August 1, 2018 — Palatine, IL —The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair (CCAR), through the OSHA Alliance program, is pleased to announce the release of a new video highlighting OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week initiative.
The video has been posted on CCAR’s YouTube channel and can be viewed by clicking on this link, or by going to;
“While it may be common knowledge that CCAR is a leading supplier of online safety and hazardous materials training…” said CCAR President Charlie Ayers in a statement, “…many may not realize CCAR is an Alliance partner with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).”
CCAR has been offering Safe, Clean, and Green resources and training modules to mechanical and collision repair shops, technical schools, and to OEM dealers for years. As a recognized not-for-profit organization, CCAR is also the only automotive-focused training organization with an OSHA Alliance.
CCAR makes it clear through the use of the video that safety should be any automotive facility’s first priority. Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide OSHA event meant to raise awareness, understanding, and urge participation of management and employees alike to produce a systematic approach to creating a safety and health program to find and fix hazards in the workplace.
“CCAR looks forward to continuing our efforts with OSHA to enhance safety for the tens of thousands of men and women who work in the automotive industries,” said Ayers. “Working together, CCAR and OSHA will continue to seek innovative workplace solutions, develop effective training and education programs and communicate best practices for health and safety among employers and employees in the auto repair industry.”
Under the Occupational Safety and Health act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for their employees. OSHA’s role is to promote the safety and health of America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships and encouraging continual process improvement in the workplace for safety and health. For additional information, visit www.osha.gov
CCAR was established in 1994, as a non-profit organization that works internationally with the automotive industry, original equipment manufacturers, career and technical schools, collision and automotive repair shops, governments, municipalities and other organizations to provide best practice information and training.
For more information on how to participate in Safe + Sound please visit:https://www.osha.gov/safeandsoundweek/