Auto Shop Liability And Workers Comp Issues – Part 1

January 23rd, 2011

Part 1 of a three part series –

You may not spend a lot of time thinking about the safety of the workspace in your garage, but you should. There all kinds of statistics that illustrate the number and costs in real monetary terms along with costs in terms of productivity. Chances are, at some point, you will see a case of an injured worker, culminating in a worker’s compensation issue, or worst case scenario, a lawsuit against you or your business.
If this has happened to you, you know the frustration and tension it causes. If it hasn’t happened to you yet, odds are, it will at some point in your future. But there are things you can do to prevent it, or at least decrease the odds.
Keeping your workspace safe from hazards and accidents is vital not only for your employees health and any other individuals who might enter your shop, it’s also important to the health of your business.
Here are some tips on assuring you keep your garage as safe as possible –
Get an Exhaust Vent System. This can eliminate a very immediate and dangerous hazard of carbon monoxide poisoning. But it can also prevent a longer term, potentially debilitating illness, as the long term effects of breathing exhaust fumes is obvious.  We carry two different portable exhaust vent systems. One by RTI, and one by John Dow / Eurovent. Both are top quality and reliable pieces of shop equipment.

Exhaust Vent System

Don’t get cheap when it comes to an Automotive Lift. Many shop owners looking to save a buck, assume that a lift is a lift is a lift. So they purchase one of those bargain lifts for $1495 and figure it’s just as good as a premium quality lift. Nothing could be further from the truth. Get a lift that is ALI Certified. Our Bend Pak Lifts are ALI Certified. Most of their two post lifts and four post lifts are certified by ALI. This means that they meet extremely strict standards for safety and quality. ALI is the premier authority on lift safety and quality. One look at a BendPak lift will show you why they are one of the best names in the lift industry. If you’re the one standing under it, you’ll grow to appreciate the quality.

Bend Pak Lift

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