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OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week August 9 – 15, 2021

August 9th, 2021 by

  Sign up for Safe + Sound Week Show your commitment to safety and health by participating in Safe + Sound Week, August 9-15, 2021! Last year, more than 3,400 businesses helped to raise awareness about workers’ health and safety. Visit the Safe + Sound Week webpage to register and for suggestions on planning and

EV tech is made easy on Pacifica Hybrid site

July 26th, 2021 by

  (The following content originally appeared in the publication Automotive News)   Chrysler uses everyday items to help people understand how long the plug-in minivan’s lithium ion battery will last and how charging works. CHICAGO — In a world where shopping for electrified vehicles can be confusing, Chrysler has created a website to promote the

GM Reminds Dealers to be Hazmat-trained

June 30th, 2021 by

The following communication was sent by General Motors (GM) to all their U.S. dealers earlier this month. ****************************************************************************************************************************** Recently, we have seen an increase in hazardous material (hazmat) shipping violations. In an effort to reduce these violations and protect the safety of your dealer employees and others, we are reiterating the requirement that any dealership

CCAR and Electude Announce Complimentary Updated eSafety Modules For SkillsUSA Contestants

May 18th, 2021 by

May 18, 2021 – Electude International and CCAR (The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) are pleased to announce that they have once again released preparatory Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) Safety courses for all automotive students readying to compete in SkillsUSA. The courses, available on a complimentary basis and with unlimited access to all participating instructors

Electude & CCAR Announce COVID-19 Best Practices E-Safety Learning Modules

June 4th, 2020 by

PRESS RELEASE June 3, 2020 Waltham, Massachusetts 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. New COVID-19 learning modules for automotive service staff as well as for

OSHA On-Site Consultation Program webinar

April 16th, 2020 by

click here to view the webinar recording –> https://youtu.be/6ROAUJNQbYE The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair (CCAR) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are partnered for this informative webinar which was held on April 15, 2020. In 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported there were 27,150 non-fatal injuries reported in the automotive repair

Safety First

April 9th, 2020 by

Every accident is preventable In 2018, the Bureau of Labor Sta-tistics (BLS) reported there were 27,150 non-fatal injuries reported in the automotive repair sector alone. And, more than 5,250 workers died on the job. That’s more than 14 deaths per day. It’s time the Automotive industry does its part in lowering these injury and fatality

Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

March 13th, 2020 by

The U.S. Department of Labors Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published “Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19” to help companies respond in the event of coronavirus in the workplace. The guidance was developed in collabortion with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The document provides practical guidance for preventing the spread of

Hybrid Electric Vehicle/Electric Vehicle Battery Safety Webinar

February 3rd, 2020 by

The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair (CCAR) has developed a suite of online safety courses for secondary and post-secondary automotive service technology students. This course series includes content for handling electric and hybrid vehicles that may have sustained damage due to collision, fire or flooding and the subsequent hazards that may be present as a

Counting the (safety) Costs

January 24th, 2020 by

The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair (CCAR) and Tuning in to Safety author Tony Martin have partnered for an informative webinar, originally held on Wednesday, January 29th. Many business owners lack awareness of the magnitude of the costs related to a workplace injury. The direct costs are expensive by themselves but the indirect costs, also