Automotive, Maintenance, and Repair

Examples of safety hazards that can harm workers who clean or work on cars and trucks include:

  • Hazardous chemicals and materials such as solvents, asbestos (brake and clutch repairs), engine exhaust, welding fume, paint spray, cleaning products, and dust from sanding or abrasive blasting.
  • Awkward postures, heavy lifting, overexertion, and other physical stressors
  • Slippery or uneven walking surfaces
  • Machinery, equipment, or tools with dangerous moving mechanical parts
  • Flying debris or materials
  • Confined spaces
  • Pressurized equipment and tires
  • Noisy equipment


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