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$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)

 

Carm Capriotto’s podcast from WB2016

Date posted: February 19, 2016

Author: CCAR

Categories: Uncategorized

  Great podcast from @RResultsBiz from the #WB2016 conference @Womens_Board http://remarkableresults.biz/e091/  

 

ASE Winter Tech News

Date posted: February 19, 2016

Author: CCAR

Categories: Whats new

Greetings! At 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 Winter Tech News, their quarterly update on whats going on at ASE and the industry.   Please scroll down below and click on the links to receive your copy.   Remember, ASE’s Winter registration ends February 24th!     ASE TechNews Winter 2016  

 

reminder; OSHA ‘s 300A should now be posted in your facility

Date posted: February 17, 2016

Author: CCAR

Categories: OSHA

  Employers must post injury and illness summaries now through April OSHA reminds employers of their obligation to post a copy of OSHA’s Form 300A, which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2015. The summary must be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted each year between Feb. 1 and April 30. Businesses with 10 or fewer employees and those in certain low-hazard industries are exempt from OSHA recordkeeping and posting requirements. As of Jan. 1, 2015, certain previously exempt industries are now covered. Lists of both exempt and newly covered industries are available