EHS Professional – August 4, 2022

IHMM In-Person or Remotely Proctored Exams

The American National Standards Institute [ANSI] has approved Kryterion Remotely Proctored Exams for IHMM’s CHMM, CHMP, and CDGP exams. IHMM has been using the Kryterion Remotely Proctored Exams for the CSHM and CSMP exams since April 2020.

76% of Kryterion in-person testing centers have reopened. If you prefer the comfort and convenience of taking your exam from your home or office instead of at a Kryterion center, IHMM is ready to enroll you in a remotely proctored examination.

Please contact either Kortney Tunstall at [email protected] for the CHMM, CHMP, or CDGP exams or Kaylene Cagle at [email protected] for the CSHM or CSMP exams.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

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IHMM Credential Recognition

Below you will see the 4 EHS credential badges that are now in each CSHM, CSMP, ASHM, and Student ASHM certificant’s MYIHMM account. Every IHMM certificant may use these badges, linked as those below are to their IHMM credential page, for their email signatures, business cards, and other social media applications. You’re justifiably proud of the accomplishment of having earned your credential and you can show the rest of the world. Simply right-click on the badge of choice, then save as to your computer, and then load it to wherever you want to use it and please link that back to

IHMM Certificant Recognition

IHMM has completed inserting new credential badges in every certificant’s MYIHMM account. Everyone may access those badges for use in their email signatures, LinkedIn accounts, and other social media and communications media.  With a link from your credential badge to the IHMM website [see above] you can not only stand out as an IHMM-certified professional, you can also promote IHMM credentials to others. Right-click on the badge of choice, save as to your computer, then load it to whatever medium you choose.

Throughout our certificant’s MYIHMM accounts are also now placed 10 Year, 20 Year, and 30 Year badges signifying their longevity as an IHMM certified professional.

IHMM has also added Distinguished Diplomates and Fellows of the Institute badges to the appropriate people in the MYIHMM database. These two badges will be accompanied by new lapel pins to be sent to each of those distinguished by holding these designations.

IHMM is in all 50 of the United States and in 47 countries around the world.


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IHMM Seeks New York Dept of Labor Recognition for the CSHM and CSMP

Institute of Hazardous Materials Management [IHMM] is working with the New York State Department of Labor concerning NYS Form SH 890 [4-15] and the references the form makes concerning certain ICR 59 Workplace Safety and Loss Prevention Safety Consultation certifications referenced in Section V, Section VI, and Section VIII of that document and throughout the rest of SH 890 [4-15]

While IHMM has high regard for the CSP, CIH, and other certifications mentioned in SH 890 [4-15], we find that there are two workplace safety and loss prevention certifications missing in the current form. IHMM brought to their attention the Certified Safety and Health Manager® [CSHM®] and Certified Safety Management Practitioner® [CSMP®] credentials.

IHMM thanks Anthony Dellisola, CSHM, for bringing this to our attention. In every instance where we find agencies of government have overlooked our credentials we will work with all of them to bring them up-to-date.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Recognizes IHMM CSHM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Safety and Health Requirements Manual (EM 385-1-1) is the gold standard for Safety and Occupational Health regulations. The manual holds a long history dating back to 1941 and is designed to facilitate the standardization of all safety programs. The EM 385-1-1 prescribes the safety and health requirements for all Corps of Engineers activities and operations. The USACE is soliciting comments on the proposed revisions to EM 385-1-1. USACE intends to update the manual and periodically thereafter, to reflect such public input, experience, and innovation. The agency will address significant comments received in the next revision of this manual.

USACE EM 385-1-1 is undergoing revisions and recognizes the IHMM Certified Safety and Health Manager [CSHM] credential.

IHMM is submitting comments to the proposed revisions to the EM 385-1-1 to also include the CSMP and CHMM credentials. Comments were due by June 13, 2022 and you will find IHMM’s comments here.

