July 25, 2013
In response to increased regulatory inspections, compliance fines, and heightened injuries in the dealer industry, KPA has created the Environmental & Safety Risk Assessment.
The customized, complimentary assessment provides dealers and collision centers with a method to manage the environment and safety liabilities of their operations, KPA says. There are many requirements set by state and federal regulatory agencies including OSHA, EPA and DOT, as well as best management practices that can be implemented to reduce risk and injury of employees. KPA says this program is designed to assess company liabilities, allowing mangers to then implement solutions on their own.
“Top violations in the auto industry are typically issued for missing or inadequate training and written programs, and many managers are unaware that they are not in compliance. [This tool] provides managers with easy and efficient methods to stay in compliance and reduce their overall level of risk,” says Peter Zaidel, KPA environment and safety product director.
According to KPA, the tool allows dealers to manage compliance through a series of options and steps, allowing managers to maintain a safe and compliant business, reducing risk of employee injury and protecting their operations from a hefty fine.
“The KPA team strives to provide our clients and the industry with the best regulatory compliance tools. The complimentary [tool] allows managers to easily adhere to state and federal regulations, as well as keep their employees protected from hazards in the workplace,” says Eric Schmitz, KPA vice president of product and business development.