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For the first time, ASSE International will offer the opportunity to become ASSE Certified during its 2017 Annual Meeting, held Nov. 7-10, 2017, at the Hilton Palacio del Rio in San Antonio. The blended online and in-person training program will be conducted by IAPMO Training & Education for infection control certification to ASSE 12000, Health and Safety of Construction and Maintenance Personnel.
“As more and more facilities, particularly health-care facilities, begin requiring training and certification in infection control, ASSE 12000 certification can be a valuable credential for construction and maintenance personnel,” said Marianne Waickman, ASSE International Professional qualifications director. “This unique certification program educates and trains craftspeople on how to more safely work in an environment with potential exposure to disease-causing pathogens, and shows employers that they can be trusted to work in potentially dangerous environments.”
To participate, students must first commit to a self-paced, 12-hour online training program in advance of the 2017 ASSE International Annual Meeting. The course will conclude Nov. 10 with a review of the material, a question-and-answer period, and the final 75-question written examination.
ASSE 12000 infection control certification is intended for construction and maintenance personnel, including plumbers, pipefitters, sprinkler fitters, HVAC technicians, demolition laborers, and mechanical systems workers.
To qualify, students must have successfully completed an OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 class prior to enrollment.
To register for the ASSE 12000 infection control certification course, visit the ASSE Meeting’s website.