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.

Sahar Osman-Sypher, Director within ACC’s Chemical Products and Technology Division and Manager of its Aliphatic Diisocyanates (ADI) Panel said: “We connected with the staff from CCAR at an OSHA Alliance Partner meeting to advance mutual safety goals and increase awareness and understanding on this matter that impacts many of our shared constituents”. Charlie Ayers, President of CCAR, stated “It was a genuine pleasure working with ACC on creating this informational video; we look forward to collaborating with them further on this and other projects.”

CCAR worked with the ADI Panel to produce this easy to understand, instructional video for workers in the automotive refinishing industry. Diisocyanates are an incredible chemical building block used to produce polyurethane paints that have a high-gloss appearance, excellent resistance, and that are fast drying. The 3-minute video highlights include:

  • Explaining the attributes of diisocyanates
  • Where diisocyanates are often used
  • How to protect yourself on the job by using the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), and
  • Precautions to take when working with diisocyanate-based polyurethane coatings
  • This is not the first time that ACC and CCAR have joined forces. As is referenced in the video, more information about diisocyanates is available on both the CCAR website (or by clicking here) as well as on the ACC ADI Panel website (or by clicking here).

    As a proud OSHA Alliance Partner, CCAR is celebrating their 25th anniversary here in 2019. The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair is a not-for-profit organization that works – internationally in scope – with the automotive industry, the insurance industry, OEM’s, career and technical schools, collision and automotive repair shops, governments, municipalities and other organizations to provide best practice information and training. To learn more about CCAR and its programs, please call 888/476-5465 or visit

    A proud OSHA Alliance Partner as well, The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents a diverse set of companies engaged in the business of chemistry. An innovative, $553 billion enterprise, ACC works to solve some of the biggest challenges facing our nation and our world. Their mission is to deliver value to our members through advocacy, using best-in-class member engagement, political advocacy, communications and scientific research. They are committed to fostering progress in our economy, environment and society.
    To learn more about ACC and its programs, please call 202/249-7000 or visit

    Written by CCAR