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Onboarding is not only a talent initiative, it is a business initiative.

A negative first impression, poor new employee training or lack of new hire planning can all lead to adverse impacts to productivity, retention, performance and engagement. As a result, organizations are thinking more proactively about the way to onboard talent by adopting new practices and investing in both traditional and innovative technology solutions to achieve results.

To help you through the process, we’ve collected some comprehensive articles on the topic. Here you’ll find tips and guidelines for developing your new hire onboarding program, making sure it covers critical areas, and best practices for how to get started.

When you’re ready to take action, we’re hear to help. Vera HR is here to streamline and automate workforce management to make your HR department a competitive differentiator for your company.

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How to Convince Leadership to Budget for EHS Software, in 5 Steps

It’s budget season—the perfect opportunity for you to convince your company’s leadership to invest in EHS software. Here’s how to make the conversation easy.
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Lack of Training’s Costing the Construction Industry - Here’s How to Tackle It

NIOSH says that inexperience & lack of training top the list when it comes to construction injuries. Training is at the top of the solutions.
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KPA Named a Top 20 Health and Safety Training Company for the Fifth Time

KPA has been named among the Top 20 Employee Health, Safety, and Wellness companies, making this the fifth consecutive year for the company.
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Are You in Compliance with OSHA and EPA Regulations? A Consultant's View

I often walk into a dealership for the first time and ask if they think they are in compliance with OSHA and EPA regulations. Their answer's surprising.
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Are Engagement and Software Use Related? Here’s What the Data Reveals.

Is there a correlation between safety managers that have confidence in their program and how engaged their workforce is in that safety program?
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OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Violations

Use OSHA’s Top 10 Violations to help your organization prioritize workforce safety and compliance initiatives for a safer workplace.
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Construction Hazards Lurking on the Jobsite: Can Your Employees Identify Them?

At the most basic level, your workers should be aware of potential construction hazards that relate to their discipline.
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Report Finds Investment in EHS Software Outweighs Cost & Improves Employee Engagement, Communication

October 12, 2021 – KPA and EHS Today partnered on a report looking at how companies are investing in EHS programs and the latest industry trends.
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What's Hot on the Hotline? Supplemental Price Stickers FAQs

Supplemental price stickers have become commonplace during the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent chip shortage. The Hotline has been buzzing with questions, so we've put together an FAQ.
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KPA Announces New Collision and Service Center Safety Package

October 7, 2021 - The Vera Suite package offers the necessary combo of EHS software, consulting, and compliance training for an automotive service center.
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Making the Case for EHS Software

Looking to advocate for adding EHS software to your safety program? We’ve got a treasure trove of data to help you make your case.
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KPA Named an Associated Builders and Contractors Tech Alliance Company

October 5, 2021 - KPA was selected as a strategic partner for the prestigious Associated Builders and Contractors Tech Alliance program. In addition to collaborating on member resources and solutions for construction technology needs, KPA will also be part of ABC's Tech Marketplace.
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Regulations You Need to Know in 2021

There are several federal rules taking effect this month and next. Find out what you need to know about the extended EEO-1 data deadline, joint employer rule rescission, tip theft, and more.
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What is an SPCC Plan?  Do You Need One? Your Questions Answered

Organizations that work with large amounts of oil need an SPCC plan (Spill Prevention, Control, & Countermeasure). Having written over 3,000 SPCC programs, we’re here to give you the low down.
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High Performing Health and Safety Programs Rely on EHS Software

Results of the 2021 EHS Industry Study - The findings are clear: An investment in the latest EHS software and technology improves performance.
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How Construction Companies Can Keep up with Safety Standards

Construction has more safety standards, hazards, training topics than other industries. Learn the costs of not keeping up & tips for success.
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Body Shop Paint Waste: 4 Ways to Dispose of it and Stay Compliant

If you manage a body shop or collision center, your you generate wastes that require proper disposal methods. Let's take a look at the top 4.
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What Is EHS Software? Everything You Need to Know

Here’s everything you need to know about EHS software—what it is, how it works, why you need it, how to choose the right EHS software provider, and more.
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Developing KPA's Sales Leaders

