Proud to Stand With Our Military

You’ve learned some special skills while serving our country. As you consider your options after the service, now is the time to consider a private certification that respects your skills and sends a strong signal to private sector employers about the skills you have and how those skills translate into civilian life.IHMM participates in the military service branch’s Credential Online [COOL] program to help you. Check these DoD sites for your branch and how we can work with you to make the very most of your transition to civilian life. Visit these sites for more information that benefits You. You earned it.

If you require any assistance from IHMM please contact James E. Drosdak [USAF] at jdrosdak@ihmm.org

Phone: 301-984-8969 | info@ihmm.org

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

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IHMM UPDATES

IHMM Credential Recertification

Every five years after initial certification, every IHMM credential holder needs to recertify their credential. Over these five years, credential holders need to earn at least 200 Certification Maintenance Points [CMPs]. One earns 100 CMPs for the job they hold, and then need to earn at least another 100 CMPs through engaging in a wide variety of professional development or service activities.

IHMM provides you with your own MYIHMM account within which you need to keep track of your CMPs as you earn them – and to update your record with any other changes necessary to make sure your record is accurate.

The IHMM Recertification process is described on the IHMM website here: https://ihmm.org/credentials/#recertification In reviewing this process one may also download and review the Recertification Claims Handbook https://ihmm.org/recertification-claims/ which describes all of the ways a certificant may earn CMPs.

Each week we’ll look at one or two items in depth to help everyone understand how to score and record Recertification Claims activities in your Online Recertification Application to keep recertifying simple.

This week we review the first two items on the Recertification Claims chart;

  • Attending a seminar, webinar, workshop, initial or refresher training, official training, or exercise drill.
  • Attending a conference and in-conference technical sessions.

Read more here: Article on IHMM Recertification Claims Table

EnviroWorkShops Global Summit with IHMM & HMS

You are invited to attend the IHMM Training at the 2020 Global EnviroSummit in Charlotte, NC from September 1-3rd.  There are 75 speakers from 6 different continents that are addressing the Accelerating Trends and Advancing Technologies” in our industry from around the globe.

This will be a “hybrid conference” with both in-person and virtual registration options and it includes 10 different breakout sessions on a range of topics, but our training will focus on the Value of IHMM Credentials.  Each virtual breakout session is $49 to attend.

The international speakers from Europe, Asia, Middle East, Australia, Africa, and South America will be streaming on YouTube at 8:15 am EST on September 2nd and there is NO CHARGE for you to register.  REGISTER TODAY!

IHMM has presentations on Day 3, September 3rd, on how

  • We prepare and train professionals to acquire their credentials,
  • We use advancing technologies to resolve environmental challenges,
  • We prepare global dangerous goods transportation professionals, and
  • We work with the government in the United States.

Among our presenters are Robert A. West, former IHMM Chair and current HMS Chair, Rich Cartwright of Clicksafety/SPAN and IHMM Fellow, and Gene Sanders of W.E. Train Consulting. The presentations are followed by a panel discussion moderated by Aaron Stern, with US Geological Survey (USG); joined by Richie Spangler, current IHMM Chair; Sean Grady with GHD;  Atanu Das, with MSDSWriter.

HMS Affinity Programs

Hazardous Materials Society has a series of affinity programs designed to save you money and make your lives a bit easier. Check out

HMS Health Insurance for Small Businesses

Start saving money today on your auto and home insurance! HMS has joined Aetna, Meritain Health, and National General to offer small businesses the power of buying as a large business. This is where you could save money versus buying health insurance in the regular commercial market.

Here are some key features of our HMS member’s program:

  • Exclusive discounts on group medical plans and voluntary benefits for groups of 2+ employees
  • The types of discounts that only used to be available for large companies now being created for small to medium companies.
  • Opportunities to receive premium refunds based on the performance of your group
  • Telemedicine Benefit program included
  • Wellness programs and services designed to help improve employee health, productivity and retention
  • Leverage the numbers of IHMM/HMS members to create lower costs for you
A Collaborative Culture

There are 201 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.

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

HMS Education and Training

Hazardous Materials Society now has 13,740 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.

This is the center of education and training for IHMM certificants and prospective certificants. Among these more than 13.000 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 ASHM Credential Adds Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona

IHMM Executive Director Eugene Guilford and ASHM Committee Chair Jan Rosenberg are pleased to announce that Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona, and its M.S. in Occupational Safety Management has been approved to be added to the Associate Safety and Health Manager [ASHM] credential program.

We are grateful for the opportunity to work with Embry-Riddle and its graduates in strengthening their career path. IHMM’s Associate Safety and Health Manager (ASHM ®) credential recognizes professionals who are recent Bachelor’s degree graduates with a focus in health and safety-related fields. This credential puts the holder on the fast-track to the CSHM credential. With ASHM® on your resume, you tell employers you’re serious about a career in EHS Management.

