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Environment: Industry Updates

OSHA Instills New Automotive Lift Inspections

July 02, 2013

Since 2007, 15,000 U.S. workers were treated for automotive lift, jack, or jack stand injuries, causing OSHA to implement a new program to inspect, identify, and evaluate lift safety in the auto industry. A local emphasis will be placed on the Hawaiian region beginning in ...

Posted in: Environment: Industry Updates, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA Tags: OSHA, safety culture Read More

Electronic Hazardous Waste Manifests

October 17, 2012 by Eric Schmitz

The days of 6 paper copies of a Hazardous Waste Manifest may finally be drawing to a close. Earlier this month President Obama signed Senate Bill S.710; The Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act. This regulation amends the Solid Waste Disposal Act requiring th...

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Study: Safety Inspections Don’t Hurt Profits

May 18, 2012

While some businesses complain that workplace regulations damage competitive strategies and destroy jobs, a new study suggests that government enforcement of workplace health and safety rules can save lives without sapping a company’s bottom line. A new study published in ...

Posted in: Environment: Industry Updates, OSHA Tags: business case, profits, safety inspections Read More

What You Need to Know About EPA's NESHAP 6C

April 13, 2012

NESHAP 6C applies to all gasoline dispensing facilities in the US and businesses that own and operate gasoline dispensing equipment. Its goal is to reduce air pollutants that escape during storage tank loading. This is a federal rule that applies in addition to state and loca...

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Special NADA University Webinar: Green Programs Will Bring in Greenbacks

February 22, 2012

Capitalize on your regulatory compliance programs for increased sales and improved profitability. This workshop explains how to leverage safety programs, environmental compliance, and the positive perception of being “green” to bring in more customers, without “green-washing...

Posted in: Environment: Industry Updates, Safety Culture Tags: authentic, dealerships, green marketing, NADA University, no greenwashing, service center Read More

The Secret to Getting Ahead of Corporate Responsibility

October 28, 2011 by Eric Schmitz

Corporate Responsibility used to refer to a few fortune 500 companies, and their efforts to not seem well, “corporatey.” The idea was that companies should care about the environment and their employees as much as their profits (the buzzword for this was triple bottom line). ...

Posted in: Environment: Industry Updates, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: Corporate Responsibility and Service centers, Dealerships and Corporate Responsibility, Dealerships and regulatory reporting, GRI reporting, GRI reporting and small businesses, Public Reporting and Small Businesses Read More

Worth a Read

August 19, 2011

I consolidated some of the most relevant environmental and safety content from the news this week. Here is a round-up of this week's 'must reads' for safe dealerships.

Posted in: Environment: Industry Updates, OSHA, Safety Culture Tags: OSHA, Safe Dealerships, safety in the news Read More

OSHA General Duty Clause Explained

August 12, 2011

OSHA enforces thousands of health and safety standards and rules. In addition to all these standards, there is one regulation that covers all hazardous conditions. This is the General Duty Clause (GDC), or section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. It state...

Posted in: Environment: Industry Updates, OSHA, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: Dealerships and General Duty Clause, General Duty Clause Explained, OSHA General Duty Clause Read More

Monthly Facility Inspection List

July 29, 2011

As the last business day in July, today is a great day to take care of your monthly facility inspections . There are a few items in your dealership that need to be inspected and updated every month. There should be tags on these items for signatures and dates. These are saf...

Posted in: Checklists, Environment: Industry Updates, OSHA, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: dealership safety, dealership safety inspection, Department of Labor, Monthly Inspections, monthly safety inspections Read More

Who Needs DOT HazMat Training? It's More Employees Than You'd Think!

May 04, 2011 by Eric Schmitz

Under the DOT regulations (Title 49 Part 172.702) any employee defined as a hazmat employee is required to be trained. So you ask what is a hazmat employee? The definition is found in (Title 49 Part 171.8) and includes employees that: Load, unload, or handle hazardous m...

Posted in: DOT, Environment: Industry Updates, Training: Industry Updates Tags: DOT compliance, DOT Regulation, hazmat compliance, hazmat shipping, hazmat training, Title 49 Part 172.702 Read More