IHMM Remotely Proctored Exams Available Now

IHMM is pleased to announce that 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 of this year.

About 60% 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 ktunstall@ihmm.org for the CHMM, CHMP, or CDGP exams or Kaylene Cagle at kcagle@ihmm.org for the CSHM or CSMP exams.

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The world of work is changing fast. Do you have the tools to help your organization assess and manage emerging risks? From expert articles to global standards and in-depth courses, we have what you need to navigate uncertainty and improve safety performance. Start with our three-part series on how to conduct a risk assessment.

IHMM is a member of ASSP and is pleased to pass along this valuable information to IHMM certificants.


Each year IHMM is proud to recognizer 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 May and end in December 2020 only for the 2020 nominations. Make your nomination here.


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

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

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

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


IHMM & HMS Coronavirus Resources

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


Save the Date!
National Safety Council Virtual Congress and Expo, March 1-5, 2021

For more than 100 years, safety, health and environmental professionals have turned to this safety event for industry-leading technology, education, networking opportunities and the tried and true products and services needed to stay at the forefront and remain competitive within the industry. We are excited to offer the NSC Safety Congress & Expo virtually while also prioritizing the safety of stakeholders during this pandemic environment.

Until we can meet face-to-face, it’s a convenient and affordable way to deliver quality educational programs and safety solutions directly to you. It’s the perfect place to come together to share experiences, to learn new ways of doing business, and explore the innovations that will drive our industry to save lives, from the workplace to anyplace.

A community platform to network, share lessons learned and plans for the future

A live and on-demand education platform for safety teams around the world

A trade show just like an in person expo hall to see innovations and make connections to grow sales and profitability

Mark your calendars, March 1-5, 2021! Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.

Read more >>
https://congress.nsc.org/nsc2020/public/content.aspx?ID=6161


IHMM UPDATES

HMS Education and Training

Hazardous Materials Society now has 15,779 education and training programs on its website https://hazmatsociety.org/education-training/ with more coming every week. Certificants will note that most of these programs carry a CMP value, making it easier to know in advance what to expect. The HMS Education and Training platform also provides a wide variety of courses for professional development across all of IHMM’s credentials – and more are being developed by the HMS Education and Training Committee.

This is the center of education and training for IHMM certificants and prospective certificants. Among these more than 14.000 programs are webinars delivered online and virtually all carry IHMM CMPs values with them for your annual / 5-year CMP planning. SEE: https://hazmatsociety.org/education-training/



CSHM and CSMP – Become a Mentor

IHMM’s Collaboration platform provides CHMM’s opportunity to become mentors to Student CHMMs. IHMM’s Student CHMM pilot program involves students from Columbia Southern University, where we already have 50 applicants, as well as Kennesaw State University that is kicking off their participation in the pilot program this fall.

Mentors may decide how many mentees they are willing to work with, for how long, and how they wish to be engaged. Mentors decide how many hours per week or month they can commit to becoming mentors.

This is a unique opportunity for CHMMs to work with students still in school and advise them on their courses of study as well as plan for their future as they graduate and look for opportunities in the job market toward a path to one day becoming a CHMM themselves.

IHMM is now planning on how we can connect CSHMs with ASHMs and enable CSHMs to mentor ASHMs as they work toward taking their CSHM exam. Before we launch the program we need to know if there are CSHMs that would volunteer to become mentors.

If this idea interests you as a CSHM, and becoming a mentor to ASHMs is something you would consider doing, please send an email to Kaylene at kcagle@ihmm.org and let us know.



Featured HMS Affinity Program – U.S. Pay Payment Gateway

With more than 27,000 people – here is where HMS leverages our numbers for member’s benefit. There is strength and value in numbers and that translates into lower costs for you.

Whether you accept payments face to face, over the phone or via the internet, USPAY Gateway routes your payments seamlessly and efficiently from multiple payment devices and configurations. Members can receive a retail qualified rate of less than 1%. After clicking on the USPay Gateway link below click on START SAVING on the next page.


A Collaborative Culture

There are 257 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. 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.

