SGIA to address Canadian printers’ safety issues at special June conference in Mississauga

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) will head to Canada next month to partner with Workplace Safety North (WSN) for the SGIA Workplace Safety Conference for Canadian printers which will be held Wednesday, June 7 from 8 am to 1 pm at the Centre for Health & Safety Innovation in Mississauga, Ontario. The conference is sponsored by ND Graphics. “The SGIA Workplace Safety Conference will give attendees the opportunity to address issues specific to their workplaces,” said Allison Lundy, Regulatory Assistant at SGIA. “They’ll have a chance to speak individually with the experts, and will take home information they can put into action in their shops.” Topics on the agenda will range from legislation, to ways of keeping an aging workforce safe, and will also include:

  • WHMIS 2015
  • Machine Guarding/Lockout Tagout
  • Violence and Harassment in the Workplace
  • Five-year Analysis of Workplace Injuries
  • Small Business Incentive Programs
  • The Aging Workforce

For more information and to register for the conference, please visit To view the agenda, please visit SGIA Workplace Safety Conference Agenda

SGIA is the trade association for professionals in the industrial, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, packaging and commercial printing communities looking to grow their business into new market segments by adopting the the latest printing technologies. SGIA membership comprises these diverse segments, all of which are moving rapidly towards digital adoption. SGIA’s community of peers helps members navigate the challenges of this process. Additionally, the annual SGIA Expo is the largest tradeshow for print technology in North America.

An independent, not-for-profit organization, Workplace Safety North (WSN) is a leading provider of health and safety services, training and resources across several industry sectors including forestry, paper, printing, converting, mining and mine rescue. As one of Ontario’s four sector-based health and safety associations, businesses call upon WSN for expert advice and information, classroom and online training programs, on-site consultations, health and safety audits, industrial hygiene testing and specific problem-solving.



Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.