Auto Glass Safety Council™
June/July 2018 Newsletter

Leading News

AGSC Forms ADAS Committee to Address New Technology
In response to the importance of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to the auto glass industry, the Auto Glass Safety Council™ has formed an ADAS Committee to lead its work in this area. The goals of this committee are to: collect and disseminate information about ADAS technology, best practices, legal, quality and other issues involving ADAS; provide educational training, testing and to develop a certification program for calibration technicians; develop education for other stakeholders such as insurers and fleet owners; and continually evaluate potential new member services and programs involving ADAS.
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New Standard Submitted to ANSI
The Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) AGRSS™ Standards Committee recently approved a revision to ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS 003-2015, which currently is denoted as DRAFT ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS 004-2018.
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Countdown: Six Months Until Registration and Certification Programs Unite
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) is in the final stretch of the harmonization of its Registered Member Company program and its Certified Auto Glass Technician program. The programs will be joined together by the end of December 2018.
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Council News

Meet the AGSC’s Newest Board Members, Officers
The Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) board of directors recently added two new board members, Jeff Olive and Bob Scharaga. Olive serves as training manager for Mount Pleasant, S.C.-based Glasspro and Scharaga serves as president and owner of All Star Glass, which is headquartered in San Diego.
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On the Blogs

Kathy Bimber

Thank You
"Recently, my oldest daughter moved to another state for her first official full-time job. While my husband and I were visiting, I noticed that her windshield had a substantial crack in it and told her she needed to take care of it right away. We went to www.safewindshields.org, typed in her zip code and located a couple of Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) Registered Member Companies in her local area. After my husband and I left, she picked a company on the list and made the appointment."
-Kathy Bimber
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Event News

Plan to Attend 2018 AGSC Member Meeting
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ will hold its annual member meeting on Wednesday, September 26, in San Antonio, Texas, just before Auto Glass Week™ gets underway.
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AGSC Committees to Meet at Auto Glass Week™ 2018
Several committees of the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold meetings at Auto Glass Week™ 2018 in San Antonio, Texas, in September.
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AGSC Holds Networking Event in Massachusetts
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) held a networking event in South Attleboro, Mass., on April 25. The event was held at AAA South Attleboro and was open to current and prospective members. Peter Brown of Tiny & Sons Glass in Pembroke, Mass., who serves on the AGSC board of directors and chairs the marketing committee, and Jeff Martineau, an auto glass industry sales representative with Clarity Sales Associates and member of the marketing committee, provided an AGSC update. A question-and-answer session followed.
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Certification News

AGSC to Offer Complimentary Training and Certification Program at Auto Glass Week™
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold a technician certification training course at Auto Glass Week™ in San Antonio, Texas, in September. The course will be held on September 29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The training class will be held from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and the exam will be given at 2 p.m.
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Welcome These Master Auto Glass Technicians
A number of auto glass technicians passed the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Master Auto Glass Technician certification exam during the months of May and June. The exam is an online test consisting of 70 multiple choice questions. Those who apply to become Master Auto Glass Technicians must have experience and knowledge in: OSHA-required employee safety regulations; conducting all installations according to the current ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS™ Standard.
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Insurance News

Techs Can Earn CE Credits by Attending Insurers’ Forum at Auto Glass Week™
The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) will hold an Insurers' CEU Forum for the insurance community on Wednesday, September 26, in San Antonio, Texas. Participants, including AGSC Certified Technicians, can earn three continuing education credits for their participation in the forum—one credit in installation topics and two credits in standards and information.
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Legislative News

