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.
  • Virginia Auto Dealers are being targeted by State and Federal Regulators

    1. 1. www.kpaonline.com (866) 356-1735
    2. 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. 3. Introduction from Michael Allen - VADA
    4. 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. 5. Presented by Robert Stansbury Senior Account Executive rstansbury@kpaonline.com (484)326-9765
    6. 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. 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. 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. 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. 10. GENERAL DUTY CLAUSE Federal OSHA 5(a)1
    11. 11. Are you covered?
    12. 12. HAZARD COMMUNICATION -Written Program -Chemical Inventory -Material Safety Data Sheets -Container Labeling -Employee Training
    13. 13. EMERGENCY RESPONSE -Fire and Explosion -Facility Evacuation -Spill Response -Chemical Overexposure -Natural Disasters
    14. 14. EXAMPLE EMERGENCY EVACUATION MAP
    15. 15. PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT • Hazard Assessment • Employee Training
    16. 16. RESPIRATORY PROTECTION -Written Program -Medical Evaluations -Fit Testing -Training -High Liability
    17. 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. 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. 19. DOT, FAA, TSA oh my!
    20. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 25. KPA’S COMPLIANCE SYSTEMS
    26. 26. FREE CONSULTING TIME!!!
    27. 27. Contact Us Rob Stansbury rstansbury@kpaonline.com 484-326-9765 cell 27 .

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