16.7M faulty Takata air bags still on US roads

from https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/report-167m-faulty-takata-air-bags-us-roads-59963507   December 21, 2018 — More than three years after the government took over management of recalls involving dangerous Takata air bag inflators, one third of the recalled inflators still have not been replaced. That’s according to an annual report on the recalls released late Friday by the government and a court-appointed recall monitor. The

OSHA penalizes auto parts distributor $133K; failing to train employees cited

from https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/region4/12122018   December 12, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Georgia Auto Parts Distributor For Fire, Electric Shock, and Struck-By Hazards NORCROSS, GA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Parts Authority LLC – a wholesale auto and truck parts distributor based in Norcross, Georgia – for exposing employees

4 Things Your Customers Should Know About AGM Batteries

from https://www.searchautoparts.com/motorage/undercar-service-repair/4-things-your-customers-should-know-about-agm-batteries?utm_campaign=MA%20Cert%20Tech%20-%20Editorial&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=68347714&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–ov5zHgfTUpPpGvf4T9RVKMf061Ew0GMKP2P_TFhYOpMWl8qdLc-162ihh1_SE3XjhMDznK3PsY2fxlprcuTY6klSkxw&_hsmi=68363754   Your customers prefer to replace batteries as infrequently as possible. At the same time, they want their vehicle’s 150+ electrical devices to keep working — but standard batteries just aren’t keeping up. It’s time to introduce your customers to absorbent glass mat (AGM) batteries. These advanced lead acid batteries feature an absorbent glass

CCAR’s website updated with more OSHA Alliance resources

November 29, 2018 – CCAR (The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) is pleased to announce the addition of new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Alliance content on its main website, www.ccar-greenlink.org. The new content is designed to be mobile-device friendly, easier to use and easier to access for all of CCAR’s (automotive-specific) OSHA Alliance

The True Costs of a Work-Related Injury

Tony Martin wrote this absolutely terrific article, which can be viewed in its entirety at; https://www.searchautoparts.com/motorage/technicians-service-repair/true-costs-work-related-injury?page=0,0&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8gvu1EXoUsllmoS5o_4O41A0VttCjvdGBU2YBP0omRvui-AcyK0g2N91sT2azeu_yn5Mxvxrm5H1VGnPuS7OfBdqSJXg&_hsmi=67437367 Points made by Tony include; “Where a job-related injury was once viewed as an isolated expense on the company ledger, there is now broad recognition that the costs are much greater than we originally thought.” “So what does it cost