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Posts Tagged ‘OSHA’

OSHA Cracks Down on Electrical Code

May 05, 2015

OSHA Cracks Down on Electrical Code

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined the Jersey City trucking company, Xpedited Services LLC $63,000 due to 14 violations after an inspection of a city warehouse.  OSHA stated that the facility utilized cords in damp areas without damage protections,...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety Tags: Code violations, electrical safety, OSHA, OSHA Fines Read More

January 2015 Tip of the Month: OSHA 300 Log Reporting and Requirements Rule is Active!

January 13, 2015

On January 1 st 2015 a new OSHA rule went into effect that requires all dealers to maintain an OSHA 300 Log and changes the reporting requirements for serious injuries at all workplaces. In the past, new and used car dealerships had been exempt from completing and posting th...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety Tags: 1st, 2015, 300, January, Log, OSHA, Regulations, Reporting Read More

Will OSHA use my documentation against me?

December 18, 2014 by Eric Schmitz

Clients frequently ask, “can my own OSHA documentation be used against me?” KPA receives this question frequently, and as such, myKPAonline is programmed to document your hazards correctly as well as to note your documentation’s deficiencies. Unfortunately there is occasiona...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety Tags: Dealership, documentation, OSHA Read More

Carbon Monoxide in the Service Department

December 09, 2014 by Eric Schmitz

Compliance with OSHA standards often includes awareness. For example, while carbon monoxide overexposure is unlikely to result in a fatality, exposure can still cause health problems. For instance, employees exposed to carbon monoxide may become slow of wit and brain, which o...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety Tags: Carbon, CO, Department, Monoxide, OSHA, Poison, Practices, Safety, Service, Worker Read More

OSHA Looking to Revise Current Permissible Exposure Limits

October 14, 2014 by Chuck Elliott

OSHA recently announced it is launching a national dialogue with stakeholders on ways to prevent work-related illness caused by exposure to hazardous substances. The first stage of this dialogue is a request for information on the management of hazardous chemical exposures...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety Tags: Exposure, Limits, OSHA, PEL, Permissible, prevention, safety, Workplace Read More

Idaho Facility Charged with Violating Whistleblower Rules

October 08, 2014 by Eric Schmitz

The U.S. Department of Labor recently filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against an Idaho auto facility after an employee was terminated for raising safety and health concerns in the workplace. The termination violates the whistleblower protection provisions of the Occup...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety Tags: 1970, Act, and, blower, Health, Occupational, of, OSHA, Safety, violation, whistle Read More

Staying Safe with Car Jacks

September 22, 2014 by Eric Schmitz

When working on automobiles, it is often necessary to use car jacks. While these tools are easy to use, they also create potential danger if used inappropriately. Without knowing load capacities, operators may overload the jack and cause the automobile to fall. It is imper...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety Tags: 29, 910.244, Car, CFR, jack, OSHA, safety, standard Read More

OSHA Announces New Workplace Hazard Identification Tool

September 08, 2014 by Eric Schmitz

OSHA has created an interactive training webtool in an effort to teach employers and employees hazard identification skills as well as hazard abatement and control. OSHA also hopes to increase awareness of the types of information and OSHA resources available about workpla...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety Tags: hazard, identification, new, OSHA, webtool, workplace Read More

Automotive Parts Warehouse Cited for Unsafe Forklift Operation

September 02, 2014 by Eric Schmitz

After an OSHA inspection on February 12, 2014, an automotive parts warehouse was cited for unsafe forklift operation with the possible penalty of $52,000. The inspection occurred after multiple complaints of a forklift incident at the facility. At the time of the inspecti...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety Tags: compliance, fine, forklift, inspection, operation, OSHA, safety, toledo, unsafe, violation Read More

Does your Facility Require a Blood Borne Pathogens Program?

July 29, 2014

Typically, dealerships, garages, and body shops do not require a blood borne pathogens program because they are not exposed to blood on a regular basis. To find out if your facility is required to have a blood borne pathogens program, take an assessment here . KPA recomm...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety Tags: Blood, Borne, OSHA, Pathogens, Program Read More