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iATN Offers Special ASCCA Discount

ASCCA members are eligible for an added benefit on iATN. The benefit comes at no additional cost to those already subscribing to iATN at the Business level.

This benefit allows you to upgrade your account to the new Business+ level at the same rate as the iATN Business plan @ $36/mo. Not only will you save $9/mo. on the regular rate for Business+, you will be able to grant premium access to each of your employees’ individual accounts (for a total of 5) so they can enjoy premium access, allowing them to stay up to date with current trends in:

ASCCA Launches Countertop Display Contest! Send Your Entry Today!

The ASCCA is holding a contest to promote member use of the new countertop displays that were included in the spring issue of The California Independent. It's Northern California vs. Southern California shops, and the losers will serve winners sundae desserts at the Team Weekend in September, at the Chapter Representatives Meeting. Shops are to submit photos of their countertop display to ASCCA staff member Phil Boerner at pboerner@amgroup.us.

ASCCA Attends the California Small Business Day!

ASCCA was well represented at the California Small Business Day event held today at the Sheraton Grand Ballroom, Sacramento, CA.  The event honored small business throughout the State who were selected as the Small Business of the Year in their district and were selected by their Legislator.

Attendees were addressed by several key legislators and government small business representatives including:

DTSC Posts FAQs for the California Brake Pad Law

A new brake pads law (SB 346 Kehoe) that affects all auto repair shops takes effect January 1, 2014. Basically, shops cannot sell brake pads that have copper in them past this date, and must deplete their old stock by 2023. Most, if not all, brake pad manufacturers are already supplying the legal product. The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) answered ASCCA’s most frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the brake pad law, and also posted the FAQs on their website under Auto Repair Shops.

Covered California Launches Self-Service Website for the Small Business Health Options Program

On Dec. 2, Covered California officially launched the full self-enrollment function of the Small Business Health Options (SHOP) online marketplace. This significant new function on the Covered California website will enable small businesses to fully enroll for coverage that may begin as early as Jan. 1, 2014.
Small Business Health Options Program

Action Needed: New Cal/OSHA Training Required by December 1, 2013

Cal/OSHA has revised its Hazard Communication Standard to align with the UN global chemical communication system. OSHA is phasing in the elements of that policy and you need to take action to comply with the first element. By 12/1/13 all employers must train all those who come in contact with any chemical  in the workplace to understand how to interpret hazards communicated  through pictograms and standardized material safety data sheets, now called safety data sheets or SDS.