KPA Sales Development Manager, JoAnna Brantley, spoke with Built In Colorado about her experience on the SDR team, becoming a manager, and her approach to management.
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Biden’s and OSHA’s Vaccine Mandate for Employers

[Updated 9/24/21] President Biden recently directed OSHA to develop a workplace vaccination standard. How should employers prepare for the impending vaccine mandate? We have 8 things to consider.
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How to Navigate the Vaccine Mandate

KPA's Michael Brenner spoke with PropertyCasualty360 about what businesses can expect with workplace vaccine mandates.
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What's Hot on the Hotline? Buying A Car for a Third Party

What do you do when a customer wants to be a car for somebody else? There's some confusion on what to do depending on the deal type, let's clear that up.
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OSHA at 50

It’s hard to believe the OSHA has been around for 50 years. Interested in learning how it has changed over the past 50 years? Read on!
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Safety Meetings vs. Toolbox Talks: What’s the Difference?

Safety Meetings and Toolbox Talks - two great tactics to increase safety program engagement. Do you know the difference? Or when to use them for the best results?
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Four Steps to Conducting a Solid Risk Assessment

Your business, workforce, and operations are unique—and so are your risks. The process to determine the most important risks to address doesn’t have to be.
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Spill Response & Stormwater Pollution: Scary Stories and Tips for Limiting Your Risk

We’ve collected some spill response examples and best practices you can learn from to reduce your risk from stormwater pollution fines.
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How to Avoid These Oil and Gas Safety Hazards

Deren Boyd, SVP of New Markets, wrote an article for EHS Today about how to mitigate hazards like vehicle collisions, simultaneous operations, and short-service employees.
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What FDA Approval of Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Means for Employers

For employers considering vaccine mandates, the FDA’s approval of Comirnaty provides a legal and regulatory path for mandates to help decrease COVID-19 spread.
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Preparing and Responding to Disaster: Flood Edition 

We've gathered some best practices for preparing for and responding to the hazards encountered in flooding disasters. Keep your employees and facilities safe.
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Auto Lift Safety – Three Keys to Keeping Your Shop Safe

Does your shop have auto lifts? Then you have specific compliance requirements you’ll need to follow. Here are three areas to make sure you’ve covered.
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Rewrites Redux

The proper procedures for rewriting contracts is a topic that comes up a lot on the Hotline. Let's revisit the more important aspects of the rewrite process.
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Notify the EPA About Your Hazardous Waste Generator Status

If you're a small quantity generator (SQG) of hazardous waste, re-notify your status with the EPA or your state environmental agency by September 1, 2021.
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4 Actionable Steps to Get Your Safety Culture Off The Ground

Safety culture is a well-covered topic. And we all know it’s important. But how do we make it take root? Well, we've got some practical ideas for you.
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Quick Q&A: Will OSHA Use My Documentation Against Me?

Clients frequently ask, “Can my own OSHA documentation be used against me?” In 2000 OSHA released a formal policy addressing the issue. Here's what it says.
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How a Dealers' DEI Program Benefits Both Culture & Bottom Line

Diversity Equity and Inclusion initiative’s benefits outweigh the costs across many different facets of your dealership. Let’s dive into a few of them.
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Avoiding These 5 OSHA Violations at Your Dealership

Safety consultant, Micah O'Shaughnessy, CSP, explains to WardsAuto what the automotive industry needs to know about the top 5 most common OSHA violations.
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The 5 Habits of Highly Effective Safety Cultures

Companies with excellent workplace safety records tend to have a few things in common. They’ve adopted the habits that fuel effective safety cultures.
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EVs Are the Future. But What are the Safety Risks?

