Auto Glass Safety Council™ Newsletter

Leading News

AGSC Launches Continuing Education Program for Certified Technicians
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) recently launched a new program by which technicians can re-certify by accumulating 18 continuing education credits over a three-year period rather than re-taking the certification test. Technicians who have previously taken and passed the Auto Glass Technician or Master Auto Glass Technician tests will still be able to re-certify by re-taking the test every three years, but the continuing education program provides another option to them.

AGSC Redesigns Website
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has a new look. Located at, the site has been revamped to provide the latest information on the AGSC’s membership offerings, certification program and more. The new site features a members-only section via which Registered Member companies and Affiliate Members can download the appropriate logos for use in marketing. In addition, a Registered Member company forum provides representatives of Registered Member companies a place to join together to talk about issues of importance to the industry, with a particular focus on safety.

Brown Joins AGSC Board
Peter Brown, owner of Tiny & Sons Auto Glass in North Pembroke, Mass., has been elected as a new member of the board of directors of the Auto Glass Safety Council™. “I started in this business with my father in 1971 or 1972 and worked for him in high school,” Brown says. “I officially joined his business in 1978. I love this industry because of the technology and the way installations just keep changing. I enjoy keeping up with this and find it interesting and refreshing.”

Event News

Pre-Registration Open for Auto Glass Week™ 2014 in Baltimore
Online pre-registration is now available for this year’s Auto Glass Week™. The event will be held October 7-9 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md., and is once again sponsored by the Auto Glass Safety Council, Independent Glass Association, National Glass Association, National Windshield Repair Association and AGRR™ magazine.

AGSC to Hold Membership Meeting During Auto Glass Week™
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold a membership meeting and half-day conference on October 7 in Baltimore as Auto Glass Week gets underway. The meeting and conference will run 9 a.m. to noon on October 7 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel.

Validation Corner

An Overview of the Validation Process
"While most Registered Member companies are familiar with the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) on-site validation review program, often representatives new to the process are curious about the details of the program. Following is an overview of the program, how it works, and where we are in the three-year validation cycle. The current validation cycle will end in 2014. In the next validation cycle, beginning in 2015, all Registered Member companies will have at least one location validated within the next four years." -Penny Ouellette

Training News

AGSC Offers Accreditation Training and Testing During Auto Glass Week™
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will host an accreditation training and testing opportunity this October in conjunction with Auto Glass Week™ this October. Bob Beranek, chair of the AGSC Standards Committee and president of Automotive Glass Consultants in Madison, Wis., will conduct the course, which will run from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on October 9.

Safety News

NHTSA Issues Final Rule on Rear Visibility
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a final rule requiring all vehicles under 10,000 pounds, including buses and trucks, manufactured on or after May 1, 2018, to come equipped with rear visibility technology that expands the field of view to enable the driver to detect areas behind the vehicle to reduce death and injury resulting from back-over incidents.

New International Standard Proposed to Assess Automotive Glazing Resistance to Intruders
The International Organization of Standardization Safety Glazing Materials Technical Committee (ISO/TC/SC/11) is drafting a standard to determine how resistant OE automotive glass is to intruders. The proposal is now in draft form and is expected to be put forward for a vote on May 26.

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