May 10, 2018 — Palatine, IL — The Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) today announced the release of a new video highlighting their popular AutoEHS online Safety Training resources. The video has been posted on CCAR’s YouTube channel at; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPHgpe7jHsI “While it may be common knowledge that CCAR’s online training is critically important to the success of any automotive repair business today…” said CCAR President Charlie Ayers in a statement, “…many may not realize that for less than $1 per day, an entire shop can subscribe to that training to help them remain Safe .. Clean .. and Green. We hope to explain that with this video.” OSHA requires that automotive repair employees be trained in Safety best practices before working in a repair facility and then annually thereafter. CCAR commissioned the video to better explain that for less than the average cost of just one cited violation, an entire shop staff can have that training. CCAR has been offering Safe, Clean and Green resources and training modules to mechanical and collision repair shops, technical schools, and to OEM dealers for years. As a recognized not-for-profit organization, CCAR is also the only automotive-focused training organization with an OSHA Alliance. AutoEHS — the completely web-based Safety training program can be taken anywhere online access is available. CCAR makes it clear through the use of the video that AutoEHS subscriptions are offered on a per-facility basis, regardless of the shop size. So whether a shop employs 10 people or more than 100, the cost is still only $299 per year to train the entire staff. “For many years now we’ve offered “rooftop” pricing for our training modules and we felt a short video was a great way to get that message out” said Ayers. About CCAR: Established in 1994, 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. CCAR has earned an exclusive alliance with the following United States Government entities:
OSHA: CCAR’s “Alliance” agreement with the US Department of Labor (DOL), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), works to develop best practices for those who work on or around vehicles to help protect employees’ health and safety. The agreement was first signed in 2004 and was most recently renewed in 2015.
DOT: At the request of the North American Automotive Hazmat Action Committee, a group of regulatory compliance specialists representing the major automotive manufacturers in North America, CCAR helped develop “HazmatU” an e-learning program for automotive dealers to address U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) training requirements for the shipment of hazardous materials. HazmatU information is available at www.hazmatU.org To learn more about CCAR, visitwww.ccar-greenlink.org.