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Safety Culture

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 by | 0 comments

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

Can You Prove You’re Making Progress? (Safety Culture Tip #6)

November 13, 2012 by Nick Hardesty | 0 comments

When it comes to building a safety culture, here’s a piece of advice most dealers have heard many times:  All your safety programs, processes and action items need to be written down. “That’s obvious,” you might say, “But why do I have to invest so much time keeping record...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety, Safety Culture, Uncategorized Tags: Recordkeeping, reports, safety culture, tips Read More

Could You Use More Feedback From Employees? (Safety Culture Tip #5)

November 06, 2012 by Nick Hardesty | 0 comments

Let’s say you’re trying to implement a more effective safety culture at your dealership. You’re running down the checklist: Senior management team’s on board? Check. The safety coordinator’s been assigned? Check. Quick follow-up on accidents? Check. Return-to-work procedures...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety, Safety Culture, Uncategorized Tags: employee morale, safety culture, safety meetings, tips Read More

Are You Encouraging Injured Employees to Get Back to Work? (Safety Culture Tip #4)

October 30, 2012 by Nick Hardesty | 0 comments

Injuries happen. Auto dealers who have successfully implemented a positive safety culture have created effective procedures for helping an injured employee get back to work. A lot can be done to communicate to the injured colleague that they are valued and wanted back. He...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety, Safety Culture, Uncategorized Tags: return to work policy, safety culture, tips, workplace injuries Read More

Managing for Winter Weather at Your Dealership

October 29, 2012 by Glorianna Cooley | 0 comments

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

Do You Follow Up on Accidents ASAP? (Safety Culture Tip #3)

October 23, 2012 by Nick Hardesty | 0 comments

Even in the safest auto dealership, accidents happen. In fact, what happens in your dealership in the hours following an accident is an excellent test of your positive safety culture . Here are a few things to look for: Response within minutes, or within 24 hours. ...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety, Safety Culture, Uncategorized Tags: Accidents, safety culture, tips, workers comp claims Read More

Get a Safe Driving Program at Your Dealership

October 22, 2012 by Lucas Gilley | 0 comments

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...

Posted in: Safety Culture, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: dealership, safe driver training Read More

How to Turn a Compressed Gas Cylinder into a Torpedo

October 18, 2012 by Glorianna Cooley | 0 comments

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

Do You Have a Safety Coordinator? (Safety Culture Tip #2)

October 16, 2012 by Nick Hardesty | 0 comments

We’ve all seen the slogan: “safety is everybody’s business.” No argument there. A positive safety culture requires teamwork. But there’s a funny thing about teams: if no one’s in charge of the action items, everyone assumes that it’s “someone else’s business” to take care o...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety, Safety Culture, Uncategorized Tags: safety coordinator, safety culture, tips Read More

How Can the Boss Make a Difference? (Safety Culture Tip #1)

October 09, 2012 by Nick Hardesty | 0 comments

When we try to create a "safety culture,” we often start with the people on the shop floor, where obvious hazards lurk, like electric shock and oil slicks. Actually, one of the most effective places to begin creating a safety culture is the boss’ office. (And if you are “t...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety, Safety Culture, Uncategorized Tags: safety culture, safety meetings, tips, workforce management Read More

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