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Category: OSHA

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

 

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; http://www.vehicleservicepros.com/on-the-vehicle/in-vehicle/electrical-systems/article/20842169/trends-in-vehicle-batteries-and-battery-service-equipment    

 

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

 

Hear and Now — Noise Safety Challenge

Date posted: September 6, 2016

Author: CCAR

Categories: OSHA

OSHA and other agencies have launched the “Hear and Now – Noise Safety Challenge” to encourage inventors and entrepreneurs to submit technological solutions to workplace noise exposure and related hearing loss.  Every year, 22 million workers are at risk of losing their hearing from workplace noise hazards. Hearing loss disability costs businesses an estimated $242 million annually in workers’ compensation. Ideas must be submitted by Sept. 30 through Challenge.gov. Ten finalists will be invited to Washington, D.C. on Oct. 27 to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges that will include investors and representatives from NIOSH and the U.S.

 

OSHA’s Heat Safety Tool

Date posted: August 2, 2016

Author: CCAR

Categories: OSHA

When you’re working in the heat, safety comes first. With the OSHA Heat Safety Tool, you have vital safety information available whenever and wherever you need it — right on your mobile device.   The App allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksite, and, based on the heat index, displays a risk level to outdoor workers. Then, with a simple “click,” you can get reminders about the protective measures that should be taken at that risk level to protect workers from heat-related illness-reminders about drinking enough fluids, scheduling rest breaks, planning for and knowing what to do in

 

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…  

 

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

 

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,

 

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