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11/22/2022

Frequently Asked Questions for Employers About OSHA

Even the most experienced employers are sure to have questions from time to time about the nation’s workplace safety agency – the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The Fisher Phillips Workplace Safety Practice Group has prepared this comprehensive series of FAQs to answer all of your questions.


11/22/2022

December Short Attention Span Webinar

This month's Short Attention Span Webinar topic is how to sell in a recession.


11/22/2022

Inclement Weather Driving

Driving is a dangerous task — it takes focus, awareness, knowledge, and patience to operate a vehicle safely. So when the weather takes a turn, events such as: snow, sleet, ice, rain, fog, wind, and extreme temperature fluctuations can contribute to potential disruptive moments on the road, and extra care is needed to continue driving safely.


07/27/2022

Taktiful Joins APS22

Taktiful, the digital embellishment sales and marketing aces, announce presence at Americas Print Show 2022


07/21/2022

102-year-old paper merchant Millcraft joins APS22

Millcraft, the largest stocking merchant of graphic papers in the Midwest, is joining APS22 to showcase equipment, technology, consumables and materials for all your needs in Wide Format/Signage and Graphics, DTG (Direct to Garment), Retail Packaging, plus Commercial Print and E-Commerce Shipping & Mailing Supplies.


07/19/2022

Recruitment, Retention and Realignment

Graphic Media Alliance in conjunction with the Americas Printing Association Network presents a webinar on the printing industry's employment crisis and what printers are doing about it.


07/19/2022

2022 Wage + Benefits Survey

Use the Wage + Benefits report to recruit and retain an essential workforce! If you commit to participate in the survey, we will include a copy of the 2022 Sales Compensation Survey free of charge! The Wage + Benefits Survey will close on August 5. The report will be published in October.


07/19/2022

Welcome Reception & Awards Ceremony

We are less than a month away! Join GMA and other members of the Americas Printing Association Network for a welcome reception followed by an awards ceremony on Wednesday, August 17 beginning at 5pm.


07/05/2022

Recruitment, Retention and Realignment

Graphic Media Alliance in conjunction with the Americas Printing Association Network presents a webinar on the printing industry's employment crisis and what printers are doing about it.


07/05/2022

Americas Print Show Announces Fantastic Giveaway

Americas Print Show (APS22) is excited to have the opportunity for APS22 attendees registered by July 22nd to win a Canon Digital Imaging Solutions ImagePRESS C910, valued at MSRP $120,000!


07/05/2022

Welcome Reception & Awards Ceremony

Join GMA and other members of the Americas Printing Association Network for a welcome reception followed by an awards ceremony on Wednesday, August 17 beginning at 5pm.


07/05/2022

2022 Wage + Benefits Survey

The Wage + Benefits Survey is now live and closes on August 5. The report will be published in October. Use the Wage + Benefits report to recruit and retain an essential workforce! If you commit to participate in the survey, we will include a copy of the 2022 Sales Compensation Survey free of charge!


06/28/2022

Americas Print Awards

The Americas Printing Association Network (APAN) is proud to announce the winners of the inaugural presentation of the 2022 Americas Print Awards, a national competition that recognizes the absolute finest in printing across the United States. GMA's very own Think Patented won an award for Best Digital Printing!


06/22/2022

Planning for Extreme Weather Conditions

Hot summers, warmer winters, dangerous heat waves, fluctuations in precipitation throughout the United States, increases in severe storms and wildfires, and changes to flood events and drought patterns are all linked to climate changes. These weather conditions can disrupt many aspects of your business — so what can you do to help keep it safe?


06/22/2022

Americas Print Show

APS22 is putting a spotlight on building the print community with a Women in Print luncheon.


06/22/2022

2022 Wage + Benefits Survey

The Wage + Benefits Survey will go live on July 1 and will close on August 5. The report will be published in October. Use the Wage + Benefits report to recruit and retain an essential workforce! If you commit to participate in the survey, we will include a copy of the 2022 Sales Compensation Survey free of charge!


