IHMM Today August 23, 2022

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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, Student CHMM, CHMP, or CDGP exams or Kaylene Cagle at [email protected] for the Student ASHM, CSHM, or CSMP exams.

Tuesday, August 23, 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

Throughout our certificant’s MYIHMM accounts are placed 10 Year, 20 Year, and 30 Year badges signifying their longevity as an IHMM certified professional.

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.

IHMM has Distinguished Diplomates and Fellows of the Institute badges to the appropriate people in the MYIHMM database. These two badges are accompanied by lapel pins 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.

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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.

IHMM Seeks New York Dept of Labor Recognition for the CSHM and CSMP

Institute of Hazardous Materials Management [IHMM] is working with the New York State Department of Labor concerning NYS Form SH 890 [4-15] and the references the form makes concerning certain ICR 59 Workplace Safety and Loss Prevention Safety Consultation certifications referenced in Section V, Section VI, and Section VIII of that document and throughout the rest of SH 890 [4-15]

While IHMM has high regard for the CSP, CIH, and other certifications mentioned in SH 890 [4-15], we find that there are two workplace safety and loss prevention certifications missing in the current form. IHMM brought to their attention the Certified Safety and Health Manager® [CSHM®] and Certified Safety Management Practitioner® [CSMP®] credentials.

IHMM thanks Anthony Dellisola, CSHM, for bringing this to our attention. Anthony has taken the IHMM material and shared it with his State Senator to get the process of amending either regulations or statute underway. Good work Anthony!

In every instance where we find agencies of government have overlooked our credentials we will work with all of them to bring them up-to-date. That is what the IHMM 45 in 5 project is all about – for all IHMM credentials.

IHMM-AHMP 45 in 5 Credential Recognition During Its First 18 Months

Mark Bruce and Gene Guilford launched 45 in 5 in January 2021, so about 18 months ago. The “45” was a target to add 45 states recognizing our credentials, as we had 5 at the time, and the “5” was for 5 years. How are we doing after the first 18 months?  Note: IHMM intends on engaging in this work on behalf of ALL of our credentials. 

Our progress is here > https://ihmm.org/credential-recognition/

After having Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Indiana, we added Nebraska, Colorado, Minnesota, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Ohio, California, and Georgia.  By the fall of 2021, the group wanted us to focus on federal agencies, so we embarked on some research to add to the 9 federal agencies that already recognized the CHMM.

The states highlighted in yellow in the map above are where we have legal research being conducted now. Last week IHMM began working with Alaska, Arizona, and Puerto Rico as well.

IHMM Seeks CSHM and CSMP Recognition in Puerto Rico

Institute of Hazardous Materials Management [IHMM] is working with a CSHM in Puerto Rico on recognition of the CSHM and CSMP at the PR Department of Labor. IHMM has a CSHM who works at the PR DOL and wants to be helpful gaining recognition for the credentials.

In every instance where we find agencies of government have overlooked our credentials we will work with all of them to bring them up-to-date. That is what the IHMM 45 in 5 project is all about – for all IHMM credentials.

EPA Will Discontinue Use of Exposure Modeling Thresholds When Assessing Health and Environmental Risks of New Chemicals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on August 22, 2022, that as part of its commitment to re-evaluate policies and practices under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) New Chemicals Program to ensure they adhere to statutory requirements and the Biden Administration’s executive orders and directives, it has updated its policy to discontinue the use of exposure modeling thresholds when assessing the health and environmental risks of new chemicals under TSCA. EPA intends to implement this policy change as soon as feasible. For more information on the policy change, please read the full memorandum.   

Read more > https://www.lawbc.com/regulatory-developments/entry/epa-will-discontinue-use-of-exposure-modeling-thresholds-when-assessing-hea

Increase in OSHA Fines Coming? Not so Fast

It’s not often these days that employers have something to cheer about when it comes to the regulatory front, but that seems to be the case now that Democrats in the Senate apparently have decided not to proceed with a proposal that would have quadrupled financial penalties imposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

At present, the maximum fine OSHA can assess against an employer per alleged repeat, willful or failure-to-abate violations is $145,027. Last year, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would have boosted the maximum penalty for willful or repeat violations of OSHA workplace safety rules from that amount to $700,000 per violation, including imposition of a $50,000 minimum.

Under last year’s House proposal, the serious failure-to-abate fine limit also would have increased from $13,653 to $70,000.

