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Medical Examinations And FMCSA

Medical Examinations And FMCSA

Michael Graham President Automotive Aftermarket Specialties michael@autorisk.org       Colorado Requires A Medical Card for Commercial Drivers: The FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ACT (FMSCA) requires drivers of commercial motor vehicles engaged in interstate commerce to have a medical examination performed by a medical provider authorized by the FMCSA. The purpose of the medical examination […]

CyberRisk part-2 of part-2

CyberRisk part-2 of part-2

Michael Graham President Automotive Aftermarket Specialties michael@autorisk.org       Last month we discussed how cyber liability exposures are typically not included in commercial insurance programs . . . see our blog post on our website. SO — What are Steps You can take to control Cyber Risks: 1. Invest in virus protection, malware and […]

OSHA to Continue in 2016

OSHA to Continue in 2016

Michael Graham President Automotive Aftermarket Specialties michael@autorisk.org       OSHA to continue Automotive Industry Focus in 2016 On October 1st, 2015 the OSHA Regional Office renewed the Local Emphasis Program Targeting the Automotive Industry for 2016. WHAT ARE THE KEY FACTS OF THE 2016 OSHA AUTOMOTIVE EMPHASIS PROGRAM Initially a 2013 to 2014 Program […]

CyberRisk part-1 of part-2

CyberRisk part-1 of part-2

Michael Graham President Automotive Aftermarket Specialties michael@autorisk.org       CyberRisk Insurance – you probably have no Coverage . . . . . . Commercial General Liability Policies, Commercial Crime Policies, Commercial Property Policies, Business Owner Protection Policies, Garage Liability Policies, Professional Liability Policies do not offer coverage or specifically exclude coverage. Cyber attacks have […]

Personal Protective Equipment White Paper

Personal Protective Equipment White Paper

Michael Graham President Automotive Aftermarket Specialties michael@autorisk.org       OSHA Requires that employers control both physical and health hazards, so as to prevent employee injury and illness. The first line of defense is to use an engineering control to eliminate the hazard. When the employer has used engineering controls and the hazard still exists, […]

OSHA Record keeping White Paper

OSHA Record keeping White Paper

Michael Graham President Automotive Aftermarket Specialties michael@autorisk.org           Under the OSHA Recordkeeping Regulation, “covered employers” are required to maintain records of serious occupational injuries and illnesses, as well as publicly post records by using the OSHA 300 and 300A Log. Additional accident information is on the OSHA 301 form. This information […]

Machine Guarding Whitepaper

Machine Guarding Whitepaper

Michael Graham President Automotive Aftermarket Specialties michael@autorisk.org       Proper machine guarding is essential for protecting workers from needless and preventable injures. Any machine can be the source of injury if is not adequately and correctly guarded. Dangerous moving parts can be classified in three basic areas: Point of Operation – the point were […]

Lockout Tagout White Paper

Lockout Tagout White Paper

Michael Graham President Automotive Aftermarket Specialties michael@autorisk.org         The OSHA standard for The Control of Hazardous Energy, known as “Lockout and Tagout” (LOTO) requires employers to control hazardous energy during service and maintenance activities in automotive repair shops. The purpose of a LOTO program is to protect employees from workplace hazards where […]

Hazard Communication White Paper

Hazard Communication White Paper

Michael Graham President Automotive Aftermarket Specialties michael@autorisk.org         The Hazard Communication Standard was implemented by OSHA as the result of serious injury and death to employees that were working with chemicals and substances. The tragedy of these injuries and deaths was that information about health hazards was not fully communicated to employees. […]

Forklift Safety White Paper

Forklift Safety White Paper

Michael Graham President Automotive Aftermarket Specialties michael@autorisk.org         Forklifts or, as OSHA classifies them, Powered Industrial Trucks, are used in nearly every industry. They are a useful tool, but unfortunately many people are injured driving and using forklifts. OSHA has recognized this and has promulgated very complete driver training requirements. Training should […]

Automotive Lift Safety White Paper

Automotive Lift Safety White Paper

Michael Graham President Automotive Aftermarket Specialties michael@autorisk.org         Automotive lifts are reliable but safe ongoing operations requires regular inspections to ensure the lifts receive maintenance and repairs. In addition, each employee that uses a lift must receive training including: safe usage, meaning of the warning decals, importance of lifting points, manufacturers instruction […]

Designated Medical Provider White Paper

Designated Medical Provider White Paper

Michael Graham President Automotive Aftermarket Specialties michael@autorisk.org         In order to effectively manage workers’ compensation claims, you as the employer must have a clear picture of what steps to take when an employee tells you that he/she has suffered an injury. You have an obligation to gather the information related to the […]

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