Kyle Holt, Author at Shop Owner Magazine
Safety: An Ongoing Concern

Planning and continual review are always key to keeping people safe.

Shop Safety: An Ongoing Concern

After several months of navigating COVID-19, it’s always a good idea to review your duties as a shop owner.

Updating Your Hazard Control Plan

With your new pandemic practices in place, it may be time to review and update your emergency plans as necessary.

Don’t Be Afraid To Ask OSHA For Help

OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program offers no-cost and confidential occupational safety and health services.

OSHA Fines: Got A Million Dollars To Spare?

In September, OSHA handed out $898,682 in proposed penalties to four Idaho Dollar Tree Stores.

Time To Chill: Protecting Your Employees In Winter Weather

How can the cold affect your employees? It’s important to be aware of the risks.

Reviewing Auto Repair Shop Safety Basics

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthy workplaces for their employees. Are you making safety a priority and covering all the bases in your shop?

Holding Safety Meetings That Don’t Stink

Successful meetings require some degree of professional skill, as well as consistency, but anyone can learn how to do them well.

OSHA’s Top Safety Violations Of 2018

Each year, OSHA compiles a list of its most frequently cited standards following worksite inspections by federal OSHA. What does this mean for you? Take a look at this list, and then take a walk around your shop. If an OSHA inspector comes by, are you ready to pay?

Holding Safety Meetings That Don’t Stink

Meetings sometimes stink. Most are long, some are boring, and others are downright unnecessary. You might walk into a meeting hoping to make a decision about a new safety concern, and walk out an hour later having accomplished nothing. In the meantime, you’ve facilitated a waste of time for an irritated group of people who won’t be signing up for your next meeting.

Workforce Development: Technicians Needed!

It’s no secret that in the automotive industry today, businesses are struggling to find skilled workers. Repair businesses often find themselves competing with each other for the same technicians, and also with other industry segments such as dealerships, collision repair, heavy-duty/diesel, etc.