ARAU Announces 15 New Safety Courses

CONTACT: Ginny Whelan                                               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  
(609) 451-0760                                                            Date: April 9, 2012
The Automotive Recyclers Association University (ARAU) urges members to log onto ARAU today to access the 15 new safety courses offered to educate automotive recyclers on how to continue to ensure a safe and healthy working environment at their facilities. These courses advance state of the art practices and directly respond to recent reports from the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) highlighting the top ten commonly cited violations of OSHA standards in 2011 at automotive recycling facilities. After you have taken these courses your facility will be better educated on how to avoid OSHA citations on the following standards:
  1. 1926.451 – Scaffolding
  2. 1926.501 – Fall Protection
  3. 1910.1200 – Hazard Communication
  4. 1910.134 – Respiratory Protection
  5. 1910.147 – Lockout/Tagout
  6. 1910.305 – Electrical, Wiring Methods
  7. 1910.178 – Powered Industrial Trucks
  8. 1926.1053 – Ladders
  9. 1910.303 – Electrical, General Requirements
  10. 1910.212 – Machine Guarding

So, before OSHA knocks on your door, log onto today and enroll in these new courses, listed here:
Aerial Lift Safety
Back Safety
Bloodborne Pathogens
Electrical Safety
Shock Proof
Hearing Safety
Hoist and Sling Safety
Hot Work Safety
Intro to OSHA
Machine Guarding
Process Safety Management
Safety Orientation
Walking/Working Surfaces
Welding Safety
These new resources offered through ARAU, represent yet one more resource that ARA is offering members so that they can provide employees with the knowledge about how to work smart and utilize best safety and health practices to protect themselves, their work site and the environment. In addition to establishing these OSHA 30HR General Industry courses, ARA is launching a new Safety Committee which will complement ARAU's formal training resources by reviewing recent OSHA activity at automotive recycling facilities and developing safety alerts on compliance issues that have been identified as areas of concern by OSHA.
Further, recently ARA has partnered with OSHA experts at Wells Fargo Insurance Services to develop webinars to educate members on how best to prevent the incidence of OSHA inspections as well as to how to manage and reduce any consequent penalties levied in response to an OSHA inspection. Please join us for the first of these webinars - which is FREE and will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm EST. Click here for the call-in information. 

Through these targeted educational and communciation efforts, ARAU and ARA continue to promote safe and healthy workplaces.
ARA University is the premier online training resource of the automotive recycling industry. ARAU courses are the choice of hundreds of US and International automotive recycling businesses.
ARA Educational Foundation recognizes that high quality training and education are essential to ongoing professional achievement in the automotive recycling field. At our eLearning Center we provide a web-based training portal with interactive coursework ranging from management to sales to automotive recycling specialized training.
For almost 70 years, the Automotive Recyclers Association ("ARA") has represented an industry dedicated to the efficient removal and reuse of “green” automotive parts, and the proper recycling of inoperable motor vehicles.   ARA members provide consumers with quality, environmentally friendly, low-cost alternatives for vehicle replacement parts.   Today, ARA represents the interests of over 4,500 auto recycling facilities in the United States and fourteen other countries around the world.  


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