Auto Glass Safety Council™ Newsletter

Leading News

AGSC to Adapt New Dues Structure
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) is in the process of adapting a new dues structure for its AGSC Registered Member Company and technician certification programs. The goal of the change is to harmonize its Registered Member Company and certification programs; accommodate the “new” reality of shops (less brick-and-mortar and more virtual); and have one message before consumers and potential customers.

On the Blogs

Will I Lose a Whole Day’s Work During a Validation?
"We recently heard from a shop owner who was worried that his business would lose a whole day’s work during its upcoming Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) validation. This is not the case. The validation process is designed to minimize business disruptions. The first part of the validation is carried out off-site before the validator arrives." -Penny Ouellette

Be Cautious of Advice Handed Out on Websites
“My friend, Steven Rossetti at American Auto Glass Administrators in Rhode Island, recently emailed me a link to a website that professes that automotive glass replacement is so easy anyone can do it. The site advises that, ‘You may also prefer to replace the windshield yourself rather than spend the time and money to take it in to an approved auto technician.’ Maybe the people who developed this site (which I will not name) should 'spend the time and money' to research the facts before they post nonsense.” –Bob Beranek

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 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

Auto Glass Week™ 2016 Dates Announced
Hot off the success of Auto Glass Week™ 2015 in Reno, show organizers have announced the dates and location of the 2016 event.

Technology News

Your Windshield Could Become a Web Browser
With Wi-Fi capability being offered in some vehicles and other cars being developed to drive autonomously, the auto industry is in the fast lane toward more futuristic amenities.

Safety News

Buckle Up: All 50 States, Ranked by How Likely You Are to Die in a Car Accident
Everyone knows driving is dangerous, if not from the gory low-budget movies they showed in drivers ed, then from the incessant phone calls you got from your parents the moment you turned 16. But just how dangerous, exactly? Turns out it varies wildly, depending on where you live.

Rosekind: Automated Systems Are No Longer Science Fiction
“In many ways, the car hasn’t changed as much in the entire last century as it’s about to change in the next few years. And that change, that safety revolution driven by technology can be accompanied—must be accompanied—by a parallel transformation in culture,” said Mark Rosekind, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) administrator, during a recent speech in Washington, D.C.

U.S. House Slashes Proposed Spending Increases for Auto Safety
Despite public outrage over deadly auto defects including faulty ignition switches and airbags inflators, the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to slash proposed spending increases for vehicle safety including defect investigations.

Number of Future Auto Recalls Expected to Rise
Increased scrutiny by federal regulators with bipartisan support from legislators will lead to more frequent and larger auto recalls in the future, according to a new automotive warranty and recall report released by Stout Risius Ross, a global financial advisory service.

Auto Glass Safety Council
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Certification Information
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Kathy Bimber
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October 4, 2015
AGSC Annual Member Meeting
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

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