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OSHA Cites Two Florida Companies for Gas Station Explosion

February 29, 2012

On August 19, 2011, a massive fire broke out at a BP gas station on State Route 16 just outside of Saint Augustine, Florida. A half mile radius was evacuated around the station, the highway was closed, and over 4000 homes and businesses lost power as three fire and rescue uni...

Posted in: Citations, OSHA Tags: Above Ground Storage Tanks, Gas Station, SPCC Read More

2012 Mileage Rates

February 29, 2012 by Kathryn Carlson

The cost of gas is going up again but the IRS has not updated the 2012 mileage rates to reflect the increased price. Effective January 1, 2012, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: 55.5 cents per mile for business mile...

Posted in: FDA, Human Resources Management, IRS Tags: 2012 mileage rates, business miles, standard mileage rates Read More

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

Happy Workers Equals Higher Profits

February 20, 2012 by Kathryn Carlson

Creating a congenial workplace and happy workers is something that most employers at least say they are attempting to do. The real question is- do the various program designed by HR to create happier and more engaged employees actually work to improve the bottom line? Simply...

Posted in: HR: Industry Updates, Human Resources Management Tags: bottom line results, employee engagement, employee happiness, harvard business review Read More

OSHA 300 Logs 2012

February 17, 2012

The deadline to post OSHA 300 logs was February 1, 2012. If you haven't posted yet, don't panic. You might be exempt. This short video walks you through the record keeping requirements and many exemptions. The video focuses on federal OSHA guidelines; some state agencies may ...

Posted in: OSHA Tags: 2012 deadline, dealerships, industry exceptions, OSHA 300 logs, OSHA Recordkeeping Requirement 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...

Posted in: OSHA, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: dealerships, OSHA, Regulations Read More

KPA Is Creating a Dealer Recognition Program

February 15, 2012

KPA is in the process of creating a dealer recognition program. This program is designed to acknowledge the efforts of dealer management and employees in creating a safe and environmentally friendly workplace. This page will provide regular updates on our progress. 2-15-2012...

Posted in: Dealer Recognition Program Tags: Dealer Recognition Program Read More

Valentine's Day Environment and Safety Trivia Game

February 14, 2012

With a nod to Valentine’s Day, here’s a little fun for readers who love compliance. The rule of the game is that all the answers start with either the letter V or D. Please post your answers to comments on this blog article. For all facilities that ship hazardous materi...

Posted in: Safety Culture Tags: Environment and Safety Trivia Game Read More

Migraines from Safety Glasses?

February 08, 2012

Everyone knows that eyes are more vulnerable to accident and injury than any other part of your body. Just one small, even microscopic foreign particle can do serious or permanent damage to your eyes. Additionally, occupational safety laws hold employers accountable for t...

Posted in: OSHA, Safety Culture Tags: headaches, migranes, safety glasses Read More

Don't Miss Tomorrow's Webinar: California HR Legislative Update

February 01, 2012

Catch-up on new regulations around employment law that went into effect in 2011, and get a heads-up on the most relevant regulations and legislative trends to watch in 2012. This webinar is presented by John Boggs, the nationally recognized labor and employment attorney and o...

Posted in: HR: Industry Updates, Human Resources Management Tags: Calfironia Employee Rights, Calfironia Employment Laws, California. Wage and Hour Read More