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CIC releases details for upcoming presentations

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 07:00
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The Collision Industry Conference (CIC) is releasing in-depth information on two of the presentations up for industry discussion at the upcoming meeting being held April 11-12 in Westminster (Denver), Colo.

The CIC Governmental Affairs Committee will present within their "Government and the Shop Environment" program, which features individual presentations on legislative and regulatory environmental issues such as paint, equipment, and air quality.

Their upcoming guest speakers for the Colorado meeting include: John Olaechea, CSP - Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA - Region VIII and Christine Hoefler - Small Business Assistance Program Coordinator, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.

Darrell Amberson, Chair of this committee said, "At the Las Vegas CIC meeting late last year, we asked attendees what issues we should address that would be the most valuable to their businesses. For Denver, we've put together a relevant, timely program based on that input. In addition to the environmental aspects of the program, we will also touch on labor issues, overtime regulations, respirators, equipment, and training. Join us on April 12th to hear from a group of the experts on topics that effect the day-to-day operations of most shops."

The Education and Training Committee has used industry feedback to create their body of work in 2018.  It includes the creation of two task forces within the committee that will address some of their findings to the upcoming meeting attendees. The two task forces are as follows:

  • Task Force One, led by co-chair Gene Lopez, will work with OEMs to explore current and future training needs to meet technological advancements and to develop a better understanding of time required to be properly trained.\
  • Task Force Two, led by co-chair, Jeff Peevy will study the impact training has on various activities and subjects related to collision repair operations.  They will also study the value of role-based, verifiable credentials offered to the industry and identify the various options currently available to the industry.

"The goal is to provide a better understanding of the role professional credentials can play in standardizing educational achievements within our industry," stated Jeff Peevy.

This is just two of the presentations offered at CIC, so to see a complete agenda or sign up to attend, please visit:

The Collision Industry Conference (CIC) is a forum made up of participants from all industry segments for the expressed purpose of discussing and exploring the issues that occur among them, to fulfill the mission of "A collision industry in which all segments work together to enable a complete, safe, and quality repair". Through discussion and research during meetings and extensive interim committee work, CIC attempts to form consensus on various issues, aware that all such findings are nonbinding and voluntarily accepted. More information and upcoming meeting schedule may be found at


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