Electric vehicles (EVs) represent a huge opportunity, with millions hitting the road every year. What are the risks involved in maintaining and repairing EVs?
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US Fatality Rates Show The Best Places To Focus Your Safety Efforts

How do fatality rates measure up in your state? In your industry? We dug through the data to help you learn where to focus your efforts.
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Another Update on FTC Action with Arizona and New Mexico Auto Group

For the last few years, we've been tracking a Federal Trade Commission case against an auto group in Arizona and New Mexico. Recently the FTC reached a settlement with the owner/manager and we're covering what you need to know about it.
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What's Hot on the Hotline? Refunds

Let's talk refunds. Specifically, whether a refund is required and whether the refund is paid to the customer or the lender.
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Safety Software from Selection to Rollout: 3 Secrets to Success

Form, features, and functionality: 3 critical factors for evaluating EHS software. Let’s walk through these factors to see how impact safety programs.
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OSHA Safe + Sound Week 2021: 3 Ideas on How You Can Participate

Deck the halls with safety posters and leave out a plate of saltines for the OSHA inspector, because it’s Safe + Sound Week 2021! Learn how you can participate.
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OSHA’s Top 5 Violations for the Construction Industry

Is your company at risk for any of the most common OSHA construction safety violations? Find out if your compliance & risk management program is doing the job.
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KPA Hailed Among Top 20 Online Learning Providers for The Fourth Time

August 3, 2021 - KPA was named a Top 20 Online Learning Library by Training Industry Inc. for the fourth consecutive year.
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5 Ways Going Digital Can Lighten the Load

Bye-bye spreadsheets & checklists. Digital safety solutions can help you improve workplace safety and lower risks. Here are 5 ways EHS software can lighten your load.
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KPA EHS Software Features Updated Resource Library to Better Manage Workplace Safety

July 28, 2021 - KPA announced a new integrated resource library of over 180 pre-written, customizable templates that enable KPA EHS Software users to manage workplace safety and compliance issues.
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Look For These 7 Signs of Money Laundering At Your Dealership

KPA's Aaron Hartshorn wrote an article for F&I Showroom about the 7 warning signs of a money laundering scheme. With used vehicles in high demand right now dealerships might see this issue more than before the pandemic.
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Fall Hazards in Construction: How to Avoid Becoming a Statistic

When looking at OSHA’s top 10 most cited standards, the clear winner for most violations goes to fall hazards on roofs, scaffolds, lifts, and ladders.
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Wildfire Smoke Pop Quiz

Do you know your wildfire smoke safety basics? Find out by taking KPA’s Wildfire Smoke Safety Pop Quiz.
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Stuck in a Paper-Based Safety Program? Here’s a Roadmap Out

Ready to make the transition away from manual safety programs? Here’s your roadmap for a successful digital transition. Buckle your seatbelts. Here we go...
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F&I Compliance: Your Guide to Buyers Guides

Finding a non-compliant Buyers Guide at a dealership is often like shooting fish in a barrel. Avoid issues by understanding the latest rules & regulations.
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KPA and Equipment Dealers Association Announce Safety & Compliance Partnership

July 20, 2021 – Today, KPA became an endorsed provider of EHS, HR, and Sales/F&I compliance solutions for the Equipment Dealers Association.
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Jobsite Inspections: How to Comply with OSHA Requirements

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Google’s Phishing Quiz: Can You Beat My Score?

Spotting phishing gets easier with practice, but don't go clicking on every email you receive. Instead, test your skills with Google’s Phishing quiz.
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A Refresher on Tire Chain Disclosure Requirements

The tire chain disclosure requirement is confusing and frustrating, so we're taking some time to cover the more common missteps that occur during a disclosure.
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How to Seamlessly Transition to a Digital EHS Platform

Three steps to transition to a digital safety program. Many companies are ready to transition from manual methods. The biggest question they face is how.
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Client Story: Profitability and Safety Go Hand-in-Hand at Kelly BMW

Frequent KPA Contributor and KPA Consultant, Gloriana Corman, helps Kelly stay committed not only to customer satisfaction, but also to the safety of their 65 employees.
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Three Keys to a Cyber Security Initiative for your Workforce

To protect their most valuable data, companies must pay attention to their cybersecurity programs, communicate expectations, and implement their strategies.
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Most Popular Safety Articles from 2021

I’ve pulled together a short list of must-reads for you, based on what your peers are reading on the KPA blog. Stay up to speed on the latest safety topics.
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Most Popular Dealer Articles in 2021

Here’s what your peers are reading on the KPA blog. Stay up to speed on the latest insights affecting dealers like you.
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Managers, Here Are Three Ways You Can Reinforce Your Safety Culture

