ABIH Approves Certification Credit for SSPC Training Courses

Friday, October 5, 2007 General News
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PITTSBURGH, Sept. 26 SSPC: The Society forProtective Coatings is pleased to announce that the American Board ofIndustrial Hygiene (ABIH) has approved awarding of certification credits forindustrial hygienists who pass the SSPC Lead Paint Removal (C-3) and LeadPaint Removal Refresher (C-5) training courses. ABIH is a non-profitprofessional membership association dedicated to the advancement of the fieldof industrial hygiene and is the certifying organization for CertifiedIndustrial Hygienists (CIHs).

Any Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or Certified Associate IndustrialHygienist (CAIH) who passes these SSPC courses will earn 4.0 CertificationMaintenance (CM) points from ABIH. All CIH/CAIHs must take continuingeducation and training in order to maintain their certifications. The CMpoints earned from taking C-3 and C-5 will now be credited toward maintenanceof their certifications.

The ABIH approval follows the milestone establishment of SSPC as an IACET-Approved Training Provider in 2006. By establishing relationships with othercertifying and accreditation organizations, such as ABIH and IACET, SSPC isexpanding its footprint in the professional continuing education business.These strategic relationships are important to the growth of SSPC's trainingand certification program, as they expose it to new segments of the industrialmarketplace.

Both courses will next be offered at the Paint and Coatings EXPO --PACE 2008, taking place January 27-30, 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. For courseschedules and information, please visit http://www.pace2008.com.

For further information regarding SSPC training and certificationprograms, please contact Jennifer Miller, SSPC Training and Technical ProgramSpecialist, at 1.877.281.7772, ext 2221 or miller@sspc.

About SSPC

Founded in 1950, SSPC is the only non-profit association focused entirelyon the protection and preservation of concrete, steel and other industrial andmarine structures and surfaces through the use of high-performance coatings.SSPC is the leading source of information on surface preparation, coatingselection, coating application, environmental regulations, and health andsafety issues that affect the protective coatings industry.

SOURCE SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings


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