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With 54 Million to Go, This Airbag Recall Is Never Going To End

Date posted: June 27, 2017

Author: CCAR

Categories: DOT

Takata may have sought bankruptcy protection, but it has plenty of work to do Takata Corp.’s bankruptcy filing spells the end of a eight-decade-old auto-parts maker, but the company could limp on for years supplying parts for the approximately 54 million defective air bags that still need to be replaced in the U.S. alone. The unprecedented recall affects roughly 16% of the 260 million vehicles currently on American roads. The recall—the largest-ever automotive-safety campaign in the U.S.—affects cars from 19 manufacturers, from luxury makers like BMW AG and Tesla Inc. to Ford Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. Betty Niver


Safe + Sound resources for the automotive industry

Date posted: June 7, 2017

Author: CCAR

Categories: OSHA

As a OSHA Alliance Partner, CCAR is pleased to participate in Safe + Sound week being held from June 12th through June 18th. For Safe + Sound automotive-specific resources, please click on this link; Automotive Service & Collision Industry Safety Statistics   For general information regarding Safe + Sound week, please click here.    


CCAR launches a new complimentary AGM Battery Safety course

Date posted: May 11, 2017

Author: charlieayers

Categories: OSHA, Press Releases

  May 11, 2017 – CCAR (The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) is pleased to announce the launch of a new online Safety course focused on Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries. The course – developed by CCAR and ShipMate, Inc. – is the first in a series of complimentary online safety courses resulting from CCAR’s agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) Alliance partner program. “More than 20 million vehicles in the U.S. alone are now utilizing an AGM battery” said CCAR’s President, Charles E. Ayers. “AGM batteries have been installed in vehicles since


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: 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;    


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;   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