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INDUSTRY NEWS AND HELPFUL INFORMATION

Service Specialists Association is dedicated to being a primary resource for members as well as non-members throughout the industry. Our carefully curated articles below are updated regularly, and will provide all the information you need to stay in the know. If you have additional questions or requests, don’t hesitate to reach out.

 

RENEW ASE CERTIFICATIONS SET TO EXPIRE JUNE 30

June 2nd, 2021

With more technicians than usual scheduling tests before their certifications expire on June 30, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) recommends registering as soon as possible to secure a confirmed test time.

CSVA: PURCHASE THE 2021 OUT-OF-SERVICE CRITERIA

May 13th, 2021

It's been more than a month since the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) 2021 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria took effect on April 1, 2021. Remember, the 2021 version replaces and supersedes all previous versions, so if you do not have the 2021 version, you're using outdated criteria. But it's not too late to purchase the 2021 criteria. It's available as a handbook, an electronic PDF, as an app, and in French and Spanish.

OSHA OFFERS GUIDANCE TO FREQUENTLY CITED STANDARDS FOR COVID-19 INSPECTIONS

December 21, 2020

On Nov. 6, OSHA issued a guidance summarizing which safety standards the federal agency most frequently cites during COVID-related inspections These are examples of requirements it says employers most frequently fail to follow:



  • Provide a medical evaluation before a worker is fit-tested or uses a respirator.

  • Perform an appropriate fit test for workers using tight fitting respirators.

  • Assess the workplace to determine if COVID-19 hazards are present, or likely to be present, which will require the use of a respirator and/or other personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Establish, implement and update a written respiratory protection program with required worksite-specific procedures.

  • Provide an appropriate respirator and/or other PPE to each employee when necessary to protect the health of the employees (ensuring the respirator and/or PPE used is the correct type and size).

  • Train workers to safely use respirators and/or other PPE in the workplace and retrain workers about changes in the workplace that might make previous training obsolete.

  • Store respirators and other PPE properly in a way to protect them from damage, contamination, and, where applicable, deformation of the facepiece and exhalation valve.

  • For any fatality that occurs within 30 days of a work-related incident, report the fatality to OSHA within eight hours of finding out about it.

  • Keep required records of work-related fatalities, injuries and illness.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ISSUES TEMPORARY ENFORCEMENT GUIDANCE FOR RESPIRATOR FIT-TESTING IN HEALTHCARE DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK

March 14, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC – Following President Donald J. Trump’s memorandum on the availability of respirators during the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued new temporary guidance regarding the enforcement of OSHA’s Respiratory Protection standard. This guidance is aimed at ensuring healthcare workers have full access to needed N95 respiratory protection in light of anticipated shortages.

TECHNOLOGY AND MAINTENANCE COUNCIL (TMC) ANNUAL MEETING RECAP.

February 2020 Atlanta, Ge

Here is a recap of the Technology and Maintenance Council Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

2020 MERITOR INSTRUCTOR LED TRAINING CALENDAR!

January 28, 2020

The technical training provided will equip and prepare you with the knowledge to properly maintain and service the Meritor products on your equipment.

To sign up, please visit the BullPen at www.meritorbullpen.com, click on the Instructor Led Training button to view and register online.

THE NEW AIR BRAKE BOOK!

January 15, 2020

The 10th edition of the Air Brake Book adds an update on air disc brake market penetration and the pros and cons fleets should consider as they explore the newer brake technology, as well as a chapter on the important role that drivers play in developing comprehensive brake preventive maintenance practices. So find out what’s new and download your FREE copy of The Air Brake Book today!

EMPLOYERS WHO ELECTRONICALLY SUBMIT OSHA FORM 300A MUST PROVIDE AN EMPLOYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER AS OF JAN. 2, 2020.

December 19, 2019

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WHY JOIN AN SSA?

Published April 21, 2019

Often asked the question, why should I join SSA? What value does joining give me?
Here's some highlights of being an SSA member.