Gary Jones

Gary Jones

Gary A. Jones is the director of environmental, health and safety (EHS) affairs at PRINTING United Alliance 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.  In doing so, Mr. Jones works closely with the federal and state-level Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA), Department of Transportation (DOT), and other agencies.  He also provides membership assistance on EHS compliance and sustainability programs through a variety of approaches including responding to inquiries, presentations, writing, and consulting services.

Mr. Jones is also supporting PRINTING United Alliance’s efforts for the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP). SGP is dedicated to assisting printing operations respond to the customer demand for sustainable printing.

He holds a BS in biology from LaRoche College and an MS in chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh.

CDC Relaxes Mask Guidance

Under the new guidelines, more than 70% of the U.S. population is in an area with “low” or “medium” COVID-19 community level and masks are not recommended for the general public. 

Top 10 OSHA Violations for 2021-2022

Every year, OSHA announces the most frequently cited workplace violations for the year. Here is a list of the top 10 violations for the industry that should be used by printing operations as a guide to ensure their safety program is addressing the most common shortcomings that are being identified by OSHA.

Sustainability Is Here To Stay

Over the past several years, a renewed intensity in sustainability has emerged with new focuses on microplastics; ocean plastics; circular economy; environmental, social, and governance (ESG) scoring; and extended producer responsibility.

SGIA Requests Washington State to Change Certain Fall Protection Rule Requirements

As a result of changes made to fall protection requirements, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries has continued to update state regulations. SGIA reviewed the proposed rules, and found the previous request to revise them was only partly accepted. SGIA has submitted comments for additional changes.