Clean Auto Alliance Seeks Committee Members to Assist in the Refinement of Environmental and Safety Standards

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Clean Auto Alliance committee members will help define environmental, safety and transportation best practices through education, research and recognition.

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OSHA, EPA and DOT set general industry regulatory requirements; whereas, the Clean Auto Alliance aims to set specific best practice benchmarks for the automotive service industry.

Recognizing that automotive dealerships need a resource to help navigate environmental and safety issues, a non-profit organization called the Clean Auto Alliance has formed to promote best practices that go beyond compliance with the regulations mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT). The Clean Auto Alliance’s goals are to educate, motivate and promote businesses in the automotive industry that are dedicated to environmental, safety and transportation best practices. As part of this charter, the Clean Auto Alliance is establishing a committee to define standards by which businesses will be recognized for their commitment to these practices.

“We are seeking committee members from automotive-related businesses, manufacturers, government agencies and dealerships to assist in the development of these important standards for the automotive industry,” said Eric Schmitz of the Clean Auto Alliance. “Maintaining a safe and environmentally sound workplace isn’t just good for employees and the environment – it’s good for business, too. OSHA, EPA and DOT set general industry regulatory requirements; whereas, the Clean Auto Alliance aims to set specific best practice benchmarks for the automotive service industry that will assist with compliance, but more importantly reduce workplace accidents and environmental impacts.”

To further promote awareness, the Clean Auto Alliance will bestow the Environment and Safety Elite Award to distinguish businesses that meet or exceed best practice benchmarks in key environmental and safety categories.

To learn more about the Clean Auto Alliance, visit http://www.cleanautoalliance.org.To become a Clean Auto Alliance committee member, call Eric Schmitz at 925.200.5079. Businesses and organizations attending the 2015 NADA Convention and Expo in San Francisco may also contact Schmitz to set up onsite meetings during the show to learn more about the committee and its initiatives.

About the Clean Auto Alliance
The Clean Auto Alliance is a non-profit organization committed to promoting environmental and safety best practices in the automotive industry through education, research and recognition. The Clean Auto Alliance looks to save businesses money, prevent injuries and reduce environmental impacts. To learn more about the Clean Auto Alliance, visit http://www.cleanautoalliance.org.

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