06/22/2022

FOREtheWIN was a HUGE Success!

GMA’s first ever FOREtheWIN Workforce Development Challenge was a huge success! Thank you to our generous sponsors, participating member companies, and especially, all of the students in attendance. It is great to see such a strong interest in the future of PRINT!


06/15/2022

BWC Updates

Sedgwick has provided the latest news from the BWC including True-Up Reporting for private employers.


06/15/2022

Disaster Mutual Assistance Plan

Heavy storms and high temperatures have knocked out power for thousands this week in Ohio and other areas of the Midwest. This is a great reminder to ensure your company is signed up with GMA's Disaster Mutual Assistance Plan (DMAP) in the event that something effects you.


06/15/2022

Bound for Success - Now and Tomorrow

Central Ohio will be the focus of the graphics communications and print industries this August as members of our nation’s largest manufacturing industry gather to view the latest and greatest in technology and to hear from the industry’s best collection of industry leaders and influencers.


06/08/2022

Printing Industry Performance Insights Study Results

The results of the 2022 second quarter Printing Industry Performance and Insights (PIPI) studies have been published. Use these results to compare your revenue & growth as well as your marketing strategies with others in the industry.


06/08/2022

Workforce Development Deficit

With two job openings for every worker seeking employment in March, economists say one reason for the mismatch is a failure to effectively prepare workers for in-demand roles. GMA and Americas Print Show have made tremendous efforts in workforce development throughout the industry.


06/08/2022

FORE THE WIN Workforce Development

We look forward to seeing everyone tonight for an evening of workforce development at Topgolf Auburn Hills in Michigan!


06/07/2022

Americas Print Show 2022

Energy is high, the exhibitor list is quickly expanding and "printspiration” is ramping up in social media!


05/31/2022

FORE THE WIN Workforce Development

Join GMA for an evening of workforce development at Topgolf Auburn Hills in Michigan! Member Bays are sold out, but there are still sponsorship opportunities available to get your company name in front of students. 


05/24/2022

July 2022 Postage Price Increases

The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission of price changes to take effect July 10, 2022.


05/24/2022

Printing Industry Performance Insights Study Results

The results of the 2022 second quarter Printing Industry Performance and Insights (PIPI) studies have been published.


05/23/2022

FORE THE WIN Workforce Development

Join GMA for an evening of workforce development at Topgolf Auburn Hills in Michigan! Member Bays are sold out, but there are still sponsorship opportunities available to get your company name in front of students. 


05/18/2022

Seven Steps to Improve Cybersecurity

Most businesses have a risk management plan in place to cover general physical risks. But what about electronic ones? No business is immune to cybercrime — do you have the necessary precautions in place to help prevent one wrong click from hurting your business?


05/16/2022

FORE THE WIN Workforce Development

Join GMA for an evening of workforce development at Topgolf Auburn Hills in Michigan! Member Bays are sold out, but there are still sponsorship opportunities available to get your company name in front of students. 


05/12/2022

Mailers Hub

The May edition of Mailers Hub News is full of relevant updates on the state of the postal service. GMA has partnered with Mailers Hub to offer our members fast access to answers and resources


05/10/2022

Use Caution With Signing Bonuses

While it can be a great incentive, make sure to use caution when offering sign on bonuses for new employees.


05/10/2022

Americas Print Show

APS 22 shines a light on industry connections and workforce development.


05/10/2022

Last Call: May Council Meetings Featuring Clarity HR

There are still a few spots open for our Regional May Council Meetings. These meetings are open to all Graphic Media Alliance Members. This year's industry guest presentation will feature Clarity HR to discuss relevant HR topics affecting industry members.


05/04/2022

Quoins2Pixels

Graphic Media Alliance is proud to announce the arrival of this publication which is short, easy to read, but totally focused on the actions that will increase your profits. Each issue contains four or five short, but focused articles on the ideas that will really impact your bottom line.


