Category: DOT

As shop injuries rise, dealership service departments work to reduce risks

June 21st, 2019 by

The following was published on 6/16/19 in Automotive News Fixed Ops Journal. The article can be downloaded by clicking here  Fixed Ops article June 2019 …or by reading the content below. When a fire ripped through an Alabama dealership’s service department in 2017, killing three shop employees and injuring two others, the accident was a grim

GM & Chevrolet Bulletin Stipulates Hazmat Shipping Compliance

June 18th, 2019 by

The Chevrolet Product Safety Recall issued by GM (N182206630 Airbag Inflator Rupture) says, in part; “…follow the instructions in WPC Technical Service Bulletin #99-00-89-019P. Be sure to comply with all hazardous part shipping requirements described in the bulletin. Dealers may also refer to Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 171 to 180,

CCAR podcast discusses safety best-practices, HazmatU, SkillsUSA

June 11th, 2019 by

Check out this podcast that CCAR President Charlie Ayers did with Carm Capriotto. Discussion centers on automotive safety best-practice resources, HazmatU info, and CCAR’s involvement in #SkillsUSA   Safety Training in the Workplace – Charlie Ayers with CCAR

FCA recalls 1.4M vehicles to replace air bag inflators

January 11th, 2019 by

from http://media.fcanorthamerica.com/newsrelease.do?id=20535&mid=&searchresult   January 10, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – FCA US LLC is recalling an estimated 1.4 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace passenger-side air-bag inflators that may, on deployment, send shrapnel into the vehicle cabin. The Company is unaware of any injuries or accidents associated this vehicle population.   The defect is linked to

Ford Recalls Nearly 1 Million Vehicles Over Potentially Explosive Air Bag Inflators

January 4th, 2019 by

  from http://fortune.com/2019/01/04/ford-recalls-airbag-inflators/   January 4, 2019 — Ford has announced plans to recall 953,000 vehicles worldwide—including 782,000 in the United States—amid fears that the passenger air bag inflator could explode and injure riders. The recall is part of a larger recall of Takata airbag inflators, which can hurl shrapnel if they explode after deteriorating over time due to heat and

16.7M faulty Takata air bags still on US roads

December 26th, 2018 by

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

EPA Rule Will Aid Recall of Defective Takata Airbag Inflators

November 15th, 2018 by

from https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-rule-will-aid-recall-defective-takata-airbag-inflators-protecting-public-and   Rule Provides Clarity to Auto Dealers and Scrap Recyclers on Proper Disposal 11/14/2018 Contact Information:  EPA Press Office (press@epa.gov) WASHINGTON  — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an interim final rule to facilitate the urgent removal of defective Takata airbag inflators from vehicles and prevent defective Takata airbag inflators in scrap vehicles from being

OEM recalls

August 22nd, 2018 by

  Are you or your team involved with any OEM recalls? Are you handling any hazardous materials (i.e. air bag modules, seat belt pretensioners, batteries, etc.) as a result? Have you trained your team on Hazmat-handling best practices?  

Yes, it’s a Hazmat

August 20th, 2018 by

  Last week several news stories were released centering on seat belt pretensioner issues with Ford F-150’s.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is looking into this further, and the result could lead to more than 1 million vehicles being recalled. Here’s a link to one such story; https://www.consumerreports.org/car-safety/ford-f-150-seat-belt-fires-spur-nhtsa-investigation/ Seat belt pretensioners are just one

Cooks Collision Reaches $1.5M Settlement Over Hazmat Handling

August 1st, 2018 by

  from https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article215837655.html   July 31, 2018 — A statewide auto body shop has agreed to pay $1,525,000 in penalties following an investigation started in Sacramento over improper disposal of hazardous materials. The settlement with Cooks Collision and 15 district attorney’s offices was announced on Monday. The automotive repair company was found to have improperly stored and