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The History of CCAR GreenLink

1994 – The Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR®), a nonprofit corporation, was established. At that time, 38 national organizations in the automotive trade, representing all segments of the service and repair industry, joined together to form CCAR with the mission to provide education and environmental best practices for the global motor vehicle industry.

2002 – CCAR begins offering online training programs. The programs were created to help mechanical and collision repair facilities meet OSHA and EPA training requirements. These programs are currently used in more than 6,200 collision and mechanical shops, several of the top automotive insurance companies, and by 2,500 schools and more than 130,000 automotive students.

2004 – Ensuring a safer workplace in the automotive industry, the CCAR and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Alliance Agreement was signed. This agreement was designed to address worker safety and health issues. It not only highlights workplace vehicle safety, but also focuses on abrasive wheel machinery (including associated silica hazards) and ergonomics.

2005 – Working together, CCAR and ShipMate™ have created an automotive dealer training program that meets the DOT requirements for receiving, preparing, offering or transporting hazardous materials domestically by ground. The program was officially launched at the NAAHAC Symposium at the Novi Sheraton in Michigan.

2005 – CCAR participated in the Alliance Program's Hazard Communication Roundtable in Washington, DC. During the meeting, Alliance Program participants discussed hazard communication compliance assistance projects and activities they could work on together. CCAR representatives also participated in the Roundtables Promoting the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals Workgroup.

2007 – Through the OSHA and Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) Alliance, CCAR developed a guide providing workers with information on safe driving and their responsibilities while driving a motor vehicle for their company.

2008 – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) renewed their Alliance and will continue their joint efforts to promote workplace safety and health in the automotive industry. The agreement focuses particularly on workplace vehicle safety, abrasive wheel machinery (including associated silica hazards) and ergonomics.

2009 – The Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) announces the introduction of a new module for its e-learning program on “Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles.” The new module is designed to promote awareness of regulations and safety procedures for repairing natural gas vehicles (NGV) and compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.

2009 – Through the OSHA and Coordinating Committee for Auto Repair (CCAR) Alliance, CCAR developed "Quick Card: Hexavalent Chromium – Automotive Collision Repair Industry." The quick card provides employees in the automotive collision repair industry with precautions that must be taken when refinishing motor vehicle parts.

2010 – Through the OSHA and Coordinating Committee for Auto Repair (CCAR) Alliance, CCAR developed a quick card addressing issues associated with CNG-powered vehicles, including basic safety requirements before working on CNG vehicles.

2010 – OSHA Administrator Ed Foulke signed an Alliance renewal between the agency and the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR). Originally signed in February 2004, the agreement focuses on workplace vehicle safety, abrasive wheel machinery and ergonomics. The renewal expands the scope of the agreement to address hexavalent chromium issues.

2011 – The Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) and a number of other Alliance Program participants are supporting 2011 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers, an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for 2011 was "Celebrating a Century of Safety."

2012 – The Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2012 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by ASSE and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for 2012 was “Safety, What Every Business Needs.”

2012 – online training offered by CCAR is updated and redesigned to give the user the most up-to-date and enjoyable experience for training.

2012 – On September 6, a new company record for tests taken in a single day was set. After 13 years in online learning, our single-day record moved from 42,500 tests taken to 43,930, easily surpassing our previous highest day. This level of usage validates what we do.

2012 – Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) announced the release of a new video offering on the popular Safe. Clean. Green. resources and training website.

2013 – The Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2013 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The 2013 theme was "Worker Safety Works for Everyone."

2013 – Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) announced a suite of new HazmatU courses offered by CCAR and its affiliate ShipMate Inc. Of special interest to original equipment manufacturers, automotive dealers and groups is that the courses have been pared down to the critically essential hazardous material information required for each particular job function. This maximizes efficiency and reduces the amount of time needed to learn the content.

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