EHS Professional – February 17, 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.

About 67% 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, February 17, 2022

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IHMM Credential Recognition

Below you will see the 3 EHS credential badges that are now in each CSHM, CSMP, and 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.


Need Help? On the IHMM website just click on the “NEED HELP?” button
and let us know what you need and the right person will get right back with you.

…Is Rebranding to Become…

ASHM Committee to Develop a Student ASHM Program

The ASHM Committee, chaired by Jan Rosenberg, CSHM,  will develop a Student ASHM credential that allows students in IHMM approved or ABET approved registered schools to participate in the Associate Health and Safety Manager program while students at their schools and before they graduate. The ASHM program is for those students who have graduated, the Student ASHM program will be for students while in school.

The current ASHM program has 42 participating schools with 62 degree programs and more than 850 graduates. Now the ASHM committee can work with the same schools and enroll students before they graduate.


The IHMM CSSM-CSSS committee has now completed its 5th meeting designing the blueprint for the Certified School Safety Manager [CSSM] credential. Chaired by Mike Howe, CSHM, CSSM, Safety Administrator at Riverland Community College, leads the effort to create a blueprint where none had existed before.

The committee’s goal is to have a CSSM blueprint completed in time for the March 25, 2022, IHMM Board meeting, then move on to the CSSS credential and create a blueprint for that credential as well.

Annual IHMM Excellence in EHS Management Award

Each year IHMM is proud to recognize the outstanding achievements and distinction of the CSHM, CSMP, or ASHM that has made a worthy contribution to the communities of practice and the profession.

This award is usually given at the annual National Safety Council Congress.

Nominations begin in March and end in July. Make your nomination here.

IHMM CSMP Scheme Committee Releases New Blueprint

The IHMM CSMP Scheme Committee, chaired by Kirk Rains, CSMP, is pleased to announce the release of its newly created blueprint. Congratulations to Kirk, his entire committee, and M. Patricia Buley, IOM our Director of Certification and Accreditation for having totally renovated the CSMP credential.

The 2022 IHMM CSMP blueprint is here.

Note that the new examination arising from this new blueprint will be in IHMM’s examination system by the 4th quarter of 2022. This notice affords everyone interested in producing education and training pursuant to the new blueprint the time with which to create it.

IHMM CSMP Exam Prep Course Development

With the creation of a new CSMP blueprint [the article above] and a new exam that will come in the fall of 2022, we turn to the other side of our operations – completely separately from blueprint and accreditation – and that is the development of a new exam prep course for the CSMP.

As everyone will note from reading the blueprint, it is substantially different from the original IHMM inherited in 2019. That means every CSMP prep course that was based on the old blueprint and exam will now be outdated.

Interested parties in developing a new CSMP exam prep course that will be housed in the Hazardous Materials Society [HMS] [it may be elsewhere as well, but every prep course for IHMM exams is located on the HMS Education and Training platform]. IHMM will begin an aggressive marketing program promoting both the CSHM and CSMP once the CSHM blueprint is released by the end of February 2022.

If interested drop a line to IHMM Executive Director Eugene A. Guilford, Jr., CAE.

IHMM CSHM Scheme Committee to Release New Blueprint

The IHMM CSHM Scheme Committee, chaired by Steve Guillory, CSHM, is close to the release of a totally revised Certified Safety and Health Manager [CSHM] blueprint. By the end of February IHMM should be able to share the new blueprint with our partners and communities of practice.

As with the just-released CSMP blueprint, note that the new examination arising from this new CSHM blueprint will be in IHMM’s examination system by the 4th quarter of 2022. This notice affords everyone interested in producing education and training pursuant to the new blueprint the time with which to create it.

IHMM Scholarship Committee Gets Underway

The IHMM Scholarship Committee, chaired by Pinkie Wood, CSHM, held its first meeting this week to begin creating the procedures for how the newly created $32,000 IHMM scholarship program will work.

The IHMM Scholarship Committee will establish and create procedures necessary to carry out an IHMM scholarship program that is best focused on limiting eligibility to students who are in good academic standing in degree programs currently recognized by the IHMM as approved partner schools. The most logical students to be eligible for such IHMM scholarships would be those students who are in good standing as either a Student CHMM or a Student ASHM (proposed new IHMM designation).

