Auto Glass Safety Council™ Newsletter

Leading News

AGSC Gathers Insurers at CEU Forum at Auto Glass Week™
The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) educated more than 30 insurance company officials and agents at its recent Insurers’ CEU Forum held in early October at Auto Glass Week™. The forum was held on October 3 in West Palm Beach, Fla., just before Auto Glass Week got underway and provided 3 CEU credits to participants.

Annual Member Meeting Held in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) members recently held their annual member meeting in West Palm Beach, Fla., just before Auto Glass Week™ 2017 got underway. Members began the day with a networking breakfast before AGSC marketing committee chair Peter Brown of Tiny & Sons Auto Glass in North Pembroke, Mass., welcomed attendees.

Paul Heinauer Honored with AGSC Award for Excellence in Auto Glass Safety
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) recently honored Paul Heinauer, president of Glasspro Inc. in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., with the Carl F. Tompkins Award for Excellence in Auto Glass Safety. Heinauer 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 West Palm Beach, Fla., where Auto Glass Week™ 2017 was held earlier this month.

On the Blogs

The Most Common Audit Non-Compliances and How to Avoid Them
"In early October I attended the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) meetings and Auto Glass Week™ 2017 in West Palm Beach, Fla. It was a week packed with networking and learning about the ever-changing auto glass industry. AGSC hosted its fourth Annual Member Meeting with seminars covering what is new and what is coming for AGSC, how to use AGSC effectively in your marketing, how the AGRSS™ Standard is addressing ADAS technology, AGSC committee updates, the auditor’s update and more." -Kathy Bimber

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 month of September. 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.

Event News

AGSC Certified Techs Take Gold in 2017 Auto Glass Replacement Competition
The winners of the Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Competition (AGTO) were named earlier this month in West Palm Beach, Fla., where Auto Glass Week™ was held. Leading the circle of winners were two AGSC Master Technicians and an AGSC Certified Technician.

Dates and Location Announced for Auto Glass Week™ 2018
After a successful Auto Glass Week™ 2017 in West Palm Beach, Fla., show organizers have released the dates and location of the 2018 event.
Auto Glass Week 2018 will be held Thursday – Saturday, September 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Safety News

Exploding Sunroofs: Danger Overhead
When it happened, Heather Savage had two of her five children with her in their 2016 Nissan Pathfinder. Four-year-old Eli was strapped into a car seat in the second row, and Raquel, 15, whom they’d just picked up from ballet class, was in the front passenger seat.

Explaining the Exploding Sunroof
News of exploding sunroofs can often scare consumers. At Auto Glass Week™, Allied Glass Experts president Henry Chamberlain addressed the causes of sunroof shattering and said, “this is just one part of the conversation related to spontaneous tempered glass breakage.”

White House Appoints Economist to NHTSA Deputy Post
Heidi King, an economist with federal government and private-sector experience, has been appointed the new deputy administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Consumer Watchdog: Autonomous Vehicle Bill Would Create ‘Wild West’ Without Safety Protections
A U.S. Senate bill aiming to pave the way for the development of driverless vehicles is a threat to highway safety, the group Consumer Watchdog asserted.

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

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