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Compliance Guidance for the Revised FTC Safeguards Rule

Data breach after data breach, the FTC enforced its own Safeguards Rule, which took effect in 2003. Witnessing that companies were not living-up to expectations, the FTC changed the Rule in October to remove any doubt as to minimum requirements. Now, the FTC Safeguards Rule sets forth very specific requirements and processes that must be […]

Carbon Monoxide Hazards

by ComplyNet | Nov 1, 2019 | Published Articles As the colder weather arrives, stay alert for signs of drowsiness in your staff.  Over the past 25 years, we have seen numerous instances around this time where carbon monoxide (CO) leaks in the service department migrated through the ventilation system to the office and showroom, resulting in headaches and drowsiness. […]

Ice & Snow – Take It Slow

by ComplyNet | Dec 1, 2019 | Published Articles ‘Tis the season to be on the lookout for dealership slip and fall hazards.  Slips, trips, and falls already constitute the largest source or workplace Injuries, but the introduction of ice and snow onto driveways and walkways raise the stakes considerably. A dealer’s best defense is to increase awareness of the […]

A Sign of a Safety Culture

by ComplyNet | Jan 2, 2020 | Published Articles It’s January, which means you are diligently preparing your OSHA Form 300A for posting at each of your establishments with more than 10 employees.  A properly posted 300A is a sign that your establishment has some level of a safety culture. You are not alone if you are asking yourself, “What […]

Preventing Cold Stress

by ComplyNet | Feb 1, 2020 | Published Articles Trench foot, frostbite, and hypothermia are various types of cold stress that can cause death or other serious injuries in the working environment.  As an employer, it is your duty to provide your workers with a place of employment that is free from recognized hazards, including winter weather related hazards like […]

Eye Protection – What to Wear and Who Pays

by Adam Crowell | Feb 28, 2020 | Published Articles Eye injuries in the service department are common.  Imagine a situation where a bolt shatters as it is being tightened, and the metal shards are sent flying towards a technician’s eyes.  If the technician is wearing the appropriate safety glasses or goggles, the metal will bounce off of the lenses.  […]

Use the Proper Cleaning Agents to Combat COVID-19 and Don’t Forget the Safety Data Sheets

by Adam Crowell | Mar 31, 2020 | Published Articles In conducting recent facility inspections and independently verifying the COVID-19 countermeasures that dealerships have enacted, we see hand-sanitizer everywhere.  On the Parts Counter.  On the Service Counter.  In stand-alone dispensers in the Showroom.  And work stations are commonly littered with bottles of disinfectant. The right hand-sanitizers and disinfectants can be […]

Employee COVID-19 Cases – When (not) to Record & When (not) to Report to OSHA

by Adam Crowell | Aug 31, 2020 | Published Articles This question is becoming more common, “I have an employee that is positive for COVID-19, do I need to record it on the OSHA forms and report it to OSHA?”  If this is you, take a deep breath through your facemask.  Know that you have plenty of resources available to […]

Dealership Pedestrian Safety Tips as we begin the First-Ever National Pedestrian Safety Month

by Adam Crowell | Oct 1, 2020 | Published Articles The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has designated October as the first-ever national Pedestrian Safety Month.  This designation is long overdue.  It is common for pedestrians to be in close-proximity to moving vehicles, and this mixture can be quite dangerous.  Consider the following statistics.  According to the Center for Disease […]

This Year’s Top Health & Safety Violations for Franchised Dealers

by Adam Crowell | Nov 4, 2020 | Published Articles Each October, the federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) publishes its yearly statistics of inspections and citations.  These statistics are gathered from October of the past year through September of the current year, and can be segmented by business classes using applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes.  […]