Spring meeting blends OSHA fine avoidance and indoor racetrack fun
By Brock Huffstutler

Spring meeting blends OSHA fine avoidance and indoor racetrack fun

On March 30, Connecticut members gathered at Brass City Raceway in Waterbury, Conn., to find out if they walk past a potential $13,653 fine every day in their workplace.

Kevin Gern, American Rental Association (ARA) vice president of education and risk management, was on hand to share his rental industry knowledge on frequently cited violations as well as what to expect after an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection. During his discussion, Gern touched on common OSHA violations that could lurk in a rental warehouse, repair area, showroom or yard, including:

  • Wires protruding from an electrical extension cord
  • Non-working emergency exit lighting
  • A fire extinguisher not properly tagged

After Gern’s presentation, attendees kicked back and enjoyed dinner, drinks, time on Brass City Raceway’s go-karting track and access to the venue’s indoor batting cages.

Brock Huffstutler

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Brock Huffstutler is the regional news editor for Rental Management. He writes and edits articles for ARA’s In Your Region quarterly regional newsletters, Rental Management, Rental Pulse and other special projects. Outside of work, he enjoys biking and spending time at the few remaining vintage record stores in the region.

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