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July 19, 2013
Expert identifies top 10 noncompliance issues

Auto expert Terry Dortch has identified 10 compliance pitfalls that are getting auto dealerships in trouble with OSHA. The list includes issues familiar to service, retail, wholesale, and warehouse businesses as well.

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Read here to check the list, then check your facility to verify that you’re in compliance.

According to Terry Dortch, CEO of Automotive Compliance Consultants, “OSHA continues its sweep of auto dealerships in a somewhat heavy-handed way to intimidate auto dealerships by searching their premises for health and safety violations.” Dortch acknowledges that while the regulations help prevent worker injury and death, they are often ignored, leaving the door open for incidents and costly citations.

Be mindful of these common hazards

Here’s Dortch’s list of top 10 concerns to address “before OSHA does.”

  • No free-flowing eyewash station accessible within a 10-second or 55-foot walk of technicians,
  • Eyewash stations not inspected and cleaned weekly,
  • Workers not properly trained in the new globally harmonized system (GHS) for hazardous material shipping and labeling,
  • No annual test documentation for fire extinguishers,
  • No recent forklift operator safety training (required every 3 years),
  • No regular checking of proper labeling of bottles of chemicals,
  • No recent first-aid kit inspection and restocking,
  • No recent lift safety and function inspections,
  • Improper battery core storage (must be on a proper pad with secondary containment), and
  • Unsafe use of extension cords or use of extension cords in an unsafe environment.

Dortch concludes that these are all “easy fixes” if they are taken care of before OSHA arrives. “After that, OSHA fines for noncompliance can be painful.”

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