Auto Glass Safety Council™ Newsletter

Leading News

Auto Glass Week™ Held in San Antonio
Auto Glass Week™ ’16 was held in San Antonio October 5-7 and featured a number of informative speakers, networking opportunities and the annual Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Competition. Auto Glass Week is co-sponsored by the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC), AGRR™ magazine, the Independent Glass Association, the National Glass Association and the National Windshield Repair Association.

On the Blogs

Penny Ouellette

AGSC to Begin Publishing List of Members Who Have Forfeited Their Registration by Refusing Validation or Failing to Correct Noncompliances
"The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has published and distributed its Annual Membership Directory for 2016. In order to keep this hard-copy edition relevant, the AGSC will begin publishing the names of any Registered Members who have forfeited their registration by refusing validation or failing to correct noncompliances, or who have not proven that they have resolved non-compliances identified during validations or revalidations of their company. This list will be published on and" -Penny Ouellette

Bob Beranek

Auto Glass Week™ Recap
“We just returned from Auto Glass Week in San Antonio, and as always, it was an eventful week. I am a member of the Education Committee, a Board member of the Auto Glass Safety Council, and the chairperson of the Standard Committee. Each had their meetings with an agenda filled with important work to be done and issues to be discussed and solved. In the next few posts I plan to keep those who were unable to make the trip to Texas updated on what occurred in the areas I was involved.” -Bob Beranek

Certification News

Welcome This Certified Master Auto Glass Technician
One auto glass technician passed the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Certified Master Auto Glass Technician certification exam during the month of October. 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.

Event News

Virginia Training Opportunity Approaches
The Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) regional training and accreditation program in Stafford, Va., in December is approaching quickly. The training course and certification exam will be offered twice—once on Wednesday, December 14, and again on Thursday, December 15, at AGSC headquarters.

AGSC Certified Techs Take Gold in 2016 Auto Glass Replacement Competition
The winners of the Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Competition (AGTO) were named in October in San Antonio, where Auto Glass Week™ was held. Leading the circle of winners were an AGSC Certified Technician and an AGSC Master Technician.
Desmonde Ellington, an AGSC Certified Technician with Glasspro Inc. in Mount Pleasant, S.C., took the gold for the AGTO large-size company division.
Alfredo Calva, an AGSC Master Technician with Alfredo’s Auto Glass in Corona, Calif., took the gold for the AGTO regular-size company division.

Silent Charity Auction Raises Approximately $4,000
Attendees flocked to the Silent Charity Auction held by the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) during Auto Glass Week™.

Registered Company News

AGSC Offers Safe Drive-Away Time Advisory for Registered Members’ Use
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has developed a press release explaining the importance of safe drive-away times for its members’ use. The press release is available on the “Members Only” portion of the AGSC website and details what can happen when safe drive-away times are not adhered to.

Business News

House Votes to Delay Overtime Rule
Earlier this year, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would delay implementation of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new Overtime Rule for six months.

Safety News

California Specifies Windshield Replacement Regulations
California’s Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) released October 26 “final approved” language on its windshield replacement standards.

Rhode Island Proposes Amendments to Automotive Glass Law
The Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation (DBR) will hold a hearing in November to consider comments on proposed amendments to a law regulating motor vehicle glass installation in the state.

Hyundai Issues Recall Due to Defective Sunroof
Hyundai Motor America is recalling about 63,000 late-model Sonata vehicles equipped with panoramic sunroofs.

Ohio Legislature Introduces Bill on Autonomous Vehicles
A newly proposed state bill state could ban privately owned autonomous vehicles from most Ohio roadways if passed in its present form.

Exploding Sunroofs Prompt Government Investigation
Imagine: You're driving down the road and suddenly it's like a bomb went off. Turns out, there are several cars with a potentially dangerous defect that could put drivers at risk. The I-Team found hundreds of complaints describing the same problem.

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Certification Information
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Kathy Bimber
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December 14-15, 2016
AGSC Technician Training
AGSC Headquarters
Stafford, Va.

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