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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the
Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR)

November 2018

  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

    2. February 17, 2004

    3. Dates Renewed

    4. September 12, 2006
      August 4, 2008
      May 12, 2015

    5. Evaluation Period

    6. FY 2018: October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018

    7. Alliance Overview and Goals

    8. Through the alliance, OSHA and CCAR collaborate in sharing information and resources related to occupational hazards in the automotive industry. Current areas of emphasis include lift safety, absorbed glass mat (AGM) batteries, and contaminated refrigerants.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • September 12, 2018

    In addition to this formal meeting, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results.

  3. Results of Alliance Activities in Support of Agreement Goals

    Dissemination: Alliance Program participant shared information on agency-developed or OSHA Alliance Program-developed tools and resources, OSHA standards/rulemakings, enforcement, and outreach campaigns.

    Dissemination Type Date Description Emphasis Areas Number Reached
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance Webpage-OSHA Website 668
    Twitter10/3/17@CCARGreenLink tweets link to blog post "Top 10 OSHA Violations for Fiscal 2017" 479
    Blog10/3/17 - 9/30/18Blog post: "Top 10 OSHA Violations Announced at National Safety Congress 46
    Twitter10/5/17Re-tweet of 5/16/17 tweet announcing OSHA collaboration on free safety course on AGM Batteries 479
    Twitter12/8/17Re-tweet of @OSHA_DOL tweet: "Employees have until Dec. 15 to electronically submit injury and illness reports"Recordkeeping / Reporting479
    Twitter12/15/17Re-tweet of NIOSH tweet to "Save the date" for the Safe and Sound Week 2018" with link to OSHA webpageSafe + Sound479
    Twitter12/17/17Re-tweet of OSHA_DOL tweet "regarding safety training and education and how OSHA can help" with link to OSHA webpage 479
    Twitter12/18/17Tweet of article regarding OSHA citing Alabama car dealership after fatal fire, with link to OSHA news release 479
    Blog12/18/17 - 9/30/18Blog post: "OSHA Accepting Electronically Submitted Injury, Illness Reports Through December 31"Recordkeeping / Reporting 7
    Twitter12/26/17Re-tweet of OSHA_DOL tweet: "Mark your calendars for Safe + Sound Week 2018"Safe + Sound479
    Blog1/2/18 - 9/30/18Blog post: "OSHA's On-Site Consultation Program Helps Small Businesses Establish Safety and Health Programs"Small Business 7
    Twitter1/2/18Tweet re OSHA's on-site consultation programSmall Business479
    Twitter1/18/18Re-tweet of OSHA_DOL tweet re submission of 2017 Form 300A dataRecordkeeping / Reporting479
    Twitter1/27/18Re-tweet of OSHA_DOL tweet re OSHA citations at a tire facility in Georgia 479
    Twitter2/2/18Re-tweet of OSHA_DOL tweet re preventing workplace injuries and illnesses during winter weather 479
    Twitter2/3/18Re-tweet of OSHA_DOL tweet re OSHA's on-site consultation programSmall Business479
    Twitter2/6/18Re-tweet of OSHA_DOL tweet with reminder to employers to post copy of 300A forms for 2017Recordkeeping / Reporting479
    Twitter2/6/18Tweet with link to DOL press release regarding OSHA citations to a tire company in Georgia 479
    Blog2/6/18 - 9/30/18Blog post: OSHA cites Goodyear $69K for endangering employees [with text of DOL press release] 12
    Twitter3/26/18Re-tweet of OSHA_DOL tweet re OSHA's on-site consultation programSmall Business479
    Blog4/17/18 - 9/30/18Blog post: "PPE recommendations for the auto refinish market" [highlights new OSHA/American Chemistry Council alliance product] 9
    Twitter4/17/2018Tweet with link to blog post "PPE recommendations for the autorefinish market" 459
    Blog4/26/18 - 9/30/18Blog post: "Safety Walk Around for Managers Fact Sheet" [highlighting OSHA's Safe + Sound resource]Safe + Sound, Safety & Health Programs8
    Blog4/26/2018 - 9/30/18Blog post: "Use OSHA 300 log to improve Safety and Health"Safe + Sound, Safety & Health Programs8
    Twitter4/26/2018Tweet linking to OSHA Safe + Sound "Safety Walk Around for Managers" Fact SheetSafe + Sound, Safety & Health Programs459
    Twitter4/27/2018Tweet linking to blog post regarding using OSHA 300 logs to improve safety and healthSafe + Sound, Safety & Health Programs459
    Twitter4/30/2018Re-tweet of OSHA_DOL tweet re resources for small businessesSmall Business459
    Twitter5/1/2018Re-tweet of OSHA-DOL tweet re heat illness prevention resourcesHeat Illness Prevention, Temporary Workers459
    Twitter5/7/2018Re-tweet of OSHA_DOL tweet re the Fall Stand-Down.Fall Prevention, Fall Stand-Down459
    Twitter5/15/2018Re-tweet of OSHA_DOL tweet re the beryllium standardBeryllium459
    Twitter5/21/2018Re-tweet of OSHA_DOL re a citation issued to a Wisconsin Battery company "exposing employees to lead and other hazards" 459
    Twitter6/8/2018Re-tweet of OSHA_DOL tweet promoting a Safe + Sound Campaign webinar.Safe + Sound, Safety & Health Programs459
    Blog6/14/2018 - 9/30/18Blog post about Safe + Sound resourcesSafe + Sound8
    Twitter6/14/2018Tweet with link to OSHA's Safe + Sound Campaign WebinarSafe+ Sound 459
    Twitter6/20/2018Re-tweet of @SafetyHealthMag tweet on the OSHA/ACC alliance product infographic. 459
    Twitter7/2/2018Tweet with link to article about a presentation by OSHA Region 8 Compliance Assistant Specialist John Olachea about frequently-cited standards in collision repair workplaces. 459
    Twitter7/5/2018Tweet with link to CCAR's revised Safe + Sound "Auto Service and Collision Industry Safety Statistics Fact Sheet"Safe + Sound 459
    Other (Video)7/10/2018 - 9/30/18Safe + Sound Week video posted on YouTubeSafe + Sound213
    Blog8/1/2018 - 9/30/18Blog post about CCAR's Safe + Sound Week videoSafe + Sound 10
    Twitter8/2/2018Tweet about Safe + Sound Week videoSafe + Sound 459
    Press release8/2/2018Email press release on CCAR's support for Safe + Sound WeekSafe + Sound 919
    Blog post8/6/2018 - 9/30/18Blog post re Safe + Sound Webinar produced by OSHA Region 6 and the Region 6 OSHA Education CentersSafe + Sound 8
    Twitter8/6/2018Tweet about Safe + Sound Week WebinarSafe + Sound 459
    Twitter8/13/2018Tweet re start of Safe + Sound WeekSafe + Sound 459
    Twitter8/13/2018Re-tweet of OSHA_DOL tweet linking to DOL blog post on Safe + SoundSafe + Sound 459
    Twitter8/13/2018Re-tweet of OSHA_DOL Safe + Sound Week "Question of the Day" tweet re management commitmentSafe + Sound 459
    Twitter8/14/2018Tweet of Safe + Sound Week "We're in" animation with link to blog post on Safe + Sound resourcesSafe + Sound 459
    Twitter8/14/2018Tweet with link to BodyShop Business Magazine's Tweet promoting Safe + SoundSafe + Sound 459
    Twitter8/15/2018Re-tweet of OSHA_DOL Safe + Sound Week "Question of the Day" tweet re finding and fixing hazardsSafe + Sound 459
    Twitter8/15/2018Tweet re fatalities and injuries in the automotive repair and maintenance industry with link to CCAR's revised Safe + Sound "Auto Service and Collision Industry Safety Statistics Fact Sheet"Safe + Sound 459
    Twitter8/16/2018Tweet re OSHA's on-site consultation program.Safe + Sound, Small Business459
    Twitter9/4/2018Tweet promoting Respiratory Protection/N95 Day 459
    Twitter9/11/2018Re-tweet of OSHA_DOL tweet on hurricane resourcesEmergency Preparedness / Response459
    Twitter9/15/2018Re-tweet of OSHA_DOL tweet on safe use of portable electric generators.Emergency Preparedness / Response459
    Twitter9/17/2018Re-tweet of OSHA_DOL tweet on hurricane resources.Emergency Preparedness / Response459
    TOTAL   21,475

