In a shop, workers are exposed to several different hazards that require the use of a respirator, but the choice of respirator determines the effectiveness of the protection.
What can auto repair companies do to attract, hire and retain young talent? The first step is to learn what’s important to them.
Painters in collision repair shops have the heaviest exposure to isocyanates, but technicians can be exposed to them around the shop as they’re mixing paints, cleaning paint guns, cleaning spills and breathing in paint mists. That’s why respirators are a must.
Learning how to decrease your shop’s energy usage while potentially increasing revenue can be a huge benefit for any business.
When it comes to personal protective equipment, most of the responsibility falls on the employer. But employees also share in that PPE responsibility. This includes maintaining their PPE and – most important – wearing it!
Before you make the decision not to don that piece of protective equipment, let’s consider your risks and your role regarding PPE in the workplace.
If you walk around the shop and look with a critical eye, you can start reducing accidents today with some serious attention to detail.
Do your employees know what to do in case of an extreme weather emergency? Do you have people in the shop assigned to take charge in these situations, and are they trained properly in those duties?
You may already do periodic safety training, but now is a good time to brush up on your current practices and make improvements where necessary.
Hundreds of serious accidents and injuries happen in body shops across the country every year. Through the process of logging injuries and illnesses, you can establish worker protections designed to reduce and eliminate safety hazards.