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OSHA's Housekeeping Regulation Explained (Housekeeping Part 2)

December 06, 2012 by Amanda Rawls

At a glance the OSHA regulatory standard 29 CFR 1910.22 states that all places of employment, passageways, storerooms, and service room shall be kept clean and sanitary. So this regulation will cover every square inch of your facility. Everything from your service depar...

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OSHA Top 10 Citations for Dealerships and Service Centers in 2012

November 27, 2012

Managers need fast, straightforward answers to their compliance concerns. To meet this need, KPA researched the Top 10 OSHA Citations for Dealerships and Service Centers by combining OSHA’s annual Most Frequently Cited Regulations for Dealerships, and OSHA’s annual Most Frequ...

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Complaint Results in $58,000.00 Fines for Pennsylvania Company

November 05, 2012 by Eric Schmitz

Vortex Recycling’s is a small business, with 20 employees at a Pennsylvania facility. Recently, OSHA inspected the plant in response to a complaint. During the visit, the compliance officer found 27 violations, including one repeat violation for failure to remove a defective...

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Dealer Fined for Fluorescent Tube Disposall – Are You Properly Managing Your Universal Wastes?

May 08, 2012

The Situation Recently, a dealership was heavily fined for improper disposal of fluorescent lamps. With the best of intentions, a porter came in on the weekend and took 150 of the dealership’s used fluorescent lamps to a public roundup at a community college. He was not a...

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OSHA Cites Two Florida Companies for Gas Station Explosion

February 29, 2012

On August 19, 2011, a massive fire broke out at a BP gas station on State Route 16 just outside of Saint Augustine, Florida. A half mile radius was evacuated around the station, the highway was closed, and over 4000 homes and businesses lost power as three fire and rescue uni...

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General Duty Clause in Plain English

November 14, 2011

The General Duty Clause explained for dealerships and service centers by an OSHA enforcement expert. This video covers how dealerships get cited for General Duty Clause violations, and how to identify and address issues before they become citations. General Duty Clause is...

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What is the OSHA Top Ten for Dealerships in FY 2011?

October 26, 2011

What is OSHA citing dealerships for most frequently these days? We compared our notes from KPA inspections at dealerships and service centers across the country with the most recent numbers released by OSHA for the transportation industry. We used this information to put toge...

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OSHA Fines Auto Parts and Used Car Dealer $49,000 for Safety and Health Violations: Conclusion

May 18, 2011

Yesterday’s post discussed training violations OSHA issued to a parts and used car dealership in Illinois. Physical hazards were also a large part of the 14 safety and 6 health violations facing the company. Here is the list of physical hazard citations from Bill Smith ...

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OSHA Fines Auto Parts and Used Car Dealer $49,000 for Safety and Health Violations

May 17, 2011

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 c...

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OSHA Cites Parker Hannifin $487,700. Fits Trend of Repeat Violations Across Multiple Locations

May 04, 2011

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)  issued 33 citations to the Parker Hannifin Corp. plant in Batesville, Mississippi. Half are repeat citations (which come with much higher price tags) that are based on similar situations fou...

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