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Safety: Industry Updates

Two of the nation’s largest safety associations are pushing OSHA to make the injury/illness prevention program (I2P2) rule a top priority in 2013

December 14, 2012

I2P2 was presented a few years as a top priority for OSHA and then we didn't hear much about it for a while. Earlier this week we read an update again in this article  that two of the nation's largest worker safety associations -- the American Society of Safety Engineers an...

Posted in: OSHA, Safety Culture, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: I2P2, OSHA Read More

Get a Safe Driving Program at Your Dealership

October 22, 2012 by Lucas Gilley

Workers who drive as part of the job should take a safe driving course ( here's why ). KPA offers a training course that starts with a self-assessment of the driver's current driving habits. From there, the course moves through the basic safety issues around driving. It i...

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How to Turn a Compressed Gas Cylinder into a Torpedo

October 18, 2012 by Glorianna Cooley

If your dealership doesn't follow safety procedures around storing, maintaining, moving and using compressed gas cylinders, the consequences are explosive. Ignore the safety tips in this two minute video and you can set your dealership up to be the scene of an explosive a...

Posted in: Safety Culture, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: compressed gas cylinder safety, dealership safety Read More

Why Car Battery Safety Matters

October 15, 2012 by Glorianna Cooley

All car batteries contain sulfuric acid and produce hydrogen and oxygen gases. If the hydrogen gas comes into contact with an ignition source, the battery can explode, sending pieces of the battery and acid flying. There are several safety precautions technicians should r...

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Fire Extinguisher Safety

June 19, 2012

Summer brings an increased fire risk- both indoors and out. Fire extinguishers can save lives in an emergency situation, but only when they are properly maintained and used. Take two minutes to watch this video and brush-up on the PASS technique , how to maintain the f...

Posted in: Safety: Industry Updates, Training: Industry Updates Tags: dealership, fire extinguisher, maintain, PASS technique, service center Read More

Respiratory Protection for Undercoating Operations

April 27, 2012

If your business offers, or is considering offering undercoating and rustproofing services, then it is important to remember that the chemicals involved in the process generally require the use of a respirator- or even a full supplied air system. Information about safe prod...

Posted in: EPA, OSHA, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: MSDS, respiratory protection, undercoating and rustproofing Read More

How OSHA’s Final Rule on Hazard Communication Changes Your Safety Program

March 29, 2012

As the dust settles around OSHA’s final rule on Hazard Communication, it is easy to see how this is going to affect safety programs at small businesses in the automotive industry. This final rule will become effective, in part, on June 26, 2012, with a built-in transition per...

Posted in: OSHA, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: GHS, hazard communication, MSDS, New Hazard Communication Standard, OSHA's Final Rulemaking, safety program, SDS Read More

Don't Miss Tomorrow's Webinar- Ask the Expert: All Your Environment and Safety Questions Answered

February 15, 2012

Don't miss this practical guide to keeping your facility in compliance with laws and regulations. In this webinar you can ask nationally recognized Environment and Safety Expert, Eric Schmitz, your most pressing questions. Find out what challenges other automotive professiona...

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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

OSHA Updates Multi-piece and Single-piece Rim Wheel Charts and Manuals

January 03, 2012

OSHA just announced that updated charts and manuals for servicing multi-piece and single-piece rim wheels are available, and that updated manuals will soon be distributed to the regulated community. In updating this information, OSHA decided not to print large posters with...

Posted in: OSHA, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: OSHA, OSHA Updates Multi-piece, OSHA Updates single-piece, Rim Wheel Charts and Manuals Read More