Auto Glass Safety Council™ Newsletter

Leading News

AGSC AGRSS Standard™ Committee Proposes ADAS Language
The Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) AGRSS Standard™ committee has decided on proposed language to be added to the AGRSS Standard™  regarding Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The new language is the result of a year-long study that came to culmination at the AGSC AGRSS Standard committee meeting was held during Auto Glass Week™ in San Antonio.

AGSC Holds Annual Membership Meeting in San Antonio
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) held its annual meeting in early October in San Antonio, just before Auto Glass Week™ got underway. The meeting featured a special appearance by insurance agent Jon Fransway along with several other informative speakers.

AGSC Honors David Rohlfing with the Award for Excellence in Auto Glass Safety
Industry leader David Rohlfing was honored recently with the Carl F. Tompkins Award for Excellence in Auto Glass Safety. Rohlfing, senior vice president of operations for Club Assist North America and president of CARS and Club Logistics Services, was honored for his long-time commitment to safety in the auto glass industry and his work with the AGSC. The award was presented at a ceremony in early October in San Antonio, Texas, during Auto Glass Week™ ’16.

On the Blogs

Bob Beranek
A Look at Full-Strip Procedures
“Last week we looked at tool options for trimming back the urethane bead to the level suggested by the adhesive manufactures (1/16th on an inch) when replacing a windshield. This week we’ll address the procedures that must be employed to make sure the glass is solidly bonded and the installation is leak-free. If you use a razor blade style tool, the strip-out may not leave you with a 1/16-inch buffer. Used properly, it will usually take the bead right down to the painted surface, leaving only a trace of existing material. ” –Bob Beranek

Certification News

Welcome the Latest 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 September. 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

AGSC to Offer Training Opportunity in Virginia in December
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold a regional training and accreditation program in Stafford, Va., in December. The training course and certification exam will be offered twice, once on Wednesday, December 14, and again on Thursday, December 15, at AGSC headquarters.

Safety News

Michigan Automotive Glass Owners React to House Bill
The automotive glass industry reaction to an effort by the Michigan legislature to regulate the industry in the state has been one of skepticism.

Ford Recalls 2014 Vehicles to Reinstall Panoramic Sunroofs
Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 900 2014 Ford Transit Connect vehicles to reinstall panoramic roofs, according to the automaker.

Automakers React to Federal Guidelines for Autonomous Cars
Automakers embraced guidelines rolled out by the Obama administration to oversee the creation of self-driving cars, saying the new policy strikes a balance between safety and fast-moving technological developments.

Subaru Recalls Thousands of Vehicles for Defective Windshield Wipers
Nearly 1 million Subaru vehicles are being recalled as a result of potentially faulty windshield wipers.

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Auto Glass Safety Council
20 PGA Drive, Suite 201
Stafford, VA 22554
540/720-7484 (P)
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Certification Information
Vinny LaMarco
540/720-7484, ext. 136

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

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