IHMM-AHMP 45 in 5 Adds 4 New States to Credential Recognition

The IHMM-AHMP 45 in 5 Project securing credential recognition by federal and state governments is pleased to announce that we have added Oklahoma, Ohio, California and Arkansas to the growing list of states that recognize IHMM credentials

IHMM has produced a crosswalk between 40 CFR § 312.10 Definitions and the CHMM Blueprint that documents how the EPA regulation aligns with the CHMM Blueprint and demonstrates that in each instance the blueprint meets or exceeds 40 CFR § 312.10 Definitions. The EPA definition of an Environmental Professional is in the Federal Register dated November 1, 2005 at page 66080. On that page is the instruction to private certifications being considered Environmental Professionals and how to compare 40 CFR § 312.10 to the certification.

  1. Federal Register 11-1-2005 Page 66080 – Definition of Environmental Professional – EPA
  2. You may read the IHMM – CHMM crosswalk here.

IHMM Launches Student ASHM Program

IHMM is pleased to announce the launch of the Student Associate Safety and Health Manager credential, following on the success of the Student CHMM program started in 2020.

There are 1.5 million Bachelor’s degrees awarded by universities and colleges every year. The average student spends thousands of dollars to achieve something that 1.5 million other students also have. While undeniably valuable, you need more than a Bachelor’s degree to clearly distinguish yourself from everyone else in a highly competitive job market. That’s where professional certification becomes so valuable to you.

With IHMM and the Student ASHM credential, you enter a path to being in the top 1% of your professional community.

Congratulations to Jan Rosenberg, Chair, and the members of the ASHM Committee for this launch and we look forward to working with students from colleges and universities around the nation and the world that are focused on EHS disciplines.

See the Student ASHM program here.

Did You Know?

  • 88% of job seekers said “help my career progression” was the biggest reason for earning their Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM)
  • 75% said earning their Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) helped them make more money
  • 50% said earning their Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) helped them get a job
  • 88% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM)

EPA Holds Kick-Off Meeting for TSCA New Chemical Engineering Outreach Initiative

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) New Chemicals Program held a webinar on July 27, 2022, to provide an in-depth look at its analysis of common issues that cause EPA to have to reconduct risk assessments (“rework”) of new chemicals. As reported in our June 27, 2022, memorandum, in June 2022, EPA announced a broad outreach effort to describe and to discuss with stakeholders how EPA evaluates engineering data (i.e., data related to environmental release and worker exposure) provided for new chemicals submissions under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and common issues that cause EPA to have to rework risk assessments for these submissions. EPA has posted the meeting slides online. For more information, please read the full memorandum.

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VUBIZ Unveils New CSHM Examination Preparatory Course

The IHMM CSHM Scheme Committee, [] chaired by Steven Guillory, CSHM, released its new CSHM blueprint in March, 2022. See >

IHMM is pleased to announce that, with the release of the new CSHM blueprint has come a new CSHM preparatory course from VUBIZ that is aligned with the new blueprint. Later this year IHMM’s CSHM Scheme Committee will release a new examination that also aligns with the the blueprint.

The new VUBIZ / CSHM Preparatory course is available now on the Hazardous Materials Society [HMS] website >  and appears as a Daily listing in the HMS calendar at the end of this IHMM Today.

Thank you Robin Rapino for working with HMS to deliver a new, updated CSHM prep course to align with the CSHM blueprint!

EPA CSO Tools Published on Website

This week EPA posted beta versions of three CSO tools that are intended to help communities with combined sewer overflows and permitting authorities with the planning and management of different aspects of CSO programs. Links to the tools can be found below:

  • Long-Term Control Plan (LTCP) Review Checklist: Checklist designed to help CSO permittees and NPDES authorities determine if LTCPs meet the requirements of the CWA and CSO Control Policy, and conform with EPA guidance on developing LTCPs.
  • Post-Construction Compliance Monitoring (PCCM) Checklist: Checklist designed to help CSO permittees and NPDES authorities develop and evaluate PCCM programs to meet the requirements of the CWA and CSO Control Policy, and conform with EPA guidance on PCCM.
  • Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Model for Small Communities: Planning tool for small CSO communities that want a reasonably simple approach for estimating a CSO occurrence, as well as treated or untreated CSO volume over a 24-hour period, and have limited resources to invest in more advanced CSO monitoring and modeling.

