In December of 2013 an OSHA training deadline passed requiring employees coming into contact with chemicals to be trained on the new Hazcom standards. You, as a conscientious c-store operator selling fuel, dutifully trained all of your employees. (If this is a requirement you missed, click here for more information.)
You know you have to train new associates walking in off the street. They don’t know how you run your stores and probably have limited experience in any type of work environment. Just getting new associates to show up on time and in uniform is something of an accomplishment.
One of the advantages of operating multiple stores is the ability to spread your operating knowledge across many locations. To do that, you must train your employees.
In the recent past, training employees across dispersed locations was difficult. You had to either have local managers deliver inconsistent training, or bear the expense and scheduling difficulties of traveling trainers.
According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) it is.
As a flammable liquid, gasoline is classified as a Class 3 Hazard, with restrictions and requirements for shipping, storing and labeling. What’s more, the presence of gasoline at your business makes your location a Class 1 Location Hazard due to the presence of flammable gases or vapors.
December 1, 2013 is a deadline that many convenience store operators are unaware of.
That is that day by which the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has decreed all employees coming into contact with hazardous chemicals in the workplace should be trained on the new Hazcom standards.
Time is always a limiting factor. No one of us has more than 24 hours in a day. We must jealously guard that time to ensure everything necessary gets done.
The same goes for the hours your employees can devote to the business. Not only are their hours limited, but you’re paying for them as well. A better business is going to make better use of employee time. Every hour should be spent on something productive.