Many people don’t realize that one of the most effective ways to implement a strong safety culture is to start with senior management. Managers, here are three things you can do to reinforce safety in your company.
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What Auto Repair Shops Need to Know About Respirator Fit Testing

This Repairer Driven News article from KPA's Toby Graham covers what you need to know about respiratory protection, why violations happen, and a prevention checklist.
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OSHA Edge Guarding: How to Prevent Falls in Construction

Are you at risk of an OSHA Edge Guarding violation? Learn what's in the OSHA standard, reasons why violations happen, and how to protect your workforce.
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The SMART Way to Approach Safety Training

It’s not enough to simply say “We’re going to improve safety training.” If only it were that quick and easy! That’s where SMART goals come in.
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Recognizing Employee Excellence through KPA's Core Values Awards

Operations Analyst, Vety Villatoro, was recognized by her colleagues 8 times last year for exhibiting KPA's Core Values: integrity, helpfulness, excellence, agility, respectfulness, and teamwork.
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Are On-the-Job Injuries Impacting Your Company’s Bottom Line?

More than 130,000 construction workers missed days of work because of injuries on the job in 2019. Learn 4 steps to lowering your company’s risks.
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Helping Brokers Grow Their Business with Value-Added Services

KPA's Director of EHS Insurance, Rob Stansbury, went on the Power Producers Podcast to discuss how brokers can leverage KPA's safety and compliance expertise to grow their business.
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Your Greatest Cybersecurity Challenge May Be Your Employees

58% of businesses said the hardest part of implementing a cybersecurity strategy was getting employees to comply. Who poses the greatest threat to your org?
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Helping Your Insureds Build a Safety Culture

Senior Client Success Manager, Christina Johnson, wrote about the principles of safety culture that companies can use with their insureds who are navigating the pandemic and beyond.
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How Small Businesses Can Navigate EHS Compliance

KPA's Glorianna Corman wrote an article for Safety+Health detailing 4 resources to manage local, state, and federal safety requirements.
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Form 8300 Cash Reporting - A Refresher

Recently, we heard from several dealers that they have been tagged by the IRS for audits on Form 8300 compliance. While most of you know about the IRS/FinCEN Form 8300, we're covering a quick refresher.
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National Safety Month: Wrapping up a Month of Helpful Tools & Resources

Sadly, we’ve come to our last week of National Safety Month - let’s go out with a bang. Of course, it’ll be a bang that’s well contained, with fire extinguishers ready, and approved by OSHA.
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Summer Safety Hazards: How to Stay Prepared

Summer isn’t all fun in the sun. Excessive heat, natural disasters, and other major safety concerns unique to this season often rear their ugly heads on our job sites.
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Safe Worksites Require Executive Buy-In: Here's How to Get It

Safety is a top-of-mind concern for executives when planning out their projects. But the level of commitment varies for a variety of reasons.
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Interview: Help Your Insureds Help Themselves

After 13 consecutive quarters of premium increases, it’s never been more important to differentiate yourself from the competition. Want to increase your retention? Start by helping your insureds help themselves.
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National Safety Month: Week 3’s Tools to Help Your Team Feel Safe on the Job

We’re celebrating the third week of National Safety Month. This week we’re focusing on how vital it is to feel safe on the job.
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Let’s Talk Psychological Safety: How to Improve Team Performance

Building a team that can talk about mistakes, near misses, or new ideas calls for a different kind of safety— where employees feel included, accepted, & safe.
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5 Tips to Foster A Safe Workplace

KPA safety consultant, Nick Bujeaud, wrote an article for EHS Daily Advisor about 5 things businesses can do to promote a safe workplace, from accountability and transparency to compliance training.
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KPA and New York State Automobile Dealers Association Announce Safety & Compliance Partnership

June 15, 2021 – Today, KPA and the New York State Automobile Dealers Association (NYSADA) are announcing a partnership to provide safety and compliance best practices and solutions to over 1,000 NYSADA members throughout the state.
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Wildfire Smoke & Respiratory Protection: Steps for Keeping Your Workforce Safe

