Safe, Clean and Green: It’s What We Do.

Welcome to the first CCAR-Greenlink® blog. In this space will be a semi-regular outpouring of peeves, opinions, facts and fun brought to you by members of the staff and executive leadership of the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR).

Safety, clean solutions and a respect for our environment (green) is not just a marketing message here at CCAR-Greenlink® … it is our reason for being. From awareness and training, to helping shops become more governmentally compliant, CCAR-Greenlink® strives to create alliances that will enhance our core mission of providing services and information to help you become safe, clean and green.

Speaking of safety, did you know that safety in the workplace has it’s own week? The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), in conjunction with OSHA have designated May 6-12, 2012 as North American Occupational Health and Safety Week (NAOSH). America is fueled by small business and most accidents occur in the small business segment. As shop owners, managers and staff, you fall into this category. This link is to a poster contest that ASSE offers every year, so if you have kids 5-14 that may be interested in participating, click on over and fill out an entry form.

We have lots of new, exciting things going on at CCAR-Greenlink® – not the least of which is the official launch of the new-and-improved clean website on which you are reading this blog. Not only is the site more friendly, more eye-pleasing, and easier to navigate – the power (i.e. electricity) behind the site is being provided by a very clean and infinitely sustainable source; the wind! That’s right, the electricity used to power the servers on which our site(s) reside are 100% clean wind generated energy…how cool is that?

We are always on the lookout for anything and everything related to Environmental issues (Green). About a month ago we attended the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) annual conference where we gleaned a lot of great information that will be incorporated into our training modules. It’s still early, but it appears that our cars in the (near) future may be cooled with a more ozone-friendly (as compared with R-12 or R-134) refrigerant called 1234yf. Stay tuned for more info as it becomes available.

That’s all for the here-and-now…remember to keep it safe, clean & green!

Written by CCAR