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If you’re a currently certified Child Passenger Safety Technician or Technician-Instructor then you should be receiving the CPS Express newsletter by email on the 1st of every month. Lately I’ve been polling my local CPS Techs to find out how many are actually reading it. Sadly, it seems not too many are. That’s unfortunate but I guess you can only lead a horse to water…. (or in this case – deposit the water into their inbox).
Not only does CPS Express! have information on the recertification process, important announcements and notices, valuable tips for instructors, etc., but lately they’ve been covering some hot topics too! Case in point, the article on “1 and 20 – Current thinking” in the May 2010 edition and this month’s Q&A segment with CR Manufacturers on the use of after-market products. I was really intrigued by the variety of responses regarding the use of specific non-regulated products. Thank you to everyone who contributes to CPS Express! and to all the manufacturers who took the time to respond. I will be printing this segment out and adding it to all the technician clipboards at my check events!
So, if you’re interested enough to be a CPST or CPST-I, but you’re not reading CPS Express every month – what gives? If you’re just not receiving it then you need to check your profile in the Safe Kids website and see if your current email address is listed correctly. If that’s not the problem then check to make sure it’s not ending up in your spam box or being blocked by your email system.
And FYI – if you’re not currently certified as a CPST but still like to keep up with CPS-related news, you can read back issues of CPS Express! that have been archived HERE. The May 2010 edition that contains the “1 and 20 – Current thinking” article has now been archived. It’s a hot topic that is near and dear to many of our hearts and I thought the author, Lorrie Walker, did a great job presenting the facts while still maintaining a balanced perspective on the issue.