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SCRS elects directors, discusses OSHA warning

The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) named its new executive committee and elected a new board of directors during its annual election meeting March 18 meeting in Secaucus, N.J.

The executive committee consists of Chairman Aaron Clark of Collision Solutions, Vice Chairman Ron Reichen of Precision Body & Paint, Treasurer Luis Alonso of Pan American Collision; Secretary Andy Dingman of Dingman’s Collision Center, Director at Large Stephen Regan of Regan Strategies and Immediate Past Chairman Barry Dorn of Dorn’s Body & Paint.

The board of directors includes Rodes Brown of Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, Dusty Womble of Roger Beasley Collision Center, Brett Bailey of A&B CARSTAR of Riverside, Joe Skurka of BASF, Bruce Halcro of Capital Collision Center, Paul Val of Raintree Auto Body and the six members of the executive committee.

Industry activist and I-CAR trainer Toby Chess presented an education committee report “Are you ready for an OSHA inspection?” during the meeting.

“Most states are in dire financial straits now and they are looking at regulatory agencies, such as OSHA, as income generators,” Chess said. “Body shops are a prime place for OSHA inspectors to go looking for violations.”

Chess’s presentation consisted of numerous photos of OSHA violations he encountered while conducting training at various shops.

The pictures showed the following violations: no fire extinguisher sign, unlabeled containers, unchained tanks, flammable container not grounded, open funnel, blocked access to fire extinguisher, exit door blocked, food containers in the shop area, no guards on bench grinders and respirator not in a protective bag.

“It’s the shop owner’s responsibility to make sure OSHA regulations are being followed,” Chess said. “Walk through your shop and look for these things. These fines can add up to $10,000 to $50,000, but the cost to fix most of these violations often are very low.”

Many times it’s just a matter of making sure all employees are aware of the regulations and making sure they know how important it is to practice good housekeeping, he said.

 

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