In October HMS added the following new communities:

  • HMS Academia Community
  • HMS Consultants Community
  • HMS Government Employees Community
  • HMS International Members Community
  • HMS Senior Members Community
  • HMS Student Members Community
  • HMS Women Member Community
  • HMS Youth Member Community

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


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published additional frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs) regarding the need to report employees’ in-patient hospitalizations and fatalities resulting from work-related cases of the coronavirus.

OSHA’s new FAQs provide information to help employers apply the agency’s existing injury and illness recording and reporting requirements to the coronavirus. In particular, the FAQs provide guidance on how to calculate reporting deadlines for in-patient hospitalizations and fatalities, and clarify the meaning of the term “incident” as it relates to work-related coronavirus in-patient hospitalizations and fatalities. These FAQs are the latest effort by OSHA to provide employers and employees with more information about how it will enforce its standards and regulations during the pandemic. OSHA has also previously published revised enforcement guidance detailing how OSHA will enforce the recordkeeping requirements of 29 CFR 1904 for employee coronavirus illnesses for all employers.

Visit OSHA’s coronavirus webpage frequently for updates. For further information about the coronavirus, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



IHMM GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Updating COVID-19 Relief Legislation In Congress

With a flurry of what appeared to be activity between the White House and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week on trying to reach another deal on COVID-19 relief legislation, the week ended with no such deal. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced on Friday that there would be no votes in the House this week [October 12-16]. This week the Senate turns its attention to the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, effectively taking the Senate out of floor activity until Judge Barrett is voted out of the Judiciary Committee for floor action around October 27-29th. With the election being held the week after, there is very little likelihood that there would be another COVID-19 relief bill before the November 3rd election.

Beltway Buzz – Ogletree & Deakins

EEOC Issues Conciliation Proposal. This week the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a proposed rule to provide “greater clarity to the conciliation process by enhance[ing] the effectiveness of the process [to] ensure that the Commission meets its statutory obligations.” The proposed amendments to the EEOC’s conciliation procedures require the Commission to provide to a respondent:

  1. “a summary of the facts and non-privileged information that the Commission relied on in its reasonable cause finding, and … the criteria that will be used to identify victims from the pool of potential class members”;
  2. “a summary of the Commission’s legal basis for finding reasonable cause, including … non-privileged information it obtained during the course of its investigation that raised doubt that employment discrimination had occurred”;
  3. “the basis for any relief sought, including the calculations underlying the initial conciliation proposal”; and
  4. “identification of a systemic, class, or pattern or practice designation.”

The proposal also gives the respondent “at least 14 calendar days to respond to the initial conciliation proposal from the Commission.” Comments are due on or before November 9, 2020.

OFCCP Releases Diversity Training FAQs. This week the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released frequently asked questions in response to President Trump’s “Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping.”

Contract Bar Briefing Deadline. October 7, 2020, was the deadline for interested amici to file briefs in the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) case contemplating changes to its “contract bar” doctrine, which prohibits representation elections during the life of a collective bargaining agreement for up to three years.

IHMM EVENTS CALENDAR

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

Date Event Event Producer Location
Daily CE 1102- Industrial Hygiene for Safety Professionals (online) Columbia Southern University

Online

Daily CE 1105: Maritime Hazardous Materials Inventory Columbia Southern University

Online

Daily CE 1106: Coronavirus Facts: Understanding the Coronavirus Columbia Southern University

Online

Daily CE 1107: Coronavirus Prevention & Control: Strategies for Employees Columbia Southern University

Online

Daily CE 1108: Coronavirus Prevention: Strategies for Managers Columbia Southern University

Online

Daily CE 1109: Coronavirus Prevention & Control: Train the Trainer Columbia Southern University

Online

Daily Hazmat General, Safety and Security Awareness Online Training Course CHEMTREC

Online

Daily 49 CFR Ground Shipper Lion

Online

Daily IATA Dangerous Goods Training for Operations Personnel DGI

Online

Daily Shipping Fully Regulated and Excepted Lithium Batteries and Cells Online Training Chemtrec

Online

Daily Healthy Buildings Amid COVID-19 Golder Associates

Online

Daily Air Transport of Radioactive Materials (IATA/DOT) Online Training Energy Solutions

