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Stay updated on dealership safety policies

November 22, 2010

How current are your workplace safety policies? Whether you’re revising an older plan or starting from scratch, keep these key areas in mind in formulating a safety policy.


The prevention of accidents and maintenance of safe working conditions is the shared responsibility of (Your Dealership Name) and its employees. (Your Dealership Name) complies with all requirements of federal, state and local safety regulations to ensure a safe work environment. 

Supervisors will provide employees with information on company safety rules and requirements. Employees are expected to cooperate by familiarizing themselves with and obeying all safety rules and regulations.


To assist in providing a safe and healthful work environment for employees, customers and visitors, (Your Dealership Name) has established a workplace safety program. This program is a top priority for (Your Dealership Name). Its success depends on the alertness and personal commitment of all. 

(Your Dealership Name) provides information to employees about workplace safety and health issues through regular internal communication channels such as supervisor-employee meetings, bulletin board postings, memos, or other written communications.


Employees and supervisors receive periodic workplace safety training. Attendance is a mandatory job responsibility of all applicable employees. The training covers potential safety and health hazards and safe work practices and procedures to eliminate or minimize hazards. 

Some of the best safety improvement ideas come from employees. Those with ideas, concerns or suggestions for improved safety in the workplace are encouraged to raise them with their supervisor or with another supervisor or manager. Reports and concerns about workplace safety issues may be made anonymously, if the employee wishes. All reports can be made without fear of reprisal.


All employees working around potentially dangerous equipment or hazardous materials must use appropriate safety and personal protection equipment. Employees should check with their supervisor if they have any questions about the safety and personal protection equipment to be used. 

Each employee is expected to obey safety rules and to exercise caution in all work activities. Employees must immediately report any unsafe condition to the appropriate supervisor. Employees who violate safety standards, who cause hazardous or dangerous situations, or who fail to report, or, where appropriate, remedy such situations, may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.


In the case of accidents that result in injury, regardless of how insignificant the injury may appear, employees should immediately notify the appropriate supervisor. Such reports are necessary to comply with laws and initiate insurance and workers’ compensation benefit procedures.


Customize versions of this and other dealership policies with the publication, "NADA Policies Now! Blueprint for Dealership Personnel Policies." Look for that and other resources in the new, late fall edition of NADA Management Education Catalog.