The mission of CCAR is to provide consistent and compliant Safety and Pollution Prevention (S/P2) and HazMat training, as well as education and environmental best practices for the global motor vehicle industry. CCAR’s vision is one of a workplace with fully trained automotive professionals, focusing on their craft, enhancing their overall business and living Safe. Clean. Green.
Since our founding, CCAR has built and maintained close partnerships with the EPA, OSHA, and DOT, among others, in order to keep automotive shop employees and students trained, safe, and in compliance.
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.
The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment. Protecting the environment is everyone's responsibility and starts with understanding the issues. The basics include reducing how much energy and materials you use, reusing what you can and recycling the rest.
The EPA’s Compliance Assistance Centers help businesses, colleges and universities, local governments, tribes and federal facilities understand and comply with federal environmental requirements and save money through pollution prevention techniques. The Centers offer easy access to plain-language materials and other resources on environmental compliance through various forms of media.
Compliance Assistance Centers are sponsored by EPA in partnership with industry, academic institutions, environmental groups and other agencies.
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.
The administrator for OSHA is the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. OSHA’s administrator answers directly to the Secretary of Labor, who is a member of the cabinet of the President of the United States. The OSH Act covers most private sector employers and their workers, in addition to some public sector employers and workers in the 50 states and certain territories and jurisdictions under federal authority. Those jurisdictions include the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Wake Island, Johnston Island and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands as defined in the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.
OSHA Website: www.osha.gov
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OSHA “Safety Pays” Program: http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/smallbusiness/safetypays/index.html
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).
While we offer some Safety and Compliance training online (on our own Learning System) many Dealers have elected to take it one step further and subscribe to S/P2 for the numerous benefits they have to offer.- J. Linden