OSHA Safety and Accident Prevention Spotlighted in Latest Guide from Graphic Products

“Crushed by Falling Machinery” is one of 12 fatal accidents summarized in Graphic Products’ new OSHA Accident Reports guide, which is provided to teach safe work practices. The guide is available free upon request.

Beaverton, OR, February 27, 2010 --(PR.com)-- OSHA Accident Reports, a new guide describing 12 fatal accidents as found in OSHA’s Fatal Facts Accidents Reports, is now available from Graphic Products, Inc., a leading provider of workplace safety solutions by means of industrial label printers and labeling supplies.

OSHA Accident Reports also includes accident prevention recommendations based on specific OSHA standards like OSHA 29 CFR and PART 1926 Safety and Health Regulations for Construction, and it offers tips for safe work practices.

“This new OSHA guide is a valuable tool for customers because, quite often, workplace safety is learned by first recognizing and then preventing mistakes others have made in the past that proved fatal,” said Daniel Evans, assistant marketing manager at Graphic Products. “Understanding the work environment conditions and human failures as contributing factors in these 12 fatal accidents is vital to safety training as a means towards preventing accidents in the future.”

One fatal accident summary in the guide, “Crushed by Falling Machinery,” indicates citations were issued for serious violations of OSHA standards. The accident summary suggests the death of a 29 year-old general contractor three weeks on the job likely could have been prevented had written procedures been established outlining steps for proper installation techniques and had thorough equipment inspection been followed prior to each shift use.

The following are the 12 OSHA fatal accidents as described in the guide, OSHA Accident Reports:

- Fall from a Different Level
- Struck by a Nail
- Explosion
- Struck by Collapsing Crane Boom
- Caught In or Between
- Trench Cave-In
- Electrocution
- Caught by Rotating Part
- Caught in Machinery
- Asphyxiation
- Death Due to Burns
- Crushed by Falling Machinery

As established in the new OSHA guide, many of the 12 fatal accidents could have been prevented had workers been exposed to visible, compliant safety labels and signs at the point of need.

“One cannot overstate the need to provide visible and clear OSHA safety messaging in the workplace,” said Evans. “Hazards exist all around us, and so it’s also important to recognize the need for safety resources like quality label printers and sign printers capable of producing OSHA-compliant safety labels and signs.”

OSHA Accident Reports is available, free of charge, from Graphic Products. It may be requested by visiting http://www.duralabel.com/free-osha-accident-reports.php or by calling Graphic Products at 1-888-326-9244.

Graphic Products is a leading label printer and supplies dealer. It has been supplying industrial label and sign printers and supplies to industries since 1970. It is the manufacturer of the DuraLabel brand of printers that include the handheld DuraLabel 2000 up through the wide format DuraLabel 9000, and it also carries a wide variety of labelers made by other manufacturers. In addition to DuraLabel, it stocks label printer brands such as Brady, Kroy, Brother, K-Sun, Dymo and Varitronics. It also stock supplies for discontinued label printers. Graphic Products specializes in fast, same-day shipping to meet its customers’ just-in-time delivery requirements. The Graphic Products Web site is located at www.graphicproducts.com/. Printers and supplies may be ordered by calling 1-888-326-9244.

Grahic Products, Inc.
Daniel Evans
Fax: 503-646-0183