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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

  • 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
  • Quick Card: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-Powered Vehicles - Automotive Repair Industry (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Coordinating Committee for Auto Repair (CCAR) Alliance, CCAR developed a Quick Card addressing issues associated with CNG-powered vehicles, including basic safety requirements before working on CNG vehicles. (2010, February).
  • Quick Card: Hexavalent Chromium - Automotive Collision Repair Industry (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Coordinating Committee for Auto Repair (CCAR) Alliance, CCAR developed the "Quick Card: Hexavalent Chromium - Automotive Collision Repair Industry." The Quick Card provides employees in the automotive collision repair industry with precautions that must be taken when refinishing motor vehicle parts. (2009, January).
  • Operating Motor Vehicles: A Guide for Employees in the Automotive Repair Industry. Through the OSHA and Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) Alliance, CCAR developed a guide providing workers with information on safe driving and their responsibilities while driving a motor vehicle for their company. (2007, March).
OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages
OSHA eTools
Additional Resources
  • Asbestos-Automotive Brake and Clutch Repair Work (PDF). 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 Español 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.
  • CCAR/OSHA Alliance page
  • NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety. NIOSH Safety and Health Topic.
  • Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Hexavalent Chromium Standards (PDF*).

*Accessibility Assistance: Contact OSHA's Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs at (202) 693-2200 for assistance accessing PDF materials.

All other documents, that are not PDF materials or formatted for the web, are available as Microsoft Office® formats and videos and are noted accordingly. If additional assistance is needed with reading, reviewing or accessing these documents or any figures and illustrations, please also contact OSHA's Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs at (202) 693-2200.

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