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OSHA Proposes Changes to Recordkeeping Requirements for Dealerships

June 30, 2011

OSHA is currently requesting comments for a proposed regulation change to their recordkeeping requirements. Currently, new and used car dealerships classified under Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code 5511 are considered a "low risk industry" and are partially exemp...

Posted in: DOL, Employee Relations, OSHA, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: dealership exemption to recordkeeping requirements, dealership recordkeeping, Recordkeeping Read More

When to Align Company Safety Policy and Company Culture

June 24, 2011

In business, culture predicts outcome. For example, Adoflson & Peterson Construction, won the EHS 2010 America’s Safest Company Award . The company went on to attain 4.4 million consecutive hours worked without a lost time accident. Another safe company finalist, Armstrong W...

Posted in: Safety Culture, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: employee morale, safety culture, workplace injuries Read More

Auto Dealerships: Is Your Customer’s Information Really Secure?

June 22, 2011 by Tamara Lischer

Ever since the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) passed the Safeguards Rule, customer information security has been a hot topic over the past several years for auto dealerships. The FTC mandates that auto dealerships have a formal, written, and revisable program specifying the s...

Posted in: Department of Treasury, HR: Industry Updates Tags: Customer Information Security, Dealership Information Security, federal trade commission, Safeguards Rule Read More

Want LOHAS Customers? Put Safety First.

June 15, 2011

LOHAS is that upscale market segment with high price elasticity, tremendous brand loyalty, and a deep desire to buy green goods from sustainable companies. Getting a piece of the green market just got "safer" with the June 13, 2011 launch of the Center for Safety and Heal...

Posted in: Safety Culture, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: Center for Safety and Health, GRI, Safety: Industry Updates, Sustainability Read More

Quick Take: Required PPE for Dealership Employees

June 10, 2011 by Zach Pucillo

Employers are required to provide personal protective equipment at no cost to the employee [ OSHA's Final Rule ]. Substandard personal protective equipment (PPE) is the sixth most cited auto dealership violation for 2010. OSHA requires the use of PPE to reduce employee exp...

Posted in: OSHA, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: Deakership PPE, OSHA, personal protective equipment, PPE Read More

Sneak Peak: Interactive Compliance Game

June 03, 2011

Watch for the KPA June Newsletter in your inbox on Monday. We've got the most pressing topics including state regulations about airbag deployments, electrical vehicle service safety, an HR quiz about sexual harassment, a comprehensive training checklist, and partnership annou...

Posted in: KPA, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: Compliance Game, interactive compliance tool Read More

Don’t Get Caught in Summer Hiring Traps

June 02, 2011 by Kathryn Carlson

Many businesses will be hiring minors or interns for the summer. Before you hire make sure you are hiring and paying in compliance with both state and federal regulations. Check out the FLSA – Child Labor Rules Advisor and the US DOL Wage and Hour Division’s Employment/A...

Posted in: Tip of the Month Tags: Child Labor Laws, hiring, Proof of age certificates, summer hiring traps Read More