However, the most recent update to the reconciliation spending bill passed by the U.S. Senate does not mention or incorporate any provisions for raising the cap on civil money penalties regarding citations issued by OSHA, notes Raymond Perez II, an attorney with the law firm of Jackson Lewis.

“Labor and safety groups along with many Democrats have long advocated for higher OSHA fines which they argue will deter safety violations and encourage better employer compliance by reducing or eliminating workplace hazards that could lead to serious injury or death,” Perez observes.

Despite the stated good intentions, he points out that OSHA regulatory compliance can be extremely complicated and expensive even for large employers to comply with, and increasing penalties to such a high amount will not necessarily result in better outcomes.

In fact, massive fines would most certainly lead to employers being more likely to contest citations in drawn out litigation, Perez argues. “This would take away time and resources from actual compliance and would not serve the underlying purposes of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act.”

Another good reason for employers to dislike the currently high rate of inflation is that since the enactment of legislation in 2015, OSHA fines and civil penalties are adjusted upward each January to match the previous year’s rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

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EPA Amends SNUR Regulations to Protect Workers’ Health

As stated in Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®) July monthly update, B&C is providing a more detailed memorandum on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule amending the regulations governing significant new uses of chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to align with revisions that were made to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communications Standard (HCS) and changes to the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) respirator certification requirements for the respiratory protection of workers from exposure to chemicals. 87 Fed. Reg. 39756. The final rule will be effective on September 6, 2022. For more information and a detailed commentary, please read the full memorandum.  

Read more > https://www.lawbc.com/regulatory-developments/entry/epa-amends-snur-regulations-to-protect-workers-health

PHMSA Enforcement Notice on Discretion Nears Expiration, but COSTHA Revised Letter of Interpretation Provides Relief

In May 2022, PHMSA issued a Notice of Enforcement Discretion regarding the use of non-specified tape for the closure of UN Performance Oriented Packagings. The Notice acknowledged challenges within the supply chain that had impacted the availability of materials used to manufacture various tape designs, and provided a period of time during which a non-specified adhesive tape may be used provided the tape:

  1. Is the same material as the tape in the original packaging test report;
  2. Is capable of demonstrating no diminished capabilities in yield strength, thickness, ductility, width, length, or adhesive properties; and
  3. Is compatible with the packaging.

This Notice expires on August 31, 2022.

However, PHMSA also revised a previously issued Letter of Interpretation issued on the same topic. Interpretation No. 19-0018R originally issued in February 2019 was revised and reissued on May 12, 2022. The revised letter indicates similar language:

“…Our response is revised to state that a change in tape from the originally tested package to tape with verifiable equal or superior properties (e.g., tensile strength of film or adhesion properties) that will perform the same or better when tested does not constitute a change in design that would require additional design qualification testing.”

Neither the Notice of Enforcement Discretion nor the revised Letter of Interpretation eliminates the need to compare tape designs specified in the original packaging test report and non-specified tape designs intended to be used for closures. Proper due diligence would require a company to compare tape specifications and ensure that the non-specified tape would have similar or superior tensile strength or adhesion properties. Further, the performance of the non-specified tape would then be the responsibility of the closer of the package, not the original packaging manufacturer or bearer of the certification. But the revised Letter of Interpretation permits the use of non-specified tape if conditions are met beyond the expiration date of the Enforcement Discretion Notice.

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Spring 2022 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.

Publication of the Spring 2022 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions represents a key component of the regulatory planning mechanism prescribed in Executive Order (“E.O.”) 12866, “Regulatory Planning and Review,” (58 FR 51735) and reaffirmed in E.O. 13563, “Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,” (76 FR 3821). The Regulatory Flexibility Act requires that agencies publish semiannual regulatory agendas in the Federal Register describing regulatory actions they are developing that may have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities (5 U.S.C. 602).

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EPA CSO Tools Published on Website

EPA has posted beta versions of three CSO tools that are intended to help communities with combined sewer overflows and permitting authorities with the planning and management of different aspects of CSO programs. Links to the tools can be found below:

  • Long-Term Control Plan (LTCP) Review Checklist: Checklist designed to help CSO permittees and NPDES authorities determine if LTCPs meet the requirements of the CWA and CSO Control Policy, and conform with EPA guidance on developing LTCPs.
  • Post-Construction Compliance Monitoring (PCCM) Checklist: Checklist designed to help CSO permittees and NPDES authorities develop and evaluate PCCM programs to meet the requirements of the CWA and CSO Control Policy, and conform with EPA guidance on PCCM.
  • Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Model for Small Communities: Planning tool for small CSO communities that want a reasonably simple approach for estimating a CSO occurrence, as well as treated or untreated CSO volume over a 24-hour period, and have limited resources to invest in more advanced CSO monitoring and modeling.

