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Prevention Plans

Managing for Winter Weather at Your Dealership

October 29, 2012 by Glorianna Cooley

As eastern states brace for the worst of Hurricane Sandy, here are several tips to help your dealership to safely handle cold and snow in the storm's aftermath. Take actions to protect employees from injuries and illnesses, minimize damage and recover quicker following a ...

Posted in: Prevention Plans, Safety Culture Tags: dealership, winter weather Read More

How to Prevent Most Injuries at Your Dealership

May 09, 2012

Radiation burns from Acetylene torches, lacerations from the parts grinder, a blast of compressed air on the eye -these are just a few reasons why the right PPE and simple safety procedures are so important at dealerships. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration...

Posted in: Prevention Plans, Safety Culture Tags: dealership safety, safety program Read More

OSHA Reminds Employers to Post Injury/Illness Summaries

April 17, 2012

Employers who are required to keep the OSHA Form 300 Injury and Illness log must post OSHA's Form 300A from Feb. 1 to April 30, 2012 in a common area wherever notices to workers are usually posted. The summary must list the total numbers of job-related injuries and illne...

Posted in: OSHA, Prevention Plans Tags: 2012, 300 logs, I2P2, injury/illness summaries Read More

What We Can All Learn from a Hammer

January 27, 2012

A colleague told me about an incident at one of her dealerships, where a technician hit his own knee with a hammer and filed a workman’s comp claim. In the story, the man was in a hurry to fix a rusty part on an older vehicle. He propped the piece of metal against his leg for...

Posted in: Prevention Plans, Safety Culture Tags: accident investigation, root cause analysis Read More

A Few Things You Should Know About OSHA’s Pending I2P2 Requirements

January 20, 2012 by Eric Schmitz

This month OSHA published a whitepaper on Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (I2P2). Leading up to this publication, there has been a lot of regulatory activity around I2P2. Shortly after proposing a federal standard for I2P2 in 2010, OSHA held a series of stakeholder mee...

Posted in: OSHA, Prevention Plans, Safety Culture, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: I2P2, OSHA Federal Standards Read More

Tips to Keep Your SPCC Plan Legal

December 16, 2011 by Zach Pucillo

By now, most dealerships who qualify for SPCC plans have completed them, but how many of us are following up with the compliance of the SPCC regulations after the plan is in place? Has your plan been signed by a dealership plan manager? Are the secondary containment descri...

Posted in: OSHA, Prevention Plans Tags: 5 year SPCC review, dealership, SPCC, SPCC Plan, Tank Integrity Read More

SPCC 101: What You Need to Know About SPCC Plans

October 17, 2011

SPCC stands for Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure. At this point, the SPCC is expected to become required for businesses on November 10, 2011. The SPCC rule is complicated, and has implications for many industries. This post focuses on what the rule means for deal...

Posted in: EPA, Prevention Plans Tags: dealership, EPA SPCC Plan Template, SPCC and EPA, SPCC Plan, What goes in an SPCC plan, Who Needs an SPCC Plan Read More

How Do You Know if Your Safety Program Is Working?

October 07, 2011

How do you measure success? You look for things that you can track and measure. These key indicators are pretty standard, and should be documented and communicated as part of your safety program: Workplace inspections (KPA audits and your account are exce...

Posted in: Prevention Plans, Safety Culture Tags: I2P2, Investigation, OSHA, safety indicators, workplace injuries Read More

Prepare Your Business for Winter Storms

October 02, 2011

You don’t need a weather man to know this winter will come with more extreme storms. Before they hit, prepare your business to handle extreme cold and snow. Take action this fall to protect employees from injuries and illnesses, minimize damage and recover quicker following ...

Posted in: Checklists, Prevention Plans, Tip of the Month Tags: emergency planning, get business ready for winter, prepare business for winter, prevention plans, winter checklist for business Read More

I2P2 Part 2: Getting Started and Seven Parts of the Plan

September 30, 2011

In the first post, we discussed what an effective I2P2 plan (Illness and Injury Prevention Planning, or sometimes IIPP) does , and the business case for implementing the I2P2 plan. This post gets a little more into how to set up the planning process for success. Begin at the...

Posted in: Prevention Plans Tags: I2P2, I2P2 Plan, IIPP Plan, Injury and Illness Prevention Read More