Auto Glass Safety Council™ Newsletter

Leading News

Century Glass Hosts CE Classes for Local Insurance Agents
AGSC Registered Member Century Glass of Columbia, S.C., hosted two continuing education (CE) classes for 40 local property and casual licensed insurance agents in October. Among those in attendance were two representatives from the South Carolina Department of Insurance and two members of the South Carolina House of Representatives.

Legislative Tracking is on the Way
During discussions at the recent Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) member meeting, members indicated that they would like more information on pending legislation and how it might affect them. The AGSC has responded and will begin sending regular legislative updates this January. These email updates will highlight legislation across the United States that affects the auto glass industry.

On the Blogs

Penny Ouellette

The AGRSS Validation Appeals Process
“In order to be as fair and transparent as possible, the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has established and published the AGRSS™ Validation Appeals Process. It is available as part of ‘Attachment C - Your Guide to Your Third-Party Validation Audit‘ on the website. Any company receiving a Noncompliant Report or a Noncompliant after Corrective Action Report may file an appeal with the Validation Review Board (VRB) within 30 days of receipt of its report.” –Penny Ouellette

Legislative News

Florida Legislator Proposes Bill Related to Windshield Inspections
A bill has been pre-filed in the Florida state legislature that has implications for doing business in the state.

Certification News

Welcome These Master Auto Glass Technicians
A number of auto glass technicians passed the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Master Auto Glass Technician certification exam during the months of October and November. 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.

Master Technician Spotlight: Robert Forsythe, Speedy Glass
Robert Forsythe of Speedy Glass in Tacoma, Wash., recently passed the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Master Auto Glass Technician certification exam. Forsythe has been in the auto glass industry for 11 years.

Master Technician Spotlight: Mark Neilson, City Auto Glass
Mark Neilson of City Auto Glass in South St. Paul, Minn., also recently passed the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Master Auto Glass Technician certification exam.

Master Technician Spotlight: Ivan Diersen, City Auto Glass
Ivan Diersen of City Auto Glass in South St. Paul, Minn., recently passed the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Master Auto Glass Technician certification exam. Diersen has been in the auto glass industry since 1999.

Event News

AGSC Sets Date for Member Meeting
The date has been set for the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) annual member meeting. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas, just before Auto Glass Week™ gets underway. The AGSC also plans to hold an Insurers’ CEU Forum during the event as well, along with a certification training course.

Safety News

Honda Will Recall Improperly Installed Replacement Airbag Inflators, Again
Honda Motor Co. is planning to install another round of replacement airbag inflators that have been improperly installed under an earlier recall. Unsurprisingly, these are Takata units and represent an expansion of an earlier recall from September that had also been incorrectly fixed. In both cases, the issue only affects passenger-side airbags.

Aftermarket ADAS: A Huge Growth Projected in Recent Study
“The aftermarket segment for ADAS systems in the United States currently is approximately a $976-million opportunity, growing to $1.51 billion at a 9-10-percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in 2021,” a recent study produced by Ducker Research for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) states.

NHTSA Seeking Comments on Driver-less Safety Regs
The National Highway Traffic-Safety Administration (NHTSA) is looking for comments on how best to test and deploy self-driving vehicles.

Data Shows Shattered Sunroofs Affect at Least 208 Models
For Steven Kaufman, a leisurely drive two years ago in his brand new Hyundai Elantra GT took an unexpected turn. "The sunroof exploded," he said. "The glass started raining down on me. I thought someone had taken a shotgun and blown out the glass. It was so loud."

Briefly ...

Happy Holidays!
The offices of the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will be closed December 22 through January 2. We will re-open on Wednesday, January 3. We wish all of our members a very happy and safe holiday season.

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September 26, 2018
AGSC Member Meeting
Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas

September 27-29, 2018
Auto Glass Week™
Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas

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