Wildfires and the smoke they produce are now unavoidable realities of modern life. OSHA requires you to reduce employees’ exposure to polluted air. Here are some steps to keep your workforce safe.
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National Safety Month: This Week’s Delivery of Helpful EHS Tools

We’re celebrating the second week of National Safety Month. This week we’re focusing on how to address companies’ ongoing COVID-19 safety concerns.
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FTC Crackdowns are Hitting Fast and Furious: How to Avoid a Visit

Don't let mistakes and a lack of common sense allow the FTC to come knocking. Learn from recent violations which have hit dealerships across the country.
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Considering Mobile EHS? Learn From 3 Companies Who Made the Leap

Let’s take a look at the challenges 3 companies faced and how the mobile EHS solutions they chose produced outstanding results.
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KPA Cautions Employers Navigating California's Latest COVID Guidance

KPA's Joe Souza spoke with the Sacramento Bee about the latest changes CalOSHA is making to COVID-19 workplace safety rules, vaccination status, and masks.
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Customer Story: How Dick Hannah Creates a People-Focused Safety Culture

Dick Hannah sees better safety and compliance outcomes, along with a stronger organizational culture with help from KPA.
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Quoting Payment Ranges (And Why It Is Not A Good Practice)

What are your desking practices? They can differ widely throughout the industry but usually include quoting payments. Let's break down quoting ranges and why it isn't a best practice.
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2021 Minimum Wage Changes and Increases

KPA has been tracking state and local minimum wage changes and increases HR professionals need to know. Here is a roundup of changes starting January 1, 2021.
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What Auto Dealers and Body Shops Can Expect from the EPA

The EPA is one of many agencies that has seen changes under the Biden administration. Read up on new enforcement which may affect auto dealers and body shops.
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Celebrate National Safety Month with a Truckload of Resources

June is National Safety Month, and safety is more important than ever! Join us weekly in the month of June as we share a truckload of great resources.
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3 Reasons to Adopt a Mobile EHS Strategy

A successful safety program focuses on providing practical solutions to everyday challenges - and that’s where mobile EHS strategies come in.
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Award-Winning Compliance Training Library Now Available in KPA EHS Software

June 1, 2021 - KPA announced that its award-winning compliance training is now available in the KPA EHS Software platform.
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Customer Spotlight: Express Energy Boosts Productivity with EHS Software

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Risk Management Center Automates Certificates of Insurance Tracking

May 27, 2021 – Risk Management Center’s COI Track® now streamlines certificate of insurance management to maintain up-to-date vendor records and avoid liability.
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8 Practical Ways to Plan for and Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses

With higher temperatures on the way, here are some practical ways to prevent heat-related illnesses. OSHA pays close attention to heat illness, especially when a case results in hospitalization.
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Customer Spotlight: Courtesy Stops Small Issues from Becoming Big Liabilities

Through ongoing evaluations and support, KPA empowers Courtesy to provide extraordinary customer experiences without sacrificing compliance.
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Recent EPA Fines: What Can We Learn to Steer Clear of Penalties?

The EPA has stepped up its game in recent days. Learn more about the EPA’s enhanced enforcement efforts in 2021.
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Navigating CDC's Latest Guidance on Vaccines, Masks, and More

The CDC has updated its COVID-19 guidelines several times over the last few weeks. Don't know what to do? We'll talk you through what to consider.
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Where Should You Invest Time & Resources for a Successful Safety Program?

Having a safety program in place is a great first step. But where should you invest your time & resources to continually improve? And, where should you start?
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A (Bad) Day in the Life of an Auto Dealer

A Dealer’s $27 Million Bad Day. Learn How Safety Pays When You Strive for Zero Losses. Let’s count em up!
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Miscellaneous Military Matters Revisited

With Memorial Day around the corner and thinking about our troops, we're answering some common Hotline questions we receive about active-duty and non-resident military members.
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Customer Spotlight: Automation + Mobile = Savings for 3S

Learn how 3S Services manages safety, training, reporting, and more in one mobile app. “It gives us total insight on where to focus our safety efforts.”
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Four Keys to a Strong Injury and Illness Prevention Program

