Electude and CCAR Announce E-Safety Course Expansion

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

Extreme cold weather resources from OSHA

  The following has been provided by our fine colleagues at OSHA; As we experience historic low temperatures and snowfall across the country, workers may be exposed to unprecedented harsh weather conditions.  Working in cold weather brings challenges and hazards.  OSHA has resources available to help workers stay safe, including a new pamphlet on snow

Diisocyanates; What are you?

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. 

FCA recalls 1.4M vehicles to replace air bag inflators

from http://media.fcanorthamerica.com/newsrelease.do?id=20535&mid=&searchresult   January 10, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – FCA US LLC is recalling an estimated 1.4 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace passenger-side air-bag inflators that may, on deployment, send shrapnel into the vehicle cabin. The Company is unaware of any injuries or accidents associated this vehicle population.   The defect is linked to

Free webinar to help small businesses comply with OSHA standards

from https://www.score.org/event/how-can-small-business-comply-with-OSHA-standards LIVE WEBINAR DURATION: 1 Hour  DATE & TIME: January 17, 2019, 1:00pm EST Did you know that a safe and healthy workplace not only protects employees from injury and illness, but can lower costs, reduce absenteeism, boost morale and increase productivity and quality? How can your small business stay safe? OSHA can help! The Occupational Safety and

Ford Recalls Nearly 1 Million Vehicles Over Potentially Explosive Air Bag Inflators

  from http://fortune.com/2019/01/04/ford-recalls-airbag-inflators/   January 4, 2019 — Ford has announced plans to recall 953,000 vehicles worldwide—including 782,000 in the United States—amid fears that the passenger air bag inflator could explode and injure riders. The recall is part of a larger recall of Takata airbag inflators, which can hurl shrapnel if they explode after deteriorating over time due to heat and

16.7M faulty Takata air bags still on US roads

from https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/report-167m-faulty-takata-air-bags-us-roads-59963507   December 21, 2018 — More than three years after the government took over management of recalls involving dangerous Takata air bag inflators, one third of the recalled inflators still have not been replaced. That’s according to an annual report on the recalls released late Friday by the government and a court-appointed recall monitor. The

OSHA penalizes auto parts distributor $133K; failing to train employees cited

from https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/region4/12122018   December 12, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Georgia Auto Parts Distributor For Fire, Electric Shock, and Struck-By Hazards NORCROSS, GA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Parts Authority LLC – a wholesale auto and truck parts distributor based in Norcross, Georgia – for exposing employees