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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.

72% 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.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

IHMM Today is an online publication of the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM)

Other than content specifically provided by IHMM, articles contained in IHMM Today
are compiled from independent sources and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of IHMM.

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IHMM Credential Recognition

Below you will see the credential badges that are now in each CHMM, CHMP, CDGT, CDGP, Student CHMM, 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 https://ihmm.org/.

Phone: 301-984-8969 | [email protected]

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.

IHMM UPDATES

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.

Call for Volunteers – IHMM Sustainability Task Force

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

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

If this growing arena of corporate attention interests you, please join us!  Go to: https://ihmm.org/ihmm-sustainability-task-force/ and click on the Volunteer button.

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

IHMM Board Nominations Open

Heather Waldmann, CHMM, Chair of the IHMM Nominating Committee [https://ihmm.org/nominating-committee/], is pleased to announce the opening of the Board nominating season for 2022.

In 2022 the IHMM Nominating Committee solicits candidates for three [3] director positions that will be open on January 1, 2021. [1] Certified Dangerous Goods Professional [CDGP], [1] Certified Safety and Health Manager [CSHM], and [1] At-Large, that can be either a CHMM, CDGP, CHMP, CSHM, or CSMP.

The documents describing the nominations and elections process and forms for submitting nominations are here:

EPA Recognition of the IHMM CHMM as an Environmental Professional

IHMM’s Board approved an initiative to have the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognize the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager [CHMM] credential in the context of 40 CFR § 312.10, Definitions. The key element of this regulation includes,

However, the Agency notes that any individual with a certification from a private certification organization where the organization’s certification qualifications include the same or more stringent education and experience requirements as those included in today’s final regulation will meet the definition of an environmental professional for the purposes of this regulation.”

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

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

IHMM Fellows Becoming Mentors

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

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

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

IHMM RECENT NEWS

IHMM Announces New CSMP Test Specification (Blueprint)  

The Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) conducts a Job Task Analysis (JTA) to validate all certification examinations every five years, or more often if circumstances warrant.  The job analysis identifies the performance areas and associated knowledge, tasks, skills, and abilities relating to the credential. The analysis ensures adequate and accurate coverage of all content as defined by the overall scope of the test. During the JTA process, a new blueprint is created that reflects the consensus of the profession validated by survey participants.  The blueprint provides the areas of competency that a minimally qualified candidate must have to be deemed competent.

The IHMM CSMP Scheme Committee has conducted its first comprehensive Job Task Analysis (JTA) based on psychometric principles during a yearlong series of one-and-a-half-hour workshop meetings and has finalized the JTA and the blueprint for the CSMP examination.  The job task analysis includes the test definition documents, the purpose of the exam, description of the intended audience, the definition of the minimally-competent candidate, domains, and testing objectives  The committee worked on evaluating testing objectives using the cognitive levels of:

  • Declarative – which requires a candidate to recall and retain knowledge
  • Application – which requires a candidate to apply the knowledge to a scenario.

IHMM would like to extend a very special thank you to the CSMP Scheme Committee members.  The success of this project can be largely attributed to the passionate subject matter experts in their field who were fully engaged in the process, and committed to the mission of IHMM and the CSMP credential.  Thank you for volunteering your time, your expertise, and your passion to define the CSMP credential!!

Seven subject matter experts (SMEs) serve on the CSMP Scheme Committee, working under the guidance of Jim Brinton, a trained psychometrician from Certification Management Services (CMS), and other facilitators, Kirk Rains, Chair, and Trina of the CSMP Scheme Committee and M. Patricia Buley, IHMM’s Director of Certification and Accreditation.

Pictured above: Patricia Buley, Matt Rehlander, Mark Richards, Jim Brinton, Trina Cameron, Kirk Rains, and Lisa Price. Not pictured Conrad DeVeau and Jason Teliszczak.

Subject Matter ExpertSector
 Kirk Rains, Chair National security, defense, healthcare, engineering
 Trina Cameron, Vice-ChairConstruction, Environmental Protection, Oil and Gas Extraction, Remediation Services & Utilities
 Conrad DeVeauManufacturing
 Lisa PriceHealth Care/Manufacturing
 Matt RehlanderConstruction
 Mark Richards Government/Environmental Health and Safety Officer
 Jason TeliszczakConsultant

The eligibility requirements for the CSMP examination are as follows:

Candidate education and experience must be validated through the application process before taking the CSMP examination. Individuals who meet the criteria outlined in the table may be eligible to sit for the CSMP examination.

