Gov. Scott Walker recently signed 19 bills into law including the following, which passed the Senate and Assembly on a voice vote:

Senate Bill 132 (Act 73) - Unless a person is certified or registered to use a title by the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management, the American Board of Health Physics, the American Board of Industrial Hygiene, the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, or the National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists; this bill prohibits a person from using the following title, initials, or trademarks of these professions and their associations:

  • Certified Dangerous Goods Professional (CDGP)
  • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM)
  • Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP)
  • Certified Health Physicist (CHP)
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • Registered Radiation Protection Technologist (RRPT)

The bill also prohibits a business from falsely representing services by one of these certified or registered professionals. Under this bill, a city, village, town, or county cannot restrict the use of these professional titles. Authored by Sen. Alberta Darling (R—River Hills) and Rep. Warren Petryk (R—Eleva).

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Dunn County News editor

Barbara Lyon is the editor of The Dunn County News in Menomonie, WI.

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