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Posts Tagged ‘DOT’

Determining DOT Civil Penalties

September 25, 2014 by Eric Schmitz

To prepare yourself against Department of Transportation (DOT) violations, it is not only important to understand how to stay in compliance, but also to understand how a DOT investigator weighs and determines citations. Once a DOT investigator has been called to your faci...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety Tags: Check, Department, DOT, of, Penalties, Standards, Transportation, Violation Read More

Avoiding DOT Penalties

September 19, 2014 by Eric Schmitz

Last week, you learned how a Department of Transportation investigator will decide what your citation is. Understanding penalties is only half the battle; you should also focus on implementing a hazardous shipping program that will be compliant and protect the environment ...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety Tags: Avoidance, Compliance, Department, DOT, of, Plan, Transportation Read More

Confront the Killer – Could Distracted Driving Unintentionally Hurt Your Dealership?

August 27, 2012 by Deborah Gibbs

If you ask your employees whether they’re safe drivers, they’ll generally answer, “Yes.” Truth is, most of us really try to be safe drivers. Your dealership has many employees who drive as a part of their jobs and may be unaware of how distracted they are. According to OSHA...

Posted in: DOT, Environmental Health and Safety, Safety Culture, Uncategorized Tags: DOT, Safe driving, training Read More

New Safe Driving Online Training Course

September 01, 2011

You’ve asked for it and now it’s here: The Safe Driving online training course. If you or your employees test drive vehicles that have been in for service, shuttle customers to or from your location, take customers on test drives as part of the sales process, or transport ve...

Posted in: DOT, KPA, Training: Industry Updates Tags: DOT, driver safety, Online Safe Driving Course, online safe driving training, workplace injuries Read More

Hazmat Training - Lives depend on it

November 12, 2010

You know how the old adage goes: “Train as if your life depends on it, because it does.” This is especially true when it comes to hazardous materials training - many lives depend on the proper training of Hazmat Employees. As we have mentioned before , if you have hazardou...

Posted in: Citations, DOT, Employee Relations, Environment: Industry Updates, OSHA, Safety: Industry Updates, Training: Industry Updates Tags: DOT, hazard communication, MSDS, OSHA, personal protective equipment, Training of Hazmat Employees Read More

Announcing the latest KPA services!

November 02, 2010

Here at KPA, we have good news to announce about our latest and greatest software and services! We have taken our Environmental, Health, and Safety services product line and we have more than (drum roll please...) doubled what we offer! We have expanded our three levels of s...

Posted in: Environment: Industry Updates, KPA, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: DOT, DOT compliance, OSHA Read More

Tire Tracking Enforcement on the Rise

September 28, 2010

Are you aware that each and every tire that is sold at your dealership must be accompanied by a completed registration for every customer? You should be. Though registration of tires has been a federal mandate of The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) s...

Posted in: DOT, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: DOT, NHTSA, tire dealers, tire registration, tire registration regulation Read More

Who needs DOT training?

November 19, 2009

Sounds like a simple question and you would expect a simple answer, doesn't it? Yet, the reality is that many employees and employers alike don't know the answer. Or worse, because they cannot readily find the answer, they assume they don't need it. Unfortunately, in many cas...

Posted in: DOT, Safety: Industry Updates, Training: Industry Updates Tags: DOT, DOT compliance, DOT hazmat, hazmat compliance, hazmat shipping Read More