Degree or DesignationQualifying Experience Requirement
Bachelor’s degree in Any Field2 years
Associate degree in Safety-Related Field2 years
High school diploma/GED3 years

Summary of Requirements

  • Full-time professional safety and health management experience are acceptable. Requires position duties with 50% or greater safety and health management-related activities.
  • Two years of part-time experience with 50% or greater safety and health management activities may be substituted for one full-time year.

The new CHMM examination blueprint is expected to be effective by the fourth quarter of 2022.  You can find the blueprint here:  https://ihmm.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/2022-IHMM-CSMP-Blueprint.pdf

For more information about the Certified Safety Management Practitioner (CSMP) certification program, including eligibility requirements and application procedures, see the CSMP section of the IHMM website here. If you have questions about the CSMP Blueprint, please contact M. Patricia Buley at [email protected].

CSHM Blueprint Approved by the IHMM Board

On Friday, March 25, 2022, the IHMM Board received the new Certified Safety and Health Manager [CSHM] blueprint from the CSHM Scheme Committee, chaired by Steven Guillory, CSHM > https://ihmm.org/cshm-scheme-committee/.

The new blueprint, seen here, is a tremendously impressive achievement more than two years in the making.  Now the CSHM Scheme committee works to create a new examination for the credential as IHMM prepares to submit the CSHM for accreditation by ANAB/ANSI, American National Standards Institute.

Congratulations to the committee and its staff liaison, M. Patricia Buley, IOM, ICE-CCP!

CPPS Blueprint Approved by the IHMM Board

On Friday, March 25, 2022, the IHMM Board received the new Certified Pandemic Preparedness Specialist [CPPS] blueprint from the IHMM Microcredential Task Force, chaired by Dan Blankfeld, CSMP. See > https://ihmm.org/microcredential-task-force/

The new blueprint is a tremendously impressive achievement more than a year in the making.  Now the Microcredential Task Force works to create a new examination for the microcredential. The Certified Pandemic Preparedness Specialist [CPPS] is the first microcredential to be issued by IHMM.

Microcredentials are short, focused credentials designed to provide in-demand skills, know-how, and experience. The CPPS is designed to be attached, or stacked, onto either that CHMM or the CSHM credentials. That simply means that the initial qualification to sit for the CPPS exam one would first need to hold the IHMM CHMM or CSHM credentials.

The creation of the CPPS is being done in the environment of the Biden Administration’s plans to funnel the $65.3 billion over seven to 10 years to invest in the country’s ability to respond “rapidly and effectively” to future epidemics and pandemics, as the current COVID-19 crisis has disrupted society and killed millions worldwide.

Congratulations to the Microcredential Task Force for this great effort!

CSSM Blueprint Approved by the IHMM Board

On Friday, March 25, 2022, the IHMM Board received the new Certified School Safety Manager [CSSM] blueprint from the CSSS-CSSM Committee, chaired by Mike Howe, CSSM. See > https://ihmm.org/csss-cssm-committee/

The new blueprint is a tremendously impressive achievement more than six months in the making.  Now the CSSS-CSSM Committee works to create a new examination for the CSSM. This CSSM blueprint is the first of its kind.

When the new CSSM examination is completed and released later this year, then the committee will turn to create a blueprint for the Certified School Safety Specialist [CSSS] credential.

Congratulations to the CSSS-CSSM Committee for this great effort!

IHMM Recertification Video Teleconferences

 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.
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IHMM Recertification Videos

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

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

FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOP – 24 IHMM CMPs

Courses are here> https://hazmatsociety.org/education-training/?tribe_paged=1&tribe_event_display=list&tribe-bar-date=2022-01-24&tribe-bar-search=NPETE

These workshops are offered with U.S. DOT PHMSA HMIT (Hazardous Materials Instructor Training) Grant support to the National Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (National PETE).

This training is FREE for employees and federal, state, county, and local government employees involved in DOT HazMat Shipping, Receiving and Handling via Ground, Air, and Vessel Transportation.

The workshop curriculum is in accordance with 49 CFR § 172.704 for General Awareness, Function-Specific, Safety, and Security Awareness training requirements.

Class size is limited to 10-15 students with mask/social distancing protocols, so act fast. Minimum of 6 attendees is needed to confirm the class.

