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OSHA to hold a public stakeholder meeting

Date posted: February 3, 2016

Author: CCAR

Categories: OSHA

Trade Release from OSHA Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.   Trade Release     U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration Office of Communications Washington, D.C. www.osha.gov For Immediate Release February 1, 2016 Contact: Office of Communications Phone: 202-693-1999 OSHA to hold public stakeholder meeting on its draft updated Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration invites interested parties to attend a day-long roundtable discussion on the agency’s draft updated Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines. The meeting is set for Thursday, March 10, 2016,

 

multiple staff positions required by DOT to take Hazmat training

Date posted: January 11, 2016

Author: CCAR

Categories: DOT

  We recently offered up a survey and asked; true or false, DOT only requires one person per dealer location to be trained in the proper handling of Hazardous Materials. Thank you to everyone who responded — the survey results were interesting and enlightening. The correct answer is FALSE. Like many dealerships throughout the country, your dealership may have been involved with recent efforts to recover and transport certain passenger safety devices under a national campaign. In order to prepare and offer shipping papers for these or other shipments in the future, you should be trained in accordance with the

 

FCA college program for dealer staff & families

Date posted: November 30, 2015

Author: CCAR

Categories: Uncategorized

from the 11/22/15 edition of autonews.com Starting Monday, Nov. 23, Fiat Chrysler dealers nationwide can offer a no-cost college education to employees and their spouses and children — a perk aimed at attracting top-tier talent to work at FCA stores. FCA is expanding its Degrees@Work pilot program that began in May at 356 dealerships in its Southeast region, which encompasses Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, Alabama and Tennessee. The program enables employees in participating dealerships to earn an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree in one of about 40 fields of study at Strayer University. Strayer is a private, accredited, for-profit university

 

OSHA seeking input on Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines

Date posted: November 24, 2015

Author: CCAR

Categories: OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is updating its Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines and wants your help in shaping the new document. Intended to help employers establish safety and health management plans at their workplaces, the guidelines were first published in 1989. They are being updated to reflect modern technology and practices. As revised, the guidelines should be particularly helpful to small- and medium-sized businesses. And for the first time, they address ways in which multiple employers at the same worksite can coordinate efforts to make sure all workers are protected. The guidelines are advisory only and do

 

OSHA fines to rise for the first time in 25 years

Date posted: November 11, 2015

Author: CCAR

Categories: OSHA

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  from the 11/3/15 edition of www.wsj.com; Federal penalties for workplace-safety violations were increased this week for the first time since 1990, thanks to a little-noticed provision of the budget bill signed into law by President Barack Obama. The move would bring the fines in line with inflation over the past 25 years. In the future, fines from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration and state workplace-safety agencies would continue to rise with inflation. Still, even after an expected increase of as much as roughly 80%, OSHA fines will remain tiny compared to those issued by many other regulatory

 

Mechanical repair shops could get airbag recall work

Date posted: October 26, 2015

Author: CCAR

Categories: DOT

  the following was posted at automotivenews.com on October 26, 2015; Independent repair shops could soon step on what has always been a franchised dealer’s exclusive turf: recall repairs. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration officials last week said they see a possible role for nondealer service shops to help with the mammoth task of replacing the 23 million defective Takata airbag inflators spread across 19 million U.S. vehicles made by 12 manufacturers. Such a move would be unprecedented, as only franchised new-car dealers are currently authorized to perform recall repairs. It also would add another layer of complexity and risk

 

OSHA Resources for Collision Repair

Date posted: September 16, 2015

Author: CCAR

Categories: OSHA

  Workers in auto body shops are potentially exposed to a variety of chemical and physical hazards. Chemical hazards may include volatile organics from paints, fillers and solvents; diisocyanates, polyisocyanates, and hexavalent chromium from spray painting operations; silica from sandblasting operations; dusts from sanding; and metal fumes from welding and cutting. Physical hazards include repetitive stress and other ergonomic injuries, noise, lifts, cutting tools, and oil and grease on walking surfaces. Many workers are unaware of the potential hazards in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to injury. The information provided by OSHA aids in recognizing and controlling some of

 

AGM batteries; what’s all the fuss?

Date posted: September 11, 2015

Author: CCAR

Categories: OSHA

  The following is a re-post of an article that appeared in partsandpeople.com on 9/1/15; Are you charging and testing your customers’ batteries using the same equipment you were just a few years ago? If so, you may cause irreversible damage by using the wrong charger, and you may needlessly condemn a perfectly good battery by using an incorrect testing regimen. As automotive manufacturers incorporate new fuel-saving features to try to meet NHTSA’s 2025 CAFE standard of 54.5 MPG, in many cases the construction of even seemingly simple components such as batteries has changed, and they now require more care

 

HazmatU Updates Announced

Date posted: August 19, 2015

Author: CCAR

Categories: DOT, Press Releases

  Aug. 18, 2015 – CCAR (The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) direct cash and ShipMate, Inc. are pleased to share with our members news of numerous updates that have been completed within the suite of our online HazmatU training courses. Highlights include: New Proper Shipping Names including Safety Devices, electrically initiated and Safety Devices, pyrotechnic; Fuel Cell Cartridges; Fuel Cell Cartridges Packed with Equipment; Fuel Cell Cartridges Contained in Equipment; Lithium Metal Batteries; Lithium Ion Batteries Changes to Explosive Registration Number documentation requirements Enhanced Graphics Updated Quizzes and Certification Exam Courses can now be viewed on portable devices (e.g., smartphones

 

New EPA Underground Storage Tank (UST) rule

Date posted: August 3, 2015

Author: CCAR

Categories: EPA

  Effective October 13, 2015, a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule sets updated requirements for underground storage tanks (USTs) aimed at improving leak prevention and detection. EPA’s actions should also serve to promote tank regulation uniformity across the U.S., loan required urgent close regulatory gaps, update technologies and incorporate the secondary containment and operator training requirements required by the Energy Policy Act getting a payday loan of 2005. EPA’s new rules preserve prior exclusions for lift cylinders and wastewater tanks. For more information provided by the EPA, please click here.