Each tool consists of an interactive spreadsheet, fact sheet or user guide, and two recorded trainings (with the third coming soon). These tools, which are currently in beta test versions, do not present new or changed requirements but rather attempt to help break down information in a more digestible and interactive fashion. EPA is requesting feedback via web form on how to further improve the utility of these tools in the future. Please submit your suggestions by December 31, 2022.

If you have any questions, contact Mohammed Billah at [email protected] or Kathryn Kazior at [email protected]

EPA Requires TRI Reporting for Five Additional PFAS

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule on July 18, 2022, updating the list of chemicals subject to toxic chemical release reporting under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA). 87 Fed. Reg. 42651. The final rule updates the regulations to identify five per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that must be reported pursuant to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA) enacted on December 20, 2019. According to EPA, as this action is being taken to conform the regulations to a Congressional legislative mandate, notice and comment rulemaking is unnecessary. The final rule will be effective August 17, 2022. For more information, please read the full memorandum.

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IHMM CSHMⓇ 2022 Salary Survey

IHMM is pleased to release its 2022 salary survey for Certified Safety and Health Managers Ⓡ [CSHMⓇ] across a broad range of position titles in the CSHMⓇ community of practice.

You may download the CSHM survey here.

Alarming Rise in Trench-Related Fatalities Spurs US Department of Labor to Announce Enhanced Nationwide Enforcement

As you may be aware, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a Press Release on enhanced enforcement initiatives it is launching in response to an alarming rise in trench-related fatalities. In 2022’s first six months, 22 workers have fallen victim to the deadly hazards present in trenching and excavation work – surpassing 15 in all of 2021.
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Free Whitepaper: OSHA’s Written HazCom Program

This comprehensive whitepaper features easy-to-understand info on complying with OSHA’s HazCom Standard, including chemical inventory best practices, safety data sheets (SDSs), employee training, and more.

If implemented properly, hazard communication will result in a decrease in illnesses and injuries caused by chemicals in the workplace. It also helps with effective management of chemicals in the workplace, resulting in increased productivity, decreased workers’ compensation costs, and other employer benefits.

This whitepaper provides guidance on what to do to comply with the HazCom standard and covers these important topics:

  • Partial exemptions
  • Responsible staff
  • Chemical inventory
  • Employee access
  • Labels and other forms of warning
  • Non-routine tasks/unlabeled pipes
  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • Multi-employer worksites
  • Employee training
Free Whitepaper on the OSHA Hazcom Program here.

Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards

This proposed rule would amend the Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards (the Construction and Safety Standards) by adopting the fourth and fifth group of recommendations made to HUD by the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC). This rule would also amend the Manufactured Home Procedural and Enforcement Regulations, the Model Manufactured Home Installation Standards and the Manufactured Home Installation Program regulations.

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IHMM Launches Scholarship Program

IHMM is pleased to announce the launch of the  IHMM Scholarship program.

The Institute of Hazardous Materials Management is pleased to have created $32,000 in academic scholarships, divided equally between $16,000 for students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate education in approved schools and who are also Student CHMMs, and $16,000 for students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate education in approved schools and who are also Student ASHMs.

IHMM seeks to foster the growth and academic success of students whose courses of education, and participation in one of our Student certifications, will lead to those students becoming fully-certified IHMM credential holders later in their professional lives.

The 2022 deadline for submitting applications to the IHMM Scholarship Committee is August 1, 2022!

