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Car Mechanic Safety Training

When working as a mechanic, the number of cars that pass through your shop bay doors every day makes it easy to forget that cars are big, dangerous objects, even when stationary. As with any profession, you might find yourself overlooking some of the most basic steps to protect yourself and your coworkers. Below, you’ll find a list of training topics that are required for most Car Mechanics.

OSHA Required Training

Electrical OSHA Regulation: 1910.332

When OSHA Requires Electrical Training:

When an employee faces the risk of electric shock that is not reduced to a safe level by engineering controls. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

None specified.

Downloadable Electrical Training Resources (free):

  • Electrical Safety Awareness Training Powerpoint

  • Electrical Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Electrical Training Videos (paid):

  • Electrocution Hazards In Construction Environments PART I by Atlantic Training

  • Electrocution Hazards In Construction Environments PART II by Atlantic Training

  • Electrical Safety by Summit Training

HazCom / GHS OSHA Regulation: 1910.1200(h)

When OSHA Requires HazCom / GHS Training:

Employees that may be exposed to hazardous substances as part of their job. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

When there is a change.

Downloadable HazCom / GHS Training Resources (free):

  • HazCom / GHS Powerpoint

  • HazCom / GHS Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

HazCom / GHS Training Videos (paid):

  • HazCom (GHS) in Industrial Facilities by Atlantic Training

  • GHS Safety Data Sheets Training Video by Atlantic Training

  • HazCom (GHS) in Healthcare Facilities by Atlantic Training

Hearing Protection OSHA Regulation: 1910.95(k)

When OSHA Requires Hearing Protection Training:

Employees that are exposed to noise at or above an 8-hour time weighted average of 85 decibels. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Annually.

Downloadable Hearing Protection Training Resources (free):

  • Hearing Protection Powerpoint

  • Hearing Protection Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Hearing Protection Training Videos (paid):

  • Hearing Conservation Safety by Atlantic Training

  • Hearing Conservation (PPE) by Atlantic Training

  • Ultimate Hearing Conservation by Atlantic Training

Fire Extinguisher OSHA Regulation: 1910.157(g)

When OSHA Requires Fire Extinguisher Training:

When fire extinguishers exist in the workplace, the employer should train employees on their usage. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Annually.

Downloadable Fire Extinguisher Training Resources (free):

  • Fire Extinguisher Training Powerpoint

  • Fire Extinguisher Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Fire Extinguisher Training Videos (paid):

  • Using Fire Extinguishers Safely by Atlantic Training

  • Portable Fire Extinguishers by Coastal Training

  • Fire Extinguisher Safety by Atlantic Training

Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment OSHA Regulation: 1910.132(f)

When OSHA Requires Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training:

When an employee is required to wear PPE, they must be trained on its usage. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Retraining required when the type of PPE changes, employee demonstrates inability to use PPE properly, or when the workplace changes in a way that renders previous training obsolete.

Downloadable Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training Resources (free):

  • Personal Protective Equipment Powerpoint

  • Personal Protective Equipment Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training Videos (paid):

  • ppe

    Personal Protective Equipment by Atlantic Training

  • ppe construction

    Personal Protective Equipment in Construction by Atlantic Training

  • Personal Protective Equipment Refresher by Atlantic Training

Industry Best-Practice Training (Not required by OSHA)

Back Safety

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Back Safety Training Resources (free):

  • Back Safety Powerpoint

  • Back Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Back Safety Training Videos (paid):

  • Back Safety by Atlantic Training

  • back safety

    Back Safety: Lift for Life by Summit Training

  • Back Safety: The Ergonomic Connection by Summit Training

Ergonomics

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Ergonomics Training Resources (free):

  • Ergonomics Powerpoint

  • Ergonomics Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Ergonomics Training Videos (paid):

  • Industrial Ergonomics by Atlantic Training

  • Office Ergonomics by Atlantic Training

  • Laboratory Ergonomics by Atlantic Training

Eye Safety

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Eye Safety Training Resources (free):

  • Eye Safety Powerpoint

  • Eye Protection Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Eye Safety Training Videos (paid):

