Auto Glass Safety Council™ Newsletter

Leading News

AGSC 2017 Member Meeting to Feature Valuable Tips, Updates
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold its annual member on meeting on Tuesday, October 3, in West Palm Beach, Fla., from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton West Palm Beach. This year’s meeting will feature a range of sessions about how to utilize AGSC to build your business.

Bidding Opens Online for the AGSC Charity Auction
Now in its 11th year, the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) Silent Charity Auction is officially open for bids online. The auction helps raise proceeds for the AGSC.

On the Blogs

Bob Beranek

ARG vs. OE vs. ADAS
“Look at all the acronyms. Most of my readers already know what these mean: ARG – Aftermarket Replacement Glass, OE – Original Equipment Glass, and ADAS – Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. You probably also know the problems we have been having lately. In this blog, I will attempt to explain why some ARG parts cannot be used in (some) vehicles that have been equipped with an ADAS.” –Bob Beranek

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 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."

Member News

AGSC Welcomes New Associate Members
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) welcomes its newest associate members. Associate members are suppliers and non-installation companies that wish to show their support of the AGSC.

Event News

AGSC Insurers' CEU Forum Now Approved in Nine States
The Auto Glass Safety Council™'s (AGSC) Insurers' CEU Forum has been approved in nine states across the United States. Insurance agents and representatives in Florida, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Michigan and Virginia can earn CE credits by attending the course.

AGSC to Hold Training Session at Auto Glass Week™
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold a technician training accreditation program in West Palm Beach, Fla., in October. The course will be held on Friday, October 6, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The exam will follow at 2 p.m. that day.

Business News

Insurance 101: When Property Policy Isn’t Enough
At least one in four businesses that are forced to close due to unexpected events such as natural and human-caused disasters never reopen, according to a report by the Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS). With stats like that, auto glass shops should be prepared for unexpected events like Hurricane Harvey, especially considering many are small businesses, which can have a harder time recovering post-disaster.

Are You Keeping Up with Employee Recordkeeping Requirements? You Might be Surprised
Did you know that employers who don’t file the required Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) reporting forms with the IRS may be subject to a $3 million maximum penalty? That’s enough to keep you up at night! And that’s just one legal requirement.

Safety News

I-CAR Clarifies Additional Nissan/Infiniti Calibration Requirements
Steering-angle sensors, power windows and navigation systems are among the additional items on Nissan and Infiniti vehicles that might require a calibration or initialization after removal, replacement or when the battery is disconnected, according to I-CAR.

NHTSA Launches Self-Driving Car Education Website
On Tuesday, the government announced new guidelines for self-driving car regulation, and today it's launching a consumer education campaign. New cars are full of lifesaving safety technology, but according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, many vehicle owners don't understand what these features do or how best to use them. To remedy this, NHTSA launched a website dedicated to demystifying driver assistance technologies, the Automated Vehicles for Safety webpage.

Audi Takes Lead in Automated Driving, But Others Wary to Follow
German carmaker Audi is taking a lead in bringing more automated driving to roads, but rivals seem in no rush to follow while legal and regulatory uncertainties still cloud the technology.

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October 3, 2017
AGSC Member Meeting
Hilton West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach, Fla.

October 3, 2017
AGSC Insurers' CEU Forum
Hilton West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach, Fla.

October 6, 2017
AGSC Technician Training
Palm Beach County
Convention Center
West Palm Beach, Fla.

October 4-6, 2017
Auto Glass Week™
Palm Beach County Convention Center/Hilton West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach, Fla.

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