Automotive repair and maintenance involve the use of hazardous chemicals, tools and machinery that put employees at a greater risk for workplace injury. Addressing these risks is critical for business survival. A safe and healthy working environment promotes workers’ physical, mental, and social wellbeing and saves costs associated with medical bills, work interruption, loss of experienced personnel, compensation, and others resulting from accidents at the workplace.
There is an increasing need for educating workers as well as employers on the most common types of auto shop accidents, providing them with regular training and requiring them to follow important safety procedures.
The current issue of KARREP, themed on Health and Safety, will provide insights into the common hazards and risks within the automotive workshop industry and ways to mitigate them effectively.