With the addition of Embry-Riddle/Daytona, the ASHM committee has added 7 new colleges and universities to the ASHM program in the past two months. Well done all!

Coronavirus Prevention & Control: Strategies for Employees

This course covers coronavirus related hazards at the intermediate level. Material covered includes information on workplace hazards ranging from those encountered by general workers to individuals who are required to work in environments that include individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. Students will learn to identify potential exposures in the workplace; identify the proper risk category for work activities; choose appropriate engineering controls for different risk categories; identify appropriate administrative controls for each risk category; select effective personal protective equipment for identified risk categories; and explore proper cleaning and disinfecting procedures for the workplace.

See: https://hazmatsociety.org/training/ce-1107-coronavirus-prevention-control-strategies-for-employees/2020-08-20/

Coronavirus Prevention & Control: Strategies for Managers

This course covers coronavirus related hazards at the advanced level. The material covered will include information on assessing levels of risk in the workplace, identifying industries that have a high risk of COVID-19 exposure, and an in-depth presentation of virus control methods. Consideration will be given to applying safety management system approaches and identifying safety and health regulations that apply to COVID-19 exposure control.

This course is only available online and students may enroll in the course at any time. A Certificate of Completion and 2.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded upon successful completion of this course.

See: https://hazmatsociety.org/training/ce-1108-coronavirus-prevention-control-strategies-for-managers/2020-08-20/

CE 1106- Coronavirus Facts: Understanding the Coronavirus

This course covers basic information on coronavirus-related hazards and how proper cleaning and disinfecting procedures at home or in the workplace may protect against COVID-19. This course will cover facts about COVID-19 and risks related to the virus. The material will guide users through proper cleaning and disinfecting techniques that prevent the transmission of COVID-19 within the home and workplace.

This course is only available online and students may enroll in the course at any time. A Certificate of Completion and 1.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded upon successful completion of this course.

See: https://hazmatsociety.org/training/ce-1106-coronavirus-facts-understanding-the-coronavirus/2020-08-20/

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

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

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

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

OSHA National Safety Stand-Down – September 14-18, 2020

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 320 of the 1,008 construction fatalities recorded in 2018 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.

Learn more about how you can participate in the OSHA National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction by going here.

National Safety Council’s Virtual Green Cross for Safety Awards

October 1, 2020, from 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm CT

Attendance is FREE.

Product Showcase

ONLINE TRAINING – TCA’s hazMAX Portal
Training Available:

  • Hazardous Materials and Dangerous Goods Transportation Training
  • DOT Bulk & Non Bulk, Tank Car, Cargo Tank, IATA, IMDG, TDG, ADR, Lithium Battery, Infectious Substances, Dry Ice
  • OSHA Training
  • Driver Safety Training

Our hazMAX portal provides one location for your Transportation and Safety Training needs. hazMAX will keep you informed of when your training is due and keep your records organized!

IHMM GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Beltway Buzz – Ogletree Deakins

Congress’s Compromise Clues? There was lots of scuttlebutt in Washington, D.C., this week about a subsequent stimulus package, but nothing to show for it. Senate Republicans are reportedly poised to introduce a new scaled-back version of the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, and Schools (HEALS) Act that they dropped in July, while the U.S. House of Representatives will convene this weekend to vote on a U.S. Postal Service relief bill. Could the Postal Service situation or the September 30 federal government-funding deadline be catalysts to a pandemic relief package? We’ll have to wait and see.

Lost Wages Assistance Program Begins. While Congress hems and haws over the next stimulus package, President Donald Trump’s memorandum establishing a lost wages assistance program is up and running and states are already applying for aid. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which administers the emergency funds to qualifying states, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Utah have been approved for assistance.

EEOC Conciliation Proposal Advances. After a public meeting held on August 18, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) voted to send a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. After the OMB completes its review, the NPRM will be made available to the public for comment. According to the EEOC, in the NPRM, “the Commission outlines its responsibilities in the conciliation process to fulfill its Congressional mandate and to increase the effectiveness of its efforts to achieve cooperation and voluntary compliance.” The EEOC said the proposal would “create accountability and transparency in the conciliation process.” EEOC Commissioner Charlotte Burrows voted against advancing the proposal.

CHEMTREC’s Online Hazmat Training Meets U.S. DOT Training Requirements!

CHEMTREC, the world’s leader in hazmat emergency response, can help keep your company safe and compliant with its self-paced online hazmat training courses. Available training includes 49 CFR, Hazmat General, Safety and Security Awareness, IATA, and Lithium Battery Shipping. Sign up today!

