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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;    


“The Largest Recall in Automotive History”

Date posted: May 20, 2015

Author: CCAR

Categories: DOT, Safety

On May 19, 2015 air bag manufacturer Takata acknowledged that a defect exists in its air bag inflators.  In a press release issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),  Takata agreed to recall approximately 34 million vehicles — a number that is roughly double the number of vehicles previously identified. This recall involves ELEVEN auto manufacturers; BMW, Chrysler, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota all have vehicles affected by the massive recall; specific model years are still being determined and will continue to be added to the NHTSA VIN lookup. Mark Rosekind, NHTSA Administrator, said “As


OSHA and CCAR Renew Alliance

Date posted: May 19, 2015

Author: CCAR

Categories: OSHA, Safety

OSHA RENEWS ALLIANCE WITH COORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 19, 2015) – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair (CCAR) have renewed their alliance and will continue joint efforts to promote safety and health in the automotive industry workplace. Initial emphasis will be in areas of lift safety, Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries and contaminated refrigerants. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Local 701 along with representatives from ShipMate, Inc. have agreed to participate in the alliance implementation team. “Workers in automobile repair shops


The Heat (App) Is On!

Date posted: May 18, 2015

Author: CCAR

Categories: OSHA, Safety

    Heat illness sickens thousands of workers every year, and severe cases can be fatal. To help keep outdoor workers cool, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration developed a free app to calculate worksite heat index and risk levels, and educate users about how to respond to a heat emergency. More than 187,000 people have downloaded the app since its 2011 launch. In the app’s first big update on May 5, iPhone users discovered new features. With an attractive, easy-to-use interface, the new version is optimized for the latest iPhones. The app automatically provides the current conditions and maximum


Two (2) Idaho mechanics fatally crushed in separate incidents

Date posted: April 20, 2015

Author: CCAR

Categories: OSHA, Safety

Here at CCAR we have been aware that OSHA has had lift safety on its key-initiatives radar for quite some time now, and it appears that this issue will remain in-focus for the foreseeable future. Tragically, since 9/1/14 there have been nine (9)  workplace deaths in Idaho — and five (5) of those nine (9) involved workers being crushed under or by vehicles. The most recent incidents occurred in January, and happened only two (2) weeks apart. What follows is the press release offered by OSHA; News Release OSHA News Release: [04/15/2015] Contact Name: Leo Kay or Jose A. Carnevali


EPA resources for Clean Air Act compliance

Date posted: March 9, 2015

Author: CCAR

Categories: EPA, Links, Safety, Videos

Here are some EPA-provided tools to help you to comply with the Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements; Brochure Summarizing the Rule Sample Initial Notification Optional Owner/Operator Certification Form Sample form for Compliance Status Notification EPA’s New Air Quality Rule for Auto Body Shops: Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating at Area Source Spanish Version PowerPoint Overview The Published Regulation Spray Booth Filters The EPA Collision Repair Campaign Moreover, please click here for a video regarding the key requirements for the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP).


OSHA’s 2013 Top Ten

Date posted: October 13, 2014

Author: CCAR

Categories: OSHA, Safety

Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for Fiscal 2013 (Oct. 1, 2012  to Sept. 30, 2013) The following is a list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards* following inspections of worksites  by federal OSHA. OSHA publishes this list to alert employers about these commonly cited standards so they can take steps to find and fix recognized hazards addressed in these and other standards before OSHA shows up. Far too many preventable injuries and illnesses occur in the workplace. 1926.501 – Fall Protection 1910.1200 – Hazard Communication 1926.451 – Scaffolding 1910.134 – Respiratory Protection 1910.305 – Electrical, Wiring Methods


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

Date posted: July 3, 2014

Author: CCAR

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


OSHA issues 22 citations to automotive supplier

Date posted: February 7, 2014

Author: CCAR

Categories: OSHA, Safety, Uncategorized

OSHA Regional News Release February 3, 2014 The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited HP Pelzer Automotive Systems Inc. of Thomson and staffing agency Sizemore Inc. for 22 safety and health violations. OSHA initiated its inspection in July 2013 in response to a complaint alleging hazards at the automotive manufacturing facility. Proposed penalties total $207,100. “HP Pelzer continues to put workers at risk of serious injury or death by failing to correct unguarded equipment and other serious hazards,” said Bill Fulcher, director of OSHA’s Atlanta-East Area Office. “Additionally, Sizemore must work proactively with its client


NHTSA finds more than a third of children killed in crashes were not in car seats or wearing seat belts

Date posted: September 18, 2013

Author: CCAR

Categories: NHTSA, Safety

as posted by our colleagues at NHTSA; According to the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than a third of children under age 13 who died in passenger vehicle crashes in 2011 were not in car seats or wearing seat belts. To help eliminate these deaths, and as part of Child Passenger Safety Week, NHTSA is highlighting the important safety benefits associated with the proper use of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts. “Safety is our top priority, particularly when it comes to protecting our children – who are our most vulnerable passengers,” said U.S. Transportation