Proud to Stand With Our Military

You’ve learned some special skills while serving our country. As you consider your options after the service, now is the time to consider a private certification that respects your skills and sends a strong signal to private sector employers about the skills you have and how those skills translate into civilian life.IHMM participates in the military service branch’s Credential Online [COOL] program to help you. Check these DoD sites for your branch and how we can work with you to make the very most of your transition to civilian life. Visit these sites for more information that benefits You. You earned it.

If you require any assistance from IHMM please contact James E. Drosdak [USAF] at jdrosdak@ihmm.org

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IHMM UPDATES

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

COVID-19: Sampling Approaches for Healthy Buildings – Free Webinar

Golder’s EHS Professionals will discuss the various sampling approaches to keeping your buildings healthy in the midst of COVID-19.

Speakers:
Adelmarie Bones, Senior Industrial Hygienist
Dave Ayriss, Senior Occupational Hygienist and Associate
Jason McGonigle, EHS Senior Practice Leader and Principal
Moderator – Andreas Wagner, Principal and Practice Leader

Learning Objectives:
• Types of sampling available – what is out there, what are the approaches?
• Advantages and disadvantages of each sampling technique
• How to interpret the data
• Limitations of each sampling approach
• Other approaches to consider

IHMM & HMS Coronavirus Resources

In February of 2020, the World Health Organization’s director-general has declared a public health emergency of international concern over the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus. On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared a national emergency for the United States. IHMM and HMS’s first concern is with the safety and health of all of us; our staff and families, colleagues, certificants, and members. We will update this page regularly as credible, authoritative information is available. See: https://ihmm.org/coronavirus-resources/

HMS Affinity Programs

Hazardous Materials Society has a series of affinity programs designed to save you money and make your lives a bit easier. Check out

The respected Kaiser Family Foundation recently reported that the cost of family health coverage now exceeds $20,000 a year – a record high cost that is pushing an increasing number of Americans into plans that cover less and cost more or force them out of health insurance altogether.

Haven’t you had enough of the health insurance industry/government exchanges run-around where you have few if any, choices and ever-increasing costs?

HMS has worked with the best people in the health insurance industry to deliver a program exclusively for HMS members that solve this problem. The HMS Health Insurance Program empowers our small to medium-sized businesses with stronger coverage at a lower cost than is found in the ACA commercial marketplaces where you get insurance today.

A Collaborative Culture at IHMM & HMS

A collaborative culture is important for every business but is especially important for our hazardous materials, dangerous goods, environment, health, and safety communities of practice. IHMM credentialed professionals are at the top 1% of their professions and their reach is global. We are at the forefront of environmental protection, health, and safety and this is where collaborating with the best people in their fields, always willing to help one another, lessens the stress of our jobs and where we strive as a team to make a difference of which we are proud.

We opened COLLABORATION to enable thousands of certificants and supporters to collaborate together. You collaborate here> https://community.ihmm.org/home

IHMM GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

OSHA National Safety Stand-Down – September 14-18, 2020

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 320 of the 1,008 construction fatalities recorded in 2018 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.

Learn more about how you can participate in the OSHA National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction by going here.

Welcome to Safe + Sound Week August 10-16, 2020

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of worker deaths and reported injuries in the United States has decreased by more than 60 percent in the past four decades since the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act was passed. However, every year, more than 5,000 workers are killed on the job (a rate of 14 per day), and more than 3.6 million suffer a serious job-related injury or illness.

Serious job-related injuries or illnesses don’t just hurt workers and their families but can hurt business in a variety of ways. Implementing a safety and health program, however, can improve small- and medium-sized businesses’ safety and health performance, save money, and improve competitiveness.

Safety and health programs help businesses:

  • Prevent workplace injuries and illnesses
  • Improve compliance with laws and regulations
  • Reduce costs, including significant reductions in workers’ compensation premiums
  • Engage workers
  • Enhance social responsibility goals
  • Increase productivity and enhance overall business operations

Learn how to have your business become involved in Safe + Sound Week!
International Overdose Awareness Day: August 31st / From NIOSH

As International Overdose Awareness Dayexternal icon approaches, during a year of interlinked public health crises, NIOSH reflects on the work that has been done and the road ahead in the wake of the nation’s overdose epidemic and the global COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2018, there were 67,367 drug overdose deaths in the United States. Of these deaths, 46,802 deaths, or 69%, were attributed to opioids. From 2012 to 2018, the rate of drug overdose deaths involving psychostimulants such as methamphetamine increased nearly five-fold, and overdose deaths involving cocaine tripled.1 From 2011 to 2016, there was an annual increase of 24% in occupational drug overdose deaths.2 Clinically diagnosed substance use disorders, including opioid use disorder, are medical and public health problems that can affect workers and conditions in the workplace. People without formal diagnoses of substance use disorders are also at risk for overdoses.

Read more here >> https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/enews/enewsv18n4.html

CHEMTREC’s Online Hazmat Training Meets U.S. DOT Training Requirements!

CHEMTREC, the world’s leader in hazmat emergency response, can help keep your company safe and compliant with its self-paced online hazmat training courses. Available training includes 49 CFR, Hazmat General, Safety and Security Awareness, IATA, and Lithium Battery Shipping. Sign up today!