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IHMM Fellows Becoming Mentors

IHMM Fellows Committee Chair Atanu Das, CHMM, is leading the effort within the IHMM Collaboration networking platform to provide instruction to the more than 75 IHMM Fellows in becoming mentors.

Given the extraordinary experience Fellows have, this is a unique opportunity for IHMM Fellows to help guide more recent certificants in their professional development activities.

IHMM’s Collaboration platform contains a “Mentor Match” module [see below at right] that allows mentors to signup designating the hours, number of mentees, subject areas, and length of time they wish to mentor – as well as allowing mentees to signup requesting assistance in specified areas. The mentor match module does the rest by matching mentors and mentees.

Call for Volunteers – IHMM Sustainability Task Force

Do you have a background in ESG / Corporate sustainability? If you do, then Mark Bruce, CHMM, CSHM, Chair of the IHMM Sustainability Task Force, seeks your participation in the Task Force. See >

The Sustainability Task Force is investigating the potential of creating an IHMM credential for ESG / Corporate Sustainability and making any recommendations toward that end to the IHMM Board of Directors.

If this growing arena of corporate attention interests you, please join us!  Go to: and click on the Volunteer button.

IHMM Committee and Task Force volunteers earn 10 CMPs annually for volunteering.

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IHMM Recertification Videos

IHMM is pleased to release two YouTube instructional videos about navigating the IHMM recertification process. These step-by-step videos easily enable IHMM certificants to start and complete a recertification application.

While the full recertification cycle is 5 years, IHMM encourages all certificants to start a recertification application and add certification maintenance points as they are earned to make the final submission quick and easy to accomplish.

  • Every CSHM and CSMP should start a recertification application now.
  • Even if your recertification is years away, starting an application now and adding your accumulated points enables you to see where you are all the time and it makes it very easy when you have to file your application

Announcing Safe + Sound Week 2022: August 15-21

Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe.

Develop your Safety + Health Program

Why Participate?
Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving sustainability and the bottom line. Participating in Safe + Sound Week can help get your program started, energize an existing one, or provide a chance to recognize your safety successes.

Who Participates?
All organizations looking for an opportunity to recognize their commitment to safety are welcome to participate. Last year, more than 5,300 businesses helped to raise awareness about workers’ health and safety!

Check out our event archive for information on previous years’ engagement.

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IHMM News & Recent Updates


Beltway Buzz – Ogletree & Deakins

Report on EEO-1 Data Confirms Flaws Yet Recommends Expansion. On July 28, 2022, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine titled Evaluation of Compensation Data Collected Through the EEO-1 Form. The 277-page report provides an analysis of the quality of EEO-1 Component 2 wage and hours-worked data that the EEOC collected for reporting years 2017 and 2018 while providing recommendations for potential data collections going forward. The report “concludes that the data as collected have value, but it recommends the value be strengthened by both short-term and longer-term improvements in respondent coverage, data collection protocols, measurement implementation, and conceptual coverage.”

According to EEOC Chair Charlotte Burrows, the report “confirms that federal pay data collection could be a unique and critically important resource for helping the Commission better identify and combat pay discrimination.” Yet the report confirms many of the flaws that the employer community warned about in 2016, including but not limited to the following:

  • “The 10 job categories used in the 2017–2018 Component 2 data collection are outdated and encompass a wide range of job responsibilities and pay rates.”
  • “Component 2 data collection does not include measures of legitimate causes of pay differences, such as educational attainment and tenure.”
  • “The Component 2 instrument does not provide a way to separate full-time, part-time, and part-year employees when comparing annual wages, which affects the calculation of hourly rates.”
  • “Without extensive cleaning, 2017–2018 Component 2 hours-worked data are unsuitable for calculating hourly wages.”
  • “The 2017–2018 Component 2 data are unsuitable for direct determinations of bias or reasonable cause for enforcement purposes”

Despite identifying these defects, the report makes several recommendations that would effectively have the EEOC double down on its wage data collection efforts by expanding Component 2 collection and analysis:

