Auto Glass Safety Council™
October 2018Newsletter

Leading News

AGSC and NWRA to Consolidate
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) and the National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) will consolidate into one organization, effective January 1, 2019. Though technically not a merger, NWRA will dissolve and its membership, standards and work products will be welcomed into the newly formed Windshield Repair Division of the AGSC.

AGSC Members Meet in San Antonio
Members of the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) from across the country met recently in San Antonio for the association’s annual Member Meeting. The meeting was held on Wednesday, September 26, just before Auto Glass Week™ got underway.

ADAS at Top of Mind at AGSC Committee Meetings
Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) was front and center at the committee meetings of the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) in San Antonio in September.
AGSC’s Education Committee, chaired by Jacques Navant of Don’s Mobile Glass, continued its work on updating the technician certification test and enhancing the Master Tech program.

Two Months until Harmonization is Complete
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.

On the Blogs

The Importance of Vehicle Scanning Part II
“In my last post, I discussed reasons why pre- and post-scans must be performed on every vehicle coming in for service or repair. I explained ODB-II ports and the scanners used to monitor them. The reasoning behind this directive has been debated. Is vehicle scanning a consumer necessity for safety, or a way to get more money by adding an unnecessary service? Leading the debate on the side of safety and customer satisfaction are the service providers and carmakers.”

Certification News

Welcome These Master Auto Glass Technicians
Several auto glass technicians passed the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Master Auto Glass Technician certification exam during the month of September. 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.

Master Technician Spotlight: Mario Saenz, Sacramento Autoglass, Sacramento, Calif.
Mario Saenz of Sacramento Autoglass, Sacramento, Calif., recently passed the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Master Auto Glass Technician certification exam. Saenz has been in the auto glass industry for 31 years.

Event News

AGSC to Offer Complimentary Regional Training Program in Colorado in January
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold a regional certification training course on January 25, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center in Aurora, Colo. The class will run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the exam will follow at 12:30 p.m.

AGSC Certified Techs Recognized in 2018 Auto Glass Replacement Competition
The winners of the Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Competition (AGTO) were named in September in San Antonio, Texas, where Auto Glass Week™ was held. Leading the circle of winners were two AGSC Certified Technicians and an AGSC Master Technician.

Technology News

ADAS is Driving Smarter Windshields, But Roadblocks Loom
Windshields have come a long way since their introduction in the early 1900s. As cars got faster, windshields became a necessity. Wiper blades and increasingly safer glass topped the innovation list until recently, but advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are poised to imbue our windshields with an entirely new level of smarts.

Safety News

Loss of Visibility Soon May Be the Root for Recalls
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued recalls that affect driver visibility. The two vehicle makes included in the recall are Mercedes Benz and Honda–thousands of vehicle owners are affected by these recalls.

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)

Certification Information
Vinny LaMarco
540/720-7484, ext. 136

Membership Information
Kathy Bimber
540/720-7484,ext. 137


November 9, 2018
AGSC Certification
Training and Exam

JW Marriott Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Ind.

January 25, 2019
AGSC Certification
Training and Exam

Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center
Aurora, Colo.

March 28, 2019
AGSC Certification
Training and Exam

Long Island Marriott
Long Island, N.Y.

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