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Chrysler reports Q2 profit +22% to $619M

Date posted: August 7, 2014

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from August 7, 2014   Chrysler Group LLC’s second-quarter income rose 22% to $619 million, bolstered by rising demand for the company’s pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles and further underscoring its importance to Italian parent Fiat F.MI +1.39% SpA. Chrysler’s results come as Fiat shareholders weigh whether to go along with a planned reorganization of the parent company or cash out their shares. On Friday, Fiat shareholders voted to approve the reorganization, which via a merger would create a new Dutch-incorporated holding company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, that would become Chrysler’s parent. But those investors now have the opportunity to cash out their shares


OSHA planning to inspect almost 3,000 auto plants

Date posted: August 5, 2014

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Categories: OSHA

  from August 4, 2014 – 8:44 am ET TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Alarmed by what it calls higher than normal incidents of injuries and safety lapses, the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration has launched an inspection of auto parts plants across Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi, a top agency official said. The federal safety agency plans to send field agents to inspect some 2,900 factories — literally every auto parts plant in those three states — over the coming year. But as suppliers gather here in Northern Michigan for an annual industry outlook conference, they may be surprised to discover


OSHA fines Chicago Home Depot store $110K – lack of vehicle operator training cited

Date posted: August 1, 2014

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Categories: OSHA

News Release OSHA News Release: [07/30/2014] Contact Name: Scott Allen or Rhonda Burke Phone Number: (312) 353-6976 Email: or Release Number: 14-1326-CHI Home Depot USA’s Chicago store cited by OSHA for serious hazards US Department of Labor’s OSHA proposes $110,700 in penalties CHICAGO — Home Depot USA Inc. has been cited for six, including two repeat, one willful and three serious safety violations, at its home improvement store on North Kimball Avenue in Chicago. The repeat and willful violations involved lack of training and maintenance for powered industrial vehicles. Proposed penalties total $110,700. “Employees at this Home Depot store used powered industrial


OSHA fines Pep Boys $58K; serious & repeat violations cited

Date posted: July 3, 2014

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Categories: OSHA, Safety

OSHA Regional News Release Region 6 News Release: 14-1163-DAL June 30, 2014 Contact: Diana Petterson      Juan Rodriguez Phone: 972-850-4710      972-850-4709 Email: Two Colorado Pep Boys auto centers cited by US Department of Labor’s OSHA for serious and repeat safety violations Company continues to expose employees to workplace hazards; fines total $58,300 ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Two Pep Boys-Manny, Moe & Jack of Delaware Inc. work sites in Aurora and Lone Tree were cited for two repeat and one serious violation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for failing to abate previously cited violations and continuing to expose workers to


CCAR and ShipMate launch new online GHS safety course

Date posted: June 10, 2014

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Categories: OSHA, Press Releases

Arlington Heights, IL — June 10, 2014 – CCAR, the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair — and ShipMate, Inc. — are pleased to announce the launch of a new online safety course on their website.     The new course — GHS Hazard Communication Standard — is tailored toward everyone in the automotive industry who handles chemicals (such as oil, coolant, paint, etc.). OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) and published it in the Federal Register in March 2012. The course is


Joseph M. Henmueller named AMRA Interim President

Date posted: June 2, 2014

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The Board of Directors of the Automotive Maintenance & Repair Association (AMRA) announced Monday, June 2, 2014 that Joe Henmueller will serve as interim president of AMRA. Mr. Henmueller will take over the responsibilities from Barry Soltz, AMRA’s president for six years. The Board of Directors thanks Mr. Soltz for his service and dedication to the association during his tenure and wishes him great success in his future endeavors. “Mr. Henmueller has deep ties to the Automotive Service Industry and is a recognized leader in the Automotive Aftermarket,” said Lynn Parker, Chairman. “He has a long-standing commitment to the association,


CCAR & ShipMate launch a vastly improved HazmatU website

Date posted: May 29, 2014

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Categories: DOT, Press Releases

    Arlington Heights, IL — May 29, 2014 – CCAR, the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair — and ShipMate, Inc. — are pleased to announce the launch of their new website, This intuitive new site is specifically designed to be easier to use and easier to access for all HazMatU training and resources. CCAR provides tailored information and resources for OEM dealers, collision repair centers, schools and mechanical service centers.  The new website communicates updated news, events and services to HazmatU customers in an easier, faster and more user-friendly layout. ShipMate, Inc. works with clients to help resolve their most


OSHA promotes “Water. Rest. Shade.”

Date posted: May 27, 2014

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Categories: OSHA

  It is getting hotter throughout the country.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a National Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Workers.  Each year, thousands of workers experience heat-related illnesses and many even die working in the heat.  This is preventable.  That is why we need your help in raising awareness about the issues and resources available from OSHA.   Learn more and find our educational and training resources to download free in both Spanish and English at   Our smartphone application calculates the Heat Index based on your current location, gets a risk level, and


The most polluted cities in America are…

Date posted: May 2, 2014

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Categories: EPA

  May 1, 2014   from   California may be a haven for plug-in electric cars, but it’s also home to many of the most-polluted cities in the U.S. Of the 10 most polluted U.S. cities in the American Lung Association’s State of the Air report (viaMashable), seven are in the Golden State. Topping the lists is the combined Los Angeles-Long Beach metropolitan area, followed consecutively by Visalia-Porterville-Hanford, Bakersfield, Fresno-Madera, and Sacremento-Roseville. The only other state with more than one city on the list was Texas: Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth were sixth and eighth, respectively, separated by Modesto-Merced, California. Rounding off the top 10


Toyota Outsells All Other Carmakers in First Quarter

Date posted: April 23, 2014

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  April 23, 2014   from   Toyota Motor Corp. (7203) outsold General Motors Co. (GM)and Volkswagen AG (VOW) for a third straight quarter, helped by rising demand in Japan and China. Sales at Toyota, including its Hino Motors Ltd. (7205) andDaihatsu Motor Co. (7262) units, rose about 6 percent to 2.58 million units in the January-to-March period, the Japanese automaker said today. Second place is too close to call as GM and VW said they sold about 2.4 million each, and the German company hasn’t disclosed deliveries for the MAN and Scania heavy truck brands. For President Akio Toyoda, last quarter capped what the company estimates to have been