Category: OSHA

OSHA proposes to delay compliance date for electronically submitting injury, illness reports

July 6th, 2017 by

  from https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/national/06272017 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today proposed a delay in the electronic reporting compliance date of the rule, Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, from July 1, 2017, to Dec. 1, 2017. The proposed delay will allow OSHA an opportunity to further review and

Safe + Sound resources for the automotive industry

June 7th, 2017 by

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

May 11th, 2017 by

  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

April 28th is Workers Memorial Day

April 26th, 2017 by

  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.

CCAR Provides Online Training for NIADA Members

March 10th, 2017 by

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

20 million U.S. vehicles now with AGM batteries

January 3rd, 2017 by

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

September 13th, 2016 by

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

Hear and Now — Noise Safety Challenge

September 6th, 2016 by

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

OSHA's Heat Safety Tool

August 2nd, 2016 by

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

Interim Guidance for Protecting Workers from Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus

May 3rd, 2016 by

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.