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Automotive Industry Safety & Health
Information provided in this topic page can help employers and employees in the automotive industry identify and evaluate existing and foreseeable safety and health hazards.
Source: WA Labor & Industries
Automotive Repair and Maintenance Services - Advancing priorities through research and partnerships (PDF)
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) convened a number of these partners to develop the National Services Agenda, which includes safety and health goals for the Automotive Repair industry.
Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet Plus: Lockout/Tagout for the Automotive Repair Industry (PDF)
The Oregon OSHA standard for The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout and Tagout) 1910.147, requires employers to control hazardous energy during service and maintenance activities The standard applies to all general industry workplaces, including automotive repair shops.
Source: Oregon OSHA
Safe Shops Tool Kit for Autobody Shops
The Safe Shop Tool Box is an educational kit for workers, managers, and owners in auto businesses. On this page, you may download the complete Safe Shop Tool Box or individual fact sheets in both Spanish and English.
Preventing Injury and Illness in Auto Body Shops (PDF)
A review of workers’ compensation data by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) showed that workers’ compensation premium rates in the auto body repair industry rose at a rate far higher than the average of all industries in seven out of the past eight years. frequently result in a loss of wages and permanent partial disabilities.
Managing Worker Health and Safety: An Auto Refinish Shop Success Story (PDF)
Ask auto body shop owners what’s their toughest job. The answer, nine times out of ten: getting workers to wear protective equipment. While there’s no quick fix – changing behavior is always tough – this case study will show there is a solution.
Boston Public Health Commission Safe Shops Project
Safe Shops promotes environmental leadership among Boston’s auto body and repair shops and provides training, education, and other resources to help shops improve their safety and environmental practices.