Noted automotive safety advocate Ralph Nader will be the keynote speaker at the first-ever Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards (AGRSS) Council Conference that will beheld October 16-17, 2005 at the Rio All Suites Hotel in Las Vegas. Nader will discuss automotive safety and how it relates to AGRSS.
He is the author of the book Unsafe at Any Speed. The book,
published in 1965, is an expose of alleged disregard carmakers held
for consumer safety. The book sparked Senate hearings and resulted in
the establishment of motor vehicle safety laws.
Nader has been actively involved in automotive safety issues for nearly 40
years; in addition to having helped shape motor vehicle safety laws, he also was
instrumental in facilitating the recall of defective motor vehicles over the years.
His original research organization, the Center for Study of Responsive Law, headquartered
in Washington, D.C., has produced reports on subjects such as Interstate Commerce
Commission, corporate welfare and government procurement, and other groups such
as the Disability Rights Center and Congressional Accountability Project have
taken their lead from him.
Nader will open the Conference on Sunday, October 16 at 9 a.m. All
conference participants are invited to hear him speak.
The AGRSS conference is open to everyone involved with auto glass,
insurance or related industries. As a bonus, participants at the AGRSS
conference can attend the separate Auto Glass Technician Olympics, to
be held Monday, October 17, after the AGRSS Conference ends, at no charge.
The Olympics is not affiliated with AGRSS, but organizers are extending
free registration to AGRSS conference participants as a courtesy.
AGRSS is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the safe replacement
of auto glass. AGRSS was founded and is supported by companies
in the auto glass replacement industry that keep safe installation as
their primary goal.
The AGRSS Council is an accredited American National Standards
Institute (ANSI)-standards development organization. It has developed
the North America's only auto glass replacement standard, the AGRSS
standard (ANSI/AGRSS 002-2002 Automotive Glass Replacement Safety
Standard). The AGRSS Standard addresses procedures, education
and product performance.
For more information about the AGRSS Council, visit www.agrss.com.
For more information about and to register for the AGRSS Conference,
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