Auto Glass Safety Council™
April 2019 Newsletter

Leading News

Insurers’ CEU Forum and Certification Training Scheduled for San Diego in December
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold an AGSC Insurers’ CEU Forum and a certification training course in San Diego in December. Both events will be held in conjunction with Glass Expo West™ ’19 at the Omni San Diego Hotel.
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On the Blogs

Bob Beranek

Spanking the Glass
“I can always tell when a technician was trained by an ‘old-timer’ like me. How? They ‘spank’ or slap the glass into position rather than smooth it in place to make the seal. It comes from the old days when glass had to be spanked and seated into a gasket or when dense butyl tape needed to be forced down to contact uneven pinchwelds. Liquid urethanes call for smoothing the seal, not spanking or slapping the glass into place.” –Bob Beranek
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Certification News

Welcome These Master Auto Glass Technicians
Several auto glass technicians passed the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Master Auto Glass Technician certification exam during the month of March. The exam is an online test consisting of 70 multiple choice questions. Those who apply to become Master Auto Glass Technicians must have experience and knowledge in: OSHA-required employee safety regulations; conducting all installations according to the current ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS™ Standard.
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Master Technician Spotlight: Tim Casoria, ABRA Auto Body and Glass, Princeton, Minn.
Tim Casoria of ABRA Auto Body and Glass in Princeton, Minn., recently earned his Master Auto Glass Technician certification with the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC).
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Master Technician Spotlight: Gary Neves, Novus Glass, Concord, Calif.
Gary Neves of Novus Glass in Concord, Calif., recently earned his Master Auto Glass Technician certification with the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC).
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Master Technician Spotlight: Michael Trevino, Windshield Doctor of Wyoming, Sheridan, Wyo.
Michael Trevino of Windshield Doctor in Sheridan, Wyo., recently earned his Master Auto Glass Technician certification with the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC).
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Event News

Top Reasons to Attend Auto Glass Week™
Auto Glass Week™ is headed to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis September 4-6, 2019, and your industry wants to see you there! The three-day event will be bringing together a show floor full of top industry suppliers and manufacturers, an informative educational program and unparalleled networking opportunities for those who want to enhance their businesses.
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Legislative News

The following states have had activity in the legislative arena:

Florida
Assignments of Benefits (note: excludes auto glass)
Aims to revise the state's laws related to assignments of benefits (AOBs).
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Hawaii
Service Contracts
"Clarifies the allowable scope of motor vehicle service contracts regulated by the Insurance Commissioner to include contracts for certain motor vehicle repair and replacement services."
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Iowa
Service Contract Law
Aims to "modify [the] provisions applicable to certain service contract providers regulated by the commissioner of insurance."
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Kansas
Window Film
"[Allows] certain light screening material on motor vehicle windows."
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Louisiana
Shop Choice
“Provides for insureds to have the option to choose a particular motor vehicle repair shop.”
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Mississippi
Service Contracts
Amends “Section 83-65-103, Mississippi code of 1972, to revise the definition of vehicle service contract and provide a definition of road hazard for the laws that regulate vehicle service contracts in the state of Mississippi.” Signed by governor.
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North Carolina
Mini-Trucks
Aims to “amend the motor vehicle laws of the state to regulate mini-trucks.”
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Virginia
Window Film
“Exempts vehicles operated in the performance of private security duties by a licensed security canine handler from limitations on window tinting.” Signed by governor.
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Safety News

Windows May Detach Following Recent Volvo Recall
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a new recall that directly impacts the auto glass industry. Volvo Trucks North America (Volvo) vehicle windows are the main focus on the administration’s recall.
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NHTSA Drops International Window Safety Standards
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced its plans to forgo its 2012 proposal regarding the harmonization between U.S. vehicle window safety standards with international rules.
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NHTSA Asked to Exclude One Vehicle from Safety Standards
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been asked to exclude a certain low-speed vehicle from certain Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). The Administration will make its decision following a public comment period where members of the community can express their concerns or agreement in regard to the proposal.
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Auto Glass Safety Council
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Stafford, VA 22554
540/720-7484 (P)
540/720-5687 (F)
info@agsc.org

Certification Information
Vinny LaMarco
vlamarco@agsc.org
540/720-7484, ext. 136

Membership Information
Kathy Bimber
kbimber@agsc.org
540/720-7484,ext. 137

Events

September 3, 2019
AGSC ADAS Committee Meeting

Indiana Convention Center
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Ind.
www.agsc.org

September 3, 2019
AGSC Board of Directors Meeting

Indiana Convention Center
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Ind.
www.agsc.org

September 3, 2019
AGSC Member Reception
and Update

Indiana Convention Center
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Ind.
www.agsc.org

September 4, 2019
AGSC AGRSS™ Standards Committee Meeting

Indiana Convention Center
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Ind.
www.agsc.org

September 5, 2019
AGSC Credentialing
Committee Meeting

Indiana Convention Center
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Ind.
www.agsc.org

September 5, 2019
AGSC Education
Committee Meeting

Indiana Convention Center
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Ind.
www.agsc.org

September 5, 2019
AGSC ROLAGS and PIDS
Committee Meeting

Indiana Convention Center
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Ind.
www.agsc.org

September 6, 2019
AGSC Certification
Training and Exam

Indiana Convention Center
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Ind.
www.agsc.org

September 4-6, 2019
Auto Glass Week™
Indiana Convention Center
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Ind.
www.autoglassweek.com

December 4, 2019
AGSC Insurers' CEU Forum
San Diego Omni Hotel
San Diego, Calif.
https://agsc.org/ceuforum/

December 4, 2019
AGSC Certification
Training and Exam
San Diego Omni Hotel
San Diego, Calif.
https://agsc.org/sandiego/

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