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Friday October 28

CCAR Introduces Enhancements to S/P2 Online Training

The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair (CCAR) has announced the enhancement of its S/P2 online training in Safety and Pollution Prevention for both mechanical service and collision repair shops.

Four course modules have been added to the Mechanical Safety and Collision Safety content:

  • Electrical
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Confined Spaces
  • Forklifts.

The modules are now available at no additional cost to S/P2 users.

“We continuously pursue ideas to improve the S/P2 courses, and these modules are the result of these efforts,” said Robert G. Stewart, CCAR President. “The enhanced content matches the current data on what are the most-violated OSHA standards in the workplace, and CCAR wants to help the auto repair industry stay in compliance.”

Introduced in 2003, S/P2 was developed by CCAR in keeping with U.S. EPA and OSHA standards that require shop personnel and students to be trained at least annually on safety and environmental regulations. An annual industry-wide review of the S/P2 training includes representatives from independent repair businesses, instructors, OEMs, insurance companies and government agencies.

S/P2 is available free of charge to automotive training programs. More than 2,200 schools have enrolled, making S/P2 available to a student audience of more than 180,000. For shops, the business edition of S/P2 is available for a $299 annual subscription per facility. The S/P2 courseware tracks technician/student progress through the training, grades tests and is regularly updated as changes occur in federal and state laws.

CCAR, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, also operates “CCAR-GreenLink,” the National Environmental Compliance Assistance Center for Automotive Repair, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [EPA].

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