Automotive 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.

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