Registration: Contact Mr. Raymond Davis, CHMM, IHMM Fellow, NPETE US DOT PHMSA HMIT Grant Project Coordinator/Instructor at [email protected]

Please provide Mr. Davis with the following registration information via email to [email protected]

Your name, Your company, Your company address/city/state/zip, Phone number, and Email

Upon receipt of your registration information, the address of the training location will be provided.


2022 National Safety Stand-Down for Fall Prevention

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

As a reminder, anyone who wants to prevent hazards in the workplace can participate in the Stand-Down. Companies can conduct a Safety Stand-Down by taking a break to have a toolbox talk or another safety activity such as conducting safety equipment inspections, developing rescue plans, or discussing job specific hazards. Consider planning a socially/physically distanced stand-down that works for your workplace. See Highlights from the Past Stand-Downs.


Creating the Water Workforce of the Future: Webinar Series

Retaining a Strong and Resilient Utility Workforce

May 4, 2022

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Register Here

As we all know, the water utility sector faces real challenges – not only to recruit a strong and resilient workforce but also to retain and cultivate these individuals once they are on board. Past webinars in this series have focused on ways in which utilities are using innovative strategies to attract workers. This webinar will focus on what happens next. You’ll hear from two leading utilities that are ensuring their employees have the right training, career progression opportunities, and other incentives to help them succeed and advance in their careers at the utility, not just in their current job.

Please join us on May 4th to hear and learn from two outstanding water utility managers.

This webinar is part of an ongoing webinar series hosted by EPA, in partnership with leading water sector organizations around the country. More information on this webinar series can be found at

https://www.epa.gov/sustainable-water-infrastructure/water-sector-workforce-webinars

Moderator

  • Jim Horne, U.S. EPA

Speakers

  • Janet Barrow, Director of Human Resources and Administration, WaterOne, Johnson County, Kansas
  • Gerard Yates, Deputy General Manager, Central Utah Water Conservancy District
Attendance is free! Please register here:
https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_MNYdt20WTZaPuCgcVqXePg

FIFRA Hot Topics

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (EDT)

Register Today

Register now to join Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) for “FIFRA Hot Topics,” a complimentary webinar covering key Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) priorities and what companies should know to avoid market delays.

Speakers include:

Lisa M. Campbell, Partner, B&C, moderator
Edward Messina, Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) OPP
James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant, B&C

Program: 

With year one of the Biden Administration’s term in the history books, we have a clearer sense of how EPA is proceeding on all fronts. EPA’s OPP is focusing on long-standing challenges, especially a renewed effort to meet Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation requirements and determining how best to meet core pesticide registration review obligations in 2022. These program priorities must reflect special considerations for environmental justice and climate change, advance critical science and policy issues, develop a fifth Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) implementation framework, and display a renewed commitment to working collaboratively with state partners and other stakeholders to implement the program.

Topics Covered:

  • OPP and Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Issues and Priorities
  • Climate Change and Environmental Justice
  • Trade and Import Issues
  • Recent Developments in EPA Efforts to Better Coordinate FIFRA Efforts and ESA Requirements
  • Reauthorization of PRIA
  • Additional Review of Chlorpyrifos and Dicamba
  • Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Pesticide Containers

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

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


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Get Ready for Safe + Sound Week!

Mark your calendars! Safe + Sound Week will take place from August 15-21, 2022. Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe. Registration for Safe + Sound Week opens in early July.  The Save the Date is available to download in both English and Spanish. We look forward to your participation!

Lead With Safety

Management Leadership means an organization’s management provides the leadership, vision, and resources needed to eliminate hazards, protect workers, and continuously improve workplace safety and health. Managers, we encourage you to take the Management Leadership challenge and Lead With Safety!

  1. Identify a pressing safety issue in your workplace.
  2. Take one or more steps to address the issue in your workplace.

Download your challenge coin and share how you #LeadWithSafety on social media.

Show Your Support

Visibly demonstrate and communicate your safety and health commitment to workers and others.  Download the  Management Leadership Partner Graphic , add your organization’s logo, and share it on your organization’s social media account on Tuesday, March 29.

Collaborate With Safe + Sound on the Partner Seminar Series

The Partner Seminar Series provides the opportunity for Safe + Sound partners to come together to share knowledge and best practices for safety and health.

We will be focusing on finding and fixing hazards from April to June. Do you have an idea for a topic for the next partner seminar series? Email [email protected].

