The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently released the 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards for fiscal 2022. This list, which includes falls, hazardous materials and respiratory protection, is a good reminder to dealership service departments to review the safety plan, said Troy Tepp, director of safety services for commercial lines at Sentry Insurance, which insures more than 3,000 dealerships and automotive service shops.
Tepp, 55, said it is important that service department directors and managers ensure employees are following the safety plan daily. He spoke with Senior Editor Dan Shine about key takeaways and prevention recommendations from the OSHA list and what they mean for the auto industry as a whole.
Here are edited excerpts.