Auto Glass Safety Council™ Newsletter

Leading News

2016 AGSC Member Meeting Expected to Focus on Brand Awareness
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold its 2016 annual member meeting on Tuesday, October 4, in San Antonio, Texas, at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter. While the AGSC Marketing Committee is in the process of developing seminars, committee chair Peter L. Brown, president of Tiny & Sons Auto Glass in Pembroke, Mass., offers some insight into what he hopes to achieve with this year’s meeting.

New Video, Member Directory, on Way to Member Companies
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) is in the process of mailing its brand-new member directory and a newly created AGSC DVD to all of its Registered Member Companies. The video has been created to show insurance agents and customers. It is available in several different formats so members can customize the version they use based on the audience they are targeting. Registered Member Companies also can display it on their websites.

On the Blogs

Auto Glass Safety CouncilPenny Ouellette

ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS 003-2015 Validations Underway
“The AGSC has completed its first cluster of validations to the new ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS™ 003-2015 Standard. Thanks to the training and outreach provided by the AGSC in its publications, communications and meetings, the validations have been very successful. During the first cluster validated, no non-compliances were written against any of the new requirements of the Standard.” –Penny Ouellette

Auto Glass Safety CouncilBob Beranek
“The Cog” in the Automotive Wheel
“I would like to share a Honda commercial sent to me by my friend Mark Daniels, a technical advisor for GGG-Gold Glass Group, AEGIS Tools International Inc. and other companies in the automotive glass industry. This video, which ran in Europe several years ago, is called ‘The Cog’ and it intrigued me because it contains several references to automotive glass. The video is the type of ‘Rube Goldberg’ invention which takes a simple task and creates a series of complicated steps to accomplish the action.” –Bob Beranek

Certification News

AGSC to Hold Training Program in Seattle in June
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold a training and accreditation program in suburban Seattle this June. The course will be held on Thursday, June 2, at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, Wash. The training course will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and the certification exam will be offered from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Welcome These Certified Master Auto Glass Technicians
Auto Glass Safety CouncilA number of auto glass technicians passed the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Certified Master Auto Glass Technician certification exam during the month of April. 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.

Member News

AGSC Summer Insurers’ Newsletter Now Available
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has published its summer newsletter designed especially for insurance companies. The Summer Insurers’ Newsletter is available in a customizable format for its Registered Member Companies to download and distribute to their insurance contacts. The customizable newsletter includes a spot for AGSC Registered Member Companies to add their own company information within a PDF and then either email out or distribute in a printed format.

Technology News

Report: Younger Consumers Show More Trust in Automated Technology
More than half of Generation Y and Z vehicle owners trust self-driving technology, according to a new report from J.D. Power. Older populations such as Generation X, Baby Boomers and Pre-Boomers aren’t quite so trusting.

NHTSA Extends Public Comment Period for Automated Guidance
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has extended its deadline for industry insight on the agency’s development of guidelines for the “Safe Deployment and Operation of Automated Vehicle Safety Technologies.”

Safety News

Airlines to Share Safety Ideas with Automakers
U.S. auto safety and aviation regulators have invited automakers to a joint summit here on April 22 to examine whether airline industry safety practices can be adapted to help improve safety on the road.

NHTSA Proposes New FMVSS for Bus Glazing
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans to establish a new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) to require the installation of advanced glazing in buses. The new standard would require impactor testing of glazing material.

Volvo to Let 100 Families Test Safety of Autonomous Cars on British Roads
Volvo will be providing fully autonomous vehicles to British families for live testing on the streets of London as soon as 2018. The Swedish car manufacturer announced a similar 100-car program in China on April 7, but the British plan may offer a window in the widespread marketability of autonomous cars. By emphasizing testing with families, Volvo is highlighting that autonomous driving may be new, but most, if not all, evidence suggests it would dramatically improve safety on the road.

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Auto Glass Safety Council


June 2, 2016
AGSC Technician Training
(Training runs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with exam from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Bellevue, Wash.
(suburban Seattle)

October 4, 2016
AGSC Annual Member Meeting
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
San Antonio, Texas

October 7, 2016
AGSC Technician Training
(Training runs from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with exam from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
San Antonio, Texas

October 5-7, 2016
Auto Glass Week™
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
San Antonio, Texas

October 2016
AGSC Technician Certification Training
Stafford, Va.

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