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July 16, 2013

New OSHA Regional Program Targets Automotive Lifts

Auto Lift Safety Sign: Remain clear of lift when raising or lowering vehicle
Auto Lift Safety Sign
OSHA has launched a local emphasis program in Hawaii, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa that will focus on injuries and fatalaties associated with automotive lifts. If significant problems are found, it's reasonable to assume the program would be expanded to other regions.

OSHA compliance offices will begin conducting inspections to identify and evaluate hazards of lifts used in the automotive industry. Inspections will be conducted at randomly selected sites in general operations within targeted industries, such as: automobile dealers; automotive repair and maintenance shops; gasoline stations; and automotive parts, accessories and tire stores. In addition, OSHA will respond to complaints, referrals and fatalities related to operations where automotive lifts are used.

"Workers in the automotive industry are exposed to crushing hazards from automotive lifts when servicing and repairing vehicles," said Ken Atha, OSHA's Regional Administrator in the West. "These hazardous risks can be limited by properly maintaining automotive lifts and providing workers with effective training regarding inspection and use of lifts."

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  1. OSHA will respond to complaints, referrals and fatalities related to operations where automotive lifts are used. Mark Noack

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