OSHA Automotive Lift Inspection Compliance Mobile App
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The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has begun a systematic march across the USA inspecting vehicle lifts.
How does it work?
Lifts used at automobile dealerships are included. Dealers are advised to have their service and body shops’ lifts inspected annually and properly maintained using the OSHA Automotive Lift Inspection Compliance mobile app. Be sure to compile all lift maintenance records in proper order. These preliminary steps will help ensure compliance to OSHA’s Local Emphasis Program (LEP) for inspecting automotive lifts. These records will include the inspection sheet, inspection log, and the certificate stating the lift is ready for use or that it is locked out until the problem is fixed. Lifts are so well designed today that operators can take their continued safe operation for granted and perhaps neglect their proper maintenance. Unfortunately, when lifts do malfunction for whatever reason, production-focused technicians will often implement makeshift “fixes” so their work can continue.