Workers Compensation

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 [...]

Safety Tips While Working From Home

2020-04-02T07:58:22-04:00April 2nd, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

With the advancements in technology, more employees are working from home for some duration of the work week. Also, with the COVID-19 outbreak there are more employees working from home then ever before. This presents several challenges when it [...]

Tips in Prevention: Mechanic Dies After Vehicle Lift Accident

2020-01-14T18:09:22-05:00January 14th, 2020|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

We wanted to share with you the sad story of an auto mechanic who was severely injured when a vehicle fell off a lift and onto him at a repair shop last fall, and eventually passed away from his [...]

Auto Dealership Service Departments Work to Reduce Risks As Shop Injuries Rise

2020-01-06T19:26:31-05:00January 6th, 2020|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

When a fire ripped through an Alabama dealership's service department in 2017, killing three shop employees and injuring two others, the accident was a grim reminder that auto repair is dangerous and poses numerous daily risks. The headline-grabbing incident [...]

Workplace Safety: Buffalo Wild Wings Manager Dies After Chemical Incident

2019-11-20T10:44:23-05:00November 19th, 2019|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

“Thirteen other employees and patrons were treated at hospitals after being exposed to a toxic mix of cleaning agents at a Massachusetts location, the authorities said. The episode occurred after a restaurant employee mixed an acidic detergent called Scale Kleen with [...]

Mechanic Injured at Car Dealership: Recommendations on Prevention

2019-09-11T08:36:18-04:00September 11th, 2019|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

In this piece, we'll examine a real-life workplace accident and what could have been done to prevent it from occurring, in hopes of preventing further accidents such as this. An auto mechanic from New Bedford, MA was seriously injured [...]

Safety Tips: Handling of Flammable Liquids

2019-08-22T10:22:42-04:00August 22nd, 2019|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

Statistics indicate that more than 21% of industrial fires and 15% of office fires start with the ignition of a flammable or combustible liquid. During a recent 4 year period. U.S. municipal fire departments responded to an estimated average of 51,600 fires per [...]

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