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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 https://ihmm.org/.
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 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.
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Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2022
Falling down on the job seems to be a perennial workplace issue, as does failing to provide adequate fall protection, because for the 12th year in a row “fall protection – general requirement” is the most cited standard violation, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA). Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement (DEP), presented preliminary data at the recent National Safety Council show in San Diego, reflecting violations occurring from October 1, 2021, to September 6, 2022. (The tally includes only federal OSHA data; data collected from state OSHA agencies is not included.)
All of the violations on this year’s list also appeared on the previous year’s list, although there was a good deal of shifting up or down the rankings. While fall protection kept its grip on the top spot, last year’s # 2 violation (respiratory protection) dropped to # 3, while last year’s # 5 violation (hazard communication) jumped to the # 2 spot. The slide show that follows indicates both this year’s ranking as well as noting last year’s.
Read more > https://www.ehstoday.com/standards/osha/
Ada Community Fed Up With Safety Hazards at Local Dollar General
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Dollar General has been fined more than $9.5 million since 2017.
Read more > https://www.kfyrtv.com/2022/11/01/local-dollar-general-is-under-investigation-by-osha/
OSHA Hosts 10th Public Meeting on Whistleblower Program; Suggestions Center Around Outreach and Education
On October 19, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) held its tenth public meeting on the agency’s whistleblower program. During the online event, participants raised issues and provided suggestions related to the program and whistleblowing at large.
Introductions and Changes OSHA Has Implemented
Douglas Parker, Assistant Secretary for OSHA, introduced the event. “We at OSHA believe it’s crucial that all workers feel comfortable bringing issues,” he said, highlighting the importance of whistleblowers and their power to shed light on problems that may otherwise go unnoticed. He laid out the goal of these public meetings: identifying how OSHA can deliver better customer service and assistance the agency can provide to explain the whistleblower program to employees and employers.
Parker talked about how the agency is listening and implementing changes that are results of conversations and input from the OSHA public meetings. One change he mentioned was the updating of the investigations manual, which was the first major overhaul since 2011. Parker also said that the agency “updated internal training,” “added frequently asked questions on immigration,” and made updates to the retaliation webpage.
Read more > https://whistleblowersblog.org/osha-whistleblowers/osha-hosts-10th-public-meeting-on-whistleblower-program-suggestions-center-around-outreach-and-education/
Ohio Manufacturer Faces $1.2M in Penalties After 7th Worker in 5 Years Suffers Severe Injuries When Caught in Machine Employer Failed To Lock Out
An Ohio vinyl tile manufacturer faces $1,232,705 in proposed penalties after U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors responded when a worker suffered severe injuries as a result of being caught in a machine on April 28, 2022.
The incident marks the seventh injury at the NOX US LLC plant in Fostoria since February 2017 related to the company’s failure to follow required machine safety procedures. Since 2017, the company also recorded at least 13 serious injuries at the plant caused by exposure to burn and amputation hazards. OSHA placed the Fostoria plant in its Severe Violator Enforcement Program in 2017.
The April inspection found that the injured worker’s finger was first caught in a rotating spindle on a plastic winding machine and then their body was pulled around the machine’s spindle. The worker, who had been on the job just six weeks, suffered multiple severe injuries that required surgery.
OSHA cited the company for eight willful violations, one repeat violation and six serious violations, and one other-than-serious violation, for exposing workers to machine hazards, lacking personal protective equipment and failing to train their workers on safety hazards and precautions.
Read more > https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/osha/osha20221027
Maine Department of Labor Encourages more Women to Pursue Construction Careers
Through the Maine Department of Labor’s apprenticeship program, the group is looking to encourage more young girls to pursue a career in trades.
After graduating from high school, many students look into other options rather than attending college. Programs like apprenticeships can be a great option for those wanting to pursue a career in trades.
The Maine Department of Labor runs its own apprenticeship program, and folks running the program know it can be a great way for students to get “on-the-job” training while also earning a living.
