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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

 

40 million more vehicles with Takata air bags recalled

Date posted: May 5, 2016

Author: CCAR

Categories: NHTSA

from the 5/4/16 edition of bloomberg.com;   Takata Corp. has been ordered to replace as many as 40 million additional air bags linked to deadly malfunctions, more than doubling what was already the biggest auto recall in U.S. history and putting more pressure on the troubled parts maker whose stock has plunged. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the recall Wednesday after a week of leaks and weeks of discussions with the company. The action will include all air-bag inflators that don’t have a desiccant to reduce moisture, a factor thought to contribute to misfires that spray bits of

 

Interim Guidance for Protecting Workers from Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus

Date posted: May 3, 2016

Author: CCAR

Categories: OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are monitoring the Zika virus outbreak spreading through Central and South America, Mexico, and parts of the Caribbean, including U.S. territories. For the most up-to-date information, check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Zika website frequently. Some U.S. states have mosquitoes that can become infected with and spread Zika virus, and travel-associated Zika virus infections in U.S. states may result in local spread of the virus. Visit the CDC Areas with Zika website to learn where there is current transmission. Workers

 

AGM Battery article in Performance Technician

Date posted: April 19, 2016

Author: CCAR

Categories: OSHA

  CCAR is honored to have an article published in the March/April 2016 edition of Performance Technician, a free website and digital magazine that provides power and performance knowledge for professional automotive service technicians, shop owners and technically savvy vehicle enthusiasts. A copy of the article is listed below, and if you’d like to see the entire publication please click here and login. Helping you to stay Safe, Clean, and Green…  

 

Looking for Section 609 Certification Information?

Date posted: February 22, 2016

Author: CCAR

Categories: Uncategorized

Looking for Section 609 Certification information? Click here for more information as provided by our esteemed colleagues at the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS)