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Posts Tagged ‘OSHA’

OSHA Instills New Automotive Lift Inspections

July 02, 2013 | 0 comments

Since 2007, 15,000 U.S. workers were treated for automotive lift, jack, or jack stand injuries, causing OSHA to implement a new program to inspect, identify, and evaluate lift safety in the auto industry. A local emphasis will be placed on the Hawaiian region beginning in ...

Posted in: Environment: Industry Updates, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA Tags: OSHA, safety culture Read More

Boy Dies in Truck Repair Service Shop

June 12, 2013 by Rebecca Ward | 0 comments

Does your facility have a policy to only allow escorted customers into the vehicle service area? What’s the policy at your facility? Do you forbid customers to enter the vehicle service area? Do you allow them in on their own? Or do you allow them to be escorted into the v...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety Tags: OSHA, safety culture Read More

PPE Hazard Assessments for Auto Facilities – Do you need one?

May 31, 2013 by Rebecca Ward | 0 comments

PPE Hazard Assessments, otherwise known as Personal Protective Equipment Hazard Assessments, are required at all auto facilities. What are they? PPE Assessments evaluate any hazards that may exist in your shop, what your employees do on a regular basis, what they’re expose...

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Is Your Dealership Exempt from Keeping an OSHA 300 Log?

May 21, 2013 by Rebecca Ward | 0 comments

Many businesses, including dealerships, are currently exempt from keeping an OSHA 300 Log, depending on which SIC code their accounting department uses. All business activities that generate revenue are assigned a SIC code, based on the activity that generates the most reven...

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Are You Compliant With OSHA Forklift Laws?

May 02, 2013 by Rebecca Ward | 0 comments

Not every dealership has a forklift onsite, but if you do, you are subject to the OSHA Powered Industrial Truck regulations. Review your OSHA paperwork and make sure you are compliant with the following laws: If you have forklift, you are required to have a written train...

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Retaliatory Firing: Don’t Fire Whistleblowers, No Ifs, Ands, or Buts

April 24, 2013 by Kathryn Carlson | 0 comments

Employees have a right to report alleged non-compliance to federal and state agencies without fear of retaliatory firing or demotion- no ifs, ands, or buts. A violation of an employee’s protected conduct of reporting potentially illegal or dangerous circumstances, the Depart...

Posted in: DOL, Employee Relations, HR: Industry Updates, Human Resources Management, OSHA Tags: Department of Labor, HR compliance, OSHA, retaliatory firing, whistleblower protections Read More

Are we required to fill-out the OSHA 300 Logs?

January 18, 2013 | 1 comments

Under the OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements, most employers are required to record work-related injuries and illnesses using the OSHA 300 Logs. However, many businesses, including car dealerships, are currently exempt from most of the requiremen...

Posted in: OSHA Tags: 300 logs, I2P2, OSHA Read More

Two of the nation’s largest safety associations are pushing OSHA to make the injury/illness prevention program (I2P2) rule a top priority in 2013

December 14, 2012 | 0 comments

I2P2 was presented a few years as a top priority for OSHA and then we didn't hear much about it for a while. Earlier this week we read an update again in this article  that two of the nation's largest worker safety associations -- the American Society of Safety Engineers an...

Posted in: OSHA, Safety Culture, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: I2P2, OSHA Read More

How Old Are Your Labor Law Posters?

September 10, 2012 by Deborah Gibbs | 0 comments

Keep your labor law postings current with KPA’s new Employment and Labor Poster Store. Have you ever paused in your break room and tried to read the labor law posters hanging on the wall? Perhaps you chuckled when you noticed the ancient soup stains, the faded letters … a...

Posted in: DOL, Human Resources Management, Uncategorized Tags: Department of Labor, HR compliance, OSHA, posters Read More

August Tip of the Month: When It’s Really Hot, How Much Should You Drink?

August 02, 2012 by Deborah Gibbs | 0 comments

We all know that drinking enough fluids is an essential part of staying safe during the summer. But exactly how much water is enough, especially when it’s really hot? And does it really matter what you drink, or when? For employees who are physically active in extreme heat,...

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