05/03/2022

Short Attention Span Sales Webinar

Every month, as part of the Sales Vault promotion, Bill Farquharson and Kelly Mallozzi present a webinar on the primary topic of sales! May 12th's webinar is "Your Top Five Sales Challenges."


05/03/2022

Printing Industry Performance & Insights Study

The Printing Industry Performance and Insights (PIPI) survey will is now live until May 9. The primary goal of the current study is to identify effective sales and marketing approaches for different types of printing companies.


05/03/2022

Register Today: May Council Meetings Featuring Clarity HR

Join us for our Regional May Council Meetings. These meetings are open to all Graphic Media Alliance Members. This year's industry guest presentation will feature Clarity HR to discuss relevant HR topics affecting industry members.


04/26/2022

FORE THE WIN Workforce Development

Join GMA for an evening of workforce development at Topgolf Auburn Hills in Michigan!


04/26/2022

Last Call for the Sales Compensation Survey

The Sales Compensation Study deadline has been extended until April 29. This study is the definitive benchmarking tool for North American print service providers, documenting best-in-class sales compensation practices and policies for sales professionals in print-related companies.


04/26/2022

Printing Industry Performance & Insights Study

The Printing Industry Performance and Insights (PIPI) survey will is now live until May 9. The primary goal of the current study is to identify effective sales and marketing approaches for different types of printing companies.


04/26/2022

May Council Meetings Featuring Clarity HR

Join us for our Regional May Council Meetings. These meetings are open to all Graphic Media Alliance Members. This year's industry guest presentation will feature Clarity HR to discuss a relevant HR topic affecting industry members.


04/19/2022

Printing Industry Performance & Insights Study

The Printing Industry Performance and Insights (PIPI) survey will go live on April 25. The primary goal of the current study is to identify effective sales and marketing approaches for different types of printing companies.


04/19/2022

May Council Meetings Featuring Clarity HR

Join us for our Regional May Council Meetings. These meetings are open to all Graphic Media Alliance Members. This year's industry guest presentation will feature Clarity HR to discuss a relevant HR topic affecting industry members.


04/19/2022

Last Call for the Sales Compensation Survey

The Sales Compensation Study is the definitive benchmarking tool for North American print service providers, documenting best-in-class sales compensation practices and policies for sales professionals in print-related companies.


04/12/2022

USPS Files for Second Price Increase in a Year

The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission of price changes to take effect July 10, 2022.


04/12/2022

2022 Americas Print Awards

The Americas Printing Association Network (APAN) is proud to announce the inaugural presentation of the 2022 Americas Print Awards, a national competition that recognizes the absolute finest in printing across the United States and Canada.


04/12/2022

Sales Compensation Survey

The Sales Compensation Study is the definitive benchmarking tool for North American print service providers, documenting best-in-class sales compensation practices and policies for sales professionals in print-related companies.


04/05/2022

quoins2pixels

Graphic Media Alliance is proud to announce the arrival of this publication which is short, easy to read, but totally focused on the actions that will increase your profits. Each issue contains four or five short, but focused articles on the ideas that will really impact your bottom line.


04/05/2022

PIEF Scholarship Deadline Extension

Do you know a student who aspires to a career in the graphic arts? How about an employee who wants to take continuing education courses? Encourage them to apply for a PIEF Scholarship! The deadline has been extended until April 30.


04/05/2022

A Wonderful Celebration of Print!

March was a great celebration of all things PRINT in Ohio, Michigan and Northern Kentucky. Check out the highlights!


04/05/2022

Sales Compensation Survey

The Sales Compensation Study is the definitive benchmarking tool for North American print service providers, documenting best-in-class sales compensation practices and policies for sales professionals in print-related companies.


03/29/2022

Complimentary On-Site Safety Evaluations

Are you curious what OSHA would say about your company if they were to stop in for an audit? Gary Hanson with American Safety & Health can answer that for you with a complimentary on-site safety evaluation! The Southern region visits will take place on April 21. Sign up today!


03/29/2022

Print Week 2022: Print Hard, Play Hard Michigan!