Alaska Franchise Bill Signed into Law
The governor of Alaska has signed an industry-related bill into law.
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Colorado Governor Signs Warranty Bill into Law
Colorado Gov. John W. Hickenlooper recently signed a bill designed to “require motor vehicle manufacturers to fulfill warranty obligations” into law.
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Louisiana Law Expands “Service Contract”
The Louisiana governor has signed a bill that expands the term “service contract” to “include a contract or agreement for … the repair of chips or cracks in or the replacement of motor vehicle windshields as a result of damage caused by road hazards” into law.
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Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Service Contracts Bill Under Review
A Massachusetts bill that adds several definitions to the portion of the law related to motor vehicle service contracts is under review in the state.
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New York Assembly Considers Bill Related to Auto Glass Safety Standards
A New York assemblyman recently introduced a bill designed to “provide for the establishment of automotive glass replacement standards that are consistent with the federal motor vehicle safety standard requirements.”
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Rhode Island Aftermarket Parts Bill Enacted; Excludes Auto Glass
A Rhode Island bill that “provides that insurance companies may not mandate the use of aftermarket parts without the owner’s consent on motor vehicles less than 48 months beyond manufacture date” has been enacted into law. However, the law, which began as SB 2679, excludes auto glass parts, noting that “this chapter shall not apply to the repair or replacement of motor vehicle glass 13 performed by licensed motor vehicle glass repair shops pursuant to chapter 38.5 of title 5.”
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Safety News

Honda Aftermarket Parts Might Affect ADAS Features for Models
Aftermarket parts are commonly used in many auto glass repair shops, but some parts could affect how Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), features work, according to Honda. A recently revised statement from Honda showed possible issues for its drivers if original equipment (OE), is not used when customers get repairs.
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RECALL: Kia, Hyundai Recall 1.1M Vehicles Due to Risk Air Bags Might Not Deploy
Kia is recalling more than 500,000 2010 through 2013 models due to the risk that the air bag and seat belt pretensioners might not deploy in the event of a crash.
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RECALL: GMC Recalls 88K 2018 Terrain SUVs Due to Risk Air Bags Might Not Deploy
GMC is recalling more than 88,000 of its 2018 Terrain SUVs due to an issue with the system responsible for detecting a crash and deploying the necessary air bags.
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RECALL: Some Kia Sedonas Recalled As Well As 2018 Terrains
Kia has issued a recall on 2015-2018 Sedona minivans, because the automatic side doors may not reverse if they hit an obstruction, such as a limb, according to the NHTSA. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Kia has reported 21 complaints of which 12 reports an injury.
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RECALL: Hyundai Genesis Recall Affects Windshield and Rear Window
Hyundai Genesis owners have a new recall to keep an eye out for. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released certain 2018 G80 and G90 models earlier last month, with recalls expected to start June 30, 2018.
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Briefly ...

Looking Ahead
The offices of the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will be closed December 21 through January 2 for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. We will re-open on Thursday, January 3.

Update Your Records: New AGSC Mailing Address
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) moved last year. Please be sure to update your records with our new mailing address: 20 PGA Drive, Suite 201, Stafford, VA 22554. The phone and fax numbers will remain the same. “Our forwarding order with the post office has expired,” says AGSC director of operations Kathy Bimber. “It is important to use the right address.”

Auto Glass Safety Council
20 PGA Drive, Suite 201
Stafford, VA 22554
540/720-7484 (P)
540/720-5687 (F)
info@agsc.org

Certification Information
Vinny LaMarco
vlamarco@agsc.org
540/720-7484, ext. 136

Membership Information
Kathy Bimber
kbimber@agsc.org
540/720-7484,ext. 137

Events

September 25, 2018
AGSC Education
Committee Meeting
Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
https://agsc.org/events/

September 25, 2018
AGSC Marketing
Committee Meeting
Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
https://agsc.org/events/

September 25, 2018
AGSC ADAS
Committee Meeting
Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
https://agsc.org/events/

September 26, 2018
AGSC AGRSS™ Standards
Committee Meeting
Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
https://agsc.org/events/

September 26, 2018
AGSC Member Meeting
Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
https://agsc.org/meeting/

September 26, 2018
AGSC Insurers' CEU Forum

Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
https://agsc.org/insuranceday/

September 27-29, 2018
Auto Glass Week™
Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
www.autoglassweek.com

September 29, 2018
AGSC Certification
Training and Exam

Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
https://agsc.org/sanantonio/

November 9, 2018
AGSC Certification
Training and Exam

JW Marriott Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Ind.
https://agsc.org/indiana/

January 25, 2019
AGSC Certification
Training and Exam

Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center
Aurora, Colo.
https://agsc.org/colorado/

March 28, 2019
AGSC Certification
Training and Exam

Long Island Marriott
Long Island, N.Y.
https://www.agsc.org/newyork/

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