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Environmental Health and Safety

ALUMINUM SAFETY IN A COLLISION CENTER

July 01, 2015 by Eric Schmitz | 0 comments

Beginning in 2015, Ford F-150 trucks will be manufactured with aluminum chassis. What does that mean for collision centers? Collision Managers need to ensure that proper equipment and safe work areas have been implemented into their body shops before the first F-150 alumin...

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Profitability Driven by Safety in the Workplace

May 11, 2015 | 0 comments

Productivity drives success in the workplace. Employee safety is important to a company’s success, but when productively is called into question there is a tendency to focus on areas of business that are seen as having a stronger relationship to profitability. When considerin...

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OSHA Cracks Down on Electrical Code

May 05, 2015 | 0 comments

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined the Jersey City trucking company, Xpedited Services LLC $63,000 due to 14 violations after an inspection of a city warehouse.  OSHA stated that the facility utilized cords in damp areas without damage protections,...

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Neglected PPE Policy Now Being Updated

April 28, 2015 by Global Administrator | 0 comments

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is working hard to correct outdated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) regulations. Under section 6(a) of the OSH Act, the Agency was directed to adopt new national consensus standards, but failed to implement PPE upda...

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Are Some Hand Injuries Unavoidable?

April 21, 2015 by Global Administrator | 0 comments

Last week we looked at some simple tactics to prevent eye injury. In this week’s final installment of this three part series on preventing injury, we will tackle hand injuries and ways you can significantly decrease the number of incidents. Click on the following links to acc...

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Simple Solution to Serious Eye Injuries

April 14, 2015 | 0 comments

In last week’s, Easy Ways to Stop Slips, Trips, and Falls we looked at some preventive measures you can take to avoid slips and falls that lead to serious employee injury. In this second installment of our three week tutorial on preventing injury, we examine three items tha...

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Easy Ways to Stop Slips, Trips, and Falls

April 09, 2015 | 0 comments

Employee injury is a troublesome issue facing companies today. The inability to leap over bias and complacency in the workplace often prevents any ability to fix the problem at its root. The vehicle service center industry continues to be plagued by injuries due to employees ...

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EHS Solutions

March 24, 2015 | 0 comments

Safety, Regulatory Compliance, Loss Control, Risk Management. If you are looking for someone to have your back, look no further. Lack of compliance with legally-required Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) programs can cost a dealership tens of thousands of dollars in fin...

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You Can Train Me Now or You Can Train Me Later

March 10, 2015 by Jim Radogna | 1 comments

Employee training costs lot of money. However not training your employees can cost much more.  In lawsuits, courts and regulatory agencies sometimes impose after-the-fact training requirements in addition to large monetary penalties. Consider these actual cases: ...

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Lighting up Your Environment and Safety

March 10, 2015 by Global Administrator | 0 comments

When thinking about safety at your facility, most often we consider safety procedures that we follow, and policies that are written to avoid tragedy or deal with them in the event of an incident. However, facility safety is a broad concept, including things as seemingly innoc...

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