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FCA recalls 1.4M vehicles to replace air bag inflators

January 11th, 2019 by

from http://media.fcanorthamerica.com/newsrelease.do?id=20535&mid=&searchresult   January 10, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – FCA US LLC is recalling an estimated 1.4 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace passenger-side air-bag inflators that may, on deployment, send shrapnel into the vehicle cabin. The Company is unaware of any injuries or accidents associated this vehicle population.   The defect is linked to

Free webinar to help small businesses comply with OSHA standards

January 8th, 2019 by

from https://www.score.org/event/how-can-small-business-comply-with-OSHA-standards LIVE WEBINAR DURATION: 1 Hour  DATE & TIME: January 17, 2019, 1:00pm EST Did you know that a safe and healthy workplace not only protects employees from injury and illness, but can lower costs, reduce absenteeism, boost morale and increase productivity and quality? How can your small business stay safe? OSHA can help! The Occupational Safety and

Ford Recalls Nearly 1 Million Vehicles Over Potentially Explosive Air Bag Inflators

January 4th, 2019 by

  from http://fortune.com/2019/01/04/ford-recalls-airbag-inflators/   January 4, 2019 — Ford has announced plans to recall 953,000 vehicles worldwide—including 782,000 in the United States—amid fears that the passenger air bag inflator could explode and injure riders. The recall is part of a larger recall of Takata airbag inflators, which can hurl shrapnel if they explode after deteriorating over time due to heat and

16.7M faulty Takata air bags still on US roads

December 26th, 2018 by

from https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/report-167m-faulty-takata-air-bags-us-roads-59963507   December 21, 2018 — More than three years after the government took over management of recalls involving dangerous Takata air bag inflators, one third of the recalled inflators still have not been replaced. That’s according to an annual report on the recalls released late Friday by the government and a court-appointed recall monitor. The

OSHA penalizes auto parts distributor $133K; failing to train employees cited

December 18th, 2018 by

from https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/region4/12122018   December 12, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Georgia Auto Parts Distributor For Fire, Electric Shock, and Struck-By Hazards NORCROSS, GA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Parts Authority LLC – a wholesale auto and truck parts distributor based in Norcross, Georgia – for exposing employees

4 Things Your Customers Should Know About AGM Batteries

December 17th, 2018 by

from https://www.searchautoparts.com/motorage/undercar-service-repair/4-things-your-customers-should-know-about-agm-batteries?utm_campaign=MA%20Cert%20Tech%20-%20Editorial&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=68347714&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–ov5zHgfTUpPpGvf4T9RVKMf061Ew0GMKP2P_TFhYOpMWl8qdLc-162ihh1_SE3XjhMDznK3PsY2fxlprcuTY6klSkxw&_hsmi=68363754   Your customers prefer to replace batteries as infrequently as possible. At the same time, they want their vehicle’s 150+ electrical devices to keep working — but standard batteries just aren’t keeping up. It’s time to introduce your customers to absorbent glass mat (AGM) batteries. These advanced lead acid batteries feature an absorbent glass

CCAR’s website updated with more OSHA Alliance resources

November 29th, 2018 by

November 29, 2018 – CCAR (The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) is pleased to announce the addition of new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Alliance content on its main website, www.ccar-greenlink.org. The new content is designed to be mobile-device friendly, easier to use and easier to access for all of CCAR’s (automotive-specific) OSHA Alliance

The True Costs of a Work-Related Injury

November 26th, 2018 by

Tony Martin wrote this absolutely terrific article, which can be viewed in its entirety at; https://www.searchautoparts.com/motorage/technicians-service-repair/true-costs-work-related-injury?page=0,0&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8gvu1EXoUsllmoS5o_4O41A0VttCjvdGBU2YBP0omRvui-AcyK0g2N91sT2azeu_yn5Mxvxrm5H1VGnPuS7OfBdqSJXg&_hsmi=67437367 Points made by Tony include; “Where a job-related injury was once viewed as an isolated expense on the company ledger, there is now broad recognition that the costs are much greater than we originally thought.” “So what does it cost

Techs Rock Awards Are Open — Apply Now

November 20th, 2018 by

  from our esteemed colleagues at the TechForce Foundation; November 15, 2018 Techs Rock Awards Are Open — Apply Now Nominations for the Techs Rock Awards are rolling in! Thanks to our partners at Ford cascading it nationwide, Ford technicians lead nominees five to one. Where are YOUR techs?! Don’t get left in the dust. Nominations

EPA Rule Will Aid Recall of Defective Takata Airbag Inflators

November 15th, 2018 by

from https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-rule-will-aid-recall-defective-takata-airbag-inflators-protecting-public-and   Rule Provides Clarity to Auto Dealers and Scrap Recyclers on Proper Disposal 11/14/2018 Contact Information:  EPA Press Office (press@epa.gov) WASHINGTON  — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an interim final rule to facilitate the urgent removal of defective Takata airbag inflators from vehicles and prevent defective Takata airbag inflators in scrap vehicles from being