The Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA), representing all major auto refinish coatings manufacturers in Canada, has announced a series of new training programs. These new programs are designed to help autobody shop owners meet environmental compliance requirements, reduce emissions from paint use in shops and provide profitability tips.
Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment has ruled that all auto refinish shops must comply with Ontario’s regulation on air emissions by obtaining a Certificate of Approval from the Ministry for any paint spray booth that emits into the air. One requirement of the certificate is that the shop’s employees must successfully complete a training course.
The new three-and-a-half-hour, instructor-led training course, “Profit from good environmental management,” is available through CPCA member companies that manufacture auto refinish coatings including, Akzo Nobel Coatings, BASF Canada, DuPont Canada, PPG Canada and Sherwin-Williams Canada. Courses will be given at the companies’ training facil