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Top 10 Reasons Dealerships Were Fined by OSHA in 2018

Toby Graham /
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$1,085,338. That’s how much the Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined the automotive industry from October 2017 through September 2018.

On average, that’s about $2,150 per citation—not terrible, but not great either. It certainly isn’t as costly as, say, an out-of-court workplace harassment settlement (which can be in the 6-figure range), but what dealership wouldn’t want an extra $2k per year?

The cost of OSHA non-compliance seems particularly reckless when you consider the 10 most common reasons for the citations and penalties. At the top of the list: hazard communication. These dealerships lost thousands for not properly labeling, documenting, or training their workers on dangerous substances in the workplace. They’re fortunate if money was all they lost.

How do you think your company would fare if an OSHA inspector showed up tomorrow? Find out in the upcoming webinar: How to Survive an OSHA Visit. Reserve your spot now.

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