Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR)
(signed February 17, 2004; renewed September 12, 2006; renewed August 4, 2008; renewed May 12, 2015)
Through the Alliance, the organizations will use injury and illness data, information on workers' compensation, non-injury incident data, information on potential exposures to health hazards and similar relevant information related to the automotive repair industry to identify areas of emphasis. The initial areas of focus under this agreement are lift safety, Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries, and contaminated refrigerant. The Alliance will also develop methods to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of the Alliance's efforts to improve safety in the automotive repair industry. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and CCAR recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort, and that information about the products and activities of the Alliance will be shared with these partners for the advancement of common goals. The Alliance's goals include:
Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goals related to raising awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives:
- Share information on OSHA's National Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process through the CCAR website and blog.
- Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on automotive industry safety issues, transportation safety issues, or general industry safety issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
Training and Education
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
- Develop effective training and education programs through online modules for workers in the automotive industry regarding lift safety, Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries, and contaminated refrigerant, and to communicate such information to employers and workers.
Outreach and Communication
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding CCAR's good practices or effective approaches through training programs developed by the participants.
- Develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, as well as develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, OSHA's and CCAR's website and blog) to employers and workers in the industry.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA or CCAR conferences and local meetings, or other industry events.
- Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects related to the automotive industry, transportation, or general industry safety that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
- Agreement signed February 17, 2004.
- Renewal Agreement signed September 12, 2006.
- Renewal Agreement signed August 4, 2008.
- Renewal Agreement signed May 12, 2015.
Alliance Annual Reports
- Alliance Annual Report 2004-2005, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Alliance Annual Report 2005-2006, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Alliance Annual Report 2006-2007, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Alliance Annual Report 2007-2008, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Alliance Annual Report 2008-2009, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Alliance Annual Report 2009-2016, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Alliance Annual Report 2016-2017, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Alliance Annual Report FY 2017, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances
- Alliance Annual Report FY 2018, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances
Alliance News Releases and QuickTakes
- Automotive repair association offers free online battery safety course. OSHA QuickTakes, (2017, June 1).
- OSHA renews alliance to protect workers in automotive repair industry. OSHA QuickTakes, (2015, June 2).
- OSHA and the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair renew alliance to protect workers in the car repair industry. OSHA News Release, (2015, May 14).
- CCAR Releases Safety "Quick Card" on Hexavalent Chromium for Automotive Collision Repair. CCAR News Release, (2009, January 12).
- OSHA Renews Alliance with Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair. OSHA News Release, (2008, August 7).
- OSHA, ASSE, CSSE and Industry Groups Team Up to Increase Job Safety for North American Occupational Safety and Health Week. OSHA News Release, (2007, May 4).
- CCAR Introduces Free Online Course on Motor Vehicle Safety for Auto Repair Industry. CCAR News Release, (2007, March 16).
- OSHA Renews Alliance with Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair. OSHA News Release, (2006, October 10).
- Targeting Safety. Automotive Body Repair News, (2004, July 1).
- Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair Aligns with OSHA. OSHA News Release, (2004, February 17).
Products and Resources
- Online Training Course: Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) Battery Handling and Safety. Addresses the safe handling of AGM batteries. This course may be accessed free of charge by registering here.
- Quick Card: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-Powered Vehicles - Automotive Repair Industry (PDF). Addresses issues associated with CNG-powered vehicles and provides basic safety requirements. (2010, February).
- Quick Card: Hexavalent Chromium - Automotive Collision Repair Industry (PDF). 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
- Autobody Repair and Refinishing
- Hexavalent Chromium
- Machine Guarding
- Motor Vehicle Safety
- Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklifts)
- Silica, Crystalline
- Evacuation Plans and Procedures
- Eye and Face Protection
- Machine Guarding
- Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklifts)
- Respiratory Protection
- 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
- Ethylene Glycol. OSHA Occupational Chemical Database.
- NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety. NIOSH Safety and Health Topic.
- Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Hexavalent Chromium Standards (PDF). OSHA Publication 3320-10N, (2006).
- OSHA Technical Manual: Noise Chapter