  • Eye Safety by Atlantic Training

  • Eye Protection See The Whole Picture by Coastal Training

  • Eye Safety: No Second Chances by Summit Training

Power Tools Safety

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Power Tools Safety Training Resources (free):

  • Power Tools Safety Powerpoint

  • Power Tools Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Power Tools Safety Training Videos (paid):

  • Hand & Power Tool by Atlantic Training

  • Hand and Power Tool Safety in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • Advanced Hand and Power Tool Safety Construction by Atlantic Training

Safety Housekeeping

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Safety Housekeeping Training Resources (free):

  • Workplace Housekeeping Powerpoint

  • Housekeeping Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Safety Housekeeping Training Videos (paid):

  • Safety Housekeeping & Accident Prevention by Atlantic Training

  • Laundry Room Safety by Atlantic Training

  • Housekeeping Safety by Atlantic Training

Hand, Wrist and Finger

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Hand, Wrist and Finger Training Resources (free):

  • Hand, Wrist and Finger Powerpoint

  • Hand Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Hand, Wrist and Finger Training Videos (paid):

  • Hand, Wrist & Finger Safety by Atlantic Training

  • Hand, Wrist and Finger Safety in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • Hand Safety It's In Your Hands by Coastal Training

Slips, Trips and Falls

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Slips, Trips and Falls Training Resources (free):

  • Slips, Trips and Falls Powerpoint

  • Slips, Trips and Falls Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Slips, Trips and Falls Training Videos (paid):

  • Slips, Trips & Falls by Atlantic Training

  • Slips Trips and Falls in Construction by Atlantic Training

  • Slips, Trips and Falls Taking The Right Steps by Coastal Training

Injury Risk

  • Very Low
  • Low
  • Moderate
  • HIGH
  • VERY HIGH

1.83% Annual Injury Rate

Car Mechanic Safety Tips

Quick Tip

ABS systems (Anti-lock Breaking System, or “Integral” breaks) should always be depressurized before working on any components the break line. For most models of cars, there is fast, easy way to ensure that this has been done. Simply depress the brake pedal 24 to 40 times when the engine is off, and you can be sure the system is depressurized and ready.

When working as a mechanic, the number of cars that pass through your shop bay doors every day makes it easy to forget that cars are big, dangerous objects, even when stationary. As with any profession, you might find yourself overlooking some of the most basic steps to protect yourself and your coworkers. That’s why it’s good to remind yourself of the most basic ways to stay safe, and make sure they are a part of your daily routine.

Stay Safe in the Shop

  • Keep your shop clean and organized. Knowing where everything is located will cut down on unnecessary running around in the shop, help work better together and stay out of each other’s way.
  • Only let the trained professionals in the shop. Don’t allow customers who are unfamiliar with the area or the machinery.
  • Watch out for oil spills, and if you know an area is slick, take the time to put up a caution sign or cone to warn others.
  • Wear gloves, especially when handling items that are hot like a radiator cap.
  • Use earplugs, or other noise dampening devices when hammering, drilling, or pounding to avoid long-term damage to your hearing.
  • Protective eye goggles will minimize injury if a hazardous material spills or splashes.

Around Vehicles

  • Never smoke near a vehicle, especially near fuel related components like the carburetor or fuel lines.
  • Have fire extinguishers nearby, and know where they are located.
  • Make sure that raised cars are properly supported and level—never crawl under a vehicle that is only on a jack.
  • Always use wheel blocks engine of stationary car.
  • Make sure your co-workers are aware of your position, especially if you are working under a vehicle.

With Harsh Chemicals

  • Use gloves when working with solvents, oil, glues, and other materials to avoid direct contact with the skin.
  • Make sure all containers are properly labeled, for example gasoline that needs to be disposed of should always be kept in a container displaying “Flammable Waste”.
  • Use a hose to force exhaust to the outside if bay doors are closed.
  • Always wear a proper protective mask approved by OSHA when spray painting or handling other hazardous chemicals.

When Working With Tools

  • Use inspection mirrors when looking under the hood. Twisting your body in an awkward way could lead to permanent back or neck injury.
  • Tools with rubber grips will help to avoid the build-up of static electricity when using metal tools on an engine.
  • Make sure that all vehicle lifts and compressors have a valid certificate of inspection, and have been tested recently.

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