The mission of CCAR is to provide consistent and compliant Safety, Pollution Prevention, and HazMat training, as well as Education and Environmental best practices for the global motor vehicle industry.
Through our Alliance with OSHA, we are fulfilling our mission to protect employees’ health and safety as well as working together to develop information on recognizing and preventing workplace hazards. As an EPA Compliance Assistance Center, we are working to protect human health and the environment by helping everyone understand the issues. CCAR has full-time staff that carefully watches federal laws on a day-to-day basis and has contact with all 50 states. The information on our site changes almost daily as laws and information change.
For nearly 20 years, CCAR has operated CCAR-GreenLink®, the National Environmental Compliance Assistance Center for Auto Repair, in cooperation with and under the regulations standards of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This free, web-based service provides a wide range of automotive EPA training and best practice information specifically for the auto repair industry, so you’ll never have to worry if you’re in compliance.
Health and safety should never be an issue in the workplace. That’s why we entered an Alliance Agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). First signed in 2004, then renewed in 2006 and 2008, this agreement works to develop best practices and provide automotive OSHA training for those who work on or around vehicles to help protect employees and ensure they are safe at work.
For those who handle hazardous materials, having the right training is crucial to staying safe and healthy. 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 an e-learning program, HazMatU. HazMatU provides important automotive hazmat training and best practice information to automotive dealers so all shop employees can remain healthy, safe, and in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) training requirements.