RSES, Ferris State University, HVAC Excellence, the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), Bacharach Manufacturing, Industrial Technical Excellence (ITE) and the ESCO Institute are co- operatively working to put on a Universal R-410A Safety and Training program at the 2006 AHR Expo in Chicago, January 23-25. As more manufacturers build air conditioning equipment using the HFC R-410A, it is important that contractors and technicians understand the safety, safe handling, proper charging, operating characteristics and proper applications of this refrigerant.