Check out these past webinars for inspiration!

Download the Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs

The Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs (in Spanish) is available for download! The Recommended Practices, which are designed to be used in a wide variety of small and medium-sized business settings, present a step-by-step approach to implementing a safety and health program.


IHMM GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS


Beltway Buzz – Ogletree Deakins

POTUS Releases FY 2023 Budget. This week, President Biden released his budget for fiscal year (FY) 2023, which begins on October 1, 2022. As the Buzz has written many times in the past, because the U.S. Congress has the “power of the purse” and is solely responsible for establishing government funding levels, presidential budgets are, in reality, aspirational documents containing presidential spending preferences. Of note for labor and employment spending: the FY 2023 budget would provide the National Labor Relations Board with $319 million—up 16 percent from the roughly $274 million that it has annually received since 2014. With the November elections looming and considering the fact that federal spending is always a contentious fight in Congress (recall that funding for FY 2022 was only agreed to last month), this budget is merely the first step in a series of lengthy negotiations.

Senate Rejects DOL Nominee. On March 30, 2022, the U.S. Senate voted against advancing the nomination of David Weil to be administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division. The procedural vote effectively defeats Weil’s nomination. Weil previously served as former President Obama’s wage and hour administrator from 2014 to 2017. In that role, he advanced policy changes relating to overtime, as well as tests for joint employer and independent contractor status that drew criticism—and legal challenges—from the business community. No word yet on whether President Biden will nominate another candidate for the position. Of course, the DOL can proceed with its enforcement and regulatory agendas in the absence of a confirmed wage and hour administrator, but it’s a bit like a college basketball team playing in the national championship without its coach: it can play the game, but perhaps not as effectively.

Retirement Bill Passes House. It is not every day that the U.S. House of Representatives passes legislation by a vote count of 414–5, but that was the vote tally this week when the House passed the Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2022 (H.R. 2954). The bill, which combines multiple separate bills, builds on 2019’s Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act and is intended to make it easier for workers to save for retirement. Despite bipartisan support for the bill, there is some concern within the business community regarding provisions that would require the distribution of hard-copy statements to plan participants, as well as require automatic enrollment. The bill now heads to the U.S. Senate. Coincidentally (or perhaps not), the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing this week on the issue of retirement, during which several concepts contained in the bill were discussed.

OSHA Proposes New Recordkeeping Reporting Requirements. For the third time in three consecutive presidential administrations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will attempt to change employers’ injury and illness recordkeeping requirements. On March 30, 2022, OSHA published a notice of proposed rulemaking that would “require establishments with 100 or more employees in certain designated industries to electronically submit information from their OSHA Forms 300, 301, and 300A to OSHA once a year.” The designated industries include agriculture, construction, manufacturing, retail, transportation, healthcare, among others. OSHA proposes “to require establishments to include their company name[s] when making electronic submissions to OSHA,” and the agency states that it “intends to post the data from the proposed annual electronic submission requirement on a public website.” The agency further states that it intends to “remov[e] information that reasonably identifies individuals” prior to posting such data publicly. The proposal is similar to a 2016 rule that was amended in 2019. Public comments are due on or before May 31, 2022.

OFCCP Rescinds Directives Aimed at Transparency, Efficiency. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) continues to advance policy directives that provide the agency with more power with regard to investigating federal contractors. This week, OFCCP issued Directive 2022-02, “Effective Compliance Evaluations and Enforcement.” The directive rescinds four Trump-era OFCCP directives focused on “CERT” principles adopted in 2018 and 2020— Certainty, Efficiency, Recognition, and Transparency—and replaces them with a policy approach providing OFCCP with access and information during contractor compliance evaluations. Highlights of the directive include the following policies and procedures that OFCCP will pursue during these investigations:

  • OFCCP will be “enhancing its neutral scheduling procedures” to ensure that a “broader universe of contractors and subcontractors” are selected for compliance evaluations.
  • OFCCP will implement strict deadlines within which employers must respond to data requests that may be excused only in “extraordinary circumstances.”
  • OFCCP will expand investigations to include as many establishments and employees as possible, as long as the agency can identify “similar practices to those identified during compliance evaluations of the scheduled establishments.”
  • During investigations, OFCCP may directly contact employees “without the contractor serving as an intermediary,” and “when OFCCP is interviewing nonmanagement personnel, the contractor does not have the right to have a representative present.”

