Auto Glass Safety Council™ Newsletter

Leading News

AGSC to Offer Training Opportunity in Long Island in March 2017
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold a regional training and accreditation program in Long Island, N.Y., in March of next year. The training course and certification exam will be offered twice, once on Thursday, March 30, and again on Friday, March 31, at the Hilton Long Island/Huntington Hotel.

Dates and Location Announced for Auto Glass Week™ 2017
Hot on the heels of the success of Auto Glass Week™ 2016 in San Antonio, show organizers have released the dates and location of the 2017 event. Auto Glass Week 2017 will be held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center and Hilton West Palm Beach in sunny Florida on October 4-6, 2017.

On the Blogs

Pinchweld Prep During Collision Repair
“While conducting a training course recently, I covered the proper steps for prepping a pinchweld after a collision repair. I was surprised to hear that my mostly experienced audience did not know that it is necessary to tape up the pinchweld after the primer coat and before the color and clear coat is applied. The typical coatings applied to the bare metal of a new vehicle’s body consist of ... ” –Bob Beranek

Certification News

Welcome These Certified Master Auto Glass Technicians
A number of auto glass technicians passed the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Certified Master Auto Glass Technician certification exam during the month of November. The exam is an online test consisting of 50 multiple choice questions. Those who apply to become Accredited 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; intermediate-level automotive electrical testing and troubleshooting procedures and equipment; OEM sunroof repair and replacement techniques; advanced wind noise and water leak diagnosis and repair; and current standards and regulations that apply to the auto glass industry.

Business News

Ohio Enacts Registration Rules for Auto Glass Businesses
The Ohio Board of Motor Vehicle Repair recently enacted two rules affecting automotive glass businesses in the state.

Safety News

Mercedes Calls for OEM Glass in Windshield Replacement
Mercedes-Benz USA “strongly recommends” using its glass for windshield replacements in a new position statement.

Dodge Dart Recalled to Fix Windshield Wiper Problems
Fiat Chrysler (FCA US) is recalling more than 54,000 model year 2016 Dodge Darts because the windshield wipers can fail due to short circuits.

Porsche Settles in ‘Windshield Glare’ Lawsuit
Automaker Porsche has reached a settlement for an undisclosed sum with plaintiffs in a case that accused the company of a “windshield glare” defect in some of its vehicles.

NHTSA to Hold Public Meeting on Automated Vehicles Policy
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced a public meeting to seek input on sections of the recently released Federal Automated Vehicles Policy (the Policy).

This Car Gadget Can Help You Keep Your Eyes on the Road
Certain childhood cautionary tales stick with us all our lives. Like the time my neighbor crashed into a telephone pole while fiddling with the radio. Since then, in-car tech has done little to help keep our eyes on the road, where they belong. In fact, with the advent of smartphones and GPS systems, it’s easy to say things have gotten worse.

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Happy Holidays!
The offices of the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will be closed December 26 through January 2. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 3. We wish all of our members a very happy and safe holiday season.

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Certification Information
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December 15, 2016
AGSC Technician Training

AGSC Headquarters
Stafford, Va.

March 30-31, 2017
AGSC Technician Training

Hilton Long Island/
Huntington Hotel
Long Island, N.Y.

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