OSHA regulations require certain employers to routinely keep records of serious (recordable) employee injuries and illnesses.Read more
Bureau of Labor Statistics - Ink Illness/Injury Data
The U.S. Department of Labor -Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks occupational illness and injury statistics for all U.S. manufacturing. This page presents the illness/injury data for the printing ink manufacturing sector. Read more
EPA, DOT and OSHA require employee training based on the type of the type of operations occurring at employers' facilities.
This page provides an overview of Federal (EPA, DOT, OSHA) regulatory training requirements and related resources.
Ink Equipment Safety
Equipment SafetySafe design, training and operation related to both three roll mills and vertical post mixers are critically important issues for every ink manufacturer.Read more
This page provides up to date compliance information on California's Proposition 65's Clear and Reasonable warning requirements as they can apply to printing inksRead more
The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act was signed into law on June 22,2016. This legislation reforms the nation’s 40 year-old chemical management law - the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).Read more
Many states have specific environmental, safety and health regulations. For example: California's Prop 65 and Massachusetts and New Jersey's Right to Know laws. See NAPIM's state regulation page.Read more
On August 14, 2008, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) was signed into law and covers third party lead (Pb) testing and certification requirement. This page provides information on the printing ink impacts.
The United Stated Department of Transportation regulates the shipment of hazardous materials within the United States. This page provides information about how these regulations can apply to printing ink formulations.
Recently, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) re-issued
its directive on the Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program.
Corona Virus Regulatory Information
In late April 2021 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued
additional regulatory compliance guidance on a number of COVID and COVID vaccine related issues. Of particular interest is the OSHA guidance on the recordabilty of adverse reactions to
employer mandated COVID vaccines..
Read the latest about U.S. and EU regulatory issues and developments covering specific chemical substances used in printing inks and printing.
DHS Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards
On November 2, 2007 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today released Appendix A of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), a critical element of its chemical security efforts.