Guide outlines EPA, OSHA compliance issues

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Blue Gavel Press has released the newly updated Automotive Workplace Guide to EPA & OSHA, 18th Edition. Updated annually, the book addresses the hazardous waste and safety concerns of dealerships with repair facilities, rental agencies, paint and body shops, gasoline service stations, lube/oil change shops and other automotive workplaces.

According to Theresa Jones, chief executive officer of Blue Gavel Press, the Automotive Workplace Guide to EPA & OSHA is free of legalese. “Nothing is more off-putting than reams of legal jargon,” Jones says. “You won’t find it in this guide because we want people to feel enlightened when they read it, not mired down and confused.”

According to Jones, the guide offers an overview of major federal laws addressing hazardous waste, but concentrates mainly on the two most important laws ― the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Conservation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA).

The guide also discusses waste identification, waste minimization, emergency planning and response, and recordkeeping and audits. Sample safety plans required or suggested by EPA and/or OSHA are included, as are EPA and OSHA regulatory compliance checklists.