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Posts Tagged ‘safety culture’

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 ...

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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...

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

November 13, 2012 by Nick Hardesty | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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

Are You Encouraging Injured Employees to Get Back to Work? (Safety Culture Tip #4)

October 30, 2012 by Nick Hardesty | 0 comments

Injuries happen. Auto dealers who have successfully implemented a positive safety culture have created effective procedures for helping an injured employee get back to work. A lot can be done to communicate to the injured colleague that they are valued and wanted back. He...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety, Safety Culture, Uncategorized Tags: return to work policy, safety culture, tips, workplace injuries Read More

Do You Follow Up on Accidents ASAP? (Safety Culture Tip #3)

October 23, 2012 by Nick Hardesty | 0 comments

Even in the safest auto dealership, accidents happen. In fact, what happens in your dealership in the hours following an accident is an excellent test of your positive safety culture . Here are a few things to look for: Response within minutes, or within 24 hours. ...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety, Safety Culture, Uncategorized Tags: Accidents, safety culture, tips, workers comp claims Read More

Do You Have a Safety Coordinator? (Safety Culture Tip #2)

October 16, 2012 by Nick Hardesty | 0 comments

We’ve all seen the slogan: “safety is everybody’s business.” No argument there. A positive safety culture requires teamwork. But there’s a funny thing about teams: if no one’s in charge of the action items, everyone assumes that it’s “someone else’s business” to take care o...

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How Can the Boss Make a Difference? (Safety Culture Tip #1)

October 09, 2012 by Nick Hardesty | 0 comments

When we try to create a "safety culture,” we often start with the people on the shop floor, where obvious hazards lurk, like electric shock and oil slicks. Actually, one of the most effective places to begin creating a safety culture is the boss’ office. (And if you are “t...

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