Sometimes, good businesses make bad decisions. Small businesses are especially vulnerable to bad decisions in using substandard safety processes and systems. During a recent OSHA visit, an auto parts store in Urbana, Illinois learned the value of investing in safe operating conditions the hard way. Bill Smith Auto Parts, Inc. was fined $49,000 for a combination of 14 safety and 6 health violations.
On the list of violations are the usual suspects from OSHA’s top 10, and are things to watch for at any automotive parts or resale facility. Here is the list of citations from Bill Smith Auto Parts, Inc, along with recommendations for improvement.*
For this blog, the violations are discussed in two editions: training and physical hazards in the work environment.
In order to remain compliant with OSHA regulations and reduce losses at the facility, all regulatory programs should be in place and
• Hazard Communication & Emergency Response Program
• PPE Program & Hazard Assessment
• Ergonomics Prevention (if applicable)
• Powered Industrial Trucks (if applicable)
• Respiratory Protection Program (if applicable)
• Heat Illness Prevention Program (if applicable)
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