2018 SkillsUSA Automotive Service Technology Medalists

Louisville, KY was once again the site for SkillsUSA and its 54th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference, the world’s largest showcase of skilled trades. Quality career and technical education were the centerpiece of the conference. More than 18,000 students, teachers, education leaders, and representatives from 600 national corporations, trade associations, businesses and labor unions participated. The highlight was

Mazda recalls 270K vehicles over Takata airbags

from https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/06/mazda-recalls-270000-vehicles-over-takata-airbags.html   July 6, 2018 — Mazda is recalling nearly 270,000 vehicles with Takata airbags that have the potential to explode. Chemicals used to inflate the air bags can deteriorate in some conditions, causing them to deploy with too much force, blowing apart a metal canister that can result in flying shrapnel. The potentially deadly defect can

Automotive Service & Collision Industry Safety Statistics

In 2016, there were 108 fatal injuries (↑19% from 2015) and an estimated 9,090 nonfatal injuries among workers in the automotive repair and maintenance industry (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Finding and fixing hazards ensures workers go home safe and sound every day. Please click on the link below for more information on how to find and

CCAR and Electude Announce Automotive Safety Education Partnership

  June 26, 2018 – The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair (CCAR) is pleased to announce a partnership with Electude International, the leading global provider of automotive e-learning solutions. CCAR and Electude will deliver safety training and credentials to automotive teachers and students via Electude’s award-winning online learning system. CCAR is a non-profit organization with a

Safe + Sound week resources

from https://www.osha.gov/safeandsoundweek/ Join us for Safe + Sound Week, August 13-19, 2018 What Is Safe + Sound Week? A nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces. Why Participate? Safe workplaces are