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Posts Tagged ‘safety culture’

The Important Relationship between Safety Culture and Senior Management

August 04, 2015 by Eric Schmitz

The Important Relationship between Safety Culture and Senior Management

Safety culture includes more than just the individuals on the shop floor; for true success it is necessary to implement a positive safety culture company-wide, starting with senior management. Studies have shown that the success of a safety culture is often linked to the s...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety Tags: best practice, safety culture, safety meetings, senior management Read More

The Value of Safety Coordinators

July 13, 2015 by Eric Schmitz

The Value of Safety Coordinators

A positive safety culture is comprised of many things, one of the most important being a leader. A safety leader, commonly referred to as a safety coordinator, is the individual who is in charge of action items and facilitates change. In many companies, the safety coordina...

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The Relationship between Productivity and Safety in the Workplace

May 11, 2015 by Eric Schmitz

Workplace profitability is driven by productivity; while employee safety is important to company success, when productivity is called into question, areas of business that have a stronger obvious tie to profitability are often focused upon. However, when reviewing profitabili...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety Tags: accident correlation, employee success, enhance productivity, grow profitability, injury prevention, Safety culture, Workplace safety Read More

Safety Culture and You: How Can You Create a Stronger Safety Culture?

February 10, 2015

While some employees may think that dealership safety rests solely on the shoulders of executive management that is not the case. Dealership safety is a company-wide responsibility, and though it may seem that your team is doing everything possible, additional steps can alway...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety Tags: Core safety, employee recognition, Employee training, Positive reinforcement, Safety and Values, safety culture Read More

OSHA Instills New Automotive Lift Inspections

July 02, 2013

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

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...

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

May 31, 2013 by Rebecca Ward

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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Are You Compliant With OSHA Forklift Laws?

May 02, 2013 by Rebecca Ward

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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Can You Prove You’re Making Progress? (Safety Culture Tip #6)

November 13, 2012 by Nick Hardesty

When it comes to building a safety culture, here’s a piece of advice most dealers have heard many times:  All your safety programs, processes and action items need to be written down. “That’s obvious,” you might say, “But why do I have to invest so much time keeping record...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety, Safety Culture, Uncategorized Tags: Recordkeeping, reports, safety culture, tips Read More

Could You Use More Feedback From Employees? (Safety Culture Tip #5)

November 06, 2012 by Nick Hardesty

Let’s say you’re trying to implement a more effective safety culture at your dealership. You’re running down the checklist: Senior management team’s on board? Check. The safety coordinator’s been assigned? Check. Quick follow-up on accidents? Check. Return-to-work procedures...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety, Safety Culture, Uncategorized Tags: employee morale, safety culture, safety meetings, tips Read More

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