Repair Group Aligns with OSHA
The Coordinating Committee
For Automotive Repair (CCAR) has formalized an alliance with the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to address worker safety and health
issues. The will focus on workplace vehicle safety.
"The signing of this alliance provides us with a tremendous opportunity
to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses in the automotive industry,"
said OSHA administrator John Henshaw. "CCAR brings a wealth of expertise
and knowledge that will help us ensure greater protection for thousands
of workers in this industry. We're looking forward to getting started."
"Guidance and training are key parts in protecting an employee's
health and safety in the automotive industry," added Sean M. Ochester,
CCAR's information officer for safety and pollution prevention. "We're
proud to be working with OSHA to ensure that the industry is armed with
the best tools and knowledge to prevent injury on the job, and we look
forward to a long and productive association."
The alliance will provides CCAR affiliates and others in the automotive
industry with information, guidance and access to training resources that
further safety and health for industry workers. OSHA and CCAR also plan
to develop electronic assistance tools on vehicle safety and will also
develop and disseminate information through both print and electronic
media and from the organization's respective websites.
Both organizations say they hope to speak, exhibit or appear at conferences
and other industry-related events such as the International Autobody Congress
and Exposition and the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair.
OSHA and CCAR will also participate in forums, roundtable discussions
and stakeholder meetings on issues related to the industry.