Each tool consists of an interactive spreadsheet, fact sheet or user guide, and two recorded trainings (with the third coming soon). These tools, which are currently in beta test versions, do not present new or changed requirements but rather attempt to help break down information in a more digestible and interactive fashion. EPA is requesting feedback via web form on how to further improve the utility of these tools in the future. Please submit your suggestions by December 31, 2022.

If you have any questions, contact Mohammed Billah at [email protected] or Kathryn Kazior at [email protected]

Recognize Your Participation

Thank you for participating in Safe + Sound Week! Together we raised awareness about the importance of safety and health programs. We couldn’t have done it without you!

To download a Safe + Sound Week certificate of recognition and challenge coin for your organization’s participation, please fill out the required information on the Recognize Your Participation webpage.

We also hope that you will help us by answering a few optional questions about your participation and giving us feedback on our efforts.


Safety and Health Programs Step-by-Step Guide

OSHA has developed worksheets as a tool for employers who want to start or improve a safety and health program in their workplace. The worksheets provide a step-by-step guide that organizations can use to move at their own pace and work on what matters most to them as they implement their program.

IHMM Launches Scholarship Program

IHMM is pleased to announce the launch of the  IHMM Scholarship program.

The Institute of Hazardous Materials Management is pleased to have created $32,000 in academic scholarships, divided equally between $16,000 for students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate education in approved schools and who are also Student CHMMs, and $16,000 for students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate education in approved schools and who are also Student ASHMs.

IHMM seeks to foster the growth and academic success of students whose courses of education, and participation in one of our Student certifications, will lead to those students becoming fully-certified IHMM credential holders later in their professional lives.

The 2022 deadline for submitting applications to the IHMM Scholarship Committee is October 15, 2022!

Go to >  https://ihmm.org/scholarship/

IHMM CHMMⓇ 2022 Salary Survey

IHMM is pleased to release its 2022 salary survey for Certified Hazardous Materials ManagersⓇ [CHMMⓇ] across a broad range of position titles in the CHMMⓇ community of practice.

You may download the CHMM survey 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.

You may download the CSHM survey here.

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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.


#1 – Recertification Video
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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.


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.

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.

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Beltway Buzz – Ogletree & Deakins

Inflation Reduction Act: Guidance on the Way? On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, Democrats’ $737 billion reconciliation bill that focuses on tax reform, climate change, and healthcare costs. Enactment of the bill culminates a yearlong effort that the Buzz has tracked throughout. The administration is already taking a victory lap, as cabinet officials—including Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh—will be promoting the legislation at various events around the country (undoubtedly, the act will be a major talking point—for both parties—ahead of the November 2022 midterm elections). More substantively, the Buzz has already discussed the apprenticeship and prevailing wage requirements tied to tax benefits. Well, now that folks are digging into the lengthy statute, there is some confusion about how these provisions will operate. Pursuant to the law, the secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury is instructed to issue guidance or regulations interpreting these provisions. Hopefully, such guidance will issue sooner, rather than later.

OFCCP Revises Compensation Directive. On August 18, 2022, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a revised Directive 2022-01, entitled “Advancing Pay Equity Through Compensation Analysis.” The revision is a response to the contractor community’s concerns that the original directive improperly claimed that OFCCP had the authority to demand contractor compensation analyses conducted under attorney-client or attorney work product privileges. In a blog post accompanying the issuance of the revised directive, OFCCP Director Jenny Yang writes that the new directive “reaffirms the agency’s position that it does not require the production of attorney-client privileged communications or attorney work product.”

OFCCP Seeks FOIA Objections From Contractors. Speaking of OFCCP, on August 18, 2022, the federal contractor watchdog agency issued a notice relating to potential disclosure of contractors’ EEO-1 Type 2 consolidated reports. More specifically, the notice states that the agency received a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to release “all Type 2 Consolidated Employer Information Reports, Standard Form 100 (EEO-1 Report), filed by federal contractors from 2016-2020.” While the agency claims that it “has reason to believe that the information requested may be protected from disclosure under [FOIA] Exemption 4,” it is soliciting objections from contractors that oppose the release of this information. (Emphasis in original.) Objections are due by September 19, 2022. Lauren B. Hicks has all the details.

