Automotive Industry Safety & Health

Photo courtesy of CDC. Photo of man with safety glasses on, working on a vehicle up on a rack

Personal protective equipment, like the eye protection the worker is wearing in this picture, is important in protecting workers from flying debris or objects.

Photo courtesy of CDC.

Working in the automotive industry can be a rewarding career for individuals who take pride in the work they do, but there can be a downside to this type of work that can expose workers to hazards such as the following:

  • Slippery surfaces.
  • Sharp objects.
  • Contact with moving and rotating parts.
  • Burns.

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  • Asbestos.
  • Chemicals.
  • Electrocutions.
  • Sprains and strains.
  • Unguarded tools.
  • Vapors and fumes.

These hazards can result in serious injuries or even death.

Information provided in this topic page can help employers and employees identify and evaluate existing and foreseeable safety and health hazards. It also provides resources to help with training, prevention methods, and the development and implementation of a required written safety and health accident prevention program (APP).

Maintenance, Autobody Repair and Finishing

Car Wash Facilities

Vehicle Removal, Transporting and Salvage

Auto Sales

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