By Kaye Lynch-Sparks, Associate Director, Regulatory and Legal Affairs

The coronavirus has disrupted business operations around the globe – from automakers temporarily halting manufacturing to retail stores limiting the number of customers allowed to shop at once, businesses, including dealers, have triaged their procedures to ensure the safety and health of their customers and employees while keeping their doors open.

As operating in the coronavirus environment is the new normal, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Safe + Sound Week, the week of August 10 to 16, is a good time to evaluate a dealership’s new operating procedures and optimize them for the long haul.

Safe + Sound is a year-round campaign dedicated to encouraging workplace safety and health, while Safe + Sound Week recognizes the successful workplace safety and health efforts implemented by organizations across the country that keep American workers safe. As in year’s past, OSHA will provide best practices on workplace safety and health programs. In celebration of the week, NADA will also be providing a daily round-up of the key resources to keep dealership employees and customers safe during this uncertain time. Topics will include:

  • Where can dealerships find general information about, and requirements for, protecting employees during the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • Should dealership employees wear masks while at work?
  • What are safety concerns dealerships should pay attention to?
  • What should a dealership do if an employee tests positive for COVID-19?
  • How do I get answers to questions on how OSHA’s rules apply to specific situations at my dealership?

Stay tuned to Headlines, NADA’s free daily newsletter, for resources each day during Safe + Sound Week!

Legal Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials are for general informational purposes only. Information in this blog may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information. Furthermore, each dealership should consult an attorney who is familiar with federal and state law applicable and the dealership’s operations to obtain advice with respect to any particular legal matter.

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