Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America's Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Affairs Department and Printing Industries of Utah (PIU), now part of Pacific Printing Industries (PPI) Association, are pleased to announce a new partnership with the Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR). The partnership will offer a training program to Utah printers on reducing air pollution. Additional partners in this program include the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and Flexographic Technical Association (FTA).
The Utah Department of Air Quality has set forth new regulations for reducing volatile organic compound emissions from the printing industry, and ensuring that members of the printing industry meet these regulations requires outreach and education. UCAIR has made this education and outreach possible with their grant to PIA, PIU, and partners SGIA and FTA.
"We were pleased by the collaborative nature between Printing Industries of America and the Utah Division of Air Quality in crafting a new rule for the industry that will help our air quality and the importance of helping the industry comply with the new rule by providing this training," said Gwen Springmeyer, UCAIR Grant Director.
The "Air Pollution Control Requirements and Best Practices for Printing Operations" program aims to reduce volatile organic compounds emissions. Staff from PIA, PIU, SGIA, and FTA will educate members of the printing, publishing, and packaging industries about the newly revised air pollution control regulations.
"We are excited to be partnering with UCAIR to bring a very important education program to the printing industry," said Gary Jones, assistant vice president of EHS Affairs at Printing Industries of America.
Jules Van Sant, Executive Director of PPI/PIU agreed. "We are honored to coordinate this grant-funded program on behalf of our local industry to address updated air quality regulations. This program will be chock-full of valuable information, discussion, and actionable solutions for all in print-production facilities."
The program will take place in late spring or early summer of 2018 and will be open to printing operations in a 7-county area around Salt Lake City, UT at Salt Lake Community College. For more information about the program, contact Jules Van Sant at jules [at] ppiassociation.org or call 877-762-7742.