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Medical Gas Training Program & Green Training Program  
Aug 27, 2009  

The Canadian Medical Gas Training Program that was held at the UA Instructor Training Program this August marks the start of providing Canadian content courses for Instructors from Canada at the program to augment the already wide array of professional and technical training available at this event.

The Medical Gas code for Canada differs from the American standards and therefore a course had to be developed to meet that requirement. Chris Over, Vice President of Class1inc is a specialist in these systems and a UA member and graduate of the Instructor Training Program in Michigan. He developed a course to address the code changes for the revised standard that has just been released in Canada and delivered it to two separate classes of Canadian UA Instructors.
Part of the class delivery also included UA Local 46 from Toronto providing their Medical Gas Training trailer for use at this event which features a fully operational system of medical air and gas systems and electronic control systems that are used in every hospital in the country, and are used by members to learn proper techniques for installation and operation of hospital equipment used for treating patients.
We especially want to thank Class1inc and Chris Over for all their work, as well as Local 46 Business Manager Jim Hogarth and Training Director Vince Kacaba for providing the training trailer for our Canadian class.













Canadian Green training Program

The “green” or Sustainable Technologies training as it is referred to by experts in the Industry, is fast becoming a necessity for our members in different regions of the country and as a result we implemented a program that was developed for the state of the industry in Canada. This was delivered by Shane McCarthy, Director of Training for Local 787 in Brampton ON and Mike Tiffe in a program designed to introduce the information required for Instructors to start working on their own green training programs in different regions of Canada Our members need to know that they have to get started on a change in mindset on the job, with new regulations being implemented every day in major cities for “Green” worksites. We need to get ahead of this very large learning curve in “new applications for old technologies”.



We would like to thank all of our UA Instructors that attended this first step in a greener future and especially the Instructors that put this course together, and the resources of Local 787 Business Manager Tony Finelli.

We also wish to thank the International Training Fund office for allowing us to use their green trailers as part of the practical component for our program.

 

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