Calling it a major shift in how training is offered in the collision repair industry, the Collision Industry Information and Assistance.com (www.ciia.com ), representing Ontario-based collision repair associations, today started offering online training in 23 different courses for less than $3.00 each. “Our members have been asking about isocyanate and Vehicle Lift Safety in order to meet Ministry requirements in their shops, and we wanted to provide for them a quick, easy inexpensive training solution. “In cooperation with E.A.G.L. Enterprises in Pickering, Ontario, we are now able to offer health, safety and management training courses online that shops and staff can access at any time,” says Mark Timson, a Caledonia area shop owner and a director of www.ciia.com. “Our instructor-led WHMIS course and our six-night Basic Estimating course are popular and are taken at our training centre or at a shop location. “Also, we wanted to offer programs to help member shops that were more geographically distant. Vehicle Lift Safety courses are important and we could not arrange for a physical delivery of that course to date.” Member shops can access the collision repair industry web site at http://www.ciia.com/provinces/ontario/itraining.html . Registration forms can be faxed, e-mailed or completed online. Member shops can call Monica at 1 866 309 4272 for more information. Member shops pay $60.00 plus GST and get access to any or all of the courses for a full year. Completion documents are provided after the member successfully completes an individual course exam online. A training certificate identifying all courses taken is issued annually. Other courses offered include Fire Safety, Back Safety, Due Diligence, Joint Health and Safety Committee, Understanding Bill C-45, Safety Inspections, Office Ergonomics, Stretches and Heat Stress. For more information or to access online training courses call 1 866 309 4272 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.