Auto Glass Safety Council™ Newsletter

Leading News

AGSC to Offer Three Regional Training Courses in 2017
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold regional training and accreditation programs in three different locations at three different times in 2017. Courses will be held in Long Island, N.Y., in March, Irvine, Calif., in June, and West Palm Beach, Fla., in October.

AGSC Offers Winter-Weather Advisories for Registered Members' Use
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) offers two winter-weather advisories for its members' use. One details precautions consumers should take when removing ice and snow from their windshields and the other basic care for your windshield during the winter months. Both press releases are available on the “Members Only” portion of the AGSC website.

On the Blogs

Kathy Bimber

Strange but True
"I am a big fan of trivia. I love learning those little odd facts that are pretty much useless for anything but repeating to my kids so they can roll their eyes. I am also a big fan of those really interesting, odd, yet totally true stories. Yes, I am a little nerdy I guess.
Like most of you, I receive the™ e-newsletter in my inbox every day. I am always drawn to the “strange but true” stories. Throughout 2016 there were quite a few of those types of stories relating to broken windshields." -Kathy Bimber

Bob Beranek
Some Considerations for Winter Installs
“It seems that every year about this time I write about cold weather installations. However, it’s an important topic and after last week’s post concerning the potential demise of mobile installations, I felt winter installation is a good issue to piggyback on to that one. How cold is 'cold?' For our purposes, I’ll define cold as below 40 degrees. However, every technician I know in northern climates has done installations in below freezing temperatures, and most have worked below 0 degrees. They hate it.” –Bob Beranek

Committee News

AGSC Marketing Committee Adds Two New Members
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ has expanded its Marketing Committee with two additional members — Jeff Martineau of Clarity Sales Associates in Ellington, Conn., and Nathasja Taylor of Glass Reconditioners in Plymouth, Mich.

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 December. The exam is an online test consisting of 70 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.

Event News

Date Set for 2017 AGSC Member Meeting
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold its 2017 annual member meeting on Tuesday, October 3, in West Palm Beach, Fla., at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The meeting will be held the day before Auto Glass Week™ 2017, October 4-6, kicks off.

Safety News

NHTSA Proposes New V2V Standard
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed the establishment of a new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) to mandate vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications for new light vehicles, according to the Federal Register.

Combat Vet Warns of 'Exploding' Sunroofs
It's not something any driver expects, but it has happened to hundreds of people. Drivers are reporting that for no apparent reason, their sunroofs are suddenly shattering -- causing glass to rain down on them.

Hyundai Denied Motion to Dismiss Sunroof Suit
A California judge has denied Hyundai’s motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit brought against the car company for allegedly defective sunroofs.

Tesla, Ferrari Added to Takata Air Bags Recall Affecting 100 Million Cars
The U.S. Department of Transportation has said it will press the car industry to accelerate the pace of replacements for defective Takata air bag inflators and signalled a likely widening of the industry's largest ever recall.

U.S. DOT Advances Deployment of Connected Vehicle Technology
The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a proposed rule December 14 that would advance the deployment of connected vehicle technologies throughout the U.S. light vehicle fleet, according to a DOT release.

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Certification Information
Vinny LaMarco
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Kathy Bimber
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March 30-31, 2017
AGSC Technician Training
Hilton Long Island/
Huntington Hotel
Long Island, N.Y.

June 2017
AGSC Technician Training
Irvine Marriott
Irvine, Calif.

October 6, 2017
AGSC Technician Training
Palm Beach County
Convention Center
West Palm Beach, Fla.

October 4-6, 2017
Auto Glass Week™
Palm Beach County Convention Center/Hilton West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach, Fla.

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