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 [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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SafetyFOCUS Events Are Now Virtual

Due to the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic and its cascading effects on safety and health, work, travel, and large gatherings, all SafetyFOCUS events are now virtual. Our hope is that this format will make SafetyFOCUS events more accessible while offering the same networking opportunities and high-quality education you expect from ASSP. IHMM is a member of ASSP and we are pleased to send all IHMM certificants and you may learn more here https://safetyfocus.assp.org/

VUBIZ Becomes HMS Partner – Adds CSHM Exam Prep Course

The Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) designation is the preferred certification for Health and Safety Managers. Requirements for CSHM certification include passing an exam administered by the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management.

The Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) designation is the preferred certification for Health and Safety Managers. Requirements for CSHM certification include passing an exam administered by the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management. If you are planning on taking the CSHM Exam, preparation is essential for success.

For more information about CSHM certification and the CSHM exam, please refer to the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) at https://ihmm.org/cshm/

The Vubiz CSHM exam prep course is 6 hours long and is delivered online and may be taken at the convenience of the purchaser for up to 90 days. FMI see https://hazmatsociety.org/training/cshm-exam-preparation-elearning-workshop-2/2020-11-10/

CSHM and CSMP Credentials with IHMM

The Certified Safety and Health Manager [CSHM] https://ihmm.org/cshm/ and Certified Safety Management Practitioner [CSMP] https://ihmm.org/csmp/ credentials are being rewritten and redefined by two committees made up of credential holders from each credential.

The CSHM Scheme Committee is chaired by Steven Guillory, CSHM, and the other members of the committee may be found here > https://ihmm.org/cshm-scheme-committee/  The Certified Safety Management Practitioner Scheme Committee is chaired by Kirk Rains, CSMP, and the other members of the committee may be found here > https://ihmm.org/csmp-scheme-committee/.

These two committees are working to create new job task analyses for each credential, in addition to new blueprints for each credential, as the two currently share one blueprint. These committees will also be creating new examinations, item banks, and associated measures to strengthen the credentials so that both will qualify for ANSI accreditation later next year.

The Hazardous Materials Society [HMS] will be organizing education and training vendors to construct new prep classes for the CSHM and CSMP, as well as other professional development programs to further strengthen these credentials for everyone who holds them today and all who apply for the credentials in the future.

As we all work to strengthen and improve these credentials we appreciate the support and participation of all CSHMs and CSMPs.

National Safety Council Webinars

IHMM is a member of the National Safety Council and is pleased to share these NSC webinars with all IHMM certificants.

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.

EHS Digest & Updates

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.



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/

IHMM Board of Directors 2020 Election Approaches

IHMM Board of Directors Election Begins November 2, 2020

In accordance with the IHMM Bylaws and Elections Guidelines, the 2020 elections for positions open on the IHMM Board of Directors begin November 2, 2020, and runs through November 30, 2020.

For January 2021 we have two seats open, one for a CHMM and one for a non-credentialed Public Member, for which we solicited candidates every week from March through July.

The map at left shows RED states as states from which IHMM already has a Board member [2 from Maryland], and the BLUE states are the states from which we have candidates for next month’s election. One of the many things the IHMM Nominating Committee takes into account in selecting Nominees is geographic diversity. This year one candidate resides in Qatar.

Every IHMM certificant in good standing will receive a named and numbered ballot to ensure the security of the election and so each may only vote once. Look for your ballot on November 2, 2020, by email.

For the CHMM and Public Member Positions, We Have the Following Nominees.

Robert E. DeHart, CHMM

Boone, NC
Robert’s Bio
Why Robert Wants to Serve

William M. Diesslin, CHMM

Ames, IA
Bill’s Bio and Why Bill Wants to Serve

Rick Huckfeldt, CHMM

Richland, WA
Rick’s Bio
Why Rick Wants to Serve

David Onchagwa, CHMM

Doha, Qatar
David’s Bio

W. Morgan Hyson, Public Member

Rockville, MD
Morgan’s Bio and Why Morgan Wants to Serve

Kermit Rader, Public Member

Philadelphia, PA
Kermit’s Bio
Why Kermit Wants to Serve

$45 Webinar – OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training

2 CMPs

Do you work in or around areas that may contain asbestos? If so, you may need asbestos awareness training to work safely and maintain compliance with U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. At Hazmat School, we offer a 2-hour online asbestos awareness course designed to meet the needs of maintenance and custodial personnel and other workers who may come into contact with asbestos-containing materials.

Our online asbestos awareness course satisfies the training requirements outlined by OSHA in 29 CFR 1926.1101. This regulation requires employers to provide training to every employee likely to be exposed to asbestos in excess of permissible exposure limits (PEL) and who performs Class IV asbestos operations. According to the regulation, training must occur annually and at no cost to the employee. The training program must also ensure employees receive information about a number of specific asbestos-related topics.

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 [email protected] and let us know.

Featured HMS Affinity Programs – Staples

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.

NPP provides discount pricing on more than 30,000 supplies and services with free next-day delivery on standard orders over $30. After clicking on the next link and when on the next page, click on START SAVING. Enroll with NPP and start saving today.

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.

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.

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.


The Senate Goes Home

After confirming Amy Coney Barrett as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and another US District Court judge for Northern Ohio, the Senate adjourned until November 9, 2020. Hence, there will be no COVID-19 stimulus legislation enacted into law prior to the election on November 3rd.

Beltway Buzz – Ogletree & Deakins

Sweet Asteroid of Death. There are 8 days until Election Day, November 3, 2020. For voters who are unhappy with the available options, there may be some good news: an asteroid may crash into Earth on November 2, 2020, perhaps canceling the remainder of 2020 and obviating the need to cast a ballot on Election Day.

