ASCCA What You Need To KnowMarch 16, 2015
Are You Doing All You Can? The More ASCCA Colleagues at Legislative Day, the More ASCCA's Voice is Heard

ASCCA's annual Legislative Day is Tuesday, April 14. California Autobody Association (CAA) is partnering with ASCCA for the 2015 Legislative Fly-In! Fill out this registration form and book your airfare. We're taking care of the rest.


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Donate to ASCCA's Advocacy Fund


ASCCA Posts Updated Legislative Bill Report on Our Website

ASCCA's lobbyist, Jack Molodanof, sent the most up to date legislative report to ASCCA, and it is posted on our website for your information. This report details the status of various bills that ASCCA is following on behalf of our members. If you have any questions please contact ASCCA at [email protected]


Click here for Legislative Report


G&K Services' First Aid Services Improve Workplace Safety
G&K Services offers several first aid kits and cabinets for mobile units and shops, which exceed all industry regulations, including OSHA and ANSI standards. Other new products include blood borne pathogen kits and a first aid responder eye wash station. For more information, email Leslie Kipnis or call 949-877-2750, or email Kathryn Kuskie or call 562-246-3022.

Reminder: Cal/OSHA Logs Should Be Posted Now

Dave Fischer, of California Employer's Services and ASCCA Chapter 25 President, offered the following advice on TeamTalk. 1) Corporate Taxes are due this month. 2) Your Cal/OSHA logs 300 and 301 should be posted from February to April.

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Send in Your Display Before April 1 to Get the Most Points; NorCal's Lead in Countertop Display Contest is Now 78-66

NorCal's lead has grown to 78-66 in the past week. 41 shops have sent in photos; 23 from NorCal and  18 from SoCal. Chapter 42 has sent in the most, with 8 entries, followed by 5 entries by Chapter 20 and 5 by Chapter 24. March is the last month in which you can get 3 points for an entry. Send your photo, or request for a display, to Phil at: [email protected].


Attention Bosch Beta Shops: Bosch DAD Testing of 1996 through 1999 Vehicles Must be Tested on Both Devices 

Beta stations have been allowed to issue certificates on 1996-1999 vehicles with the DAD device. That is no longer the case. Because the Bosch DAD is currently in beta testing, all 1996 through 1999 model-year gasoline powered vehicles must be tested on both the Bosch DAD and the BAR-97. The BAR-97 is the only device authorized to issue a certificate for these model-years.


ASCCA 2015 Irvine: Network with Colleagues, Learn in Classes, Explore the Exhibit Hall, Have Fun with Family and Friends

Register today and save $$$! Rates go up
April 3. Registration is now open for the 2015 ASCCA Summer Conference, June 12-14 in Irvine, CA. All the details can be found at our new summer conference web page. Questions? Contact Rachel Hickerson in the ASCCA office ([email protected] or 800-810-4272)


Order Raffle Tickets Here


Governor Proposes Increasing Cal/OSHA Inspections 

Governor Brown is proposing creating additional positions for Cal/OSHA to allow for an increased number of enforcement inspections, including a significant increase in planned inspections in high-hazard industries. The reason for this is to meet certain requirements in state law that currently are not being met.


Report from the Legislative Analyst's Office


California Automotive Teachers (CAT) Bi-annual Conference to be Held April 24-25 in San Bruno

Skyline College in San Bruno is hosting the Spring CAT 2015 Conference held April 24-25. Eleven hours of training are planned to meet NATEF requirements. On Friday and Saturday, there will be technical seminars, exhibitors, and door prizes. RSVP by April 13, 2015.


More info and to register


Apply for a CAWA Scholarship Before March 31; Over 60% of Awardees Last Year Studied to be Automotive Technicians

Scholarship applications will be accepted through March 31, 2015. One application could qualify for up to 15 scholarships. If you're pursuing your education to further your career in the auto care industry or know of someone who is, take the time to apply. CAWA has been pleased to provide scholarships to several students each year in Arizona, California and Nevada. Don't miss this opportunity and apply today at Questions? Contact Rodney Pierini, [email protected] or call 800-332-2292, ext. 1.


Don't Let Your Feelings Rule Your Interactions with Customers

When you are frustrated by a customer, don't let your emotions create problems. Stifle the urge to vent, count to 10 and consider the best way for you to respond. Chances are, good communication and consideration for the customer's perspective will steer you through these troublesome encounters.


Read Mitch Schneider's Column in Ratchet and Wrench


5 Ways to Celebrate National Car Care Month

With National Car Care Month in April quickly approaching, there is no better time to put a proactive plan in place that will convince your customers to invest in their vehicles to keep them running better and longer. The Car Care Council has an assortment of promotional tools designed to help you take advantage of the opportunities that National Car Care Month can create. For more information, click here. 


Member Discount Alert! ASCCA Partners with Educational Seminars Institute (ESi) for Discounted Courses

Seminar courses are normally $149.95. ASCCA members pay only $95 per attendee -- a savings of almost $55 per class! Service writer courses are normally $1,500. ASCCA members pay only $950 per attendee!


Click here to take advantage of this offer


Recall Notices from the NHTSA
There are so many recalls from NHTSA each week that it is becoming impossible to keep up with them. Therefore, here are links to a few places that list the recalls as they come in.

Thank You ASCCA Sponsors!

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Sacramento, CA 95814
In This Issue
Register Now for ASCCA's Legislative Day
Legislative Bill Report Updated
G&K Services New Products
Cal/OSHA 300 and 301 Logs
Contest Update
New Bosch DAD Testing Requirements
Register Now for the Summer Conference
Cal/OSHA Inspections to Increase?
CAT Conference April 24-25 in San Bruno
Apply for CAWA Scholarships
Don't Vent Your Frustrations with Customers
Celebrate National Car Care Month
ESi Courses at a Discount!
Recalls from NHTSA


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