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182A.04 USE OF TITLE; INITIALS LIMITED.

Subdivision 1.Prohibition.

(a) A person may not use the title industrial hygienist in training, or the initials IHIT, or represent to the public that the person is an industrial hygienist in training, unless the person is an industrial hygienist in training as defined in section 182A.03.

(b) A person may not use the title certified industrial hygienist, or the initials CIH, or represent to the public that the person is a certified industrial hygienist, unless the person is a certified industrial hygienist as defined in section 182A.03.

(c) A person may not use the title certified safety professional, or the initials CSP, or represent to the public that the person is a certified safety professional, unless the person is a certified safety professional as defined in section 182A.03.

(d) A person may not use the title associate safety professional, or the initials ASP, or represent to the public that the person is an associate safety professional, unless the person is an associate safety professional as defined in section 182A.03.

(e) A person may not use the title construction health and safety technologist, or the initials CHST, or represent to the public that the person is a construction health and safety technologist, unless the person is a construction health and safety technologist as defined in section 182A.03.

Subd. 2.Exceptions.

Subdivision 1 does not apply to:

(1) an individual employed as an apprentice under the supervision of a certified industrial hygienist, certified safety professional, associate safety professional, construction health and safety technologist, or occupational health and safety technologist;

(2) a student of industrial hygiene or safety engaging in supervised activities related to industrial hygiene or safety;

(3) a person engaged in activities permitted under a state or local license who does not use the title or initials of, or represent to the public that the person is an industrial hygienist in training, certified industrial hygienist, certified safety professional, associate safety professional, construction health and safety technologist, or occupational health and safety technologist; or

(4) a person practicing industrial hygiene or safety, who does not use the title or initials of, or represent to the public that the person is an industrial hygienist in training, certified industrial hygienist, certified safety professional, associate safety professional, construction health and safety technologist, or occupational health and safety technologist.

History:

1998 c 288 s 4