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ASCCA Launches Countertop Display Contest! Send Your Entry Today!

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 [email protected]. The contest ends on September 12, 2014, so send in your photos today

ASCCA Members of the Year Larry and Laurie Moore!

ASCCA Members of the Year Larry and Laurie Moore!

Larry and Laurie Moore, of Larry's AutoWorks in Mountain View, the ASCCA Members of the Month in September 2013, were recognized at the summer conference as ASCCA's Members of the Year. The Member of the Year is chosen from among all the Members of the Month in the previous fiscal year. In their own words: "I got into auto repair because I was really hard on cars and they would break and since I was a student, I could not afford to pay to have them fixed. I worked my way through college building VW engines in my garage and eventually for a local engine building company..." Click herefor more information on Larry and Laurie Moore

ASCCA Summer Conference Videos Available Now!

Intro - 2014 ASCCA Summer Conference from ASCCA on Vimeo. Intro - 2014 ASCCA Summer Conference from ASCCA on Vimeo. Go to the 2014 Summer Conference page to watch the Opening Remarks video ASCCA Member Testimonials from ASCCA on Vimeo. ASCCA Member Testimonials from ASCCA on Vimeo

ASCCA Attends the California Small Business Day!

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: Darrell Steinberg, President pro Tem Senate Toni Atkins, Speaker of Assembly Connie Conway, Assembly Minority Leader John Perez, Speaker Emeritus Donna Davis, Small Business Administration The annual event is organized by the California Small Business Association (CSBA), which ASCCA supports. The CSBA provides valuable information and resources for small businesses and is a leading advocate for the small business community, making sure their voice is heard in st ... read more

The Value of ASCCA Membership

Paul Grech, president of ASCCA Chapter 21, shared some great ideas about the value of ASCCA membership at his chapter’s dinner meeting on May 28, 2014. Click here to read on

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. Click here for more information

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. This means that auto repair businesses have to provide that training to their employees this November. You only have to explain the materials below; you do not have to discuss any specific chemical. Document your training. Training MaterialsHazard Communication Safety Data SheetsHazard Communication Safety Data Sheet ... read more

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