ICE Opens Door for I-9 Alternatives. On August 18, 2022, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) published a notice of proposed rulemaking that would potentially allow employers “optional alternatives for examining the documentation presented by individuals seeking to establish identity and employment authorization for purposes of completing the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.” While federal law requires employers to physically examine employees’ employment verification documents as part of the I-9 process, ICE has permitted employers to conduct remote examinations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic (this flexibility runs through October 31, 2022). Recognizing this shift to remote work arrangements, ICE is proposing ways to make remote verification more permanent. Importantly, the proposed rule itself would not provide for alternative verification methods, “but would instead formalize the authority for the Secretary to extend flexibilities, provide alternative options, or conduct a pilot program to further evaluate an alternative procedure option.” If the proposal were finalized, any such authorized alternatives would be introduced in a subsequent notice in the Federal RegisterDerek J. Maka has the details.

OSHA Approves Massachusetts State Plan. On August 18, 2022, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule granting initial approval of the Massachusetts State and Local Government Only State Plan to cover Massachusetts public-sector employees. Private-sector and federal employees in the state are not covered by the plan, and instead remain under federal OSHA’s jurisdiction. The plan, which will be administered by the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards, became effective immediately upon publication of the rule in the Federal Register.



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.

Institute of Safety and Systems Management, Inc. Joins HMS Partners

The Hazardous Materials Society is pleased to announce that the Institute of Safety and Systems Management, Inc., has joined the Society as an Associate Member, offering prep courses for IHMM exams.

The Institute of Safety and Systems Management, Inc. [ISSM] was established in 2005 with the goal of helping candidates earn their CHMM, ASP, CSP, and CIH certification credentials. Hamid R. Kavianian Ph.D., CSP, CHMM is the President of ISSM and has extensive experience in the field of occupational and environmental safety engineering and management. Dr. Kavianian has been an IHMM CHMM since 2017.

Welcome Hamid, to you and your team.  The ISSM CHMM Exam Prep Course is found here, as well as on the HMS site under “CHMM Prep” and in the HMS calendar of events in this newsletter.

HMS Board Call for Nominations – Deadline August 31, 2022

The Hazardous Materials Society [HMS] is IHMM’s foundation. The purpose of HMS is to provide services to IHMM certificants. See > https://hazmatsociety.org/  and  https://hazmatsociety.org/about-hms/

HMS is soliciting candidates for 3 [three] Board of Directors positions, each of which will serve a three [3] year term, commencing January 1, 2023.

Linked HERE  is the HMS Board Nomination form, to be completed and returned to Kendra Schroer, HMS Nominating Committee Chair, at [email protected]

IHMM and HMS Tie Exam Preparation Together for Applicants

Every IHMM certification that requires an examination has a section of its website entitled Examination Preparation.

Connected to the Examination Preparation panel is a companion panel that is Find a Course to Prepare for the Exam.

You see the Find a Course to Prepare for the Exam panel from the CHMM site at left.

When you click on the Find a Course to Prepare for the Exam panel it takes the applicant directly to the HMS site where all CHMM prep courses may be found and chosen.

For the 356 CHMM applicants IHMM had on May 31, 2022, all 356 looking for CHMM prep courses could see and chose their favored CHMM exam prep course. If your course is not on the HMS platform, none of the 356 CHMM applicants could find you.

If you want your CHMM prep course on the HMS platform so it can be found by IHMM CHMM applicants, contact 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.

  1. Go to https://hazmatsociety.org/education-training/
  2. 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!

HMS Certified Dangerous Goods Professional [CDGP] Exam Prep

The Columbia Southern University/HMS CDGP prep course is found here on the Hazardous Materials Society [HMS] education and training website > https://hazmatsociety.org/training/ce-1112-cdgp-exam-prep/2022-02-02/

The CSU CDGP exam prep course is delivered entirely online and may be initiated by any CDGP applicant at any time. The CDGP applicant has up to 10 weeks to complete the prep course, though an extension of the 10 weeks may be requested from CSU directly. The CSU CDGP exam prep course contains 8 modules covering the 4 principle texts involved in the CDGP exam, as follows:

  • UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, and
  • International Civil Aviation Organization’s Technical Instructions (ICAO TI), and
  • International Air Transport Association’s Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR), and the
  • International Maritime Organization’s Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code).

More information on the IHMM Certified Dangerous Goods Professional [CDGP] credential may be found here > https://ihmm.org/cdgp/

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/

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

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.

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.


