A Dealer Guide to the Updated OSHA HazCom Standard (L22) is now available at no charge to NADA and ATD members at the NADA University website (http://universityonline.nada.org/login.aspx).
The new guide explains compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication (HazCom) Standard, which requires employers, including dealerships, to provide chemical hazard information to employees potentially exposed to such hazards in order to protect them from chemical-related injuries or illnesses. In most dealerships, the standard covers service, parts, body shop and detail personnel. The rule requires dealerships to inventory their hazardous chemicals; implement written HazCom programs; obtain, file and maintain accessibility to Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) for each chemical in the workplace; and train employees on the safe handling of hazardous chemicals. The guide discusses the purpose, scope and application of the standard, including labels and other forms of warning, enforcement and resources for compliance assistance. The Guide is available to NADA members free of charge. Non-members can purchase the Guide by calling NADA Customer Service at 800.557.6232.