The program offers apprenticeships in many different fields such as architecture, engineering, art, design, and more. But recently, the program has been focused on encouraging young women who may be on the fence about pursuing a career in construction.
Read more > https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/money/business/works-for-me/maine-department-of-labor-encourages-more-women-to-pursue-construction-careers-education-life/97-4f06a285-6115-46da-a3d8-c9343b85d6bb
Taking Steps to Prevent Workplace Violence
In both fact and perception, the United States has become a much more dangerous place to live and work than it was just a handful of years ago. The danger extends beyond the street to the workplace as well, and how to protect your workforce is a question almost all employers have to ask themselves in the current environment.
From 1992-2019, workplace violence has killed almost 18,000 people, according to a recent study conducted by NIOSH, the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (which includes incidents that occurred outside the workplace but stemmed from work-related issues.)
While this is not a new problem, the current situation does represent a renewed challenge to employers because it has arisen following the widespread deterioration of mental and emotional health because of the COVID-19 lockdowns, and now heightened emotions erupting over political differences.
Read more > https://www.ehstoday.com/safety/article/21251927/
When it Comes to Safety, Quitting is not an Option
The latest trend in employee disengagement is quiet quitting, which is the currently popular way of describing an employee who does the bare minimum to get the job done without getting fired. It’s not really a new thing at all—we’ve all known people at work who seem to just get by—the last-to-arrive-and-first-to-leave types. What makes the recent reporting on quiet quitting so troubling, though, is how pervasive this do-the-least-possible attitude has become. According to research firm Gallup, more than 50% of the U.S. workplace consists of quiet quitters—employees who say they are not engaged at work.
And that poses a real problem for anybody whose job is heavily reliant on employee engagement, including safety managers.
Read more > https://www.ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/article/21253282/
4 Ways To Achieve Workplace Safety Through Automation
A safer workplace can lead to healthier workers, lower injury costs, less stress and higher employee retention.
As the manufacturing industry has become more competitive, many manufacturers have turned to automation to improve their efficiency and productivity while cutting costs in the long run. Automation reduces repetitive tasks, provides greater uptime and improves the quality of products.
On top of that, automation can also contribute to worker safety in multiple ways. A safer workplace keeps workers healthy, reduces the costs of injuries, creates a stress-free environment and helps with employee retention. Here are some ways automation can make your plant a safer place.
Read more > https://ohsonline.com/articles/2022/10/18/4-ways-to-achieve-workplace-safety.aspx
Back to Basics: Marijuana in the Workplace
As marijuana is legalized in more places, the question of how to deal with it in the workplace gets more complicated, especially for EHS professionals.
Recently, Christina Clearwater, the president of the Drug-Free Solutions Group, LLC, spoke at the 2022 National Safety Council Congress and Expo about marijuana laws and how they will impact the workplace. She said that 79% of the U.S. population now lives in a state where marijuana is legal, and in the workplace, policies have shifted from a zero-tolerance perspective to one that prioritizes safety and fairness.
Read more > https://ehsdailyadvisor.blr.com/2022/10/back-to-basics-marijuana-in-the-workplace/
A stronger California heat stress rule could guide federal efforts: report
Enhancing California’s workplace heat standard could better protect workers in the state and guide current federal rulemaking on heat stress prevention, a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council suggests.
To assess the implementation of California’s 17-year-old heat stress rule, researchers analyzed nearly 500 fatal or catastrophic heat-related incidents from 2005 to 2019 and more than 16,000 heat citations issued by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health from January 2005 to May 2021.
Read more > https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/23202-a-stronger-california-heat-stress-rule-could-guide-federal-efforts-report
2022 IHMM Board of Directors Election – Voting Closes Friday Nov 4th
On Monday, October 3, 2022, the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management began its 2022 elections for the IHMM Board of Directors for 3 seats with service beginning January 1, 2023. IHMM’s Nominating Committee began soliciting candidates for three seats on March 8, 2022, and continued in every Tuesday edition of IHMM Today through June 28, 2022. The three seats up for election in 2022 are  seat for a CDGP,  seat for a CSHM, and  seat for At-Large, which can come from a CHMM, CDGP, CHMP, CSHM, or CSMP.