  • “If EEOC continues to collect pay data in bands, narrower pay bands should be adopted, and the number of bands should be expanded for top earners to better capture variation in pay.”
  • “EEOC’s current approach for aggregate pay and hours-worked data severely limits the utility of the data collected, unnecessarily increases employer burden, and complicates the collection of additional key information. Collecting data from employers at the level of individual workers may be less burdensome than the current approach and would markedly increase the utility of pay data.” (Italics added.)
  • “EEOC should develop, test, and (if found acceptable) implement modifications to the Component 2 instrument to collect individual-level employee pay data, which reflects employers’ current reporting practice to state and federal agencies.”
  • “EEOC should explore the measurement of pay gaps for additional groups protected under its authority or policy equities, including persons age 40 and older, persons with disabilities, and veterans.” (Italics added.)
  • “EEOC should work with employer groups and federal data collection agencies to explore ways to collect individual-level data, such as education, job experience, and tenure, which will support detailed pay-disparity analyses and employer self-assessments.”

Importantly, the report recommends that the EEOC “conduct a field test to investigate issues of burden, data availability, and questionnaire design,” should the agency embark on a wage-reporting scheme in the future. The current EEO-1 form, which does not contain Component 2 reporting requirements, is set to expire on June 30, 2023.

Biden Nominates Acting Wage and Hour Head for Permanent Position. On July 27, 2022, President Biden nominated Jessica Looman to be administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD). Looman has served in the same position in an acting capacity since June 2021. Buzz readers may recall that President Biden’s first choice for the position, David Weil, had his nomination voted down by the U.S. Senate on March 30, 2022. Theoretically, Looman has the votes to be confirmed—something that the administration likely hopes will happen sooner rather than later, in the event that Republicans flip the Senate in 2023. Looman’s nomination is not expected to change the current trajectory of the WHD’s rulemaking agenda, which includes potential changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) independent contractor test and changes to the overtime regulations.

NLRB Partners With DOJ. One week after announcing a new memorandum of understanding with the Federal Trade Commission, on July 26, 2022 the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), with the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division. According to the NLRB’s announcement of the agreement,

[t]he Agencies’ collaboration will focus on protecting workers who have been harmed or may be at risk of being harmed as a result of conduct designed to evade legal obligation and accountability (such as misclassifying employees or fissuring workplaces); interference with the rights of workers to obtain fair market compensation and collectively bargain (through labor market concentration/labor monopsony or other anticompetitive practices); and the imposition of restrictive agreements or workplace rules, such as noncompete, nonsolicitation, and nondisclosure provisions.

Of course, the Buzz will be watching to see how the MOU plays out in the real world.

House Panel Advances OSHA Heat Standard Bill. On July 27, 2022, the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor voted to advance the Asunción Valdivia Heat Illness and Fatality Prevention Act of 2022 (H.R. 2193). The bill would require the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to finalize an interim heat stress standard within one year of enactment, despite the fact that Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Doug Parker recently told the U.S. Congress that it would be “challenging” for the agency to develop a heat standard by 2024. The bill would also extend the statute of limitations for OSHA to issue a citation for a violation of the new standard from six months to four years. Finally, the bill would create a private right of action for heat-related whistleblower complaints and require the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission to “grant substantial deference to any reasonable interpretation by the Secretary of [the] Act or any standard, regulation, or order pursuant to [the] Act.”

Bipartisan Group Introduces “Gig” Worker Bill. Late last week, Representatives Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and Michelle Steel (R-CA) introduced the Worker Flexibility and Choice Act (H.R. 8442). The bill is an attempt to address the “independent contractor or employee” debate by allowing workers to choose a third option that would provide them with both workplace flexibility as well as certain workplace protections. Pursuant to the legislation, a worker who entered into a “worker flexibility agreement” would enjoy certain workplace protections (such as leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act and protection from workplace harassment and discrimination in accordance with applicable laws) while retaining the ability to accept or reject offers for work opportunities from multiple entities.

