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CAL/OSHA OFFERS ‘PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE’ TO ENSURE REGS ARE MET

CAL/OSHA OFFERS ‘PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE’ TO ENSURE REGS ARE MET

A LITTLE TIME AND MONEY SPENT UPFRONT CAN HELP SHOPS AVOID BIG NON-COMPLIANCE FINES DOWN THE ROAD BY: DICK DELOACH Originally published in Parts and People Nick Modesti, General Manager of Modesti’s Car Care Center, in Culver City, Says He Has Worked With Dave Fischer of California Employer’s Services for Several Years, Who Always Makes Sure the Shop Is Cal/OSHA Compliant. Fresno, Calif.—Everyone who works in California — as a shop owner or employee — is subject to the regulations set forth by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), also known as Cal/OSHA. According to a recent report from the Lab ... read more

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NEW CALIFORNIA LAWS FOR 2018

NEW CALIFORNIA LAWS FOR 2018

Every year, hundreds of new laws are enacted that impact California automotive repair shops. Below is a short summary/highlights of some key measures that will take effect in 2018, unless otherwise noted. Minimum Wage Increase Reminder that effective January 1, 2018, the minimum wage for employers with 26 or more employees will increase to $11.00 per hour. The minimum wage for employers with 25 or fewer employees will increase to $10.50. (SB 3 of 2017) Smog Check Exemption This new law extends the exemption for performing vehicle smog check inspections from 6 years to 8 years. Exempted vehicle owners will pay $25.00 annual abatement fee (AB 1274) Mobile Automobile Repair These BAR regulations will require mobile automotive operators to display in any advertisement, the name, telephone number and BAR registration number ... read more

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EPA 609 CERTIFICATION

EPA 609 CERTIFICATION

ASCCA MEMBERS, PLEASE SEE THE MESSAGE BELOW REGARDING EPA 609 CERTIFICATION FROM OUR CORPORATE PARTNER AUTOZONE: Be aware of upcoming changes to R134a purchases. The EPA has recently mandated that purchases of R134a items, with a volume greater than 2 lbs., will be regulated by section 609 of the EPA Clean Air Act, beginning January 1st, 2018. This applies to any single item that has a volume over 2 lbs., but is primarily regarding 30 lb. cylinders of R134a. This regulation requires that any individual purchasing this item have a 609 certification from an EPA approved certifying company. A list of these approved companies can be found at https://www.epa.gov/mvac/section-609-technician-training-and-certification-programs. We at AutoZone have found it easiest to work with MACS (Mobile Air Conditioning Society), ESCO Institute or Mainstream Engine ... read more

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