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Thursday, 21 April 2011 15:53

GCIA Meeting Hosts OSHA Safety and Environmental Compliance Management Presentation

The Georgia Collision Industry Association (GCIA) held their first monthly meeting of the spring on April 14th at 6:30 PM at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter.

The group had Chuck Elliott, District Manager with  KPA as their guest presenter. Elliott explained the differences between the recent inspections completed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) related to your waste streams within a body shop versus the typical OSHA inspections which are generally about employee safety and compliance.

The night began with a discussion on OSHA and the expectations the organization has when it comes to safety in a collision repair shop. The requirements for shipping hazardous materials with the Department of Transportation was also discussed.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s guidelines for environmental compliance were also discussed, along with a summary of common violations by body shops such as throwing away liquids in the trash and the proper disposal of spray cans.

KPA is the nation’s compliance expert on safety, environmental, and human resources, serving more than 3,000 clients nationwide. KPA’s on-site, on call, and online environmental and safety services are critical in reducing accidents and associated costs while ensuring the highest level of compliance with EPA and OSHA regulations. Additionally, KPA provides an HR system that screens problem applicants, forces compliance with state and federal regulations and dramatically reduces the risk of lawsuits and administrative costs.

Questions can be directed to Chuck Elliott directly at or (404) 626-6310. For information can also be found at

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