The election will run from Monday, October 3, 2022, through Friday, November 4, 2022.
At Large Candidates
[On the ballot you vote for 1 of the following]
Certified Safety and Health Manager [CSHM] Candidates
[On the ballot you vote for 1 of the following]
Certified Dangerous Goods Professional Candidate [CDGP].
[On the ballot you vote for 1 of the following]
NOTE: When you receive your IHMM Election Buddy email with a unique key and access to your 2022 Board of Directors Ballot, vote for one person in each of the three categories above. One CDGP, one CSHM, and one At Large.
Thank you for participating in the 2022 IHMM Board elections on Monday, October 3, 2022, through Friday, November 4, 2022.
IHMM Certified School Safety Manager® [CSSM®] Credential
Mike Howe, CSSM, Chair of the CSSM-CSSS Committee, is pleased to announce that the committee now releases its credential blueprint. When IHMM took over the CSSM credential in 2019 it had no blueprint or examination. Thanks to the outstanding leadership of Mike Howe leading his committee not only do we have a credential blueprint, we are almost ready to begin finalizing the CSSM examination as well.
Identifying all of the threats and vulnerabilities likely to impact a K-12 school district or post-secondary schools is a critical part of the emergency operations planning process for all schools. One only has to look at the day’s news to understand the importance of having professional, certified school safety managers in place guiding the planning and execution of sound safety programs. Colonel Chris Owens, a CSSM committee member, is already at work with the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association and the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency on how what IHMM is creating can be incorporated into the operations of Georgia schools.
This IHMM committee is making the CSSM credential real, and is starting to engage their communities with efforts to make schools safer using professionally certified school safety managers. Look for the new CSSM examination before the end of 2022.
The new CSSM credential blueprint is found here.
IHMM Certified Pandemic Preparedness Specialist® [CPPS®] Credential
Dan Blankfeld, CSHM, CSMP, Chair of the Microcredential Task Force, is pleased to announce the release of the IHMM Certified Pandemic Preparedness Specialist [CPPS] credential blueprint. The Task Force received more than 200 suggestions for microcredentials that could be used in conjunction with existing IHMM credentials to add depth to specific knowledge and experience areas. Microcredentials are short, focused credentials designed to provide in-demand skills, know-how and experience.
A Certified Pandemic Preparedness Specialist® (CPPS®) Microcredential holder is first a CHMM or CSHM credentialed professional who has demonstrated, through education, experience, and examination, the ability to identify and assess the risks associated with pathogens and their effect on public health, commerce, industry, and/or government operation. The focus of the CPPS microcredential is to: assess and provide guidance concerning the preparedness levels of different entities, and develop and implement risk-reduction strategies.
The Task Force is making progress on the construction of the CPPS examination at this writing. We look forward to the completion of the examination and launch of the credential to the IHMM community and then begin working with federal officials from the CDC, NIH, and White House Pandemic Innovation Task Force on being better prepared for the next pandemic. Read the March, 2022 release from the White House here.
The new CPPS credential blueprint is found here.
In 2019 Mark Bruce from AHMP and Gene Guilford from IHMM worked on a project to get the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to recognize the CHMM and CDGT credentials. With Mark’s work on the ground in Pennsylvania, we succeeded. The 45 in 5 Project is for ALL IHMM credentials. This summer we have worked on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers health and safety manual that recognizes the CSHM and CSMP credentials. We are working with a CSHM in New York on their Department of Labor recognizing the CSHM.
- We have already succeeded in 13 states – New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Indiana, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, Arkansas, Oklahoma. Ohio, North Dakota, and Georgia. [Red states in the map above]. These are states where IHMM credentials are cited or 40 CFR 312.10 is cited by reference.
- We have partially succeeded in another 16 states – Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Arizona, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Florida, Delaware, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Maine. [Orange/Black Stripe states in the map above] These are states where the requirements of an “environmental professional” or QEP are cited that coincide with an IHMM credential so that relatively little work would need to be done to clarify the desired outcome.
