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Automotive Industry Safety & Health - Auto Sales


Photo courtesy of Thinkstock. Conducting a job hazard analysis can help determine what hazards your employees are exposed to and what you can do to protect them

Conducting a job hazard analysis can help determine what hazards your employees are exposed to and what you can do to protect them.

Photo courtesy of Thinkstock.

The selling of new or used vehicles involves a lot of work behind the scenes, such as loading and unloading vehicles and road testing. Also, not to mention, workers who sell the vehicles are on their feet for most of the time, walking around interacting with potential clients.

This can expose workers to hazards such as the following:

  • Awkward lifting.
  • Being struck by moving vehicles.
  • Falls (ladders).
  • Slips, trips, and falls.
  • Working in various weather conditions.
  • Workplace violence (angry customers and co-workers).

This can result in hospitalization for injuries, permanent partial disability, and in some cases even death.

Information provided in this industry page can help employers and employees identify and evaluate existing and foreseeable safety and health hazards. It also provides resources to help with training, prevention methods, and the development and implementation of a required written safety and health accident prevention program (APP).

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