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(signed February 17, 2004; renewed September 12, 2006; renewed August 4, 2008)


Through the Alliance, OSHA and CCAR will provide CCAR affiliates and others in the automotive industry, including but not limited to youth and Spanish-speaking workers, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly by focusing on electrical safety and on reducing and preventing exposure to hexavalent chromium, asbestos and automotive lifts hazards. The Alliance's goals include:

Outreach and communication:

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and CCAR's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or CCAR's conferences, local meetings, or other events such as the International Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE), the International Midas Dealers Association (IMDA), the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), the Motorist Assurance Program (MAP), the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR), and the Western Regional Pollution Prevention Network.
  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding CCAR's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by CCAR and through OSHA- or CCAR-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
  • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.

Milestones and Successes


Related Documents


Alliance Agreements

Alliance Annual Reports

Alliance News Releases

Activities and Events (Archive)
  • May 5-11, 2013: 2013 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) and a number of other Alliance Program participants support 2013 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. 2013 Theme: "Worker Safety Works for Everyone."
  • May 6-12, 2012: 2012 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) and a number of other Alliance Program participants support 2012 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. 2012 Theme: "Safety, What Every Business Needs."

Products and Resources


Alliance Program Participant Developed Products

OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages

OSHA eTools

Additional Resources

  • CCAR/OSHA Alliance page
  • Asbestos-Automotive Brake and Clutch Repair Work. OSHA Safety and Health Information Bulletin. Informs employees and employers in the automotive brake repair industry of the precautions that must be taken when working with automotive brakes and clutches containing asbestos.
  • CCAR Greenlink, Documents in Spanish. The association has a number of documents in Spanish and links to Hispanic-related compliance assistance information on its Web site, including OSHA en Espaol and OSHA Compliance Assistance: Hispanic Employees and Workers.
  • CCAR-GreenLink Virtual Shops. Virtual tours of different sections of automotive repair operations (service and repair, open bay, mixing room and spray booth) that identify the key safety and health and environmental issues associated with the operations' equipment and materials.
  • Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Hexavalent Chromium Standards [PDF* - 286 KB].
  • Motor Vehicle Safety. NIOSH Safety and Health Topic.

Areas of Emphasis



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