ALI Certified Automotive Lift Inspections

Did you know OSHA requires annual automotive lift inspections and lift operator training?   Many lift owners are not aware of this, but OSHA’s General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1), requires annual lift inspections and lift operator training.  OSHA references ANSI/ALI ALOIM: 2008 as the standard for Automotive Lift Operation, Inspection, and Maintenance.

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Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Inspections

AutoTek conducts regular onsite inspections to ensure compliance with any applicable regulation.  After our inspection, we’ll hold a safety committee meeting with company representatives to discuss any violation identified during the inspection.  AutoTek will document the inspection, recommend corrective actions and record the meeting minutes to comply with your company’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP).

OSHA Employee Safety Training

The automotive industry tends to experience high employee turnover.  With this much turnover, you need to ensure your employees are properly trained on all OSHA-required safety programs.  Our bilingual (English / Spanish) trainers will ensure all training is properly documented and recorded to comply with OSHA’s employee training and record keeping requirements.

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OSHA Written Safety Programs

Did you know OSHA fines many companies for not having written programs?  AutoTek can develop any OSHA written safety program, equipment manual, or Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) required for your business.  Our written programs are OSHA compliant and customized to meet your specific business operations.  We’ll keep you aware of any new regulation or law that may have an adverse impact on your business.  We’ll make sure your written programs are updated as your operations and regulations change.

GHS / SDS Compliance

AutoTek can help you comply with OSHA’s Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.  We’ll send an Onsite Inventory Technician (OIT) to your business to conduct a reliable and current hazardous materials (HAZMAT) inventory.  We’ll contact all vendors and obtain all compliant Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for all hazardous materials identified during the inventory.  Finally, we’ll upload all the SDSs to your secure Customer Portal so that you and your employees can have full access 24/7/365.  We can also provide you with printed SDS binders if you prefer.

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Hazardous Waste Management

Automotive businesses typically generate several kinds of potentially hazardous waste, including waste solvents, contaminated rags, used oil, waste antifreeze, used tires, waste batteries, grinding dusts, and contaminated wash waters.  Some wastes clearly must be managed as hazardous, while others may require the owner or operator to make that determination.  AutoTek can develop a Hazardous Materials Waste Management Plan (HMMP) for your business and help you make hazardous waste determinations.  Our network of hazardous waste transporters can provide efficient and compliant hazardous waste removal at a competitive cost.

Licensing, Permitting & Reporting

AutoTek can obtain any type of operating permit or business license from any federal, state, or local regulatory agency on your behalf.  We’ll put together all the necessary documentation; you approve it and sign on the dotted line.  We’ll submit the paperwork to the regulatory agency and monitor the process from beginning to end.  We can also submit regulatory compliance reports on your behalf regardless of frequency (i.e. monthly, quarterly, annual, etc.) all you do is approve the report and sign on the dotted line.

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OSHA Citation Assistance & Representation

Receiving an OSHA citation can be a bit unnerving, but every employer should remember that receiving the citation is in some ways just the beginning, not the end, of the process.  The fines are basically meaningless in most cases.  The real long term risk to the business is the level of citation classification (i.e. serious, repeat, or willful) and being placed on OSHA’s unpublished “black list”.  AutoTek can help you prepare for scheduled and unscheduled OSHA inspections.  We can represent you during an Informal Conference and assist you in responding to a request for documentation / information from OSHA.  We can also help you contest your citation or request a reduction to a proposed penalty.

Corporate Sustainability & Recycling

Automakers are revving up recycling and sustainability efforts. The auto industry is inextricably linked to both the environment and the economy.  How the industry handles ecological concerns today is guaranteed to have a corresponding impact on society tomorrow.  When considering the ecological and economic impacts of the auto industry, we can look at a lot of fresh material — materials to reduce weight, materials to reuse and regrow, and materials to recycle.  Today, with the public and automakers alike realizing the need for more aggressive efforts, companies are proactively engineering their vehicles specifically for ease of recycling.  Businesses can do their part to complete the automotive circle of life and AutoTek can assist in your efforts!

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California Environmental Reporting System (CERS)

AutoTek can manage your CERS compliance.  CERS is a California statewide web-based system to support California Unified Program Agencies (CUPAs) and Participating Agencies (PAs) in electronically collecting and reporting various hazardous materials-related data as mandated by the California Health and Safety Code and new 2008 legislation (AB 2286). Under oversight by Cal/EPA, CUPAs implement Unified Program mandates that streamline and provide consistent regulatory activities.

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Who has to report?

All businesses regulated by a California Unified Program Agency (CUPA) must  submit Unified Program - related information to CERS instead of on paper forms.

What must be reported?

All hazardous materials business plans, chemical inventories, site maps, underground and aboveground tank data, and hazardous waste related data must be reported.

Customer Portal

AutoTek clients have access to their own secure Customer Portal.  This private and secure cloud-based system is the main storage location for all inspection records, permits, licenses, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), manifests, safety programs, and training records.  Think of it as your new compliance file cabinet in the cloud!  AutoTek will upload, manage, index and OCR (Optical Character Recognize) all your regulatory documents in your portal.  This will allow you and anyone you designate, to search, email, and print any document at any time.

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Updated on 2017-04-22T11:20:02+00:00, by info@autotek.com.