Technician Killed When Car Falls Off Lift

from; http://wric.com/2017/12/11/car-falls-off-of-lift-kills-richmond-mechanic/   A Richmond auto worker was killed after a car fell off a lift and landed on him Monday morning. The incident occurred at around 11 a.m. at Auto Repair El Flaco, located in the 5200 block of Hull Street Road. Police told 8News that a vehicle fell off a lift and landed on

Braille Battery facing $1.1M Hazmat Fine; Lack of Training Cited

from https://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/2017/12/08/faa-proposes-1-1-million-penalty-against-sarasota.html The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a $1.1 million civil penalty against a Sarasota battery maker for allegedly shipping lithium ion batteries in violation of hazardous materials regulations. The proposed fine against Braille Battery Inc. is the largest civil penalty the FAA has put forward for alleged violations of requirements for offering an air shipment

47 Technicians Honored at ASE Annual Meeting

from: http://www.ase.com/News-Events/Press-Releases/47-Technicians-Honored-at-ASE-Annual-Meeting-(1).aspx Leesburg, VA, November 28, 2017 – Forty-seven automotive professionals were recognized on November 15, 2017, at the Fall Board of Governors meeting of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) held at the Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego, California. The annual awards banquet spotlights top scorers on the ASE Certification Tests. Thirty-six

The Most Recycled Product in the U.S.? Lead Batteries

from; http://www.recyclingproductnews.com/article/26966/study-finds-lead-batteries-to-be-most-recycled-consumer-product-in-the-us     A new study has found that lead batteries have a recycling rate of 99.3 percent, making them the number one recycled consumer product in the U.S. The near-perfect rate of recycling is attributed to industry investment in a state-of-the-art closed-loop collection and recycling system that keeps 1.7 million tons of batteries out of landfills annually. The National