Call Us: (800) 419-4923
 Call Us: +44 (0)20 3865 7701
 Call Us: (787) 822-8377
 Call Us: (437) 855-4925
Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.
Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.
You are here: Home » Resources » Articles » How A Hazard Communications Program Can Protect, Even Help, Your Bottom Line

January 24, 2018

How A Hazard Communications Program Can Protect, Even Help, Your Bottom Line

By Partner ESI

In December, the US Department of Labor issued a release detailing a fatal flash fire at an auto dealership in Alabama. “Inspectors determined that the employees were using a flammable brake wash to scrub the service pit floor when the fire occurred,” the release said. “As a result, three employees were fatally injured and a fourth was critically burned. A fifth employee was treated for smoke inhalation and released.”

A flash fire is a sudden, intense fire caused by ignition of a mixture of air and a dispersed flammable substance such as a solid, flammable or combustible liquid, or a flammable gas.

The OSHA Area Director reporting on the event blamed the dealership’s “failure to effectively implement a hazard communication program.” The dealership was fined over $150,000 for serious safety violations and given 15 business days to comply or contest the findings before an OSHA review commission.

Continue reading the Automotive Buy Sell Report here.

Other Resources You Might Like

Let us be your Partner

Learn how we can support your next project or share insights via our newsletter.
Terms and Conditions  |  Privacy Policy   |  Website Terms of Use  |  © 2024 Partner ESI. All rights reserved.
crossmenuarrow-up linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram