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Counting the (safety) Costs

January 24th, 2020 by

The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair (CCAR) and Tuning in to Safety author Tony Martin are partnering for an informative webinar on Wednesday, January 29th at 6PM CST. 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

January 8th, 2020 by

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

January 2nd, 2020 by

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

December 11th, 2019 by

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

December 10th, 2019 by

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.

October 22nd, 2019 by

  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

Collision Hub and CCAR Announce Automotive Safety & Hazmat Education Partnership

October 14th, 2019 by

Collision Hub and CCAR Announce Automotive Safety & Hazmat Education Partnership PRESS RELEASE October 15, 2019 Benton, Arkansas Palatine, Illinois Collision Hub and CCAR (The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) are pleased to announce the launch of a new partnership that focuses on educating today’s collision repair professionals around Safety and Hazmat-handling best practices. A

New Lithium Battery Content Now in HazmatU

August 19th, 2019 by

August 19, 2019– CCAR (The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair)and Shipmate, Inc. are pleased to share with our members news of important updates that have been completed within our most popular online HazmatU training course. Course update highlights include: New lithium battery content including the most recent and harmonized regulatory changes regarding passenger aircraft restrictions

CCAR Provides Complimentary Online AGM Battery Safety Course

August 13th, 2019 by

August 14, 2019 – CCAR (The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) is pleased to provide an online Safety course focused on Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries. The course – developed by CCAR and ShipMate, Inc. – is the first in a series of complimentary online safety courses resulting from CCAR’s agreement with the U.S. Department