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Recycling High Voltage Batteries

on May 5, 2017
Hybrid vehicles have been gaining mainstream popularity with consumers at a steady rate since Toyota first launched the Prius in Japan in 1997. Battery electric...
Simon KvilhaugRecycling High Voltage Batteries

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Technology: The Cutting Edge

on March 24, 2017
The world of environmental health and safety is always evolving.  Companies often find themselves in a constant struggle to keep up with new regulations released...
Simon KvilhaugHydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Technology: The Cutting Edge

New Crane Rule Changes for OSHA Compliance in 2017

on March 14, 2017
The date for OSHA compliance in 2017 has many companies feeling the pressure. November 10 will be here before we know it. Anyone familiar with the industry will remember...
Guest ContributorNew Crane Rule Changes for OSHA Compliance in 2017

Five Important Tips For Effective EHS Management

on March 14, 2017
Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Management isn't just important because it's a part of regulatory compliance, it shows your employees that you care about their...
Guest ContributorFive Important Tips For Effective EHS Management

Will OSHA use my documentation against me?

on March 7, 2017
Clients frequently ask, “Can my own OSHA documentation be used against me?” KPA receives this question frequently, and back in 2000 OSHA released a formal...
Eric SchmitzWill OSHA use my documentation against me?

Alternative Fuels–Changes to the Automotive World

on February 24, 2017
In 2003, Arnold Schwarzenegger made the jump from action star to politician when he was officially sworn in to the office of the Governor of...
Simon KvilhaugAlternative Fuels–Changes to the Automotive World

How Do You Know if Your Safety Program is Working?

on December 27, 2016
How do you measure success? You look for things that you can track and measure. These key indicators are standard, and should be documented and...
Eric SchmitzHow Do You Know if Your Safety Program is Working?

Respiratory Protection & Medical Evaluations

on November 14, 2016
Article Contributor: Eric Schmitz Keeping your employees safe over the long-term is challenging in a collision center environment.  Employees can be exposed to Volatile Organic...
Eric SchmitzRespiratory Protection & Medical Evaluations

How Does Safety Culture Affect Your Business

on October 11, 2016
Without a successful safety culture, it is difficult for dealerships to be profitable. Accidents and injuries increase costs dealership wide, affecting insurance rates, employee retention,...
Eric SchmitzHow Does Safety Culture Affect Your Business

Auto Part Manufacturer Charged With Hefty OSHA Fine

on October 4, 2016
Here is a case in which an Auto parts manufacturer continually exposed workers to hazards after several repeat violations for areas of lockout/tagout, personal protective equipment, electrical...
Eric SchmitzAuto Part Manufacturer Charged With Hefty OSHA Fine

Aligning Safety Culture and Senior Management to Work Together

on September 13, 2016
When creating a safety culture, our efforts are often focused on the people on the shop floor, those individuals that interact daily with obvious hazards...
Eric SchmitzAligning Safety Culture and Senior Management to Work Together

The Secret to Getting Ahead of Corporate Responsibility

on August 30, 2016
Corporate Responsibility used to refer to a few fortune 500 companies, and their efforts to not seem well, “corporatey.” The idea was that companies should...
Eric SchmitzThe Secret to Getting Ahead of Corporate Responsibility

New OSHA Regulations: Impact on Employer’s Safety Incentive Reporting

on July 15, 2016
OSHA has recently implemented new rules that could have a significant impact on employers.  Along with new electronic reporting requirements, amendments have been released going...
Eric SchmitzNew OSHA Regulations: Impact on Employer’s Safety Incentive Reporting

Do you know the difference between regulations and standards?

on July 6, 2016
Working at a dealership or auto services facility, you have a variety of OSHA regulations and consensus standards to stay in compliance with. The problem...
Eric SchmitzDo you know the difference between regulations and standards?

When to Align Company Safety Policy and Company Culture

on July 6, 2016
Company safety is a direct reflection of the decisions leaders make, the things they say, the systems they implement and oversee, and the value they...
Eric SchmitzWhen to Align Company Safety Policy and Company Culture

Chaos and Worker Safety

on June 22, 2016
Managers are accustomed to making data driven decisions for worker safety. They use the best information available, set company policies, and workers are responsible for...
Eric SchmitzChaos and Worker Safety

OSHA Cracks Down on Heat Stress

on June 22, 2016
Although workplace heat stress has no specific standard in most states, OSHA has begun to aggressively inspect for heat-related issues. This is especially true in...
Eric SchmitzOSHA Cracks Down on Heat Stress

Body Shop Safe Practices and Quick Guide

on June 8, 2016
There are a variety of best practices that will keep your employees safe. Implement the following to protect your employees: Dry Clean-Up Dry clean-up methods,...
Eric SchmitzBody Shop Safe Practices and Quick Guide