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Virginia Auto Dealers are being targeted by State and Federal Regulators

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Virginia Auto Dealers are being targeted by State and Federal Regulators

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  • The current maximum penalty for a serious violation, one capable of causing death or serious physical harm, is $7,000 and the maximum penalty for a willful violation is $70,000. These will change to $12,000 and $250,000, respectively.
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    • 1. www.kpaonline.com (866) 356-1735
    • 2. Questions • If you have questions during the presentation, please submit them using the “Questions” feature • Questions will be answered at the end of the webinar
    • 3. Introduction from Michael Allen - VADA
    • 4. KPA – Company Profile Nationwide compliance auto industry expert on Safety, Environmental, HR, and Internet Marketing Colorado Headquarters 26 Years Experience 200 Clients in VA 4500 + Nationwide Clients – Dealerships, Service, Repair, Collision Centers • Compliance products and services – OSHA – DOT – EPA – Workers’ Comp – Background checking – Onboarding – Harassment – Red Flags – Onsite inspections – Online and onsite training and tracking – And many more…
    • 5. Presented by Robert Stansbury Senior Account Executive rstansbury@kpaonline.com (484)326-9765
    • 6. In the press: “Red Tape Rising” • Jan 22nd 2011 Article from The Economist – “Red Tape Rising” • 167% Increase in Workplace Safety Violations • 16% Increase in regulatory workforce • Millions dumped into OSHA/EPA – “Foot Soldiers”
    • 7. In the press: “OSHA is on the Prowl” • Auditors “out and about” looking for violators • Fines can range from 20K- 90K • This is a cost “NOT covered by insurance” • Is safety the real goal???
    • 8. “New Sheriff in Town” - Quote from Labor Secretary, Hilda Solis: “OSHA received over 100 inspectors in our 2010 budget, as well as an additional 25 requested in 2011. We are also moving 35 inspectors from compliance assistance activities to enforcement….There’s a new Sheriff in town.” - President Obama’s 2010-2011 Budget: • $69 million increase for worker protection programs • Hire 180 new inspectors and investigators
    • 9. Impact on Virginia? - Total of 41 Inspections from 2004 - 2008 (5 Years) - Total of 102 Inspections from 2009 - 2011 (3 Years) - 2012: 37 Inspections in ’12 ALONE (6 months) - Who is inspecting your dealership? - What is their goal? VA DOL – 35K fine in Vienna
    • 10. GENERAL DUTY CLAUSE Federal OSHA 5(a)1
    • 11. Are you covered?
    • 12. HAZARD COMMUNICATION -Written Program -Chemical Inventory -Material Safety Data Sheets -Container Labeling -Employee Training
    • 13. EMERGENCY RESPONSE -Fire and Explosion -Facility Evacuation -Spill Response -Chemical Overexposure -Natural Disasters
    • 14. EXAMPLE EMERGENCY EVACUATION MAP
    • 15. PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT • Hazard Assessment • Employee Training
    • 16. RESPIRATORY PROTECTION -Written Program -Medical Evaluations -Fit Testing -Training -High Liability
    • 17. STORAGE TANK MANAGEMENT Compliance Review • Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) • Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs) • SPCC Compliance 17 Permitting / Registration • Tier II Reporting - State • City Reporting • County Reporting
    • 18. NEW SPCC REGULATIONS Allows self certification using a template -Less than 10,000 gallons storage -No oil discharges over 1,000 gallons -No containers greater than 5,000 gallon storage DEADLINE FOR COMPLIANCE WAS: Nov 10th, 2011
    • 19. DOT, FAA, TSA oh my!
    • 20. Regulatory Procedures 1. Go to Airports 2. Pull HazMat Shipping Papers 3. Visit facility and audit signer of air bill 4. Call 24 hour emergency # while on site 5. Audit facility programs and procedures
    • 21. Hidden Costs • Damaged to lot, autos or equipment • Unhappy customers • Clean-up time • Schedule delays • Training new employees • Overhead costs • Damage to reputation in community • Lost time by other employees Direct Costs • Insurance costs • Claim costs • Lost time • Medical bills • Legal fees
    • 22. SAFETY PAYS Sales required to Pay for an Accident… Accident Cost Dealership Profit Margin 1% 2% 3% 4% 5% $1,000 $100,000 $50,000 $33,333 $25,000 $20,000 $5,000 $500,000 $250,000 $166,667 $125,000 $100,000 $10,000 $1,000,000 $500,000 $333,333 $250,000 $200,000 $25,000 $2,500,000 $1,250,000 $833,333 $625,000 $500,000 $100,000 $10,000,000 $5,000,000 $3,333,333 $2,500,000 $2,000,000
    • 23. HOW WILL YOU FARE? Required Documentation: • Haz Comm (training) • Emergency Resp – (training) • PPE (training) • RPP (for paint work) / (training) Physical Shop Compliance: • Stored Properly/Labeled Properly • Safety Hazards • Lifts Inspected • Monthly self inspections conducted?
    • 24. FACILITY COMPLIANCE & SAFETY EVALUATION Evaluation By KPA • Written Programs • Training Records • Compliance Issues • Shop Issues Webinar or Onsite Formal Report • Summarizing Areas of Opportunity
    • 25. KPA’S COMPLIANCE SYSTEMS
    • 26. FREE CONSULTING TIME!!!
    • 27. Contact Us Rob Stansbury rstansbury@kpaonline.com 484-326-9765 cell 27 .