The past month has been incredible celebrating PRINT in our Ohio and Northern Kentucky regions! Our last, but certainly not least, stop will be Detroit on March 31. We look forward to honoring our Michigan member's excellence in print.


03/29/2022

PIEF Scholarship Deadline Extension

Do you know a student who aspires to a career in the graphic arts? How about an employee who wants to take continuing education courses? Encourage them to apply for a PIEF Scholarship! The deadline has been extended until April 30.


03/29/2022

PGSF Gears Up for More Expansive Role: An Exclusive Update

During Americas Print Show 22, the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation is planning several workforce development opportunities for students attending the show.


03/22/2022

Reviewing the OSHA Top 10

Safety violations can occur in any number of ways, but there are plenty of opportunities to help create safer work environments. One way is to become familiar with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Top 10 list. Another way is to have ASH visit your company to help identify potential issues.


03/22/2022

Business Leaders Should Prepare for Russian Cyberattacks

President Biden issued an urgent warning to American business leaders, telling them to strengthen their companies' cyber defenses immediately as Russia is likely to use cyberattacks as a form of retaliation. Now is a great chance to check out NAM's Cyber Cover to prepare your company.


03/22/2022

It's PIEF Scholarship Season!

Do you know a student who aspires to a career in the graphic arts? How about an employee who wants to take continuing education courses? Encourage them to apply for a PIEF Scholarship!


03/22/2022

Print Week 2022: Cleveland, Show Your Pride In Print Excellence!

After two successful print week events, we are looking forward to keeping the party going in our Northern Region. Come and celebrate our newest Hall of Distinction inductee!


03/14/2022

Should Employers Rescind Their Mask Mandates?

State and local mask requirements continue to be lifted following the CDC’s loosening of its masking recommendations last month. Should employers continue to require masks in the workplace as a matter of internal policy? There’s no “one size fits all” answer to this question.


03/14/2022

Printing Industry Performance Insights Study Results

The results of the 2022 first quarter Printing Industry Performance and Insights (PIPI) studies have been published.


03/14/2022

It's PIEF Scholarship Season!

Do you know a student who aspires to a career in the graphic arts? How about an employee who wants to take continuing education courses? Encourage them to apply for a PIEF Scholarship!


03/14/2022

Print Week 2022: See you Soon, Columbus

Our Southern Region Print Week Reception was a huge success! We are looking forward to keeping the party going at our Central Region Reception this Thursday!


03/09/2022

What the USPS Overhaul Bill Means for You

A sweeping bill that will overhaul the US Postal Service's finances and allow the agency to modernize its service has been approved by the Senate and is headed to President Biden's desk. But what exactly is in the bill, and how will it affect most Americans?


03/08/2022

OSHA Targets Unlikely Suspects in 2022

Just because you aren’t a large employer in the construction or manufacturing field, 2022 may be shaping up as the year that you get visited by a federal workplace safety inspector.


03/08/2022

Printing Industry Performance Insights Study Results

The results of the 2022 first quarter Printing Industry Performance and Insights (PIPI) studies have been published.


03/08/2022

It's PIEF Scholarship Season!

Do you know a student who aspires to a career in the graphic arts? How about an employee who wants to take continuing education courses? Encourage them to apply for a PIEF Scholarship!


03/08/2022

Print Week 2022: Hall of Distinction Inductee

Our Print Week traditions not only include celebrating our Print Excellence Award winners, but we honor individuals and companies who have greatly impacted the industry. Included in this edition is a sneak peek at this year's inductee of the esteemed Hall of Distinction.


03/01/2022

Printing Industry Performance Insights Study Results

The results of the 2022 first quarter Printing Industry Performance and Insights (PIPI) studies have been published.


03/01/2022

It's PIEF Scholarship Season!

Do you know a student who aspires to a career in the graphic arts? How about an employee who wants to take continuing education courses? Encourage them to apply for a PIEF Scholarship!


