Safety Tips

OSHA Requirements for Automotive Shops: Fire Prevention and Emergency Training

2020-08-25T11:41:58-04:00August 24th, 2020|Automotive Industry News, General Industry News, Safety Tips|

Fire Prevention and Emergency Training: Fire Extinguishers: State fire prevention regulations mandate that all buildings required by the fire department to provide portable fire extinguishers must install and maintain them in accordance with the National Fire Protection Agency’s (NFPA) [...]

OSHA Requirements for Automotive Shops: Respiratory Protection

2020-08-25T11:39:15-04:00August 18th, 2020|Automotive Industry News, COVID-19 Updates, Safety Tips|

General Information (29 CFR 1910.134): Respirators protect workers lungs from hazardous airborne chemicals or particles. Employers are responsible for providing adequate respiratory protection that corresponds with the hazardous chemical exposure of the task being performed. Tasks in your shop [...]

OSHA Requirements for Automotive Shops: Personal Protective Equipment

2020-08-25T11:35:43-04:00August 13th, 2020|Automotive Industry News, COVID-19 Updates, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

OSHA Requirements for Auto Shops: Listed below are the OSHA requirements and safety topics relevant to auto shops, which all of our members should have a part of their company safety program. Hazardous Communication: Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR [...]

DOL: 6 Tips to Keep Workers Safe in the Heat

2020-07-28T11:02:05-04:00July 28th, 2020|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has resources to help workers and employers stay safe as the hot weather continues throughout the country. Here are six things to keep in mind as you prepare for a hot summer: Memorize [...]

Safety Tips: Hierarchy of Controls to Protect Workers

2020-07-27T15:03:26-04:00July 27th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

Controlling exposures to occupational hazards is the fundamental method of protecting workers. The pyramid below highlights a Hierarchy of Controls, which shows the most effective to least effective control methods in reducing workplace injuries. Elimination and Substitution Elimination and [...]

The ER vs. Urgent Care: Know Where To Go For Care Before You Need It

2020-07-02T09:38:57-04:00July 2nd, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Safety Tips, Wellness|

During the pandemic many people are hesitant to visit hospitals for needs that they may have. It has been recommended that people stop by urgent cares in their specific areas to be treated for those needs, rather than going [...]

Health and Safety: COVID-19 Has Meant Less Sleep for Americans, and Higher Risk of Injury

2020-06-17T15:19:20-04:00June 17th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Safety Tips, Wellness|

Sleep may not seem like an important factor in our health, but it is. Sleep habits and overall fatigue/restfulness can affect everything from a person’s mood, health and likelihood of getting in a car accident or workplace accident. It [...]

OSHA Outlines New Face Mask and Respirator Guidelines

2020-06-11T08:47:10-04:00June 11th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Safety Tips|

As we know much of the country is requiring face coverings at the workplace and for customers, the U.S. Department of Labor has answered some frequently asked questions about face coverings, surgical masks and respirators in the workplace. The [...]

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Availability of $11.5 Million in Worker Safety and Health Training Grants

2020-06-02T12:36:06-04:00June 2nd, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Legislative News, Safety Tips|

(VIA OHSA.GOV) WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced the availability of $11.5 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants for nonprofit organizations, including community and faith-based organizations, employer associations, labor unions, joint [...]

Five Restroom Upgrades to Improve Hand Washing and Minimize Germs

2020-06-02T10:37:48-04:00June 2nd, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Safety Tips|

With many essential workers already at work and many others soon to be back in offices, companies and organizations have a big feat to face in the post-pandemic age: keeping bathrooms sanitary and employees distant. Of course, cleaning bathrooms [...]

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