Safety First

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

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

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

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

Latest Takata Air Bag Recall Affects 10M Vehicles Across 14 OEMs

the following content was found at; DETROIT (AP) — Takata is recalling 10 million more front air bag inflators sold to 14 different automakers because they can explode with too much force and hurl shrapnel. The recall is the last one the bankrupt company agreed to in a 2015 settlement with the U.S. safety regulators.

CCAR & TechForce Foundation Partner for the “Be A Pathfinder” Campaign

The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair (CCAR) and TechForce Foundation are partnering for the Be A Pathfinder promotion designed to engage students and their influencers through exploring learning styles and career roadmaps. The Be A Pathfinder campaign guides future technicians, parents and influencers to recognize the life-long opportunities of a career in the transportation industry

Managing Your Hazardous Waste: a guide for small businesses

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is excited to announce the availability of an updated version of their targeted small business guide: “Managing Hazardous Waste: A Guide for Small Businesses”. This handbook provides an overview of the federal hazardous waste regulations to give small business owners and operators a basic understanding of their hazardous waste management

OSHA Boosts Number of Inspections in 2019

the following content was originally posted at; December 3, 2019 Federal OSHA inspected a record number of employers in fiscal year (FY) 2019. The number of inspections is more than what was completed in the past three years. Final statistics indicate a record number of compliance assistance requests as well. “OSHA’s efforts – rulemaking, enforcement,

Nobody offers you better value than HazmatU. NOBODY.

  The Department of Transportation (DOT) classifies Lithium Batteries as Hazardous Materials (i.e. hazmats). The same goes for seat belt pretensioners, R-134a refrigerant, and AIR BAG MODULES.   Most, if not all, of the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) have published various Service Bulletins and communications* addressing this very subject. Why? Well, today’s modern vehicles have

CCAR and ACC Join Together to Release New Automotive Refinishing Safety Video

CCAR and ACC Join Together to Release New Automotive Refinishing Safety Video Organizations Partner to Enhance Worker Safety October 17, 2019 – CCAR (The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) and The American Chemistry Council (ACC) are pleased to announce the launch of a new automotive refinishing safety practices video which has been posted on YouTube.