CCAR GreenLink Harnesses Video to Market Safety and Pollution Training
October 30, 2012 – Lee’s Summit, MO – Charlie Ayers, President of the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) today announced the release of a new video offering on the popular safe, clean, and green resources and training website. “While it may be common knowledge that CCAR-GreenLink S/P2 training is critically important to the success of any automotive business or technical school student today,” said Ayers in a statement. “Many may not realize that for less than $1 per day, an entire shop or school can subscribe to that training and remain Safe .. Clean .. and Green. We hope to explain that with this video.”
OSHA and the EPA each require that automotive and collision repair employees be trained in Safety and Environmental best practices before working in a automotive facility and then annually thereafter. Ayers commissioned the video to better explain that for less than the average cost of just one cited violation, an entire staff or school can have that training.
Daren Fristoe, CCAR-GreenLink Executive Director says, “We continue to look for ways to effectively communicate to our audience not only the quality of our products, but also the “rooftop” pricing model. We needed to better explain that for one small fee an entire shop or school can better ensure workplace compliance under one training subscription. We believe these new videos build on our core message and will increase the market’s understanding of our cost-effective value proposition.”
CCAR-GreenLink has been offering Safe, Clean and Green resources and training modules to mechanical and collision repair shops, technical schools, and at the OEM level Since 1995. As a recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, CCAR is also the only automotive training organization that has alliances with both OSHA and the EPA. The completely web-based Safety & Pollution Prevention training program (S/P2) can either be taken on a computer, a tablet, or even on a smartphone.
Rod Enlow, Vice President of Industry Relations for CCAR explains that it is even more affordable for schools, “We discount our subscriptions for the education sector as a way to support industry growth with qualified job applicants. That discount means that a school can provide the required training to the entire student body for about 55 cents per day.”
CCAR makes it clear through the use of these videos that S/P2 subscriptions are offered on a per-facility basis, regardless of shop size, so whether a shop employs 10 people, or more than 100, the cost is still $299 per year to train the entire staff. “Over 2 million people a year are now completing their S/P2 training online,” says Ayers, adding “We’ve always offered “rooftop” pricing for our training modules, but we felt a video was a better way to get that message out.
About CCAR: Established in 1994, the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that works – internationally in scope – with the automotive industry, the insurance industry, OEM’s, career and technical schools, collision and automotive repair shops, governments, municipalities and other organizations to provide best practice information and training, and to measure improvements related to:
• Pollution Prevention (P2).
• Safety for all who repair or maintain vehicles as a profession, as well as those who work in related businesses.
• Reduction of lost workdays due to accidents or job-related health issues.
• Decreases in costs and liability exposure.
• Reduction in costs of training in these areas.
CCAR has earned an exclusive alliance with the following United States Government entities:
• EPA: Since 1995, CCAR has operated “CCAR-GreenLink®,” the National Environmental Compliance Assistance Center for Automotive Repair, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This free, web-based service provides a wide range of compliance and best practices information specifically for the auto repair industry.
• OSHA: CCAR’s “Alliance” agreement with the US Department of Labor (DOL), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), works to develop best practices for those who work on or around vehicles to help protect employees’ health and safety. The agreement was first sign in 2004 and has been renewed every two years since.
• DOT: At the request of the North American Automotive Hazmat Action Committee, a group of regulatory compliance specialists representing the major automotive manufacturers in North America, CCAR helped develop “HazmatU” an e-learning program for automotive dealers to address U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) training requirements for the shipment of hazardous materials. In addition, CCAR provides the “S/P2” e-learning program in Safety and Pollution Prevention (www.sp2.org) for the auto repair industry. HazmatU information is available at www.hazmatU.org – To learn more about CCAR, visit www.ccar-greenlink.org.