Category: Safety

OSHA Top-10 violations for 2018

June 21st, 2019 by

the following is available at; Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for Fiscal Year 2018 (Oct. 1, 2017, to Sept. 30, 2018). 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

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

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

Electude and CCAR Announce E-Safety Course Expansion

February 18th, 2019 by

February 18, 2019 — Electude International and CCAR (The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) are pleased to announce further expansion of the online E-Safety course suite, the automotive safety courses, assessments and credentials created by CCAR and available through Electude. Expanded coverage adds new training modules including: First Aid and Emergency Eyewash; Safe Driving Essentials and Best

Diisocyanates; What are you?

January 22nd, 2019 by

Diisocyanates (die-eye-so-sigh-ah-nates) sounds like a scary word. But in reality, Diisocyanates are nothing to be afraid of; they are incredible materials used to make your life more comfortable and help with energy conservation.  Boom! Science.  Diisocyanates are chemical building blocks used to make numerous polyurethane products such as foams, adhesives, coatings, elastomers, sealants and more. 

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;    

"The Largest Recall in Automotive History"

May 20th, 2015 by

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

OSHA and CCAR Renew Alliance

May 19th, 2015 by

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

The Heat (App) Is On!

May 18th, 2015 by

    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

Two (2) Idaho mechanics fatally crushed in separate incidents

April 20th, 2015 by

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)