EPA Publishes Final Scope of D4 Risk Evaluation, Seeks Comment on Draft Revision to PV29 Risk Determination

On March 7, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of the final scope of the risk evaluation to be conducted for octamethylcyclotetra-siloxane (D4), a chemical substance for which EPA received a manufacturer request for risk evaluation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). 87 Fed. Reg. 12696. The scope document includes the conditions of use (COU), hazards, exposures, and the potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulations (PESS) that EPA plans to consider in conducting the risk evaluation for this chemical substance. EPA also published a separate notice announcing the availability of and requesting public comment on a draft revision to the risk determination for the Colour Index Pigment Violet 29 (PV29) risk evaluation. 87 Fed. Reg. 12690. EPA states that the draft revision finds that PV29, as a whole chemical substance, presents an unreasonable risk of injury to health when evaluated under its COUs. The draft revision would supersede the COU-specific no unreasonable risk determinations in the January 2021 PV29 risk evaluation, would withdraw the associated order, and would make a revised determination of unreasonable risk for PV29 as a whole chemical substance. EPA notes that in addition, the draft revised risk determination does not reflect an assumption that workers always appropriately wear personal protective equipment (PPE). Comments on the draft revision to the PV29 risk determination are due April 21, 2022. For more information, please read the full memorandum.

Read more > https://www.lawbc.com/regulatory-developments/entry/epa-publishes-final-scope-of-d4-risk-evaluation-seeks-comment-on-draft-revi

FEDERAL CREDENTIAL RECOGNITION – CALL TO ACTION – Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act

CALL TO ACTION – Representative Spanberger of Virginia’s 7th Congressional District has drafted legislation entitled,  H.R. 2171, “Freedom To Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act.” This legislation expands the provisions of existing law with respect to the allowable uses of Section 529 education tuition accounts to include most expenses paid by the holders of private professional certifications. We need you to contact your House and Senate members to ask them to co-sponsor this legislation.

CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE

You can support this effort with your voice and message. Go here>  https://ihmm.org/45-in-5-task-force/  and fill out your contact information where provided and help to pass H.R. 2171/S. 905.


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]

Donate to HMS

One of the most important projects of the Hazardous Materials Society is our Scholarship Program.

HMS wants to make it as easy as possible for those who cannot always afford to participate in pursuing certification, or keeping up with professional development, or attending great conferences and receiving outstanding training. HMS does not solicit contributions from the general public. HMS does ask IHMM’s certificants and their companies and our education and training vendors to consider a contribution.

Here, through your generosity, you can make a difference in promoting the ability of those who can afford it least to become participants in our communities of practice.

It’s never too late to make a difference, so don’t let this opportunity to make a difference pass you by. Please consider a tax-deductible donation of $250, $500 or what you can to help build HMS’s effort to help others in our communities of practice.

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

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.

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.

INFORMATION FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS, PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, AND LABORATORIES.

Vaccine Data Dashboard. We have a specific dashboard dedicated to state vaccination plans, updated daily. For each state, you’ll find:

  • Current distribution phase,
  • A brief overview of a state plan,
  • Current and future eligible populations, and
  • Links to state documentation.

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A Collaborative Culture

There are 648 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 Jim Drosdak at [email protected] and he’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 2022

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 by sending an email to [email protected]

EnviroWorkShops 2022 Global Enviro Summit

April 4-7, 2022
Charlotte, North Carolina

Visit IHMM at Booth #66 at the trade show

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.

Register Here – IHMM Certificants Receive a 10% Discount Using IHMM25

COSTHA Annual Forum and Expo

April 4-25, 2022

Virtual Conference

National Safety Council Congress & Expo

September 19-21, 2022

San Diego, CA

VENDOR ALERT

IHMM had a record number of applications in 2021 – 704.  In 2021 IHMM delivered the largest number of examinations since 2016 – 477.  IHMM has 975 students in the pipeline moving through applications and examinations. IHMM has 358 students taking examinations right now. IHMM has another 546 students headed to take examinations.

Are you seeing this business as a vendor of education and training services?

