OSHA targets body shops with new enforcement program
Last month the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a new National Emphasis Program (NEP) aimed at helping to protect workers from the health effects (including asthma and sensitization) of occupational exposure to isocyanates, a class of chemicals sometimes found in automotive refinish systems. The NEP specifically targets auto body shops. OSHA will use targeted inspections, employer outreach and compliance assistance.
Dealers with body shops should review NADA’s A Dealer Guide to the OSHA Respiratory Protection Rule. Any dealership interested in reviewing its general compliance with federal and state health and safety standards should consider taking advantage of NADAs OSHA On-Site Consultation Program, which offers free, confidential safety compliance reviews for small- and medium-sized businesses. For more information on the isocyanate NEP, click here or email NADA Regulatory Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.Download Bulletin PDF