Online

Daily DOT/NRC Radioactive Waste Packaging, Transportation and Disposal Online Training Energy Solutions

Online

Daily GET THE DIRT ON EXCESS SOIL Navigating Ontario’s Finalized Regulations Golder Associates

Online

Daily DOT NON-Bulk Training Compliance Associates

Online

Daily Online IATA Dangerous Goods Training Compliance Associates

Online

Daily Webinar IATA Dangerous Goods Training Compliance Associates

Online

Daily Webinar DOT Bulk Tank Truck Training Compliance Associates

Online

Daily Onsite DOT Bulk Tank Truck Training Compliance Associates

Online

Daily Online DOT Bulk Railcar Training Compliance Associates

Online

Daily Hazmat General, Safety and Security Awareness Online Training Course CHEMTREC

Online

Daily OSHA 30 Construction (Online) ClickSafety

Online

Daily HAZWOPER 2020 Refresher (Online) ClickSafety

Online

Daily HAZWOPER 40-Hour All Industries (Online) ClickSafety

Online

Daily HAZWOPER 24-Hour All Industries (Online) ClickSafety

Online

Daily Hazmat General, Safety and Security Awareness Online Training Course Chemtrec

Online

Daily IATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for Operations Chemtrec

Online

Daily 8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Course Hazmat School

Online

Daily DOT Hazmat Employee with Packaging Course Hazmat School

Online

Daily RCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Online Training Course Hazmat School

Online

Daily 49 CFR Training Chemtrec

Online

Daily ASP®-CSP® Online Review Bowen

Online

Daily IATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for Operations Personnel Chemtrec

Online

Daily CHMM Online Review Bowen

Online

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

Online

Daily Onsite Lithium Battery Training Compliance Associates

Online

Daily Onsite ADR Training Compliance Associates

Online

Daily Webinar ADR Training Compliance Associates

Online

Daily Webinar TDG Training Compliance Associates

Online

Daily OSHA Confined Space Operations Training Hazmat School

Online

Daily Emergency Management, Laser Safety Fundamentals Bowen EHS

Online

Daily 49CFR/IATA/IMDG INITIAL WEBINAR DGI

Online

Weekly EHMM Review Course NEACHMM

Online

Oct. 15, 2020 IATA Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Air PTP         Swedesboro, NJ
Oct. 20 & 27, 22 & 29, 2020 FET Environment 2020 Virtual Conference FET

Online

Oct. 21, 2020 Ethics in the Age of COVID-19 Webinar Bowen

Online

Oct. 26-27, 2020 CHMM Review Course PTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Oct. 28, 2020 RCRA Hazardous Waste Management – New Rules PTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Oct. 29, 2020 DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Training PTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Nov 2-5, 2020 40 Hour OSHA HAZWOPER Training PTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Nov 3, 2020 Incident Command All Hazards Training

Findlay, OH

Nov 4, 2020 8 Hour OSHA HAZWOPER Refresher Training PTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Nov 17, 2020 Confined Space: Entrant/Attendant/Supervisor All Hazards Training

Findlay, OH

Nov 18, 2020 Confined Space Basic Rescue 1 All Hazards Training

Findlay, OH

Nov 19, 2020 Confined Space Basic Rescue 2 All Hazards Training

Findlay, OH

Nov 19, 2020 RCRA Hazardous Waste Management – NEW RULES PTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Nov 20, 2020 DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Training PTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Nov 24-25, 2020 CHMM Review Course PTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Nov 30-Dec 2, 2020 24 Hour Hazmat Technician Training PTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Nov 30-Dec 3, 2020 40 Hour OSHA Hazwoper Training PTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Dec 2, 2020 8 Hour OSHA Wazwoper Refresher Training PTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Dec 2, 2020 -Mar 3, 2021 FET EHMM 11-Week Virtual Course FET

Online

Dec 8, 2020 Webinar: DOT, IATA and IMDG Methods for Transporting Dangerous Goods Bowen

Online

Dec 17, 2020 RCRA Hazardous Waste Management – NEW RULES PTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Dec 18, 2020 DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Training PTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Dec 18, 2020 IATA Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Air PTP

Swedesboro, NJ

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