The Automotive Workplace Guide to EPA & OSHA can help employers control health, safety and environmental problems in a shop environment. It can also provide the peace of mind that comes from taking a pro-active stance in remaining in compliance with OSHA and the EPA.
This guide addresses the hazardous waste and safety concerns of car dealerships with repair facilities, car rental agencies, paint and body shops, gasoline service stations, lube/oil change shops and other automotive workplaces. It also features expanded OSHA requirements on a variety of vital topics, from fire extinguishers to lock-out/tag-out to asbestos in brake and clutch work. Updates and improvements in this edition include:
- discussion of the new OSHA reporting requirements that went into effect January 1, 2015, including the injuries and illnesses that now need to be reported, reporting time frames, and what to report, along with new information on which automotive establishments are partially exempt from OSHA recordkeeping requirements
- new information on propane-based refrigerants, NAICS codes for automotive establishments, Risk Management Plan updates, abrasive blasting hazards, lead exposure, less hazardous substitutes for use in cleaning metals, scrap tire requirements, texting, which wastes are not considered to be “hazardous,” state requirements for universal waste, eDisclosure under EPA’s Small Business Compliance Policy, OSHA HazCom labels, OSHA national and local emphasis programs, and OSHA’s Site-Specific Targeting Plan, among other things
- examples of the new Form 8700-12, Form R, and Form A
- revised Contingency Plan, Hazard Assessment and PPE Plan, Hazard Communication Plan, and Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan
- updated checklists on accident reporting, confined spaces and entry, fire safety, hazardous chemical exposure, and respiratory protection, among others
- updated statistics, legislative information, Top 20 Violations Lists, and directory of state and federal environmental and safety and health agencies and consultation programs
The guide also provides online access to customizable sample safety plans as well as an in-depth discussion of OSHA’s Hazard Communication (Employee Right-to-Know) Standard, which is one of the most commonly cited OSHA standards.
This easy-to-use guide will not gather dust on the shelf. The reader-friendly writing style eliminates legal jargon, so you will reach for it again and again.