    Outreach Events and Training for non-OSHA Staff: Alliance Program participant or OSHA participation in events which includes speeches/presentations, exhibits, roundtables, conferences, informational webinars or other meetings or training in support of the Alliance or an OSHA initiative.

    Activity Type Date Event Name Participant Name(s) and Affiliation(s) Title Of Presentation (if applicable) City State Emphasis Areas Number Reached
    Online course10/1/17 - 9/30/18AGM Battery Course (Alliance product) N/A N/A N/A N/A Not available. As of end of FY 2018, 412 have enrolled and 102 have received certificates since course launched.
    Exhibit10/12/17Illinois College Automotive Instructors Association (ICAIA) Fall ConferenceCharles Ayers, President, CCAR; Bob McGinn, Account rep. for CCARN/AChampaignIL 125
    Exhibit10/16/- 10/19/17General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (GM ASEP) ConferenceBob McGinn, Account rep. for CCARN/ADetroitMI 125
    Exhibit2/19/18Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Training Event and Trade ShowBob McGinn, Account rep. for CCARN/AOrlandoFL 850
    Exhibit3/29/18ICAIA Spring ConferenceCharles Ayers, President, CCAR; Bob McGinn, Account rep. for CCARN/AJolietIL 125
    Exhibit4/11 - 4/13/18ASE Training Managers Council (ATMC) ConferenceCharles Ayers, President, CCAR; Bob McGinn, Account rep. for CCARN/AAtlantaGA 175
    Event5/3/18OSHA Alliance Program ForumCharles Ayes, PresidentAlliance updateWashingtonDC 50
    Exhibit7/18 - 7/20/18North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT)Charles Ayers, President, CCAR; Bob McGinn, Account rep. for CCARN/AWilliamsportPA 200
    Exhibit7/23 - 7/26/18ASE Training Conference for Automotive InstructorsKaren Miller, Account rep. for CCARN/AFriscoTX 150
    Speech/ Presentation9/23/2018National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) Policy ConferenceCharles Ayers, President, CCAR; Brett Beall, OSHA's Baltimore/Washington Area Office"OSHA Update" and discussion of compliance assistance resourcesWashingtonDC 200
    TOTAL   At least 2,000

    Training for OSHA Staff: Alliance Program participant provided training or assistance in training OSHA and OSHA-affiliated staff (including state plan and/or On-site Consultation Program representatives).

    Training Type Date Name/Title of Trainer Training Title Audience City State Emphasis Areas Number Reached
    Online course (Alliance product) 10/1/17 – 9/30/18 AGM Battery Course (Alliance Product) N/A N/A N/A   Not available. As of end of FY 2018, 7 have enrolled and 3 have received certificates since course launched.
    TOTAL   Not available
  4. Alliance Developed Products

    As a Safe + Sound Campaign supporter, CCAR collaborated with OSHA's Directorate of Standards and Guidance (DSG) in producing an updated Fact Sheet with Automotive Service & Collision Industry Safety Statistics and in producing a promotional video.

Report prepared by: Christina Morgan, Safety & Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, November 2018.

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