IHMM Recertification Video Teleconferences

 March 16th – 1.00 pm Eastern   |  April 13th – 1.00 pm Eastern  

IHMM is here to take the fear and trepidation out of the recertification of your credential. You worked hard to prepare for and pass an exam to earn your credential distinction that sets you apart – recertification every 5 years allows you to keep what you have earned.

IHMM will hold a series of video teleconferences that will demonstrate the access to and use of the IHMM Recertification system. If the videos posted on the recertification section of your credential webpage have left you still a bit unsure, then tune in to an IHMM video teleconference scheduled below and we will show you what you need to know to recertify.

If you have difficulty joining a session please email Jimmy Nguyen at [email protected]

An IHMM expert will be available to answer your questions about recertification! Bring anything you’ve been wondering about or working on, and they will be happy to help. If you happen to stump them (and that’s tough to do), they will help you get an answer from another member of the IHMM team. Pop in for a few minutes, stay for the hour. Join us and learn together with your peers even if you don’t have a specific question to ask.

Recert Video #1

Recert Video #2

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

A Collaborative Culture

There are 581 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]

Hearing Loss Prevention: What OSH Professionals Need to Know
Complimentary Education

Thursday, March 10 | 11 a.m. CT | 

Gain new insight about noise-induced hearing loss and why it is the most common occupational injury in the U.S. Experts will provide fresh perspectives about how we can change the conversation from hearing conservation to hearing loss prevention. They will also review multiple types of hearing protective devices and examine common concerns. Register today

Save the Date – Fall Stand-Down

This year’s annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls will be held May 2-6. Visit the campaign webpage for updates.

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 351 of the 1,008 construction fatalities recorded in 2020 (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.

IHMM News & Recent Updates


Beltway Buzz – Ogletree & Deakins

Congress Passes Arbitration Carveout. In a rare moment of bipartisanship—particularly in the labor and employment policy sphere—the U.S. Congress this week passed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021. The bill sailed through the U.S. Senate on a voice vote on February 10, 2022, after passing the U.S. House of Representatives earlier in the week by a vote of 335–97. The bill would prohibit any “predispute arbitration agreement or predispute joint-action waiver” relating to a “sexual assault dispute” or “sexual harassment dispute.” President Biden is expected to sign the bill into law shortly. The new law “shall apply with respect to any dispute or claim that arises or accrues on or after the date of enactment of [the] Act.” Ron Chapman, Jr.Christopher C. Murray, and Hera S. Arsen have the details.

White House Union Task Force Issues Report. The White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment finally released its report this week. Created by President Biden’s similarly named executive order, the task force was instructed to “identify statutory, regulatory, or other changes that may be necessary to make policies, practices, and programs more effective means of supporting worker organizing and collective bargaining.” Primarily focused on administrative and regulatory policy changes, the report contains nearly seventy recommendations for President Biden, including the following:

  • Instruct the General Services Administration, U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), and National Park Service to ensure that union organizers can access contractor employees working at federal facilities, military bases, and national parks.
  • “Instruct the Department of Labor to review its rules and policies on persuader reporting and take all appropriate actions to strengthen its rules and enforcement to ensure maximum compliance and reporting of persuader activity.” This includes a recommendation, already underway, to identify federal contractors that are engaging in persuader activity.
  • Direct the DOD to develop further guidance for contracting officials regarding regulations that prohibit the reimbursement of federal contractors’ costs related to activities undertaken to persuade employees of their rights to join or not join labor unions.
  • Direct the U.S. Department of the Treasury to “review and evaluate options for legislative tax proposals that could incentivize union participation and formation and other worker empowerment initiatives.”
  • Instruct the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to continue to scrutinize independent contractor arrangements through enforcement (including via partnerships with agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service), as well as through the issuance of guidance and regulations.
  • Instruct the DOL to improve enforcement of the Service Contract Act in order to “give unionized contractors a greater ability to compete for federal service contracts because their non-union competitors will not be able to slash wages and benefits to win bidding contests.”
  • Instruct the U.S. Department of the Interior to consider providing preferences “with respect to major construction contracts to companies submitting proposals that include commitments to project labor agreements.”

