White Papers

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 […]

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