January 28th, 2013 by

Way back in the early 80s I was hired by Gould battery to be one of their mobile technicians, where I was dispatched across the Chicagoland area with a van stocked with a carousel of lead acid batteries and some basic charging system diagnostic equipment and tools. As a result, I still have a soft

NHTSA Alert: Counterfeit Replacement Airbags

October 11th, 2012 by

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a consumer safety advisory to alert vehicle owners and repair professionals to the dangers of counterfeit air bags. NHTSA has become aware of a problem involving the sale of counterfeit air bags for use as replacement parts in vehicles that have been

MAP Brake Safety Awareness Month Set

June 6th, 2012 by

For the sixth consecutive year, the Motorist Assurance Program (MAP) will sponsor a period of Brake Safety Awareness. But this year, instead of covering just one week, the highly successful annual promotion will expand to the full month of August. During Brake Safety Awareness Month, which will be held August 1-31, more than 9,200 MAP

Random Inspections Improve Workplace Safety

May 17th, 2012 by

This article was written by Elizabeth Norton and originally appeared on the Science Mag website. View the original article. Do government regulations in the workplace protect employees and consumers, or does the high cost of compliance merely drive companies to layoffs and bankruptcy? Proponents of each argument make their cases based on passion and little

CCAR presents to NAAHAC at COSTHA

April 25th, 2012 by

You’ve heard the phrase “can’t tell the players without a scorecard”; well, how about you can’t decipher the acronyms without an ‘insider’. Earlier this week the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) was offered the opportunity to speak with a very select group of people; the North American Automotive Hazmat Action Committee (NAAHAC) while the

Irreversible Eye Damage

April 18th, 2012 by

“Causes irreversible eye damage. Harmful if absorbed through skin. Do not get in eyes, on skin or on clothing. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling and before eating, drinking, chewing gum or using tobacco. Remove and wash contaminated clothing before reuse” (from Super Sani-Cloth Germicidal Disposable Wipes; MSDS 0020) The other day my better