Kryterion Testing Center Updates
IHMM now has over 600 people in the process of taking one of its credential examinations, complicated by the COVID-19 outbreak.
To protect the health and safety of test candidates, proctors, and staff during the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the owners of the testing centers listed in the spreadsheet (accessed via the link below) have decided to close temporarily – though 55% of onsite Kryterion centers are now currently open.
The spreadsheet will be updated daily and posted at the Kryterion website as other testing centers close. As test centers reopen, they will be removed from the spreadsheet. DOWNLOAD TODAY’S PDF OF KRYTERION TEST-CENTER CLOSURES
IHMM offers online live proctored exams via Kryterion. Kryterion’s online-proctoring (OLP) solution is not affected by COVID-19 and can be a suitable testing alternative to taking exams at a test center. The IHMM Candidate Handbook explains what you need to do if you choose to take the exam via remote online live proctored. OLP test candidates can take their exams online at home or in their employer’s office. Kryterion’s OLP proctors monitor tests around the world seven days a week.
EnviroWorkShops Global Summit with IHMM & HMS
You are invited to attend the IHMM Training at the 2020 Global EnviroSummit in Charlotte, NC from September 1-3rd. There are 75 speakers from 6 different continents that are addressing the “Accelerating Trends and Advancing Technologies” in our industry from around the globe.
This will be a “hybrid conference” with both in-person and virtual registration options and it includes 10 different breakout sessions on a range of topics, but our training will focus on the Value of IHMM Credentials. Each virtual breakout session is $49 to attend.
The international speakers from Europe, Asia, Middle East, Australia, Africa, and South America will be streaming on YouTube at 8:15 am EST on September 2nd and there is NO CHARGE for you to register. REGISTER TODAY!
IHMM has presentations on Day 3, September 3rd, on how
- We prepare and train professionals to acquire their credentials,
- We use advancing technologies to resolve environmental challenges,
- We prepare global dangerous goods transportation professionals, and
- We work with the government in the United States.
Among our presenters are Robert A. West, former IHMM Chair and current HMS Chair, Rich Cartwright of Clicksafety/SPAN and IHMM Fellow, and Gene Sanders of W.E. Train Consulting. The presentations are followed by a panel discussion moderated by Aaron Stern, with US Geological Survey (USG); joined by Richie Spangler, current IHMM Chair; Sean Grady with GHD; Atanu Das, with MSDSWriter.
Here is the hyperlink for the registration: https://www.envirosummit.com/virtual-registration/
HMS Education and Training
Hazardous Materials Society now has 10,528 education and training programs on its website https://hazmatsociety.org/education-training/ with more coming every week. Certificants will note that most of these programs carry a CMP value, making it easier to know in advance what to expect.
This is the center of education and training for IHMM certificants and prospective certificants. Among these more than 10.000 programs are webinars delivered online and virtually all carry IHMM CMPs values with them for your annual / 5-year CMP planning.
U.S. Technical Advisory Group [TAG] on ISO 45000
Tom Slavin, CSHM, is our representative on the US technical advisory group (TAG) to ISO 45000. The primary activity of the committee was the development of the ISO 45001 standard on safety and health management systems. That standard activity is quiet now until it comes up for revision/reapproval in a couple of years. In the meantime, there are several other committee activities that we thought you should be aware of:
- An implementation guide for ISO 45001 is being developed.
- A small business guide for ISO 45001 is being developed.
- ISO 45003 on the management of psychosocial stress is under development.
- This new activity on safe work in pandemics is being introduced.
IHMM Thanks Tom and the TAG for all of its work developing this technical advisory group and everyone may learn more about this important effort here.
Safe Actions for Employee Returns: Playbooks
SAFER: Safe Actions for Employee Returns is a comprehensive initiative to guide employers through the process of safely resuming traditional work and operations now and in a post-quarantine environment. SAFER was created by the National Safety Council, in partnership with Fortune 500 companies, leading safety organizations and public health experts.
These general and sector-specific playbooks are designed to help America’s employers align worker safety with business objectives, as laid out in the SAFER Framework. These documents were updated June 8 with more fine-tuned language across many of the topic areas, including buildings, facilities and operations, as well as physical distancing. Also included are more detailed recommendations for stress, emotional and mental health, and communication strategies.
Read more >> https://www.nsc.org/work-safety/safety-topics/safe-actions-for-employee-returns-safer/safer-playbooks