Auto Glass Safety Council™
September 2019 Newsletter

Leading News

ADAS Committee Discusses Creation of Calibration Best Practices
Members of the Auto Glass Safety Council’s (AGSC) ADAS Committee met early this month in Indianapolis during Auto Glass Week. One topic of discussion was the possible creation of a program designed to help educate its members on ADAS and calibrations.

ADAS Seminars, Demonstrations Abound at Auto Glass Week
A two-hour session on calibration almost wasn’t enough time for attendees to ask questions of their peers who were all part of an expert panel held earlier this month at Auto Glass Week 2019 in Indianapolis.

People News

Mason Receives Carl F. Tompkins Award for Excellence
Troy Mason of TechnaGlass was honored as the recipient of the tenth annual Carl F. Tompkins Award for Excellence in advancement of auto glass safety during Auto Glass Week™ 2019 in Indianapolis. The award is presented by the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) to the person who best exemplifies a commitment to industry advancement and safety.

AGSC Certified Techs Recognized in 2019 Auto Glass Replacement Competition
The winners of the Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Competition (AGTO) were named earlier this month in Indianapolis, where Auto Glass Week™ was held. All three winners—gold, silver and bronze—were AGSC Master Certified Technicians.

On the Blogs

Bob Beranek

Setting the Glass
“I’m dedicating this post to ‘setting the glass.’ What exactly is meant by setting the glass? Setting the glass refers to placing the glass into the opening on the vehicle’s body where it is meant to fit. Some glass parts are adhered to the frame (pinchweld) and others are mechanically fastened and attached with nuts and bolts. The adhered part uses adhesive to bond and seal the opening from weather related issues, while the mechanically attached parts use a sealant.” –Bob Beranek

Certification News

Welcome These Master Auto Glass Technicians
Several auto glass technicians passed the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Master Auto Glass Technician certification exam during the months of June, July and August. 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

Auto Glass Week™ 2020 to be Held in Orlando
Auto Glass Week is excited to announce that the 2020 show will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. September 22-24, 2020. 

Legislative News

The following states have had activity in the legislative arena:

Aims to “prohibit motor vehicle repair shops and their employees, and other specified persons, from offering anything of value to customers in exchange for making insurance claims for motor vehicle windshield glass replacement or repair.”

New York
Window Film
Aim to “to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the level of acceptable light transmittance of automobile window tint and film.”

Rhode Island
Service Contracts
Defines service contracts and clarify that service contracts are not insurance and not otherwise subject to the insurance code.” Signed into law.

Safety News

RECALL: Volkswagen Issues Recall on Headlights
VW says the blocking cap that disables the adjustment of the headlights’ horizontal aim may not have been installed.

RECALL: Thousands Impacted By Latest Recalls
Visibility and structure were two areas of concern highlighted in recalls issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The companies involved are Mazda North American Operations (Mazda), Hino Motors Sales U.S.A., Inc. (Hino), and BYD Coach & Bus (BYD).

RECALL: Mazda3 Recalled Because Rearview Mirrors Could Fall OffMazda has issued a recall for 22,571 of its 2019 Mazda3 sedans and hatchbacks because the glass in the rearview mirrors could suddenly fall off. That would reduce visibility, and the glass could strike or startle the driver, which could cause an injury or a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

RECALL: Recalls That May Come into Your Shop
Visibility and spontaneous glass breakage were focal points of the latest recalls issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The auto manufacturers involved are Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA), Maserati North America, Inc. (Maserati), and Gillig LLC (Gillig).

RECALL: Three Recalls That Should Be on Your Radar
Three new recalls were issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that may impact your business. The auto manufacturers involved are Subaru of America. Inc. (Subaru), LA West, Inc. (LA West), and Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA).

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Certification Information
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Membership Information
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September 22-24, 2020
Auto Glass Week™
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Fla.

December 4, 2019
AGSC Insurers' CEU Forum
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, Calif.

December 4, 2019
AGSC Certification
Training and Exam
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, Calif.

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