- We have 21 states where no reference to an IHMM credential is made in either statute or regulation, nor is there anything defined in the area of an environmental professional. These states will require legislation or regulatory work. [Yellow states in the map above].
In January 2021 Mark at AHMP and Gene at IHMM has launched 45 in 5, getting the other 45 states to recognize our credentials in 5 years. If we can find a volunteer like Mark in other states [see above] we can work with those volunteers on crafting the right message to the right agencies in state governments across the country. If we find enough volunteers we can get this done in less than 5 years.
In January 2022 Gene Guilford released the 40 CFR § 312.10 EPA regulation that states a private certification that meets or exceeds the requirements of the regulation is an Environmental Professional under the regulation. Here is the crosswalk between the 40 CFR § 312.10 EPA regulation and the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager [CHMM] blueprint. The CHMM meets or exceeds the requirements of an Environmental Professional.
Here’s what we ask each volunteer to do:
- Watch legislative and regulatory developments in your state that provide an opportunity for us to create amendments or other interventions
- Be willing to speak with regulators and legislators in your area about the recognition efforts we craft together
Learn more about the AHMP-IHMM 45 in 5 Project here
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.
IHMM – 26 Fellows Are Mentors | Where are the Mentees?
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.
Atanu and Gene exchanged information about this program on 10/3 and while we are grateful for the 26 Mentors – We Have No Mentees! No one could use help?
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.
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
National Safety Council
IHMM is a member of the National Safety Council and is pleased to bring this important information to all of its certificants.
Michigan OSHA launches emphasis program targeting heat hazards
‘So little information’: Researchers point out lack of work-injury data on Indigenous people
OSHA advisory committees to meet in November
Researchers to look for link between stunt work and CTE
FMCSA requests input on possible changes to ELD regulations
New for firefighters: A guide for talking with doctors
November 3 –Forklift Compliance: Inspection Requirements, Training and FAQs
November 10 –Big Ambitions, Complex Data and Limited Visibility: How EHS and ESG Professionals Are Dealing with Today’s Evolving Challenges
November 17 – Seven Secrets for Successful Safety Incentive Systems
December 1 – OSHA Training for General Industry: Reviewing the Elements for Select Topics
IHMM RECENT NEWS
- California Withdraws SIP After Faulting EPA Over Lack Of Civil Rights Guide
- Los Angeles City Council reconsiders waste dumping law
- Wastewater Treatment Plants Can ‘Catch a Cold’
- Minimizing Risks to Permitting and Compliance Associated with Increased Focus on Environmental Justice
- Patient-Centered Sustainable Health Care: An Introduction
- Minimizing Risks to Permitting and Compliance Associated with Increased Focus on Environmental Justice
- Environment, Health and Safety Compliance Checklist
- Handle Emergencies on Your Worksite Before They Happen
- Determining the ROI of Safety: Why Data Matters
- Federal Court Denies Health Provider’s Bid to Limit US DOL’s OSH Act Enforcement Authority
- US DOL Recovers $102K in Tips, Back Wages, Liquidated Damages for Maine Restaurant Workers Denied Overtime, Tips
- US DOL Obtains Order Stopping AZ Agriculture Employer from Abusing Workers, Exposing them to Workplace Dangers
- Confined Space Expert Discusses OSHA Requirements for a Competent Person to Identify Permit Required Confined Spaces
- Workplace Stress
- OSHA investigating fatal trench collapse in Ruston
- Contractor Sentenced For Trying To Bribe OSHA Official At Philly Site
- OSHA’s Top 10 Violations: How Does Your Compliance Program Stack Up?
