42% of recalled repairs haven’t been completed

May 14th, 2018 by

from; May 14, 2018 — U.S. auto safety regulators are raising pressure on a dozen vehicle manufacturers that failed to meet a December deadline to replace millions of defective Takata airbag inflators that could explode in a crash. A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration order issued in 2015 scheduling the unprecedented safety campaign set a target

New video highlighting AutoEHS Safety courses now available

May 10th, 2018 by

May 10, 2018 — Palatine, IL — The Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) today announced the release of a new video highlighting their popular AutoEHS online Safety Training resources. The video has been posted on CCAR’s YouTube channel at; “While it may be common knowledge that CCAR’s online training is critically important to the

California’s economy now the world’s 5th biggest

May 7th, 2018 by

from;   May 5 (UPI) — California, known for its Hollywood-based entertainment industry and Silicone Valley’s tech sector, is now the fifth largest economy in the world, according to new federal figures. The U.S. Department of Commerce released the new data Friday, which show California’s gross domestic product, or GDP, grew by 3.4 percent to $2.7 trillion last

Using Your OSHA 300 Log to Improve Safety and Health

April 26th, 2018 by

As your OSHA Alliance Partner for the automotive industry, CCAR was provided the following at;   When you hear the word “accident,” you probably think of an unexpected, random event that no one could foresee or prevent. Accidents “just happen.” Most workplace injuries and illnesses don’t just happen—they are usually predictable and preventable. That’s why

Safety Walk-Arounds for Managers

April 26th, 2018 by

As an OSHA Alliance Partner, CCAR is enthusiastically supporting Safe + Sound Week (August 13 – 19, 2018).   Please click here to view the Safety Walk-Around for Managers Fact Sheet, and stay tuned for more information regarding Safe + Sound Week.          

PPE recommendations for the auto refinish market

April 17th, 2018 by

Through its Alliance with OSHA, the American Chemistry Council [Center for the Polyurethanes Industry, Diisocyanates Panel, and Aliphatic Diisocyanates Panel] developed an infographic that provides personal protective equipment (PPE) recommendations for the automotive refinish market. The infographic provides general information on the importance of PPE during the refinishing process. High performance polyurethane coatings used in automotive refinishing applications,

Section 609 resources ahead of air conditioning season

April 2nd, 2018 by

The following is a reprint of a communication sent out by our esteemed colleagues at the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS).   March 30, 2018 (Lansdale, PA) Technicians who service mobile A/C systems and distributors who sell refrigerant need to be aware of new regulations that took effect on January 1, 2018 concerning the requirement

Vastly Improved HazmatU Site Launched

March 26th, 2018 by

March 26, 2018 – CCAR (The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) is pleased to announce the launch of a new website, This new user-friendly site has been specifically designed to be mobile-device friendly, easier to use and easier to access for all of CCAR’s HazmatU best practice information and training. HazmatU is an e-learning

Man injured in explosion at auto repair business

February 12th, 2018 by

from   MICHIGAN CITY — One man was injured Thursday morning after an explosion rocked a car repair business at Longwood Drive and U.S. 20. The owner of Lakeside Autowerks was welding in the back of the building at 628 Longwood Drive when a nearby 50-gallon oil drum somehow ignited and exploded, according to Michigan

True Value facing $54K penalty; lack of Hazmat training cited

February 6th, 2018 by

from January 19, 2018 Contact: Kathleen Bergen Phone: 404-305-5100; Email: WASHINGTON – The U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $54,000 civil penalty against True Value Company of Jonesboro, Ga., for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials Regulations. The FAA alleges that on May 10, 2017, True Value offered a four-liter metal