CCAR Provides Complimentary Online AGM Battery Safety Course

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 of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Alliance partner program.

The online AGM Battery Safety course is being offered on a complimentary basis. To sign-up and access the course, please visit or call CCAR at 888/476-5465. Those who complete the course and pass the final exam are offered a certificate of completion.

“More than 40 million vehicles in the U.S. alone are now utilizing an AGM battery” said CCAR’s President, Charles E. Ayers. “AGM batteries have been installed in vehicles since the 1990s and are commonly found in most of today’s hybrid vehicles as well as in many vehicles that use stop/start technology”.

AGM batteries typically provide higher cranking power and reserve capacity as compared with traditional flood-acid (FLA) batteries. They are labeled as “non-spillable” and are often mounted in non-traditional locations (such as in the trunk of the vehicle). Because they are sealed, they should NOT be charged using conventional FLA battery chargers.

About OSHA:

Under the Occupational Safety and Health act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for their employees. OSHA’s role is to promote the safety and health of America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships and encouraging continual process improvement in the workplace for safety and health. For additional information, visit

About CCAR

As a proud OSHA Alliance Partner, CCAR is celebrating their 25th anniversary here in 2019. The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair is a non-profit organization that works — internationally in scope — with the automotive industry, original equipment manufacturers, career and technical schools, collision and automotive repair shops, governments, municipalities and other organizations to provide best practices information and training. To learn more about CCAR and its programs, please call 888/476-5465 or visit

About ShipMate

ShipMate, Inc. works with clients to help resolve their most demanding dangerous goods transportation, environmental management and safety issues. ShipMate provides creative ideas and cost effective solutions to resolve and manage their many compliance challenges.

The CCAR and ShipMate online courses offered now include:

  • Surface Transportation of Automotive Hazardous Materials (available in English and Spanish)
  • Surface Transportation of Automotive Dangerous Goods – Canada (available in English and French)
  • Surface Transportation of Automotive Dangerous Goods – Canada (available in English and French)
  • GHS Hazard Communication Standard; and
  • A full suite of automotive safety courses

For more information, please visit or contact CCAR at 888/476-5465 or at

Written by CCAR