Category: Safety

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    

"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)

EPA resources for Clean Air Act compliance

March 9th, 2015 by

Here are some EPA-provided tools to help you to comply with the Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements; Brochure Summarizing the Rule Sample Initial Notification Optional Owner/Operator Certification Form Sample form for Compliance Status Notification EPA’s New Air Quality Rule for Auto Body Shops: Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating at Area Source Spanish Version PowerPoint

OSHA's 2013 Top Ten

October 13th, 2014 by

Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for Fiscal 2013 (Oct. 1, 2012  to Sept. 30, 2013) 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 they can take steps to find

OSHA fines Pep Boys $58K; serious & repeat violations cited

July 3rd, 2014 by

OSHA Regional News Release Region 6 News Release: 14-1163-DAL June 30, 2014 Contact: Diana Petterson      Juan Rodriguez Phone: 972-850-4710      972-850-4709 Email: petterson.diana@dol.gov      rodriguez.juan@dol.gov Two Colorado Pep Boys auto centers cited by US Department of Labor’s OSHA for serious and repeat safety violations Company continues to expose employees to workplace hazards; fines total $58,300 ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Two Pep Boys-Manny, Moe

OSHA issues 22 citations to automotive supplier

February 7th, 2014 by

OSHA Regional News Release February 3, 2014 The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited HP Pelzer Automotive Systems Inc. of Thomson and staffing agency Sizemore Inc. for 22 safety and health violations. OSHA initiated its inspection in July 2013 in response to a complaint alleging hazards at the automotive manufacturing