IHMM EVENTS CALENDAR

IHMM NOW HAS A COMPANION ORGANIZATION FOR WHICH EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS ARE PRESENTED AND DELIVERED. THE CALENDAR IN THIS SPACE FROM THE IHMM WEBSITE IS BEING REPLACED BY THE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SOCIETY WEBSITE AND THE EDUCATION AND TRAINING SECTION FOUND HERE: https://hazmatsociety.org/education-training/

DateEventEvent ProducerLocation
DailyCE 1102- Industrial Hygiene for Safety Professionals (online) Columbia Southern University

Online

DailyCE 1105: Maritime Hazardous Materials Inventory Columbia Southern University

Online

DailyHazmat General, Safety and Security Awareness Online Training Course CHEMTREC

Online

Daily49 CFR Ground Shipper Lion

Online

DailyIATA Dangerous Goods Training for Operations Personnel DGI

Online

DailyShipping Fully Regulated and Excepted Lithium Batteries and Cells Online TrainingChemtrec

Online

DailyHealthy Buildings Amid COVID-19Golder Associates

Online

DailyAir Transport of Radioactive Materials (IATA/DOT) Online TrainingEnergy Solutions

Online

DailyDOT/NRC Radioactive Waste Packaging, Transportation and Disposal Online TrainingEnergy Solutions

Online

DailyGET THE DIRT ON EXCESS SOIL Navigating Ontario’s Finalized RegulationsGolder Associates

Online

DailyDOT NON-Bulk Training Compliance Associates

Online

DailyOnline IATA Dangerous Goods Training Compliance Associates

Online

DailyWebinar IATA Dangerous Goods Training Compliance Associates

Online

DailyWebinar DOT Bulk Tank Truck Training Compliance Associates

Online

DailyOnsite DOT Bulk Tank Truck Training Compliance Associates

Online

DailyOnline DOT Bulk Railcar TrainingCompliance Associates

Online

DailyHazmat General, Safety and Security Awareness Online Training Course CHEMTREC

Online

DailyOSHA 30 Construction (Online) ClickSafety

Online

DailyHAZWOPER 2020 Refresher (Online) ClickSafety

Online

DailyHAZWOPER 40-Hour All Industries (Online) ClickSafety

Online

DailyHAZWOPER 24-Hour All Industries (Online) ClickSafety

Online

DailyHazmat General, Safety and Security Awareness Online Training Course Chemtrec

Online

DailyIATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for Operations Chemtrec

Online

Daily8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Course Hazmat School

Online

DailyDOT Hazmat Employee with Packaging Course Hazmat School

Online

DailyRCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Online Training Course Hazmat School

Online

Daily49 CFR TrainingChemtrec

Online

DailyASP®-CSP® Online ReviewBowen

Online

DailyIATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for Operations PersonnelChemtrec

Online

DailyCHMM Online Review Bowen

Online

DailyCOVID 19: Sampling Approaches for Healthy Buildings – Virtual Live Panel Golder Associates

Online

DailyOnsite Lithium Battery TrainingCompliance Associates

Online

DailyOnsite ADR TrainingCompliance Associates

Online

DailyWebinar ADR TrainingCompliance Associates

Online

DailyWebinar TDG TrainingCompliance Associates

Online

DailyOSHA Confined Space Operations TrainingHazmat School

Online

DailyEmergency Management, Laser Safety FundamentalsBowen EHS

Online

Daily49CFR/IATA/IMDG INITIAL WEBINARDGI

Online

WeeklyEHMM Review CourseNEACHMM

Online

August 18-19, 2020DOT Hazardous Material TransportationAll Hazards Training

Findlay, OH

August 19, 2020RCRA Advanced: Getting Deeper into Waste ManagementBowen

Online

August 20, 2020DOT RefresherAll Hazards Training

Findlay, OH

August 22, 2020OSHA Asbestos Awareness TrainingHazmat School

Online

August 23, 2020DOT/IATA/IMDG Hazmat Shipping Training CourseHazmat School

Online

August 25, 2020DOT Requirements for Shipping HazmatSafex

Westerville, OH

August 25-27, 2020CHMM/CHMP Exam PrepSPAN

Online

August 30-September 2, 2020AHMP 2020 ANNUAL CONFERENCEAHMP

Online

August 31-September 1, 2020CHMM Review CoursePTP

Swedesboro, NJ

September 1, 2020LITHIUM BATTERIES 49CFR/IATA/IMDG WEBINARDGI

Online

September 2, 2020IATA AIR SHIPPING RECURRENT WEBINARDGI

Online

September 2-3, 2020EnviroWorkShops Global SummitEnviroWorkShops

Online/Charlotte, NC

September 4, 2020General Awareness TrainingDGI

Online

September 9 – December 2, 2020Essentials in Hazardous Materials Management (EHMM)FET

Online

September 14, 2020DANGEROUS GOODS SHIPPING PRIVATE WEBINARDGI

Online

September 15-17, 2020CHMM/CHMP Exam PrepSPAN

Online

September 15-17, 202024-Hour Technician Level Emergency ResponseAll Hazards Training

Findlay, OH

Sept. 21, 2020RCRA Hazardous Waste Management – NEW RULESPTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Sept. 21-22, 2020Radioactive Materials Transportation Training: PhiladelphiaDGI

Philadelphia, PA

Sept. 21-23, 2020PHMSA HMIT GRANT DOT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING PROGRAMHMS

Rockville, MD

Sept. 21-25, 2020Dangerous Goods TransportationDGI

Chicago, IL

Sept. 22-25, 202030 Hour OSHA General Industry ComplianceAll Hazards Training

Findlay, OH

Sept. 23, 2020Webinar: Safety Within Utility Distribution Tunnel SystemsBOWEN EHS

Online

Sept. 23-25, 2020Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management (EHMM)KCHMM

Louisville, KY

Sept. 24, 2020DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation TrainingPTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Sept. 28-30, 202024 Hour HAZMAT Technician TrainingPTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Sept. 28 – Oct. 1, 202040 Hour OSHA Hazwoper TrainingPTP

Swedesboro, NJ

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