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Cal OSHA Eye Wash Station Requirement
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Legislative Update 

by Jack Molodanof,  ASCCA Legislative Advocate


Please click here  to see ASCCA's full Legislative Update. 


AMI Accepting Applications for Six Scholarships




The Automotive Management Institute (AMI) is accepting applications for the following six scholarships to be awarded this year: the Emil Stanley Merit Award, the BodyShop Business Magazine Scholarship, the Gale Westerlund/Richard Cossette Memorial Scholarship, the Tom B. Babcox Memorial Scholarship, the Automotive Video, Inc. (AVI) Educational Scholarship and the Zurich "High Octane" Scholarship.


Three scholarships help pay expenses for the recipients to attend the 2010 International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) in Orlando, FL, October 5 - 8, 2011.


Additional details and requirements are available on the AMI website at


To request a scholarship application, call AMI at (800) 272-7467 ext. 241 or fill out an application online at


Applications must be received by AMI on or before August 15, 2011. Scholarship recipients will be notified on or before August 22, 2011.


Cal OSHA Eye Wash Station Requirement

ASCCA has recently become aware of shops being fined by Cal OSHA for not having an eye wash station. All businesses that have any product that is capable of splashing or spraying must have an eye wash station with a minimum of 15 minutes of water flow. Squeeze bottles are OK ONLY for work benches, but must be backed up by a 15 minute eye wash station. This has been regulation since January, 1991.


Dean Lowe of Pacific Management Services, Environmental & Employee Safety Compliance recommends product by Grainger,, which has several models suitable for mounting on sink faucets, price from $69 to $129 each, depending on the amount of plastic or metal on each model.


Click here  access to the full text of the eye wash station regulation.



ASE Posts YouTube Videos Explaining New Test Format


The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) announced the posting of two new videos on YouTube describing what to expect at the test center when taking one of ASE's new Computer-Based Tests (CBT). The videos and three others from ASE, are available on ASE's YouTube channel at


ASE has also launched a new website and myASE Updgrade. To see the new website go to





Air Board Approves $40 Million in Additional Funding for Clean Vehicles


The Air Resources Board approved up to $40 million for the third year of funding to promote the purchase of next-generation clean cars, trucks and off-road equipment.


Californians will be able to use vouchers or rebates on a first-come, first-served basis toward the purchase of zero-emission or plug-in hybrid cars, and zero-emission or hybrid trucks and buses.


"This money is going to put thousands of ultra-clean vehicles on our roads within the year," said ARB Chairman Mary D. Nichols. "That means better air quality sooner, and real progress in making a dent in our dependence on petroleum."


The Board directed staff to provide the following funding:

  • $15 million to $21 million for continued funding of consumer rebates of up to $2,500 toward the purchase of zero-emission or plug-in hybrid passenger vehicles;
  • $11 million to $16 million to continue providing vouchers for California businesses to buy lower-emitting and fuel-efficient hybrid and zero-emission trucks and buses; and,
  • $2 million to $3 million toward promising locomotive, truck and bus technology demonstration projects needed for California to meet its long-term air quality goals.


Click here  for more information on the program and how to apply for a voucher or rebate.


For information on buying the cleanest, most fuel efficient cars on the market, visit DriveClean at


 Click here   for the full California Air Resources Board's News Release




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