Category: OSHA

Automotive Service & Collision Industry Safety Statistics

July 5th, 2018 by

In 2016, there were 108 fatal injuries (↑19% from 2015) and an estimated 9,090 nonfatal injuries among workers in the automotive repair and maintenance industry (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Finding and fixing hazards ensures workers go home safe and sound every day. Please click on the link below for more information on how to find and

Safe + Sound week resources

June 14th, 2018 by

from https://www.osha.gov/safeandsoundweek/ Join us for Safe + Sound Week, August 13-19, 2018 What Is Safe + Sound Week? A nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces. Why Participate? Safe workplaces are

Counterfeit Lift Inspection Labels Found in New York

May 30th, 2018 by

from https://www.autolift.org/news/gemco-lift-inspection-public-safety-notice/ CORTLAND, NY – (May 29, 2018) – The Automotive Lift Institute, Inc. (ALI), an ANSI accredited product certification body (Accreditation ID# 0584), hereby makes public announcement that counterfeit lift inspection labels have been found in New York City and Long Island with records going back to at least 2016 (see image at right).   In

Using Your OSHA 300 Log to Improve Safety and Health

April 26th, 2018 by

As your OSHA Alliance Partner for the automotive industry, CCAR was provided the following at; https://www.osha.gov/shpcampaign/docs/SHP_That-Was-No-Accident.pdf   When you hear the word “accident,” you probably think of an unexpected, random event that no one could foresee or prevent. Accidents “just happen.” Most workplace injuries and illnesses don’t just happen—they are usually predictable and preventable. That’s why

Safety Walk-Arounds for Managers

April 26th, 2018 by

As an OSHA Alliance Partner, CCAR is enthusiastically supporting Safe + Sound Week (August 13 – 19, 2018).   Please click here to view the Safety Walk-Around for Managers Fact Sheet, and stay tuned for more information regarding Safe + Sound Week.          

PPE recommendations for the auto refinish market

April 17th, 2018 by

Through its Alliance with OSHA, the American Chemistry Council [Center for the Polyurethanes Industry, Diisocyanates Panel, and Aliphatic Diisocyanates Panel] developed an infographic that provides personal protective equipment (PPE) recommendations for the automotive refinish market. The infographic provides general information on the importance of PPE during the refinishing process. High performance polyurethane coatings used in automotive refinishing applications,

Man injured in explosion at auto repair business

February 12th, 2018 by

from http://www.thenewsdispatch.com/news/article_9a40f3cb-6f6a-577e-931e-9c5e2e6a2b83.html   MICHIGAN CITY — One man was injured Thursday morning after an explosion rocked a car repair business at Longwood Drive and U.S. 20. The owner of Lakeside Autowerks was welding in the back of the building at 628 Longwood Drive when a nearby 50-gallon oil drum somehow ignited and exploded, according to Michigan

OSHA cites Goodyear $69K for endangering employees

February 6th, 2018 by

from https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/osha/osha20180124-0 The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued seven serious citations against Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. for exposing its employees to burn, hazardous energy, amputation, and caught-in safety hazards. The company faces proposed penalties of $69,058. OSHA investigators inspected Goodyear’s Social Circle facility in August 2017, and found that

OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program Helps Small Businesses Establish Safety and Health Programs

January 2nd, 2018 by

It’s confidential, free, voluntary, and convenient: consultants perform evaluations on-site   Employers can find out about potential hazards at their worksites, improve their occupational safety and health management system, and qualify for an exemption from scheduled Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforcement inspections when they request assistance from the agency’s free, confidential, and voluntary