CGA Announces New Certification Program for Gas Industry Personnel and Partnership with B&R Compliance
Chantilly, Virginia, August 2, 2018 – The Compressed Gas Association (CGA) has formed a new entity, the CGA Certification Board LLC (CGACB), to offer personnel certification services for industrial and medical gases industry personnel. Initially, the CGACB will offer certification to CGA M-1, Standard for Medical Gas Supply Systems at Health Care Facilities (an American National Standard).
“CGA is an ANSI accredited standard development organization with more than 100 years of experience in setting the standard for industry safety” stated Rich Gottwald, CGA President and CEO. “We are excited to work with the CGACB to offer a certification program that is based on our standards and specifically designed to address the unique considerations and hazards of our industry.”
The certifications evaluations are designed to assess a candidate’s practical knowledge and understanding of applicable regulations, codes, and standards; the evaluations also verify that an applicant’s company standard operating procedures conform to industry standards. CGACB’s certification will provide authorities, customers, and employers confidence that the individuals performing work on critical gas systems have been qualified through an independent assessment of their competencies.
The CGACB has partnered with B&R Compliance Associates, a leading medical gas consulting firm, who has been offering personnel certification programs for more than 15 years. “The combination of B&R’s proven ability to manage and promote certification programs and CGA’s longstanding dedication to industry safety is a winning combination” stated Bob Sutter, B&R’s Vice President and Chief Technical Officer.
CGACB will open registration for the CGA M-1 Certification in September 2018.
Yeoman to be Key Note speaker at the International Beverage Dispensing Equipment Association (IBDEA) Annual Convention
January 2015 – Bethlehem, PA – Bob Yeoman, President & CEO B&R Compliance Associates, has been selected as the Key Note speaker at the annual convention of the International Beverage Dispensing Equipment Association (IBDEA) in Palm Gardens Florida on March 7, 2015. Bob will be discussing the Impact on the Beverage Industry of the Food Safety and Modernization Act, which is expected to take effect later this year. For more information on Bob’s presentation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Yeoman a Featured Speaker at International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) April Annual Meeting
February 2015 – Bethlehem, PA – Bob Yeoman will be one of the featured speakers at the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) at their annual meeting in Savannah, GA in April. Bob will be discussing how independent firms are moving to meet both the coming requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act and evolving customer food safety expectations on their food and beverage gas suppliers. Mr. Yeoman will also be participating in a panel discussion with the full membership on this topic to answer questions on how independent food and beverage gas firms are meeting the challenge of new food safety requirements. For more information on Bob’s presentation, please email email@example.com