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FCA takes action to get all U.S. and Canadian dealers Hazmat trained

Date posted: October 11, 2016

Author: CCAR

Categories: DOT

                                          FCA has committed to using the “HazmatU” online training program offered by the Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair (CCAR) for its network of dealers as part of their Hazardous Material handling program October 11, 2016 — Like many dealerships throughout the country, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been involved with recent efforts to recover and transport certain passenger safety devices under a national campaign. Moreover, the 2017 Pacifica plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) carries lithium batteries, which are considered

 

OSHA cites Tire shop for serious violations; $103K in Federal fines

Date posted: October 7, 2016

Author: CCAR

Categories: Uncategorized

the following was taken from the OSHA Regional News Brief — Region 2; https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=33243   U.S. Department of Labor | October 4, 2016 OSHA finds workers exposed to hazardous chemicals, compressed gas and falls at discount tire retailer Mavis Tire faces $103K in federal fines after Westfield inspection Employer name: Mavis Tire Supply Corp., dba Mavis Discount Tires 343 South Ave. East Westfield, New Jersey Inspection site: 343 South Ave. East, Westfield, New Jersey Citations issued: On Sept. 29, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations for one repeat and 7 serious and health and

 

New OSHA Resources for Removing Paint

Date posted: September 13, 2016

Author: CCAR

Categories: OSHA

OSHA has recently announced new resources, including a video and fatal facts, that focus on the safer (non-toxic) alternatives to remove paint, coatings, and finishes.   Many liquid paint strippers and solvents contain methylene chloride. Methylene chloride is a cancer-causing chemical that can easily be found in products on the shelves of your local hardware or paint stores. Workers are at risk to serious illness or death when exposed to methylene chloride in enclosed spaces, mainly through inhalation and contact with their skin.   The video, Toxic Paint Removers: Safer Alternatives, produced by the California Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation

 

Hear and Now — Noise Safety Challenge

Date posted: September 6, 2016

Author: CCAR

Categories: OSHA

OSHA and other agencies have launched the “Hear and Now – Noise Safety Challenge” to encourage inventors and entrepreneurs to submit technological solutions to workplace noise exposure and related hearing loss.  Every year, 22 million workers are at risk of losing their hearing from workplace noise hazards. Hearing loss disability costs businesses an estimated $242 million annually in workers’ compensation. Ideas must be submitted by Sept. 30 through Challenge.gov. Ten finalists will be invited to Washington, D.C. on Oct. 27 to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges that will include investors and representatives from NIOSH and the U.S.

 

Commitment to Training — Fox Valley event 10/15/16

Date posted: August 24, 2016

Author: CCAR

Categories: Uncategorized, Whats new

FREE TRAINING  Brought to you by Automechanika Chicago and their sponsors, this one-day event brings together some of the nation’s top trainers to help shop owners/managers and technicians improve their business and technical skills.  In partnership with Fox Valley Technical College, this event is a special opportunity for professionals to network and learn at NO COST thanks to the support of manufacturer sponsors. Click here for more information and to register.    

 

DOT issues $54K hazmat violation fine; lack of employee training cited

Date posted: August 24, 2016

Author: CCAR

Categories: DOT

August 24, 2016 from http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2016/08/gordon_food_service_facing_54k.html WYOMING, MI — Gordon Food Service is facing a $54,000 fine from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration for allegedly violating hazardous materials regulations. The Wyoming-based food distributor tried to send a shipment of 30 four-ounce Fryer Boil-Out Foaming tablets for air transportation from Plant City, Fla., to Greensboro, N.C. without properly marking the package, according to the FAA. The tablets are made of corrosive sodium hydroxide, and the inner boxes displayed the words, “DANGER: May Cause Burns.” Workers at the UPS sort facility in Lakeland, Fla., discovered the shipment and reported it. The

 

OSHA’s Heat Safety Tool

Date posted: August 2, 2016

Author: CCAR

Categories: OSHA

When you’re working in the heat, safety comes first. With the OSHA Heat Safety Tool, you have vital safety information available whenever and wherever you need it — right on your mobile device.   The App allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksite, and, based on the heat index, displays a risk level to outdoor workers. Then, with a simple “click,” you can get reminders about the protective measures that should be taken at that risk level to protect workers from heat-related illness-reminders about drinking enough fluids, scheduling rest breaks, planning for and knowing what to do in

 

$350K fine; lack of Hazmat training cited

Date posted: June 14, 2016

Author: CCAR

Categories: DOT

from Reuters.com on 6/13/16;   The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Monday it is proposing a $350,000 civil fine against Amazon.com Inc for shipping a product that allegedly violated hazardous materials regulations and injured several UPS workers who handled the package. The penalty is the largest fine the FAA has proposed imposing on Amazon, which the agency said has had a series of at least 24 hazardous materials violations in recent years. The FAA alleged that on Oct. 15, 2014, Amazon sent a UPS package with a one-gallon container of “Amazing! LIQUID FIRE,” a corrosive drain cleaner for transportation

 

ASE Spring Tech News

Date posted: May 19, 2016

Author: CCAR

Categories: ASE

Greetings! Here at the Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair (CCAR) we recognize the value that the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) provides to our industry. That’s why we have partnered with our friends at ASE to bring you the latest issue of ASE’s Spring Tech News, their quarterly update on what’s going on at ASE and the industry.   Please scroll down below and click on the links to receive your copy.   Remember, ASE’s Spring registration ends May 25th! ASE TechNews Spring 2016

 

New Recurrent HazmatU Training Course!

Date posted: May 10, 2016

Author: CCAR

Categories: DOT, Press Releases

May 10, 2016 – CCAR (The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) and ShipMate, Inc. are pleased to share with our members a new recurrent HazmatU online training course. The new course — designed for those who are recertifying or repeating their online HazmatU training — is shorter in duration from the traditional course and allows for completion of the material (and final exam) in an hour or less. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) strictly regulates the transportation of hazardous materials. DOT’s Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) require you to receive both INITIAL (e.g., within 90 days) and RECURRENT (e.g., a