Although virtually every employer wants to protect their workforce, not every organization has an injury and illness prevention program (IIPP) in place.
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Got Young Workers? Here's How to Teach them to Be Safe

Stats show that workers between the ages of 16 and 25 seem to be more risk-tolerant than their older counterparts. Here’s how to keep them safe.
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How to Win More E&P Contracts: Use Safety as a Sales Tool

The vendor who offers the best deal scores the big contract, right? Not so in the exploration and production world. Learn how safety tech delivers more wins.
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The Future of OSHA: Meet the New Boss & Get Insights on His Directions

President Biden names Doug Parker, head of Cal/OSHA, to head up Federal OSHA. Let’s take a look at what a Parker-led OSHA might look like.
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The Pros and Cons of Filming F&I Transactions

KPA F&I District Manager, Ryan Daly, spoke with Automotive News about the debate on filming transactions in the F&I office. Is it invasive? Is it an effective training tool?
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KPA and Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association Announce Continued Partnership in Safety & Compliance

May 5, 2021 – KPA and LADA announced the continuation of a dedicated workplace safety and compliance partnership for members throughout Louisiana to help improve and maintain a safe workplace, reduce costs, and protect their reputation.
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SIMOPS Success: Keys to Safety in the Exploration and Production World

Learn how to keep your E&P worksite safe. How to work with multiple subcontractors and keep them all following your safety guidelines.
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Recent OSHA Citations: What We Can Learn From Them?

OSHA’s been busy these days. Learn from some of the key cases OSHA’s ruled on to understand where they’re focusing their efforts.
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Safety Program Tips and Benefits for Collision Centers

KPA Director of Field Services, Wayne Curtis, spoke with Autobody News about the benefits of a safety program for collision centers.
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Do You Provide the P&C Risk Management Tools Insureds Are Actually Looking For?

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What Should You Do with Your Waste Streams?

Let’s take a closer look at some common waste streams and discuss how to tell what you should do with them to comply with environmental regulations.
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Respirator Medical Evaluations & Fit Testing: What You Need to Know

Respirators are a must in workplaces with hazardous airborne contaminants. Learn how to use medical evaluations and fit testing to stay in line with OSHA’s standards.
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What’s Hot on the Hotline? Total Recall(s)

We're covering the Hotline's most frequently asked questions about sales and recalls.
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DMV and DHS Alerts—Tax Rate Changes and REAL ID Extension

The Department of Homeland Security and the California DMV has made some recent changes to tax rates and REAL ID enforcement that will impact your dealership.
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5 Ways to Improve Your Manufacturing Safety Program

Any factory, production plant, or industrial site can take steps today to improve working conditions, minimize risks, and maximize productivity. Here are a few safety tips to get your manufacturing safety program started.
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7 Forklift Safety Tips

Zach Pucillo, CSP, CHMM, wrote an article for Industrial Safety & Hygiene News (ISHN) about seven best practices for industrial truck training safety programming.
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How Can Insurance Firms Differentiate Themselves in a Crowded Market? 3 Words: Value. Added. Services.

To truly differentiate themselves, foster consumer loyalty, and grow their businesses, agencies and brokerages must provide clients with value-added services.
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OSHA’s Top 5 Most Frequently Cited Violations for Dealers and Repair Shops

Are you doing enough to avoid the most common OSHA citations for automotive dealerships and repair shops? Here’s what you need to look out for.
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Hazardous Waste Generator Status: How to Manage Your Compliance Load

Can you slim down your hazardous waste compliance load to that of a Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQGs)? There are huge benefits if you can. Here are some tips to get there.
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Four Keys to a Strong Safety Committee

Here are four keys to creating a safety committee, running committee meetings, and following through with all necessary environment, health, and safety program updates.
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OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard: What it is and How to Protect Your Company

What is OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard? Why are HCS violations so common? How can you avoid one? Find the answers and more in this KPA article.
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Is Your Hazard Communication OSHA-Ready? Find Out If Your Program Stacks Up

Don’t let your people or your organization become statistics in 2020. It’s time to see whether your hazard communication protocols meet OSHA’s standards.
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Prioritizing Mobile in a Construction Safety Program