House Passes ‘Minibus’ Spending Package

The House last Wednesday passed a package that contains six Fiscal Year 2023 spending bills for various government agencies, but with Senate appropriations largely stalled, it’s likely a continuing resolution will be needed to fund the government past Sept. 30.The House voted 220-207 to pass the package that includes funding for the departments of House and Urban Development (HUD), Transportation, Agriculture, Energy and Veterans Affairs and the Food and Drug Administration. House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) said the spending package is aimed at “lowering the cost of living, creating American jobs, lifting up working families and supporting small businesses. ”The House still has six remaining spending bills it hopes to clear before the end of the month. The appropriations process is still bogged down in the Senate, where lawmakers have yet to roll out any text for any of their dozen annual spending bills. Top Senate negotiators have been deadlocked on top spending levels for defense and domestic spending bills for months, raising the likelihood of another continuing resolution.



The graphic to the left illustrates the relationship between IHMM and HMS. IHMM formed HMS to serve IHMM’s certificants. IHMM offers a variety of professional credentials and HMS creates education and training programs to serve the applicants and certificants of those credentials.

HMS Makes Finding Courses to Earn CMPs Easy

Every year more than 1,600 IHMM certificants have to recertify their credentials, evidenced their continuing commitment to improvement and learning to elevate their professional credential.

Earning Certification Maintenance Points [CMPs] is illustrated under Recertification of Your Credential, that includes the Recertification Claims Manual – Appendix A, that details all of the ways a certificant may earn CMPs >

Having mastered that manual, how does an IHMM certificant find courses to earn CMPs?

HMS has made that simple and easy.

  1. Go to
  2. Scroll down until you see a row of buttons…click on the CMPs button

The system will then generate all of the courses on the HMS E&T platform with IHMM CMPs already attached.

The next developments by the HMS E&T committee will refine available courses’ CMPs by individual credential!

Linking IHMM and HMS Exam Training

Every IHMM credential page has a section providing guidance on Exam Preparation.

In each credential’s Exam Preparation section is the graphic at left, linked to the section of the Hazardous Materials Society [HMS] website where the applicant can find the exam prep courses being offered to assist the applicant with preparing for the IHMM exam.

If you are a vendor offering exam prep courses and your prep course is on the HMS site, IHMM applicants will find it. If you do not have an exam prep course on the HMS site, no applicant will find it.

Click on the graphic at the left, from the CHMM Exam Preparation page, and see where it takes you. Is your prep course there?

Make your IHMM credential exam prep courses visible to IHMM applicants by contacting Gene Guilford at [email protected]

RCM&D Professional Liability Insurance

HMS is proud to have partnered with RCM&D to be able to offer an outstanding comprehensive professional liability insurance program to IHMM certificants. Here, you will find information about this important program offering Environmental Consultants and Engineers Professional Liability coverage. This coverage is intended to add protection for loss stemming from actual or alleged negligent acts, errors and omissions in performing professional services.

For more information see >

Member Benefits of Hazardous Materials Society

99% of IHMM certificants are aware of the Hazardous Materials Society, which we appreciate. IHMM established the Hazardous Materials Society in order to support and provide services to IHMM certificants.

Did You Know?

Your company’s membership dues for Associate Membership in the Hazardous Materials Society (HMS) are 100% tax-deductible and your participation directly supports scholarship and education/training opportunities for professionals working in hazmat and EHS. Joining as an Associate Member expresses your commitment and your company’s leadership in giving back to our professional community. Join today to claim your tax deduction for the 2020 tax year while expressing your company’s professional affiliation and accessing tools for your marketing and business development plans.

To learn more about what HMS is doing now and what they are planning for the future, please see the new Member Benefits page here.