The task force will remain in place to issue a supplemental report, including an update “on progress to date and additional recommendations,” within six months of the October 23, 2021, date of the report (which will be around the end of April 2022).

DOL to Target Warehouse and Logistics Employers. This week, the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced a new initiative “to take heightened action to ensure that warehouse and logistics workers’ wages and workplace rights are protected.” The WHD will focus on enforcing the rights of warehouse workers, delivery drivers, and truck drivers, and “will also target misclassification of employees as independent contractors.” The new initiative “will use education, outreach and vigorous enforcement to increase compliance and reduce industry violations.”

Bill Proposes Allowing “Employee Involvement Organizations.” This week, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and U.S. Representative Jim Banks (R-IN) introduced the Teamwork for Employees and Managers (TEAM) Act of 2022. The bill would amend the National Labor Relations Act to allow for employees to form Employee Involvement Organizations (EIOs) “to address matters of mutual interest, including issues of quality of work, productivity, efficiency, compensation, benefits (including related to education and training), recruitment and retention, grievances, child care, safety and health, and accommodation of the religious beliefs and practices of employees.” Current law prohibits such employee groups that are short of actual employee unions. A previous version of the bill was vetoed by President Clinton way back in 1996.

NLRB Independent Contractor Case Moves Forward. February 10, 2022, was the deadline for stakeholders to submit briefs in response to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) case proposing to change its independent contractor standard. The Board is expected to issue a decision—likely in the coming months—that will narrow the test for independent contractor status.



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.

Member Benefits of Hazardous Materials Society

81% 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.

CHEMTREC Becomes An HMS Annual Training Agenda Vendor

HMS is pleased to announce CHEMTREC [] has become an education and training vendor and a part of the development of the HMS Annual Training Agendas.

CHEMTREC is an Emergency Response Information Provider (ERIP). CHEMTREC is the premier call center for hazmat emergency response coordination. CHEMTREC’s world-leading call center operates on a 24-hour basis, seven days a week, providing emergency response information wherever hazardous materials are manufactured, stored, transported, or used. With the right procedures and protocols in place, and by doing what’s right quickly and effectively, CHEMTREC helps minimize environmental impacts, protect people, and preserve the assets and reputations of its customers.

Operating globally, CHEMTREC has offices in major regions and on-the-ground knowledge of local regulations, understanding of local nuances, and appreciation of cultural sensitivities. CHEMTREC offers a suite of services along with L1 emergency response, including SDS management and authoring, hazardous materials training, crisis management, L2/L3 notification services, carrier solutions, data reporting, and lithium battery solutions. CHEMTREC is proud to contribute to the practice of safe handling and transportation of hazardous materials throughout the supply chain.

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.


Environmental Workshops Becomes An HMS Annual Training Agenda Vendor

HMS is pleased to announce Environmental Workshops, LLC [] has become an education and training vendor and a part of the development of the HMS Annual Training Agendas.

Environmental Workshops, headquartered in North Carolina, is the largest training organization for environmental professionals worldwide. Since 2013, we have been training environmental professionals on the latest technologies in the industry. We have hosted over 300 workshops on 6 continents and more than 25,000 people have registered for our Professional Development Hours (PDH). Our sponsors are leaders in the environmental market and many of our speakers hold multiple patents and degrees. Their presentations address the following topics: Remediation, Vapor Intrusion, Air Monitoring, Air Quality, and Waste Water.

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 Jillian Wood and tell us what conferences we should attend.


Ohio Safety Conference 2022

March 9-10, 2022

In March 2022, OSC22 will feature a premium lineup of online learning sessions and a newly enhanced digital expo.

Exhibitors to feature their products and services related to the safety of workers, their equipment, environment, and health all in a remote and virtual environment. Join us to access this exciting event that serves the individuals responsible for keeping Ohio’s workers safe on the job.


American Society of Safety Professionals – San Francisco

March 10, 2022
San Ramon, California

This Annual Symposium provides one of the most sought-after events for attendees to learn the profession’s best practices focusing on Safety, Health, Industrial Hygiene & Environmental Issues. The Symposium is attended by over 400+ attendees annually and features an Exhibition of over 40+ Sponsors and Exhibitors.  The event features a keynote speaker and 20 breakout sessions with five concurrent tracks running throughout the day.   The event is hosted at the San Ramon Marriott, located at 2600 Bishop Drive in San Ramon, California.

