Eric Mills, Vice President, Sales for Guardair Corp.
Q: How important are the OSHA regulations in the automotive aftermarket when using compressed air to power handheld and portable tools?
A: OSHA is very active in the automotive market. Federal-level citations specifically within the automotive repair market for OSHA standard 1910.242 (hand and portable power tools and equipment) total over $9,000. For OSHA standard 1910.95 (occupational noise exposure), citations total over $5,000.
State- level OSHA citations have followed suit. Between the period of October 2012 and September 2013 – a combined $4,900 in fines were issued for OSHA standard 1910.242. There was an additional $750+ for penalties relayed to OSHA standard 1910.95.
It's important to understand the correct regulations in place, for the safety of all employees.
Information provided by: Guardair Corp.