03/01/2022

In Memoriam of William (Bill) Stickney

Graphic Media Alliance was saddened to hear of the passing of William (Bill) Stickney, former president of the Association and father of long time Association employee, Cheryl Dunn.


03/01/2022

Print Week 2022: Franklinton Award Recipients

Our Print Week traditions not only include celebrating our Print Excellence Award winners, but we honor individuals and companies who have greatly impacted the industry. Included in this edition is a sneak peek at the winner of the coveted Franklinton Award in the central region.


02/23/2022

Canon U.S.A. is the Latest Exhibitor to Join Americas Print Show

Print and tech giant Canon U.S.A. is the latest exhibitor to join Americas Print Show! This cornerstone company joins Kodak, Ricoh, Xeikon, Screen America and a growing list of innovators in print and publishing that are quickly locking up premium booth space.


02/23/2022

It's PIEF Scholarship Season!

Do you know a student who aspires to a career in the graphic arts? How about an employee who wants to take continuing education courses? Encourage them to apply for a PIEF Scholarship!


02/22/2022

It's PIEF Scholarship Season!

Do you know a student who aspires to a career in the graphic arts? How about an employee who wants to take continuing education courses? Encourage them to apply for a PIEF Scholarship!


02/22/2022

Aleyant Workflow Automation Webinar

Graphic Media Alliance is excited to announce our newest member benefit, Aleyant Systems! Aleyant offers automated print software solutions. Join GMA and David Graves of Aleyant in an informative webinar on March 2 to discover all that this service can offer you.


02/22/2022

Print Week 2022: Maxwell and Printer of the Year Award Recipients

Our Print Week traditions not only include celebrating our Print Excellence Award winners, but we honor individuals and companies who have greatly impacted the industry. Included in this edition is a sneak peek at the winners of the impressive Southern Region awards, the Maxwell Award and Printer of the Year Award.


02/18/2022

[Duplicate] [Duplicate] It's PIEF Scholarship Season!

Do you know a student who aspires to a career in the graphic arts? How about an employee who wants to take continuing education courses? Encourage them to apply for a PIEF Scholarship!


02/18/2022

Print Week 2022 - Register Today!

Registration is live for the 2022 Print Week regional receptions. You won't want to miss seeing who takes home gold, silver and bronze in the PEA contest. We look forward to seeing everyone next month!


02/15/2022

Aleyant Workflow Automation Webinar

Graphic Media Alliance is excited to announce our newest member benefit, Aleyant Systems! Aleyant offers automated print software solutions. Join GMA and David Graves of Aleyant in an informative webinar on March 2 to discover all that this service can offer you.


02/15/2022

It's PIEF Scholarship Season!

Do you know a student who aspires to a career in the graphic arts? How about an employee who wants to take continuing education courses? Encourage them to apply for a PIEF Scholarship!


02/08/2022

Print Week 2022 - Register Today!

Registration is live for the 2022 Print Week regional receptions. You won't want to miss seeing who takes home gold, silver and bronze in the PEA contest. We look forward to seeing everyone next month!


02/08/2022

It's PIEF Scholarship Season!

Do you know a student who aspires to a career in the graphic arts? How about an employee who wants to take continuing education courses? Encourage them to apply for a PIEF Scholarship!


01/24/2022

Aleyant Workflow Automation Webinar

Graphic Media Alliance is excited to announce our newest member benefit, Aleyant Systems! Aleyant offers automated print software solutions. Join GMA and David Graves of Aleyant in an informative webinar on March 2 to discover all that this service can offer you.


01/24/2022

Printing Industry Performance & Insights Study

The Printing Industry Performance and Insights (PIPI) survey is now live. The primary goal of the current study is to see how printers feel about the current industry outlook.


01/24/2022

Print Week 2022 - Registration is Live!

Registration is live for the 2022 Print Week regional receptions. You won't want to miss seeing who takes home gold, silver and bronze in the PEA contest. Keep the reading First Impressions in the coming weeks for more details on our Print Week events.


