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Hurricane Harvey white paper

September 7th, 2017 by

September 7, 2017 – CCAR (The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) has published a Hurricane Harvey white paper regarding the handling, disposal, and repair of flooded vehicles from Texas and Louisiana. The document is available for download by clicking the link below. HURRICANE HARVEY AFFECTED ONE OF THE HEAVIEST POPULATED REGIONS IN THE HISTORY OF

Worker Safety and Health Resources for Hurricane and Flood Cleanup and Recovery

September 6th, 2017 by

As a proud Alliance Partner, CCAR is pleased to provide the following resource information as supplied to us by OSHA; Key Resources for Printing/Distribution Keeping Workers Safe during Hurricane Cleanup and Recovery Fact Sheet English (FS-3698): PDF Spanish (FS-3699): PDF Heat Stress QuickCard English (3154): PDF Spanish (3417): PDF Vietnamese (3389): PDF Disaster Cleanup and

Anchorage Auto Body Does It Better through OSHA’s Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP)

August 15th, 2017 by

from https://www.osha.gov/dcsp/smallbusiness/success/ss_spabditos.html   Established in 1963, Spruce Park Auto Body, Inc., of Anchorage, Alaska, is a family-owned and operated business that has proudly served Alaska’s automotive and collision repair needs for over 50 years (NAICS Code: 811121, Automotive Body, Paint, and Interior Repair and Maintenance). The company employs 140 workers. Spruce Park Auto Body has made

CCAR announces vastly improved website

August 7th, 2017 by

August 8, 2017 – CCAR (The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, www.ccar-greenlink.org. This new user-friendly site has been specifically designed to be easier to use and easier to access for all of CCAR’s best practice information as well as all HazmatU and autoEHS training. About

Shop Facing $23K Hazmat Fine

August 3rd, 2017 by

  “…the site manager couldn’t show that employees were aware of proper waste-handling and emergency procedures.” from http://www.rutlandherald.com/articles/motorcycle-store-fined-for-hazmat/ Central Vermont Motorcycles, a local company that sells and services power sports equipment, agreed recently to pay a fine of about $23,000 to settle accusations of multiple violations involving hazardous waste in 2015. Powersports equipment includes snowmobiles and

OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application

August 2nd, 2017 by

On August 1, 2017 OSHA  launched its Injury Tracking Application (ITA) from which certain employers must electronically submit their completed 2016 Form 300A.  OSHA previously published a notice of proposed rulemaking to extend the date by which these employers must electronically submit this information from July 1, 2017 to December 1, 2017.  The application, which is on

Demand for AGM Batteries in Electric Vehicles to Drive Battery Market

July 7th, 2017 by

from https://www.ratchetandwrench.com/articles/4946-demand-for-agm-batteries-in-electric-vehicles-to-drive-battery-market?utm_medium=email&utm_source=utm_code&eid=211226334&bid=1805313 July 7, 2017—Automotive batteries market analyst says latest trend gaining momentum in the market is growing demand for AGM batteries, according to ReportsnReports. AGM batteries were used in the aircraft in the 1980s. They are well suited for vehicles that are heavily equipped with electrical accessories, such as navigation system; touchscreen infotainment system;

OSHA proposes to delay compliance date for electronically submitting injury, illness reports

July 6th, 2017 by

  from https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/national/06272017 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today proposed a delay in the electronic reporting compliance date of the rule, Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, from July 1, 2017, to Dec. 1, 2017. The proposed delay will allow OSHA an opportunity to further review and

With 54 Million to Go, This Airbag Recall Is Never Going To End

June 27th, 2017 by

Takata may have sought bankruptcy protection, but it has plenty of work to do Takata Corp.’s bankruptcy filing spells the end of a eight-decade-old auto-parts maker, but the company could limp on for years supplying parts for the approximately 54 million defective air bags that still need to be replaced in the U.S. alone. The