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OSHA cites Tire shop for serious violations; $103K in Federal fines

Date posted: October 7, 2016

Author: CCAR

Categories: Uncategorized

the following was taken from the OSHA Regional News Brief — Region 2; https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=33243   U.S. Department of Labor | October 4, 2016 OSHA finds workers exposed to hazardous chemicals, compressed gas and falls at discount tire retailer Mavis Tire faces $103K in federal fines after Westfield inspection Employer name: Mavis Tire Supply Corp., dba Mavis Discount Tires 343 South Ave. East Westfield, New Jersey Inspection site: 343 South Ave. East, Westfield, New Jersey Citations issued: On Sept. 29, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations for one repeat and 7 serious and health and

 

Commitment to Training — Fox Valley event 10/15/16

Date posted: August 24, 2016

Author: CCAR

Categories: Uncategorized, Whats new

FREE TRAINING  Brought to you by Automechanika Chicago and their sponsors, this one-day event brings together some of the nation’s top trainers to help shop owners/managers and technicians improve their business and technical skills.  In partnership with Fox Valley Technical College, this event is a special opportunity for professionals to network and learn at NO COST thanks to the support of manufacturer sponsors. Click here for more information and to register.    

 

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/  

 

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

 

1,057 MPG!!

Date posted: June 19, 2015

Author: CCAR

Categories: Uncategorized

Here at CCAR, we have not been bashful when it comes to our support of Northern Illinois University. Two (2) of our staff members are NIU graduates, and Professor Tim Aurand is an esteemed member of our Board of Directors. A little while ago a team from NIU entered the prestigious SAE Supermileage Competition at the Eaton Corp. Marshall Proving Grounds in Marshall, MI. The team came in third place after achieving a remarkable 1,057 miles per gallon! What follows is the text from the NIU blog site (found at; http://myniu.com/blog/niu-vehicle/). Go Huskies!! The competition is based on the highest mpg average

 

new MACS training addresses R-1234yf for Section 609 Certification Cards

Date posted: December 15, 2014

Author: CCAR

Categories: Uncategorized

Our respected colleagues at the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) are rolling out a new Training Program on 1/1/15. Here’s their official release — (Lansdale, PA) December 15, 2014 – The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide will roll out a new Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Technician Certification Training Program on January 1, 2015. MACS will initiate proctored training, self-study training and online training simultaneously on that date. Periodically, the U.S. EPA requires all Section 609 Technician Certification Programs to update their training materials, this year to “incorporate information on three new alternatives found acceptable subject to use conditions in

 

Chrysler posts 20% increase in November sales

Date posted: December 2, 2014

Author: CCAR

Categories: Uncategorized

  The Chrysler Group — which includes their Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat, and Alfa Romeo vehicles — have been very strong supporters of HazmatU for a long, long time. It is very heartwarming then for us to relay some very good news — as found at; http://media.chrysler.com/newsrelease.do?id=16243&mid=1   December 2, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler Group LLC today reported U.S. sales of 170,839 units, a 20 percent increase compared with sales in November 2013 (142,275 units), and the group’s best November sales since 2001. The Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram Truck and FIAT brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in November

 

OSHA UPDATE: NEW REPORTING REQUIREMENTS START JANUARY 1.

Date posted: November 24, 2014

Author: CCAR

Categories: OSHA, Uncategorized

  Beginning January 1, 2015, there will be a change to what covered employers are required to report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Employers will now be required to report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding about the incident. Previously, employers were required to report all workplace fatalities and when three or more workers were hospitalized in the same incident. The updated reporting requirements are not simply paperwork but have a life-saving purpose: they will enable employers and workers to prevent future injuries

 

Fiat 500e now available in Oregon too

Date posted: October 15, 2014

Author: CCAR

Categories: Uncategorized

from media.chrysler.com September 23, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The fully electric Fiat 500e is now available as a 2015 model year at FIAT studios in California and Oregon for $199 a month for 36 months with $999 due at signing. Sales of the Fiat 500e expanded to Oregon earlier this year. Previously, the all-electric Fiat had been sold only in California, where it has been in high demand since its introduction in 2013. “Bringing the Fiat 500e to Oregon gives more customers in this environmentally minded state the opportunity to enjoy the Italian style and engaging driving dynamics of the