.