Contact IHMM Executive Director Eugene A. Guilford, Jr., CAE, at [email protected]

HMS EVENTS CALENDAR

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

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

Online

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

Online

DailyCE 1105: Maritime Hazardous Materials Inventory Columbia Southern University

Online

DailyCE 1106: Coronavirus Facts: Understanding the CoronavirusColumbia Southern University

Online

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

Online

DailyCE 1108: Coronavirus Prevention: Strategies for ManagersColumbia Southern University

Online

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

Online

DailyDOT NON-Bulk Training Compliance Associates

Online

DailyWebinar IATA Dangerous Goods Training Compliance Associates

Online

DailyWebinar DOT Bulk Tank Truck Training Compliance Associates

Online

DailyOnsite DOT Bulk Tank Truck Training Compliance Associates

Online

DailyOnline DOT Bulk Railcar TrainingCompliance Associates

Online

DailyOSHA 30 Construction (Online) ClickSafety

Online

DailyHAZWOPER 2021 Refresher (Online) ClickSafety

Online

DailyHAZWOPER 40-Hour All Industries (Online) ClickSafety

Online

DailyHAZWOPER 24-Hour All Industries (Online) ClickSafety

Online

DailyHazmat General, Safety and Security Awareness Online Training Course Chemtrec

Online

DailyIATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for Operations Chemtrec

Online

Daily8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Course Hazmat School

Online

DailyDOT Hazmat Employee with Packaging Course Hazmat School

Online

DailyRCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Online Training Course Hazmat School

Online

DailyOSHA Asbestos Awareness TrainingHazmat School

Online

Daily49 CFR TrainingChemtrec

Online

DailyIATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for Operations PersonnelChemtrec

Online

DailyCHMM Online Review Bowen

Online

DailyOnsite Lithium Battery TrainingCompliance Associates

Online

DailyOnsite ADR TrainingCompliance Associates

Online

DailyWebinar ADR TrainingCompliance Associates

Online

DailyWebinar TDG TrainingCompliance Associates

Online

DailyOSHA Confined Space Operations TrainingHazmat School

Online

Daily49CFR/IATA/IMDG INITIAL WEBINARDGI

Online

DailyIATA/IMDG Certification TrainingDGI

Online

DailyDangerous Goods Shipping Private WebinarDGI

Online

DailyCSHM Exam Prep CourseVubiz

Online

DailyGround Transportation for CarriersChemtrec

Online

DailyOSHA Hazard Communications StandardChemtrec

Online

DailyDefensive Driver Training CourseHazmat School

Online

DailyOnline 2-Hour OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen TrainingHazmat School

Online

DailyOnline Heat Illness Prevention TrainingHazmat School

Online

DailyOnline OSHA 24-Hour HAZWOPER Training CourseHazmat School

Online

DailyEmergency Response Planning – On-Demand WebinarBowen EHS

Online

DailyEHS Training Self-Paced PDCBowen EHS

Online

April 4-7, 2022FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOPNational PETE           Cleveland, TN
April 4-8, 2022HAZWOPER Train the TrainerNASP           Houston, TX
April 12-14, 2022FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOPNational PETE           Fairmont, WV
April 19-21, 2022FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOPNational PETE           McMinnville, TN
April 27, 2022Annual OSHA HazWoper RefresherFET           Milwaukee, WI
May 10-12, 2022FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOPNational PETE           Oak Ridge, TN
May 17-19, 2022FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOPNational PETE           Big Stone Gap, VA
May 24-26, 2022FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOPNational PETE           Cumberland, MD
June 1-3, 2022FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOPNational PETE           Chattanooga, TN
June 7-9, 2022FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOPNational PETE           Montgomery, AL
June 14-16, 2022FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOPNational PETE           Blountville, TN
June 21-23, 2022FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOPNational PETE           McMinnville, TN
June 28-30, 2022FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOPNational PETE           Pendleton, SC
July 12-14, 2022FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOPNational PETE           Athens, GA
July 19-21, 2022FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOPNational PETE           Rockville, MD
July 26-28, 2022FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOPNational PETE           Savannah, GA
August 1 – September 26, 2022CHMM Online Review – Exam Prep CourseBowen EHS

Online

August 9-11, 2022FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOPNational PETE           Philadelphia, PA
August 16-19, 2022FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOPNational PETE           Clovis, NM
August 23-25, 2022FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOPNational PETE           Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Sept 7-9, 2022FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOPNational PETE           Smithton, PA
Sept 13-15, 2022FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOPNational PETE           Eastlake, OH
Sept 20-22, 2022FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOPNational PETE           Knoxville, TN
Sept 27-29, 2022FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOPNational PETE           Andover, MA

IHMM AFFILIATIONS

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