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Support the Bi-Annual ARA Educational Foundation

Virginia Whelan - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Auto recycling educational programs is the sole mission of ARA Educational Foundation (ARAEF). Our voluntary board of dedicated directors is comprised of auto recyclers and respected industry leaders.   >> read more

Learning Management System Upgrade

Virginia Whelan - Thursday, June 16, 2016

ARA University new learning management system upgrade is live. ARAU Enrolled company employee course records have all been moved to the new LMS.  >> read more

Forklift Safety: Simple Mistakes Can Cause Tragedy

Virginia Whelan - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

- Written by Eric Schmitz, Vice President of Product and Business Development at KPA.
Does your facility have storage space or a warehouse? Do you utilize forklifts? Do your personnel and your forklifts share the same space throughout the day? Chances are, the answer is yes. And although forklifts can make tasks easier and more time efficient, they can also cause serious injury. When talking with a colleague a few days ago, he recalled an incident that happened at a warehouse that drew a lot of attention and concern. Whether you work at a dealership or another facility with a warehouse, this story will help you better understand how you can avoid a similar incident before it occurs and damages your business:  >> read more

Training Tool Box

Virginia Whelan - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough" Albert Einstein

“Most owners/managers seem to feel that training employees is a job that should be left to others. I, on the other hand, strongly believe that the owners/ managers should do it themselves.” Ginny Whelan, ARA University  >> read more

UL Training Videos

Virginia Whelan - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

We wanted to share our latest UL training videos with you and your team.  >> read more

Facility Safety Plan

Virginia Whelan - Monday, September 21, 2015

Be sure to checkout our PowerPoint about Facility Safety Plans. Download PowerPoint   >> read more

New Globally Harmonized System (GHS) 


Virginia Whelan - Monday, September 21, 2015

Chemical Classification System
1. Established so that all data safety sheets look the same worldwide.
2. MSDS now known as SDS – manufacturers supposed to have had all SDS completed by June, 2015.
3. By Dec. 2013, you should have completed employee training on new forms, labels and pictograms.
4. By June 1, 2016 you must update your written hazard communication program to include GHS components.
Click here to access our hazard communication training videos free.   >> read more

OSHA Audit Guidelines & Self-Assessment Checklist

Virginia Whelan - Monday, August 03, 2015

The following checklist is based on requirements of OSHA Standards 1910. Please consult the Standards for specific requirements at www.osha.gov/law-regs.html. Download our OSHA Checklist here >> read more

Use Proper Hoists and Latches to Lift Engines

Virginia Whelan - Thursday, July 23, 2015

Although there is no specific OSHA standard that defines which hoist and latch you use,  OSHA has fined recyclers under its general safety clause for unsafe use of hoists and latches.  Click here for a sample Hoist Checklist developed and used by an ARA Member Facility to provide you with common sense safety practices on hoists and latches.  >> read more

OSHA PROVIDES SAFETY POSTERS FOR FREE

Virginia Whelan - Thursday, June 04, 2015

Don't Fall Victim To False Claims That You Must PURCHASE OSHA Documents To Be In Compliance
Employers continue to complain about receiving "official looking" announcements and -- in some cases -- threatening notices, messages, or telephone calls from various companies requiring that they purchase OSHA documents from them in order to remain in compliance with OSHA rules and regulations. THESE CLAIMS ARE NOT TRUE. OSHA's publications and posters are available free to anyone and can be found at http://www.osha.gov/pls/publications/publication.html.   >> read more