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Posts Tagged ‘tips’

May Tip of the Month: Accommodating Employees with Mental Health Issues

May 15, 2013 by Rebecca Ward | 0 comments

Mental health issues affect roughly 25% of adults in the U.S., so it’s likely that at some point you will have a dealership employee who suffers from mental illness. Accommodating mental health can be a delicate matter. Note the following tips to avoid a workplace conflict o...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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. ...

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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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October Tip of the Month – Check the Tongue Guards on Your Grinders

October 01, 2012 | 0 comments

According to OSHA, unsafe grinders are one of their most cited offenses. There are several common safety issues with grinders. This month, we’d like to focus your attention on the tongue guard – a small protective shield located at the top of the grinding wheel. Each tongu...

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