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A Collaborative Culture

There are 770 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]

Columbia Southern University

The Hazardous Materials Society [HMS] is a partner of Columbia Southern University. Columbia Southern University is an online university based in Orange Beach, Alabama, that strives to change and improve lives through higher education by enabling students to maximize their professional and personal potential.

A subsidiary of Columbia Southern Education Group, CSU offers online degree programs at the associate, bachelor, master, doctorate or certificate levels in a multitude of areas such as occupational safety and health, fire administration, criminal justice, business administration, human resource management, health care administration and more. CSU also features undergraduate and graduate certificate programs to provide focused training in specialized areas for adult learners.

Click on the CSU graphic at left and learn more about the professional development and degree program opportunities at CSU.


IHMM will attend and support a number of conferences and trade shows throughout 2022, virtually as well as in-person as COVID issues allow. Below are some of the conferences IHMM will support in 2022.

Are there conferences you believe IHMM should attend that do not appear here? If so, let us know by sending an email to [email protected]

National Safety Council Congress & Expo

September 19-21, 2022
San Diego, CA

2022 FET Environmental Conference

October 25-27, 2022
Pewaukee, WI


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. These events are produced independently of IHMM, and their providers have no access to IHMM certification examinations or program information other than that which is publicly available.

DateEventEvent ProducerLocation
DailyCHMM Exam Prep CourseInstitute of Safety & Systems Management


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


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


DailyCE 1105: Maritime Hazardous Materials Inventory Columbia Southern University


DailyCE 1106: Coronavirus Facts: Understanding the CoronavirusColumbia Southern University


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


DailyCE 1108: Coronavirus Prevention: Strategies for ManagersColumbia Southern University


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


DailyDOT NON-Bulk Training Compliance Associates


DailyWebinar IATA Dangerous Goods Training Compliance Associates


DailyWebinar DOT Bulk Tank Truck Training Compliance Associates


DailyOnsite DOT Bulk Tank Truck Training Compliance Associates


DailyOnline DOT Bulk Railcar TrainingCompliance Associates


DailyOSHA 30 Construction (Online) ClickSafety


DailyHAZWOPER 2021 Refresher (Online) ClickSafety


DailyHAZWOPER 40-Hour All Industries (Online) ClickSafety


DailyHAZWOPER 24-Hour All Industries (Online) ClickSafety


DailyHazmat General, Safety and Security Awareness Online Training Course Chemtrec


DailyIATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for Operations Chemtrec


Daily8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Course Hazmat School


DailyDOT Hazmat Employee with Packaging Course Hazmat School


DailyRCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Online Training Course Hazmat School


DailyOSHA Asbestos Awareness TrainingHazmat School


Daily49 CFR TrainingChemtrec


DailyIATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for Operations PersonnelChemtrec


DailyCHMM Online Review Bowen


DailyOnsite Lithium Battery TrainingCompliance Associates


DailyOnsite ADR TrainingCompliance Associates


DailyWebinar ADR TrainingCompliance Associates


DailyWebinar TDG TrainingCompliance Associates


DailyOSHA Confined Space Operations TrainingHazmat School




DailyIATA/IMDG Certification TrainingDGI


DailyDangerous Goods Shipping Private WebinarDGI


DailyCSHM Exam Prep CourseVubiz


DailyGround Transportation for CarriersChemtrec


DailyOSHA Hazard Communications StandardChemtrec


DailyDefensive Driver Training CourseHazmat School


DailyOnline 2-Hour OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen TrainingHazmat School


DailyOnline Heat Illness Prevention TrainingHazmat School


DailyOnline OSHA 24-Hour HAZWOPER Training CourseHazmat School


DailyEmergency Response Planning – On-Demand WebinarBowen EHS


DailyEHS Training Self-Paced PDCBowen EHS


DailyDangerous Goods Regulations [DGR] Initial Category 6IATA


August 1 – September 26, 2022CHMM Online Review – Exam Prep CourseBowen EHS


COCHMM           Columbus, OH
Sept 14-15, 2022


PTP Consulting           ONLINE
Sept 15, 2022

HazComm Best Management Practices Webinar

FET           ONLINE
Sept 20, 2022Basics of Compliance AuditsFET           Appleton, WI
October 18-20, 2022Online CHMM Review CourseASHMM           ONLINE
October 25, 2022DOT HazMat TrainingFET           Pewaukee, WI
October 25, 2022RMP Updated Requirements for FacilitiesFET           Pewaukee, WI
October 25, 2022Environment, Health & Safety PrimerFET           Pewaukee, WI


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