Deren Boyd, Senior Vice President of New Markets, wrote an article for Construction Executive about using a mobile-first safety program to increase employee engagement.
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EPA Compliance: Boost Your Water, Air, and Chemical Confidence

3 of the main environmental issues for companies involve water, air, & chemicals. Understanding EPA regulations goes a long way to building compliance confidence.
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Navigating New Compliance Rules in the Service Department

Senior safety consultant, Glorianna Corman, talks about how dealership service departments can navigate new compliance rules from a new government administration.
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Do You Know the Difference Between OSHA Regulations and Consensus Standards?

Companies have lots of OSHA regulations & consensus standards to comply with. But they’re hard to manage when the difference between the two is unclear. 
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3 Ways a Mobile-First Approach to Safety Lowers Risk

What’s the best way to lower safety risks? Let’s walk through three reasons a mobile-first approach is your best bet.
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DMV Alerts — Updates

The DMV issued updated guidance clarifying online sales and off-site deliveries of vehicles.
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Sales Tax Exemption Myths Revisited

Tax season seems to bring an uptick in Hotline calls about customers with different sales tax exemptions. Let's dispel some of the more common sales tax exemption myths that we regularly come across.
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OSHA’s Top 5 Most Frequently Cited Violations for Dealers and Repair Shops

Are you doing enough to avoid the most common OSHA citations for automotive dealerships and repair shops? Here’s what you need to look out for.
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Don’t Terminate an Employee for Participating in an OSHA Inspection (Unless You Can Spare $1 Million)

A Pennsylvania employer was ordered to pay $1.04 million to two former employees who were unlawfully terminated for participating in an OSHA inspection.
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KPA President Discusses OSHA's COVID-19 National Emphasis Program

KPA President, Chris Fanning, spoke about OSHA's COVID-19 National Emphasis Program and potential emergency temporary standard on a recent episode of the OH&S SafetyPod.
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OSHA’s Standards for Electrical Systems: What You Need to Know

OSHA requires employers to keep employees safe near electrical hazards. This includes the safe examination, installation, & use of electrical equipment.
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Construction Companies' Not So Hidden Costs of Unsafe Job Sites

There are hidden risks for construction companies that don’t take safety seriously. Do you understand the costs?
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Protecting Auto Service Technicians with Lifting It Right Compliance Training

CollisionWeek featured KPA and ALI's compliance training partnership. Housed within KPA's EHS software, Vera Suite, ALI's Lifting It Right course reviews the proper way to lift a vehicle.
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Form 8300 Cheat Sheet: When Should I Report Suspicious Activity?

As a dealer, you need to know that a cash transaction of $10,000 and higher should be considered suspicious. The government certainly does. That's where Form 8300 Cash Reporting Rule comes into play.
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Why Mobile Technology is Crucial to Building a Safety Culture

Workplace safety: Where every employee—from the bottom to the top—contributes to be successful. Learn how mobile technology helps build your safety culture.
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Female Industrial Worker in the Hard Hat Uses Mobile Phone While Walking Through Heavy Industry Manufacturing Factory. In the Background Various Metalwork Project Parts Lying

How Often Should You Inspect & Replace Your PPE to Keep Your Workers Safe?

Personal protective equipment must remain in good, safe working condition. Knowing when to replace PPE helps you avoid injuries & fatalities.
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Data Helps Prevent Future Facility Accidents

Zach Pucillo, CSP, CHMM, authors a Facility Executive article on using safety program data, like leading indicators, digital processes, to mitigate future facility accidents.
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KPA safety consultant featured on Facility Executive

KPA and Pennsylvania Automotive Association Renew Safety and Compliance Partnership

March 23, 2021 – Working together for over 25 years, KPA and PAA today announced a renewed partnership dedicated to workplace safety and compliance that will support dealerships across the state.
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KPA and Pennsylvania Automotive Association Announce Renewed Workplace Safety Partnership

Is That Customer on the "Naughty" List? Check With OFAC To Find Out

OFAC lists companies from targeted countries, involved with terrorism or narcotics trafficking. Are your customers on the naughty list?
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