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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.

Andrew D. Paparozzi joined PRINTING United Alliance as Chief Economist in 2018. He analyzes and reports on economic, technological, social and demographic trends that will define the printing industry’s future. His most important responsibility, however, is being an observer of the industry by listening to the issues and concerns of company owners, executives and managers.Previously, he worked 31 years at the National Association for Printing Leadership. He has also taught mathematics, statistics and economics at various colleges.Andrew holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics f rom Boston College and a Master’s degree in economics — with concentrations in econometrics and public finance — from Columbia University.

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.

As we enter the new year, we will do so with many of the same industry issues that were present throughout 2021. To gauge what 2022 will look like, we asked survey respondents to describe the issues that they are likely to face in the coming year.

Three years after the first print industry convergence study — with digital adoption, service provider contraction, increased e-commerce demand, and external factors impacting the industry — NAPCO Research and PRINTING United Alliance have reassessed the degree to which convergence is occurring across print segments.

The headlines coming out of the President's address on his Administration’s efforts to find a path out of the pandemic focused on the mandate for COVID-19 vaccines for certain employers. Action item No. 5 of the Path Out of the Pandemic plan garnered less attention, but is still worthy of review by printing companies.

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