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Housekeeping in the Detail Department (Housekeeping Part 4)

December 29, 2012 by Amanda Rawls

It is the employer’s responsibility to provide a clean and safe work environment. Even if you hire subcontractors for the detail department, their safety and working conditions are ultimately part of your dealership's responsibility. Do you recognize any of these problems? D...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety Tags: dealership, detail, housekeeping, wash area Read More

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

Housekeeping in the Service Department (Housekeeping Part 3)

December 13, 2012 by Amanda Rawls

Has anyone at your dealership been hurt as a result of poor housekeeping? Housekeeping issues are ever-present in a busy service department, and they have to be addressed as part of daily business processes, otherwise they can get out of control very quickly. Do you recogniz...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety Tags: dealership, housekeeping, service department Read More

Tis the Season for an HR Reminder

December 12, 2012 by Michele McMann

Now is the time of year when many employees are getting ready to party hard at the company holiday party. Yet, company polices do not end when the party begins. Therefore, employers should remind employees about guidelines for appropriate behavior, and how company polices ar...

Posted in: Employee Relations Tags: company party, HR guidelines Read More

Gift-Giving at the Office: Do's and Don'ts

December 07, 2012 by Tamara Lischer

With the holidays fast approaching, employees and bosses alike are debating whether it is a good or bad idea to exchange gifts at the office.  To avoid any confusion, hurt feelings, and/or embarassment,  Ladies' Home Journal has come up with a few easy pointers to make sure...

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Online Shopping @ Work

December 06, 2012 by Kathryn Carlson

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, you may think that the chances of your employees shopping online during work hours are behind you as well. Think again.  According to the latest CareerBuilder survey, 49% of employees plan to shop at work this holiday season with...

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OSHA's Housekeeping Regulation Explained (Housekeeping Part 2)

December 06, 2012 by Amanda Rawls

At a glance the OSHA regulatory standard 29 CFR 1910.22 states that all places of employment, passageways, storerooms, and service room shall be kept clean and sanitary. So this regulation will cover every square inch of your facility. Everything from your service depar...

Posted in: Citations, OSHA Tags: dealerships, OSHA housekeeping Read More

December Tip of the Month: Don’t Let Them Rig Your Lifts

December 03, 2012 by Eric Schmitz

Overriding lift safety controls can be crushing. Never allow technicians to disable lift safety controls by using bungees or other devices to block them open. An OSHA local emphasis program for automotive lifts explains why: Automotive service and repair work in the autom...

Posted in: Tip of the Month Tags: automotive lifts, general duty clause, lift rigging Read More