BEAC Awards First RCMS® Auditor Certification

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Untitled Document ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL (July 26, 2004) - The Board of Environmental, Health and Safety Auditor Certifications (BEAC) is pleased to announce that Donald L. Lisman of Lisman Associates, LLC, Charlotte, North Carolina, has been awarded the designation of Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA) in the specialty of Responsible Care® Management System (RCMS). Mr. Lisman is the first person to achieve the RCMS® auditor certification. He had been conditionally certified as a BEAC RCMS® CPEA having met all the qualification criteria including successful completion of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) required Responsible Care® 14001 Auditor Training Course and exam offered by Verrico Associates. Earlier this month Mr. Lisman successfully sat for the BEAC RCMS® auditor certification exam, thereby qualifying for full certification status.

Mr. Lisman holds a Bachelor Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana and a Master of Business Administration from Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Lisman is also a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and the Society of Plastics Engineers.

BEAC entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the ACC to assist with the development of the ACC's Responsible Care® certification program. Kenneth S. Kasper, BEAC chairman, signed the agreement on behalf of BEAC. Kasper stated, 'Responsible Care certification is a natural extension of BEAC's environmental, health and safety, and management system certification programs.'

Programs have been developed for auditor certification as a BEAC Certified Professional Environmental Auditor in the RCMS® specialty. BEAC will also review and approve audit service providers that conduct certification audits in accordance with ACC requirements as well as recognition of RCMS® training course providers. Further, BEAC will provide ongoing oversight and quality assurance of approved audit service providers and training courses. Since its launch in 1988, Responsible Care® has been recognized as one of the most successful environmental, health, safety and security initiatives advanced by any industry.

Responsible Care Management System®, RCMS®, and Responsible Care® are registered service marks of the American Chemistry Council.

BEAC is an independent, nonprofit corporation established in 1997 to issue professional certifications relating to environmental, health, and safety auditing and other scientific fields. BEAC was originally created as a joint venture between The Institute of Internal Auditors and the Auditing Roundtable. For more information about BEAC, visit www.beac.org.

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