Thank you to Bart Miller, CHMM, for being the IHMM’s leader for this event.

AHMP National Conference

March 20-23, 2022
Planet Hollywood Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada

Pre-conference workshops at the AHMP National Conference for 2022 include a Certified Dangerous Goods Professional [CDGP] exam prep course offered by Gene Sanders. The 3-day exam prep course will be offered on March 18-19-20. For more information see>

Information about the AHMP National Conference is found here.

April 4-7, 2022
Charlotte, North Carolina

Contaminated soil, groundwater, and the air is a global issue and over $1 trillion is spent every year to mitigate pollution.  There is a lot still to learn from each other on how each segment of the environmental industry impacts the next. The 2021 Global EnviroSummit is postponed until April 4-7, 2022 due to COVID-19 Delta variant.

With over 75 speakers from around the globe, the EnviroSummit is likely the first environmental conference that will have presentations from all 6 continents about 4 different themes – Remediation, Air Quality, Vapor Intrusion, and Wastewater.

COSTHA Annual Forum and Expo

April 4-6, 2022

National Safety Council Congress & Expo

September 19-21, 2022

San Diego, CA


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


DailyCE 1106: Coronavirus Facts: Understanding the CoronavirusColumbia Southern University


DailyCE 1107: Coronavirus Prevention & Control: Strategies for EmployeesColumbia Southern University


DailyCE 1108: Coronavirus Prevention: Strategies for ManagersColumbia Southern University


DailyCE 1109: Coronavirus Prevention & Control: Train the TrainerColumbia Southern University


DailyDOT NON-Bulk Training Compliance Associates


DailyWebinar IATA Dangerous Goods Training Compliance Associates


DailyWebinar DOT Bulk Tank Truck Training Compliance Associates


DailyOnsite DOT Bulk Tank Truck Training Compliance Associates


DailyOnline DOT Bulk Railcar TrainingCompliance Associates


DailyOSHA 30 Construction (Online) ClickSafety


DailyHAZWOPER 2021 Refresher (Online) ClickSafety


DailyHAZWOPER 40-Hour All Industries (Online) ClickSafety


DailyHAZWOPER 24-Hour All Industries (Online) ClickSafety


DailyHazmat General, Safety and Security Awareness Online Training Course Chemtrec


DailyIATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for Operations Chemtrec


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


Daily49 CFR TrainingChemtrec


DailyIATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for Operations PersonnelChemtrec


DailyCHMM Online Review Bowen


DailyOnsite Lithium Battery TrainingCompliance Associates


DailyOnsite ADR TrainingCompliance Associates


DailyWebinar ADR TrainingCompliance Associates


DailyWebinar TDG TrainingCompliance Associates


DailyOSHA Confined Space Operations TrainingHazmat School




DailyIATA/IMDG Certification TrainingDGI


DailyDangerous Goods Shipping Private WebinarDGI


DailyCSHM Exam Prep CourseVubiz


DailyGround Transportation for CarriersChemtrec


DailyOSHA Hazard Communications StandardChemtrec


DailyDefensive Driver Training CourseHazmat School


DailyOnline 2-Hour OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen TrainingHazmat School


DailyOnline Heat Illness Prevention TrainingHazmat School


DailyOnline OSHA 24-Hour HAZWOPER Training CourseHazmat School


DailyEmergency Response Planning – On-Demand WebinarBowen EHS


DailyEHS Training Self-Paced PDCBowen EHS


DailyDangerous Goods Regulations [DGR] Initial Category 6IATA


October 18-20, 2022Online CHMM Review CourseASHMM           ONLINE
October 25, 2022DOT HazMat TrainingFET           Pewaukee, WI
October 25, 2022RMP Updated Requirements for FacilitiesFET           Pewaukee, WI
October 25, 2022Environment, Health & Safety PrimerFET           Pewaukee, WI
Nov 30-Dec 1, 2022CHMM Exam Prep CoursePTP Consulting           ONLINE
9210 Corporate Boulevard, Suite 470
Rockville, Maryland, 20850 | [email protected]
Phone: 301-984-8969 | Fax: 301-984-1516


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