Applications for the 2022 HMS Scholarship Awards Now Open

The HMS scholarship award is given annually to undergraduate and graduate students whose academic program and research studies have the potential to address the most serious issues in handling hazardous materials, dangerous goods, environmental issues, health & safety challenges. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in accredited U.S. academic institutions.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD APPLICATIONS IS December 1, 2022. All submissions and associated materials must be submitted using the online form.

Scholarship Winners Will Be Announced at the HMS Annual Meeting.

For More Information, Visit >

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’ 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.


There are 749 different conversations going on in the IHMM/HMS Collaboration platform this week.

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. Do you have a problem you need to solve and want the opinions of your colleagues? This is where we come together to help each other.

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 can collaborate here.

Access to COLLABORATION is through the same username/password you use to access your MYIHMM account. Having a problem? Contact Jimmy Nguyen at [email protected]

Retiring? IHMM Invites You to Become an Emeritus

You may have decided, after a long and successful career, to retire from active daily duty. Congratulations. That doesn’t mean you have to completely disengage from your profession. IHMM is pleased to offer Emeritus status to all certificants who will no longer be actively engaged in their communities of practice but who still want to stay in touch. Please let us know when you’re approaching that decision and we will assist you in the credential transition.

Please contact Margaret Toscano at [email protected] and she’ll be happy to help you.

Columbia Southern University

The Hazardous Materials Society [HMS] is a partner of Columbia Southern University. Columbia Southern University is an online university based in Orange Beach, Alabama, that strives to change and improve lives through higher education by enabling students to maximize their professional and personal potential.

A subsidiary of Columbia Southern Education Group, CSU offers online degree programs at the associate, bachelor, master, doctorate or certificate levels in a multitude of areas such as occupational safety and health, fire administration, criminal justice, business administration, human resource management, health care administration and more. CSU also features undergraduate and graduate certificate programs to provide focused training in specialized areas for adult learners.

Click on the CSU graphic at left and learn more about the professional development and degree program opportunities at CSU.


IHMM will attend and support a number of conferences and trade shows throughout 2022, virtually as well as in-person as COVID issues allow. Below are some of the conferences IHMM will support in 2022.

Are there conferences you believe IHMM should attend that do not appear here? If so, let us know! Send an email to Katie Young Eagle and tell us what conferences we should attend.

National Safety Council Congress & Expo

September 19-21, 2022

San Diego, CA

2022 FET Environmental Conference

October 25-27, 2022
Pewaukee, WI


IHMM has a companion organization for which education and training programs are presented and delivered.  The Hazardous Materials Society education and training website can be found here.

DateEventEvent ProducerLocation
DailyCHMM Exam Prep CourseInstitute of Safety & Systems Management


DailyCE 1112- IHMM CDGP Exam Prep (online) Columbia Southern University


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


DailyCE 1105: Maritime Hazardous Materials Inventory Columbia Southern University


DailyDOT NON-Bulk Training Compliance Associates


DailyOSHA 30 Construction (Online) ClickSafety


DailyHAZWOPER Refresher (Online) ClickSafety


DailyHAZWOPER 40-Hour All Industries (Online) ClickSafety


DailyHAZWOPER 24-Hour All Industries (Online) ClickSafety


Daily8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Course Hazmat School


DailyDOT Hazmat Employee with Packaging Course Hazmat School


DailyRCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Online Training Course Hazmat School


DailyOSHA Asbestos Awareness TrainingHazmat School


DailyCHMM Online Review Bowen


DailyOnsite Lithium Battery TrainingCompliance Associates


DailyOnsite ADR TrainingCompliance Associates


DailyWebinar ADR TrainingCompliance Associates


DailyOSHA Confined Space Operations TrainingHazmat School


DailyIATA/IMDG Certification TrainingDGI


DailyCSHM Exam Prep CourseVubiz


DailyCSMP Exam Prep CourseVubiz


DailyGround Transportation for CarriersChemtrec


DailyOSHA Hazard Communications StandardChemtrec


DailyShipping Lithium Batteries and Cells TrainingChemtrec


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