What’s Next for ROLAGS?
By Troy Mason
As you know, the National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) and the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) recently consolidated, creating the National Windshield Repair Division (NWRD) of the AGSC. This has helped us to become a stronger, more unified organization dedicated to both the safe repair and re-placement of auto glass. But what happens to all of the work the former NWRA has done for all of these years? What happens to its nationally recognized ANSI standard, the Repair of Laminated Auto Glass Standard (ROLAGS™)? What about the Break Identification Standard (BIS) it has worked for several years to introduce?
The plan is to move the ROLAGS Standard underneath the AGSC, which is already an American National Standard Institute (ANSI) member and oversees the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS™). The BIS Standard was almost ready to submit to ANSI, so we are hoping as a board to make it a part of the newly reconstituted ROLAGS Standard going forward, and have one large standard dedicated to windshield repair.
The AGSC board of directors, which now contains several repair-dedicated members, recently discussed this plan at its Tampa, Fla., meeting in March, and agreed the name for this new combined standard will be the Laminated Auto Glass Repair Standard (LAGRS).
A committee will be formed to oversee both of these under the work of the AGSC, and the ROLAGS (LAGRS) Standard will continue as a continual maintenance standard as it always has been—which means the committee will meet regularly to ensure the Standard is always up-to-date and meets the most current needs of the industry.
Currently, AGSC is just awaiting approval from ANSI to move the re-pair standards under its own ANSI membership.
How Can You Get Involved?
The ROLAGS committee will hold its next meeting at Auto Glass Week™ in Indianapolis on Thurs-day, September 5, from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The meeting is open to all interested parties and we hope you will join us if the standard applies to your work in any way. The best way to keep the standard current and relevant is to obtain constant feedback from those to whom it is most important.
We hope to see you there.
TROY MASON is the chairperson of the National Windshield Repair Division of the Auto Glass Safety Council™ as well as CEO of Techna Glass Inc. in South Jordan, Utah. firstname.lastname@example.org
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