Auto Glass Safety Council™
November 2019 Newsletter

Leading News

Could Your Town be the Location of Our Next Insurers’ Forum?
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) plans to hold at least four insurers’ forums in 2020 and currently is looking for regions and locations in which to hold these.

Insurers’ CEU Forum and Technician Certification Training Scheduled for San Diego in December; More Planned for 2020
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold an AGSC Insurers’ CEU Forum and a technician certification training course in San Diego in December. Both events will be held in conjunction with Glass Expo West™ ’19 at the San Diego Convention Center.

On the Blogs

Bob Beranek

Uncovering DW819 with Chrome
“Someone recently asked me about older Ford pickup trucks with “wide” chrome embedded in the gasket (DW819), and it brought back a lot of memories for me. When I was a rookie auto glass technician the DW819 windshield was one I saw daily, as trucks were everywhere in rural Wisconsin. They were all gasket sets and many had chrome mouldings.” –Bob Beranek

Certification News

Congratulations to This Master Auto Glass Technician
One auto glass technician renewed his Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) Master Auto Glass Technician certification during the month of October. 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.

Legislative News

The following states have had activity in the legislative arena:

Aims to "prohibit motor vehicle repair shops or their employees from offering anything of value to a customer in exchange for making an insurance claim for motor vehicle glass replacement or repair, including offers made through certain persons, etc."

Safety News

Vitro Issues Backlite Recall
Vitro Automotive, S.A. de C.V. (Vitro) has issued a safety recall due to a "noncompliance that exists in certain automotive glass parts." According to the company, the noncompliance involves rear automotive glass, also known as backlites, which exceed the allowable fragment weight after fracture tests.

Ford Recalls 100,000 Super Duty Trucks to Repair Problem with LED Headlights
Ford has issued a recall for more than 100,000 F-Series Super Duty pickups equipped with LED headlights. The manufacturer released the recall of the trucks because of a defect with the LED lights. The problem affects vehicles built from 2017 to 2019. The headlights on these vehicles are not compliant with applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards. Ford has already recalled these vehicles for problems with their rear axles.

A Teenager Won a $25,000 Award for Inventing a Solution to Eliminate Blind Spots for Cars
A 14-year-old from West Grove, Pa., won a $25,000 prize for creating a prototype designed to eliminate a car’s blind spots.

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Membership Information
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December 4, 2019
AGSC Insurers' CEU Forum
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, Calif.

December 4, 2019
AGSC Certification
Training and Exam
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, Calif.

September 22-24, 2020
Auto Glass Week™
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Fla.

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