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. During the JTA process, a new blueprint based on 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.
Tom Slavin, CSHM, is our representative on the US technical advisory group (TAG) to ISO 45000. The primary activity of the committee was the development of the ISO 45001 standard on safety and health management systems. That standard activity is quiet now until it comes up for revision/reapproval in a couple of years. In the meantime, there are several other committee activities that we thought you should be aware of:
An implementation guide for ISO 45001 is being developed.
A small business guide for ISO 45001 is being developed.
ISO 45003 on the management of psychosocial stress is under development.
This new activity on safe work in pandemics is being introduced.
Hazardous Materials Society now has 10,528 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 10.000 programs are webinars delivered online and virtually all carry IHMM CMPs values with them for your annual / 5-year CMP planning.
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
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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.
Last week IHMM wrote that it would be a miracle if the Senate and House finished the next iteration of COVID-19 legislation in the first week of August. Unfortunately, we were correct. House, Senate, and White House negotiators are still far apart in their efforts to complete legislation. Below is a graphic from the Center for a Responsible Federal Budget that fairly describes the status of the differences that exist as of this past weekend.
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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/