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RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

RVDA Sponsors Free Webinar for OSHA Compliance

Thu Jul 14, 2016

145072686053695.jpgFairfax, VA - Dealers are invited to a free webinar that will explain how to comply with new OSHA rules taking effect on Aug. 10 regarding reporting, drug testing and safety incentive programs. Dealers can register online for the webinar from the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. It takes place Tuesday, July 19 at 2 p.m. EDT and will be presented by KPA.

Are you confident that your safety incentive program meets the new requirements effective Aug. 10? Do you know when it's appropriate to require a drug test after a workplace accident? Can you confirm that you are reporting injuries and illness correctly? If you cannot definitively answer those questions, your dealership could be at risk of being non-compliant with OSHA regulations.

KPA’s Eric Schmitz and Kathryn Carlson will lead a discussion on the new OSHA rule and its impact on drug testing and safety incentive programs. The webinar will cover the recent amendment to the OSHA workplace injuries and illness recordkeeping standard that requires employers to electronically submit their injury and illness information online, increases in OSHA fines and penalties, and how the new rule may affect your post-accident drug and alcohol testing program. Also, learn how to correctly report workplace injury and illness while also ensuring that your post-accident and safety incentive programs are not discouraging your employees from reporting injuries.

If you cannot attend the live event, look for it in the Learning Center’s dealer webinar archive after the webinar airs. The dealer webinar archive features more than 50 webinars on issues related to human resources, F&I, environmental health and safety, and other current topics of importance to dealers. To see a complete listing of recorded dealer webinars, go to the Learning Center’s webinar page.

Webinars are provided by RVDA’s strategic partner KPA as part of the array of educational offerings available through the RV Learning Center. If you have any questions or feedback, please contact Allyson Lewis at or by phone at 866-356-1735 or Karin Van Duyse at the RV Learning Center at or by phone at 703-591-7130.