SCOTUS Update. On October 22, 2020, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary approved the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States by a vote of 12–0. None of the 10 Democratic members of the committee attended the hearing and vote. As the Buzz noted last week, Judge Barrett’s nomination is expected to go to the Senate floor on October 23, 2020, and her confirmation vote is expected to be held on October 26, 2020.

OSHA Clarifies N95 Respirator Effectiveness. This week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration updated its COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions to clarify that N95 respirator masks are “effective in protecting workers from the virus that causes COVID-19.” According to a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) news release, OSHA’s updated guidance is intended to address “incorrect claims stating that N95 respirators[’] filter does not capture particles as small as the virus that causes the coronavirus.”

Business Groups Challenge Immigration Regulations. As expected, multiple legal challenges have been filed against the DOL’s prevailing wage regulation and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s H-1B reform regulation. One of the challenges was filed earlier this week by several business groups and universities. Regarding the economic impact of the regulations, the complaint states:

If left unchecked, [the rules] would sever the employment relationship of hundreds of thousands of existing employees in the United States, and they would virtually foreclose the hiring of new individuals via the H-1B program. They would also gut EB-2 and EB-3 immigrant visas, which provide for employment-based permanent residence in the United States.

The complaint argues that the rules should be set aside because they conflict with underlying statutory requirements and were promulgated in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act’s notice-and-comment requirements.

B in Lieu of H. Despite the lawsuits, as well as recent court rulings enjoining the visa ban of June 22, 2020, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services fee increases, the administration continues its efforts to restrict temporary high-skilled immigration into the United States. On October 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of State issued a notice of proposed rulemaking eliminating the “B-1 in lieu of H” policy for business travel. The proposal asserts that the change “would increase clarity and transparency by removing confusing and outdated language about the scope of activity in the United States that is permissible on a B–1 visa.” Written comments on the proposed rule are due on or before December 21, 2020.

OFCCP Seeks Diversity and Inclusion Materials. On October 22, 2020, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published a request for information (RFI) seeking “comments, information, and materials from the public relating to workplace trainings that involve race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating.” The RFI is in response to the “Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping” in which President Donald Trump directed OFCCP to collect from federal contractors and subcontractors “copies of any training, workshop, or similar programing having to do with diversity and inclusion as well as information about the duration, frequency, and expense of such activities.” Of course, participation in the RFI is voluntary, and the RFI states that OFCCP will not take enforcement action against a federal contractor or subcontractor that submits materials that are not in compliance “with Executive Orders 13950 or 11246, provided that such contractor or subcontractor promptly comes into compliance with the Executive Orders as directed by OFCCP.” The RFI also includes a hotline number and email address through which employees and members of the public may “report potentially unlawful training materials.”



DateEventEvent ProducerLocation
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


Daily CE 1108: Coronavirus Prevention: Strategies for ManagersColumbia Southern University


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


DailyHazmat General, Safety and Security Awareness Online Training Course CHEMTREC


Daily49 CFR Ground Shipper Lion


DailyIATA Dangerous Goods Training for Operations Personnel DGI


DailyShipping Fully Regulated and Excepted Lithium Batteries and Cells Online TrainingChemtrec


DailyHealthy Buildings Amid COVID-19Golder Associates


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


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


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


DailyDOT NON-Bulk Training Compliance Associates


DailyOnline IATA Dangerous Goods 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


DailyHazmat General, Safety and Security Awareness Online Training Course CHEMTREC


DailyOSHA 30 Construction (Online) ClickSafety


DailyHAZWOPER 2020 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


Daily49 CFR TrainingChemtrec


DailyASP®-CSP® Online ReviewBowen


DailyIATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for Operations PersonnelChemtrec


DailyCHMM Online Review Bowen


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


DailyOnsite Lithium Battery TrainingCompliance Associates


DailyOnsite ADR TrainingCompliance Associates


DailyWebinar ADR TrainingCompliance Associates


DailyWebinar TDG TrainingCompliance Associates


DailyOSHA Confined Space Operations TrainingHazmat School


DailyEmergency Management, Laser Safety FundamentalsBowen EHS




WeeklyEHMM Review CourseNEACHMM




Oct. 20 & 27, 22 & 29, 2020FET Environment 2020 Virtual ConferenceFET         Online
Oct. 26-27, 2020CHMM Review CoursePTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Oct. 28, 2020RCRA Hazardous Waste Management – New RulesPTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Oct. 29, 2020DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation TrainingPTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Nov 2-5, 202040 Hour OSHA HAZWOPER TrainingPTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Nov 3, 2020Incident CommandAll Hazards Training

Findlay, OH

Nov 4, 20208 Hour OSHA HAZWOPER Refresher TrainingPTP

Swedesboro, NJ

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

Findlay, OH

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

Findlay, OH

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

Findlay, OH

Nov 19, 2020RCRA Hazardous Waste Management – NEW RULESPTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Nov 20, 2020DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation TrainingPTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Nov 24-25, 2020CHMM Review CoursePTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Nov 30-Dec 2, 202024 Hour Hazmat Technician TrainingPTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Nov 30-Dec 3, 202040 Hour OSHA Hazwoper TrainingPTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Dec 2, 20208 Hour OSHA Wazwoper Refresher TrainingPTP

Swedesboro, NJ

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


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


Dec 17, 2020RCRA Hazardous Waste Management – NEW RULESPTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Dec 18, 2020DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation TrainingPTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Dec 18, 2020IATA Transportation of Dangerous Goods by AirPTP

Swedesboro, NJ

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