New training programs are available for auto recyclers
The Automotive Recyclers Association’s Educational Foundation
(ARAEF) has added two new training programs to its online university.
The ARA University (ARAU) will now give the auto recycler the ability
to plug in to e-training offered by the Coordinating Committee for Automotive
Repair (CCAR) and ARA Product Services, LLC. These new additions to the
ARAU curriculum will provide the recycler with direct access to industry-recognized
hazmat and airbag training. Both programs are designed to help the auto
recycler stay in compliance with federal regulations.
ARAU has partnered with CCAR to bring the auto recycler two specialized
training courses, S/P2 and HazmatU, that are focused on safety and pollution
prevention and hazmat materials.
S/P2 is an e-learning program developed by CCAR to address key safety
and pollution prevention subjects. The training is based on U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety
and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, which require that personnel
be trained on safety and environmental issues at the beginning of their
employment, and at least annually thereafter.
Also available, the HazmatU was created by CCAR in cooperation with the
North American Automotive hazmat Action Committee (NAAHAC), a group of
regulatory compliance specialists representing the major automotive manufacturers
in North America, and ShipMate, Inc., a hazmat specialty training company
with an extensive background of serving automotive companies. DOT regulations
require any employee who works in the shipping or receiving of hazardous
materials to receive training within 90 days and recurring training at
least every three years. Both of these training courses will be offered
to the ARAU member at a fraction of the regular participation cost.
ARAU has teamed up with the ARA Product Services, LLC’s Airbag Resources
and ARA Airbag Protocol training and certification programs. Airbag Resources
is new software designed to enable members to train and certify employees,
inspect and track Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) non-deployed
airbag modules effectively and efficiently within their operations. The
Airbag Resources site and customized software are provided by ARA Product
Services, LLC, as value-added tools readily available for members of
the ARAU. The ARA Airbag Protocol training program provides in-depth
training on airbag inspection and handling, and hazardous materials regulations
as they are related to shipping airbags in commerce.
For additional information, contact the Automotive Recyclers Association
or visit www.a-r-a.org.