IHMM EVENTS CALENDAR

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

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

Online

Daily CE 1105: Maritime Hazardous Materials Inventory Columbia Southern University

Online

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

Online

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

Online

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

Online

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

Online

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

Online

Daily 49 CFR Ground Shipper Lion

Online

Daily IATA Dangerous Goods Training for Operations Personnel DGI

Online

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

Online

Daily Healthy Buildings Amid COVID-19 Golder Associates

Online

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

Online

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

Online

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

Online

Daily DOT NON-Bulk Training Compliance Associates

Online

Daily Online IATA Dangerous Goods Training Compliance Associates

Online

Daily Webinar IATA Dangerous Goods Training Compliance Associates

Online

Daily Webinar DOT Bulk Tank Truck Training Compliance Associates

Online

Daily Onsite DOT Bulk Tank Truck Training Compliance Associates

Online

Daily Online DOT Bulk Railcar Training Compliance Associates

Online

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

Online

Daily OSHA 30 Construction (Online) ClickSafety

Online

Daily HAZWOPER 2020 Refresher (Online) ClickSafety

Online

Daily HAZWOPER 40-Hour All Industries (Online) ClickSafety

Online

Daily HAZWOPER 24-Hour All Industries (Online) ClickSafety

Online

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

Online

Daily IATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for Operations Chemtrec

Online

Daily 8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Course Hazmat School

Online

Daily DOT Hazmat Employee with Packaging Course Hazmat School

Online

Daily RCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Online Training Course Hazmat School

Online

Daily 49 CFR Training Chemtrec

Online

Daily ASP®-CSP® Online Review Bowen

Online

Daily IATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for Operations Personnel Chemtrec

Online

Daily CHMM Online Review Bowen

Online

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

Online

Daily Onsite Lithium Battery Training Compliance Associates

Online

Daily Onsite ADR Training Compliance Associates

Online

Daily Webinar ADR Training Compliance Associates

Online

Daily Webinar TDG Training Compliance Associates

Online

Daily OSHA Confined Space Operations Training Hazmat School

Online

Daily Emergency Management, Laser Safety Fundamentals Bowen EHS

Online

Daily 49CFR/IATA/IMDG INITIAL WEBINAR DGI

Online

Weekly EHMM Review Course NEACHMM

Online

August 25, 2020 DOT Requirements for Shipping Hazmat Safex

Westerville, OH

August 25-27, 2020 CHMM/CHMP Exam Prep SPAN

Online

August 30-September 2, 2020 AHMP 2020 ANNUAL CONFERENCE AHMP

Online

September 1, 2020 LITHIUM BATTERIES 49CFR/IATA/IMDG WEBINAR DGI

Online

September 2, 2020 IATA AIR SHIPPING RECURRENT WEBINAR DGI

Online

September 2-3, 2020 EnviroWorkShops Global Summit EnviroWorkShops

Online/Charlotte, NC

September 4, 2020 General Awareness Training DGI

Online

September 9 – December 2, 2020 Essentials in Hazardous Materials Management (EHMM) FET

Online

September 14, 2020 DANGEROUS GOODS SHIPPING PRIVATE WEBINAR DGI

Online

September 15-17, 2020 CHMM/CHMP Exam Prep SPAN

Online

September 15-17, 2020 24-Hour Technician Level Emergency Response All Hazards Training

Findlay, OH

Sept. 21, 2020 RCRA Hazardous Waste Management – NEW RULES PTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Sept. 21-22, 2020 Radioactive Materials Transportation Training: Philadelphia DGI

Philadelphia, PA

Sept. 21-23, 2020 PHMSA HMIT GRANT DOT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING PROGRAM HMS

Rockville, MD

Sept. 21-25, 2020 Dangerous Goods Transportation DGI

Chicago, IL

Sept. 22-23, 2020 CHMM Review Course PTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Sept. 22-25, 2020 30 Hour OSHA General Industry Compliance All Hazards Training

Findlay, OH

Sept. 23, 2020 Webinar: Safety Within Utility Distribution Tunnel Systems BOWEN EHS

Online

Sept. 23-25, 2020 Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management (EHMM) KCHMM

Louisville, KY

Sept. 24, 2020 DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Training PTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Sept. 28-30, 2020 24 Hour HAZMAT Technician Training PTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Sept. 28-Oct 1, 2020 40 Hour OSHA Hazwoper Training PTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Oct. 1-3, 2020 CHST Workshop ClickSafety

Austin, TX

Oct. 15, 2020 IATA Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Air PTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Oct. 19, 2020 RCRA Hazardous Waste Management – New Rules PTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Oct. 20, 2020 DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Training PTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Oct. 26-27, 2020 CHMM Review Course PTP

Swedesboro, NJ

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