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Posts Tagged ‘DOT compliance’

7 Safety Pitfalls in Your Parts Department

July 23, 2012 by Deborah Gibbs

How would your Parts Department fare today, if you received a safety inspection? Our engineers have found 7 common areas where things go wrong. Some are pretty easy to spot, but some are less obvious. Let’s take a look at a few: 1) Unsafe storage on shelves  If you h...

Posted in: DOT, KPA, Safety Culture Tags: DOT compliance, DOT hazmat, hazardous materials, hazmat shipping, NLRB, OSHA, safety culture, video, workplace injuries Read More

Compliance Tip of the Month: Improve Your Driving at Work

September 01, 2011

Thirty percent of traumatic fatalities occur from employees driving on the job. If you ever talk on your cell phone while driving, follow too closely behind the vehicle in front of you, or forget to wear your seat belt, you put your life and the lives of others at risk. Just...

Posted in: Tip of the Month, Training: Industry Updates Tags: compliance tip of the month, DOT compliance, KPA tip of the month, Online Safe Driving Course, online safe driving training, safe driving at a dealership Read More

Who Needs DOT HazMat Training? It's More Employees Than You'd Think!

May 04, 2011 by Eric Schmitz

Under the DOT regulations (Title 49 Part 172.702) any employee defined as a hazmat employee is required to be trained. So you ask what is a hazmat employee? The definition is found in (Title 49 Part 171.8) and includes employees that: Load, unload, or handle hazardous m...

Posted in: DOT, Environment: Industry Updates, Training: Industry Updates Tags: DOT compliance, DOT Regulation, hazmat compliance, hazmat shipping, hazmat training, Title 49 Part 172.702 Read More

Environmental Health and Safety Start At The Top

March 30, 2011 by Kathryn Carlson

A successful environmental health and safety program has to start from the top. Without executive involvement, even those programs designed and implemented with the best of intentions, sputter and frequently fail. With the increase in regulatory audits management must be an a...

Posted in: Environment: Industry Updates, Safety Culture, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: DOT compliance, HR best practice, OSHA, safety compliance, safety culture, safety program Read More

How To Ship Recalled Airbags

March 01, 2011

Airbags contain hazardous materials. Requirements for commercial shipping of these materials vary depending on if your parts department will ship the airbags by ground or air. Ground Shipments Dealerships are required to provide DOT hazardous materials training for any ...

Posted in: Checklists, Citations, DOT, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: Airbag shipping, DOT compliance, DOT hazmat, hazmat shipping Read More

KPA Covers Electronic Devices In EHS Regulatory Audits

February 08, 2011

As part of a facility inspection report, KPA engineers always check for functionality and safety of standard electronic devices, and they are very instrumental in helping dealerships keep work environments clear of shock hazards to employees. This is very helpful because elec...

Posted in: KPA, OSHA, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: DOT compliance, Inspections, OSHA 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

New DOT HazMat Rule Goes into Effect October 1

August 21, 2010 by Wendy Hudson

Rule Summary Starting on October 1, 2010 the Department of Transportation will begin enforcing a revised Hazardous Materials transportation rule. This rule amends the Hazardous Materials Regulations to clarify requirements for using a third-party 24 hour emergency number...

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

Missing face plates on electrical outlets: $52,500 fine

May 13, 2010

Okay. It's not exactly that. OSHA proposed the $52,500 penalties for four violations : a repeat violation is for failing to provide functioning safety latches on the hydraulic automobile lifts, a serious citation is for missing face plates on electrical outlets, and two othe...

Posted in: Citations, OSHA Tags: DOT compliance, general duty clause, hazard communication, hazmat compliance, Investigation, most cited violations, OSHA Read More

OSHA fine amounts increasing?

April 28, 2010

Tire Review that OSHA fined a Toledo dealer $177,800 as the result of an October 2009 accident in which four employees were injured. OSHA cited the dealer for three violations of worker safety regulations after investigating the accident. The employees suffered injuries wh...

Posted in: Citations, OSHA Tags: DOT compliance, hazard communication, Investigation, OSHA, personal protective equipment, violations Read More