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Safe + Sound resources for the automotive industry

Date posted: June 7, 2017

Author: CCAR

Categories: OSHA

As a OSHA Alliance Partner, CCAR is pleased to participate in Safe + Sound week being held from June 12th through June 18th. For Safe + Sound automotive-specific resources, please click on this link; Automotive Service & Collision Industry Safety Statistics   For general information regarding Safe + Sound week, please click here.    

 

CCAR launches a new complimentary AGM Battery Safety course

Date posted: May 11, 2017

Author: charlieayers

Categories: OSHA, Press Releases

  May 11, 2017 – CCAR (The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) is pleased to announce the launch of a new online Safety course focused on Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries. The course – developed by CCAR and ShipMate, Inc. – is the first in a series of complimentary online safety courses resulting from CCAR’s agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) Alliance partner program. “More than 20 million vehicles in the U.S. alone are now utilizing an AGM battery” said CCAR’s President, Charles E. Ayers. “AGM batteries have been installed in vehicles since

 

April 28th is Workers Memorial Day

Date posted: April 26, 2017

Author: charlieayers

Categories: OSHA

  OSHA recognizes Workers’ Memorial Day Renews commitment to making safety a priority WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will recognize Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28 by holding various events throughout the country. American workers are the backbone of our nation’s prosperity and a focal point of President Trump’s “America First” agenda. With the recent increased growth in manufacturing, mining and construction industries, OSHA renews its commitment to making safety a priority through education, training and collaboration with American workers, businesses and state partners. At events nationwide, OSHA will honor those who have been injured or lost

 

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…