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Automotive repair and maintenance services: advancing priorities through research and partnerships.

Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2012-114, 2011 Dec; :1-2
Small businesses may not have safety and health professionals on staff, yet they can reduce injury and illness risks by obtaining safety and health information and adopting recommended practices. Most trade associations, franchisors, workers' compensation insurance groups and state health or labor departments are excellent resources for safety and health program materials. Comprehensive injury and illness prevention programs are recommended to reduce the risks for occupational injury, illness and death. You can: 1) Identify and evaluate hazards and adopt effective hazard controls and safe work practices to prevent work-related injuries and illnesses. 2) Lead a work group to address priority issues to help inform employers and policy makers about hazards and successful interventions. 3) Assist in the design of an effective system to track occupational injuries and illnesses in the automotive repair/maintenance industry. 4) Represent a partner organization to work on a goal implementation plan. Provide input to the NORA Coordinator on the implementation of goals ( and suggest important issues to consider for future goals. The NORA Services Sector Council developed strategic goals for the Automotive Repair Industry to address priority workplace safety and health issues. The Council will ensure progress and track accomplishments through 2016. Partnerships are needed to achieve these goals to reduce work-related injury, illness, and death among auto repair and maintenance services employees: 1) Promote the development of comprehensive occupational safety and health programs for automotive repair and maintenance establishments. 3) Evaluate potential exposures to hazardous materials in automotive repair and maintenance facilities. 3) Develop and evaluate effective training materials that assist employers and employees in the recognition and control of hazardous materials in automotive repair and maintenance facilities.
Automotive-industry; Automobile-repair-shops; Maintenance-workers; Repair-shops; Small-businesses; Worker-health; Work-practices; Injury-prevention; Disease-prevention; Safety-climate; Safety-practices; Motor-vehicle-parts; Motor-vehicles; Surveillance-programs
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DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2012-114; B12212011
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