- Construction company involved in deadly Clay County bridge collapse previously fined by OSHA
- SC OSHA investigating industrial accident death at Pepsi Bottling warehouse in Columbia
Vallen – Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Industrial Workplace
What Safety Professionals Need to Know About Battery Energy Storage Systems
SafetyFOCUS Training Geared for Fast Business Impact
IHMM GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Beltway Buzz – Ogletree Deakins
DOL Extends IC Proposal Comment Period. On October 25, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division announced an extension of the public comment period for its proposal to amend the independent contractor (IC) regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Comments were originally due by November 28, 2022, which is the Monday following the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Interested stakeholders now have an additional fifteen days—until December 13, 2022—to submit comments. Buzz readers may recall that a federal judge ruled that the DOL’s previous attempt to reverse the Trump-era independent contractor rule was improper, in part, because the agency did not provide a meaningful opportunity for the public to comment on its proposal.
NLRB to Pursue Interim Relief. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo continues to fine-tune the agency’s use of injunctions under Section 10(j) of the National Labor Relations Act. On October 20, 2022, Abruzzo issued a memorandum encouraging NLRB regional directors to attempt to obtain interim relief while a 10(j) case continues to unfold. According to the memo, “if efforts to settle the entire administrative case are unsuccessful, charged parties will be given the opportunity to voluntarily agree to an interim settlement that includes remedies, such as reinstating alleged discriminatees or agreeing to bargain, pending final resolution of the administrative case by the Board.”
Out With the Old, in With the New (Employee Rights Poster). The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has made changes to its required workplace poster, now entitled “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal.” Dee Anna D. Hays and Zachary V. Zagger have an analysis of the changes, which include the addition of easier-to-understand language, a QR code that helps employees file EEOC charges, and a clarification that it is unlawful to discriminate on the basis of pregnancy and related conditions, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Importantly, the EEOC made revisions to the poster the day after the initial announcement, so employers may want to confirm that they have the most current version. According to the agency’s frequently asked questions (FAQs) guidance, there is no specific deadline by which employers need to replace the previous “EEO is the Law” poster with the updated “Know Your Rights” poster—only that the swap-out must happen “within a reasonable amount of time.”
Second Union Rejects Freight Rail Deal. There was more news this week concerning the ongoing labor dispute between freight rail carriers and the unions that represent their employees. The tentative agreement negotiated in mid-September between the carriers and union leaders suffered an initial blow when one of the unions voted down the deal. This week, the Brotherhood of Railway Signalmen became the second union to reject the deal. Four more unions will vote in the coming weeks, with the last vote currently scheduled to occur on the Monday before Thanksgiving, when the holiday shopping season really kicks into high gear. While there is still time to avoid a national freight rail strike in the midst of the holiday season, these setbacks are not putting anybody at ease.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SOCIETY
IHMM and HMS
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.
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]
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 > https://ihmm.org/recertification-claims/
Having mastered that manual, how does an IHMM certificant find courses to earn CMPs?
HMS has made that simple and easy.
- Go to https://hazmatsociety.org/education-training/
- 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!
Easily Find Courses to Help You Pass IHMM Credential Exams
CDGP Prep Course
- CE-1112: CDGP Exam Prep – Columbia Southern University – Available On Demand
CHMM Prep Courses
- Daily – CHMM® Online Review – Bowen
- Daily – CHMM Prep Course – Institute of Safety & Systems Management
- Daily –Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (CHMM®) Exam Prep – SPAN Exam Prep, Division of ClickSafety
- Nov 30-Dec 1, 2022 – CHMM Prep Course – PTP Consulting
CSHM Prep Courses
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 > https://hazmatsociety.org/professional-liability-insurance/
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 > https://hazmatsociety.org/scholarship/
There are 808 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 CONFERENCES FOR 2023
IHMM will attend and support a number of conferences and trade shows throughout 2023, virtually as well as in-person as COVID issues allow. Below are some of the conferences IHMM will support in 2023.
Are there conferences you believe IHMM should attend that do not appear here? If so, let us know! Send an email to [email protected] and tell us what conferences we should attend.
ASSP Bay Area Safety Symposium 2023
San Ramon, CA
March 9, 2023
National Safety Council Congress & Expo
New Orleans, LA
October 23-25, 2023
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.