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April 28th is Workers Memorial Day

Date posted: April 26, 2017

Author: charlieayers

Categories: OSHA

  OSHA recognizes Workers’ Memorial Day Renews commitment to making safety a priority WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will recognize Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28 by holding various events throughout the country. American workers are the backbone of our nation’s prosperity and a focal point of President Trump’s “America First” agenda. With the recent increased growth in manufacturing, mining and construction industries, OSHA renews its commitment to making safety a priority through education, training and collaboration with American workers, businesses and state partners. At events nationwide, OSHA will honor those who have been injured or lost

 

CCAR Provides Online Training for NIADA Members

Date posted: March 10, 2017

Author: charlieayers

Categories: DOT, OSHA, Press Releases

Palatine, Illinois — March 10, 2017 The Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing best practice information and training resources to the automotive industry, has become the latest member of the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) National Member Benefit program. CCAR, whose suite of auto industry training courses have been accessed by tens of thousands of users, has been recognized as an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Alliance Partner within the automotive industry since 2004. CCAR’s line of hazardous materials handling courses – known as HazmatU – was specifically created at the request of

 

HazmatU training referenced in Honda motorcycle air bag bulletin

Date posted: January 27, 2017

Author: charlieayers

Categories: DOT

Honda Safety Recall: GL1800-8A airbag order and return process (revised 1/18/17)  indicates;   “Special return procedures, documentation, and shipping record retention are required in order to ensure compliance with all applicable shipping regulations. All dealership personnel involved in the handling, packaging, or shipping of hazardous materials must be trained in hazmat procedures. Penalties for regulatory non-compliance are significant. For more information on HazMat regulations and certification training, go to: www.HazmatU.org The applicable training course is Surface Transportation of Automotive Hazardous Materials. If you anticipate shipping hazardous material by air, you must take the additional course; Multimodal Transportation of Automotive Dangerous Goods.” The bulletin concludes by saying “For

 

20 million U.S. vehicles now with AGM batteries

Date posted: January 3, 2017

Author: CCAR

Categories: OSHA, Safety

Excellent article here giving great information on what’s on the road today as well as some service precautions to take; http://www.vehicleservicepros.com/on-the-vehicle/in-vehicle/electrical-systems/article/20842169/trends-in-vehicle-batteries-and-battery-service-equipment    

 

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