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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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/