Last week several news stories were released centering on seat belt pretensioner issues with Ford F-150’s. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is looking into this further, and the result could lead to more than 1 million vehicles being recalled.
Here’s a link to one such story; https://www.consumerreports.org/car-safety/ford-f-150-seat-belt-fires-spur-nhtsa-investigation/
Seat belt pretensioners are just one (1) of many components vehicles that The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) classifies as Hazardous Materials. Here is link to a graphic that we use in our online HazmatU course that provides more detail around where hazmat’s are often located in today’s vehicles;
Moreover, DOT requires those who work with these hazmat’s (such as Parts Managers, Drivers, Shippers/Receivers, etc.) be trained within 90 days of starting on the job AND every three (3) years thereafter. For more information visit; www.hazmatu.org or contact CCAR at 888/476-5465