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Construction Infection Control Training Institute (CICTI) Announcement

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FORT MILL, SC / June 8, 2018 / Construction Infection Control Training Institute (CICTI), which provides Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) training and certification programs to contractors, architectural and engineering firms, restoration and remediation companies, and healthcare facilities, partners with Canadian-based Infection Control Training Group (ICTG) to expand its courses and certifications to the North American market.

CICTI offers courses and certifications to individuals in the healthcare space such as, but not limited to: Facility Technicians, Healthcare Trainers, Healthcare Workers, Healthcare Managers, Healthcare Restorers, Infection Preventionists, and Clinical Staff. Courses and certifications are also available for building designers, architects, engineers, project managers and other groups who may manage or perform work in healthcare facilities.

Upon the partnership with ICTG, these courses have been tailored to Canadian infection control standards and guidelines which are offered through multiple platforms and configurations to include web-based modules, half-day, full day, and multi day programs.

The fundamentals of these offerings provide optimal infection control utilizing material handling, dust control/management systems, cleaning, disinfection and decontamination techniques, in tandem with the development of Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) protocols to:

  • Assess hazards and risks associated with construction and maintenance activities;
  • Practically and effectively manage identified risks;
  • Deploy effective control strategies.

“The partnership with ICTG not only expands CITCI’s courses and certifications to the Canadian market, it also aligns us with some of the most experienced and respected ICRA trainers in North America” said JAMES (JJ) JENKINS, CIH, CEO, Construction Infection Control Training Institute (CICTI).

CICTI’s Principal Trainers Include:


CEO, Construction Infection Control Training Institute (CICTI)

James (JJ) Jenkins is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and the CEO of Jenkins Risk Management, LLC (JRM) and The Construction Infection Control Training Institute (CICTI). He has a B.S. in Environmental Sciences from the Evergreen State College and attended the MSPH Program in Industrial Hygiene at the University of South Carolina. JJ is a member of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), the North Carolina Healthcare Engineers Association (NCHEA), the Florida Healthcare Engineers Association (FHEA), and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA).



President/CEO, Gearhart and Associates, LLC.

Norris Gearhart has been involved with disaster response, mitigation, and restoration services since 1985 and holds multiple national and international certifications and professional designations. He provides technical consulting across the United States, Europe, Asia, Panama, Mexico, and Australia and served as an expert for testimony in numerous legal cases. He is a trainer for the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) primer professional designation, the Certified Restorer, Registered Third Party Evaluator™  (RTPE #0002), an OSHA Authorized Construction Safety and Health Trainer, and a member of the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA).



Director, Infection Control Training Group (ICTG)

Craig Yee is a Bachelor’s of Science (Microbiology and Immunology) and Masters of Science level Industrial Hygienist and the Principal of OHS Global Risk Solutions Ltd. ( Craig has been involved in standard development through volunteering on technical committees applicable to this specialized field. Mr. Yee has extensive experience in infection control related to construction projects, and has consulted, educated and trained contractors and their personnel on both new builds and renovation projects in healthcare facilities. Mr. Yee has brought a practical, but effective, approach in identifying infection risks, and controlling and managing those risks through numerous proven means and methods to achieve the ultimate end goal of protecting healthcare facility occupants from potential infection risks.


Director, Infection Control Training Group (ICTG) 

As an internationally recognized authority in property damage restoration, Graham’s knowledge and experience in cleaning, decontamination and infection control has led to consulting and training with many hospitals and general contractors across Canada. Graham is passionate about helping others succeed while keeping patients safe. Graham is an instructor of infection control courses across Canada and is heavily involved in the development of applicable infection control standards. His three decades of operating Genesis Restorations ( has evolved into a passion in helping raise the standard of care in healthcare facility construction, renovations and maintenance.

About Construction Infection Control Training Institute (CICTI)

CICTI was created to fill an identified gap in cost-effective, comprehensive, hands-on Infection Control Training targeted for specific audiences – from the CEO to the technician in the field. Existing commercially available training programs are mostly restricted to the 20,000 feet level with generic protocols and broad concept-based approaches. CICTI, emphasizes hands-on use and proper implementation of scaled control strategies during healthcare renovations in onsite mock-up rooms. CICTI is devoted to maximizing both personnel knowledge and ROI on their clients' training budget.

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About Infection Control Training Group (ICTG)

Infection Control Training Group began as a result of Graham and Craig identifying a need while teaching, consulting, and contracting in hospitals across Canada. Many leaders in facility management and construction recognize that their workers learn best by seeing, touching and doing. They recognize that sitting in a classroom and reading a rulebook has made the transition to a culture that ‘gets it’ very challenging.

Graham and Craig have honed their skills building barriers and temporary ventilation systems in hundreds of projects, learning the hard way how cross contamination can occur, and how to most effectively and efficiently prevent such occurrences.

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Aaron D. Loveland
Chief Marketing Officer
Gearhart and Associates, LLC.