Established in 1994, CCAR (the Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) is a nonprofit organization that provides online Environmental, Hazardous Material, and Safety training (e.g. AutoEHS) and best practice information to the automotive industry, the insurance industry, OEMs, career and technical schools, collision and automotive repair shops, governments, municipalities, and other organizations.
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.
Introduced in 2005 to address Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements for Hazardous Materials training
Developed in cooperation with the North American Automotive HazMat Action Committee (NAAHAC) whose members include:
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
BMW of North America, LLC
Mitsubishi Motor Sales America
Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corporation USA
Toyota Canada Inc.
General Motors Corporation
Toyota Motor Manufacturing N.A., Inc.
Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc.
Toyota Motor Sales
Hyundai Motor America
Volkswagen Canada Inc.
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
Designed for individuals working in the automotive industry to gain clear and accurate understanding of Hazmat handling regulations
Helps dealerships, distribution centers and other facilities avoid costly violations
Since 1995, CCAR has operated CCAR-GreenLink®, the National Environmental Compliance Assistance Center for Auto Repair, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
This free, web-based service provides a wide range of compliance and best practice information specifically for the auto repair industry
CCAR’s Alliance Agreement with the U.S. 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 signed in 2004 and renewed in 2006 and again in 2008
HazmatU is an e-learning program for automotive dealers to address U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) training requirements for the handling of Hazardous Materials
CCAR helped develop HazmatU 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