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How To Audit Your Personnel Files

January 30, 2012 by Kathryn Carlson

Auditing personnel files should be an annual task for the HR Manager or Business Office Manager. It isn't fun but it is necessary if an employer wants to ensure compliance with record retention regulations. Annual personnel file audits also provide an opportunity to correct a...

Posted in: Human Resources Management Tags: Personnel file audits, personnel files, record retention 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

Going to the NADA Convention? You’re Invited to Our Super Super Bowl Party!

January 18, 2012

You’re headed to Vegas for the 2012 NADA convention, and you need tickets to the best Super Bowl Party in town? Be our guest! Join us on Sunday, February 5 at the Gordon Biersch Brewery and Restaurant in Las Vegas for the Super Super Bowl Party! Register now to mix, mingl...

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Employee Rights Posting Postponed Yet Again- Now Required by April 30, 2012

January 18, 2012 by Kathryn Carlson

For the second time, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) postponed the effective date for posting its employee rights notice. The new date is April 30, 2012. Most private-sector employers including dealerships must post a new notice issued by the NLRB entitled, “Employe...

Posted in: HR: Industry Updates, Human Resources Management, Labor Unions Tags: Employee Rights Notice, national labor relations board, NLRB Read More

January Tip Of the Month: Audit Your HR Compliance

January 06, 2012 by Kathryn Carlson

With the focus on enforcement by the Department of Labor in 2012 every HR manager should take the time to do a compliance audit by the end of this month. It is always better to self- audit and correct issues rather than take the “wait and see if they catch me” approach. KPA ...

Posted in: Human Resources Management, Tip of the Month Tags: checklist, human resources audit, human resources audits, human resources compliance, Tip of the Month 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