01/18/2022

Print Week 2022 - Save the Date!

Judging has concluded and we will soon be notifying the winners in the 2022 Print Excellence Awards. You won't want to miss the fun. Save the date now! Keep reading First Impressions in the coming weeks for more details on our Print Week events.


01/18/2022

Supreme Court Strikes Down OSHA’s Vaccine ETS

The Supreme Court blocked OSHA’s vaccine ETS from being enforced for the foreseeable future, meaning your compliance to-do list has gotten significantly shorter – but it has by no means disappeared.


01/18/2022

Aleyant Workflow Automation Webinar

Graphic Media Alliance is excited to announce our newest member benefit, Aleyant Systems! Aleyant offers automated print software solutions. Join GMA and David Graves of Aleyant in an informative webinar on March 2 to discover all that this service can offer you.


01/12/2022

FedEx, UPS and USPS January 2022 Rate Change

New FedEx and UPS 2022 mailing and shipping rates are already in effect. USPS price changes just took effect on Sunday, January 9. Make sure your business can get ahead of the changes and reduce the impact on your bottom line.


01/12/2022

The Why

How Americas Print Show is tapping into the meaning of gathering. APS22 will take place on August 17-19th at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.


01/11/2022

Aleyant Workflow Automation Webinar

Graphic Media Alliance is excited to announce our newest member benefit, Aleyant Systems! Aleyant offers automated print software solutions. Join GMA and David Graves of Aleyant in an informative webinar on February 9 to discover all that this service can offer you.


12/14/2021

The Holidays are No Time For Being Sick!

Nobody has time to get sick, especially this time of year. Don't spend the holidays in a waiting room! With Teladoc, you can talk to a doctor by web, phone or mobile app.


12/13/2021

Looking Ahead to the Future - APS22

Americas Print Show should be high on your list of things to look forward to in 2022. It will be the first major print industry trade show of the year in which suppliers, executives, and owners can come together to compare, explore and learn from each other.


12/13/2021

Outreach for Those Affected By Severe Weather

Graphic Media Alliance has reached out to our affiliate leaders in the impacted areas to provide assistance and any necessary support during this difficult time.


12/07/2021

Sales Vault December Content

Check out the upcoming December content from Bill Farquharson and his Sales Vault!


12/06/2021

OSHA Extends Mandate Comment Period

Employers will have more time to weigh in on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's mandate-or-testing rule for COVID-19 — and even small employers not affected by the rule would be wise to submit their feedback.


12/06/2021

Project Peacock: Paper With a Plan

Join Project Peacock next week, December 15, at 6:00 pm to learn about what to expect from Mohawk in 2022 and beyond.


11/30/2021

3-Steps to Take During Litigation Limbo

Don’t know what to do while the OSHA Mandate-or-Test Vaccine ETS is in litigation limbo? Here’s a 3-Step approach for employers.


11/30/2021

Millcraft Ushers in the Holiday Season with Annual Buy & Give Charitable Donations

Millcraft is ushering in this year’s holiday season with one of its favorite traditions: the presentation of annual donation checks to eight designated non-profit organizations, funded through its popular Buy & Give copy paper purchasing program.


11/30/2021

Wage + Benefits 2021 Report: Insights & Analysis

Join GMA, in conjunction with Print Industries Affiliates, for a webinar to offer insights and analysis on the 2021 survey findings of significant increases in wages across many employee segments.


11/30/2021

2021 Holiday Survey

The results from GMA's annual holiday survey are available. Thank you to everyone who participated.


01/26/2018

Best Workplace in the Americas Winners Announced

Several Association members were recently announced as winners in PIA's Best Workplace in the Americas awards. Join us in congratulating these companies for providing a great place to work in the printing industry!


05/27/2011

Ohio State Fair/L&M Conference/Golf

Program At-A-Glance

We're gearing up for another spectacular Leadership & Management Conference on Aug. 7-9 at Quest Business Centers in Columbus. Mark your calendar. This is one event you won't want to miss.