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

Date posted: July 3, 2014

Author: admin

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

Author: admin

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

Author: admin

Categories: Uncategorized

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

Author: admin

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

Author: admin

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

Author: admin

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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Categories: Uncategorized

  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


Amazon pays $91K for violating DOT HazMat Regs; failure to train ee’s cited

Date posted: April 3, 2014

Author: admin

Categories: DOT

  from April 2, 2014   Amazon has paid a $91,000 civil penalty for improperly shipping a package with flammable liquid adhesive, the Federal Aviation Administration announced today. The liquid adhesive is a hazardous material under US DOT regulations. The tech giant’s employees “offered the shipment without the requisite shipping papers or emergency response information, and did not mark, label, or properly package the shipment,” according to the FAA. Amazon “failed to properly train its employees” for this kind of shipment, the release said. The shipment was on a FedEx flight from Whitestown, Ind. to Boulder, Colo., on September


AMRA Launches New Website with Dramatically Enhanced Member Resources

Date posted: March 24, 2014

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Categories: Uncategorized

  March 24, 2014 The Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association (AMRA), today announced the release of its new and dramatically improved web site. AMRA is a not for profit industry association dedicated to providing inspection and communication standards for the automotive repair industry.   AMRA’s Motorist Assurance Program (MAP) helps strengthen the relationship between the motorist and the automotive maintenance and repair service industry. “Our new website has been totally re-designed, providing a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout,” said Barry Soltz, AMRA President. Created with the user experience firmly in mind, the website is designed using the


Steve Johnson takes 1st place at Gatornationals

Date posted: March 18, 2014

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Categories: Uncategorized

  NHRA Pro Stock motorcycle racer Steve Johnson kicked off the 2014 season by taking first place in the Gatornationals in Gainesville, FL on Sunday, March 16th. Johnson, who began the day in the 7th seed, won all four (4) of his races — including a decisive final — to capture his first Goldman trophy and his first trip to the winners circle since Charlotte in 2008.   Johnson told CCAR that he was “really happy for his brand”, a sentiment that we most definitely echo.   Steve Johnson Racing has been in the racing business campaigning a professional team with