IHMM Today August 8, 2023

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Associate Safety and Health Manager® [ASHM®]

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.
Learn more here.

IHMM Credential Recognition

Below you will see the credential badges that are now in each CHMM, CHMP, CDGT, CDGP, AHMM, Student CHMM, CSHM, CSMP, CSSM, ASHM and Student 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/.

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Certified Dangerous Goods Professional

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Certified Safety & Health Manager

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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.

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IHMM RECENT NEWS

INSIDE IHMM

IHMM to Launch the Certified Pandemic Preparedness Specialist [CPPS] Credential

The Institute is pleased to announce that it is in the final stages of completing the examination for a new credential, the Certified Pandemic Preparedness Specialist [CPPS]. IHMM thanks the Microcredential Task Force for having worked for over 18 months in creating this credential, done so as public health experts believe that the world was not well prepared for the COVID pandemic and is likely not well prepared for the next pandemic.

In July 2023 the Biden Administration created the Office of Pandemic Preparedness and Response Policy (OPPR). This will be a permanent office in the Executive Office of the President (EOP) charged with leading, coordinating, and implementing actions related to preparedness for, and response to, known and unknown biological threats or pathogens that could lead to a pandemic or to significant public health-related disruptions in the United States. OPPR will take over the duties of the current COVID-19 Response Team and Mpox Team at the White House and will continue to coordinate and develop policies and priorities related to pandemic preparedness and response.

The IHMM Certified Pandemic Preparedness Specialist [CPPS] credential blueprint is here. Look for a launch announcement and website for the CPPS soon.

Partners with AIHA

IHMM is also partnering with the American Industrial Hygiene Association [AIHA], and its C.A.R.E. project. C.A.R.E. is an acronym that reflects the principles of Community, Awareness, Responsibility, and Equity.  As such, we strive to deliver clear science-based messaging that reflects our commitment to public health across the communities where we work and live.  For more information see https://commit2care.org/eng-faq/

CUHMMC 41st Annual Conference

Oregon State University, Corvalis, Oregon

Visit IHMM’s Booth and Board Chair Bill Diesslin and Treasurer June Brock-Carroll. Below is a picture of June at the IHMM Booth, so come and say hello!

August 6-11, 2023

AHMP 36th Annual Conference

Omaha, NE

Visit IHMM’s Booth and Executive Director Gene Guilford

August 27-30, 2023

A Collaborative Culture

There are 1,031 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]

IHMM GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

White House Announces DOL Davis-Bacon Regulation

Today, Vice President Kamala Harris is announcing that the Labor Department (DOL) will publish a rule that advances the Administration’s economic vision to build the economy from the bottom up and middle out – not the top down – by ensuring investments in America lead to jobs where construction workers are paid fairly, including the 84% of who don’t have a college degree. The rule, which advances President Biden’s Executive Order 14008, will mean thousands of extra dollars per year in workers’ pockets to help put a down payment on a home, save for retirement, or simply have more breathing room.

Vice President Harris, Chair of the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment, is making the announcement in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania alongside Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su.

The rule will raise wage standards of construction workers by updating prevailing wage regulations issued under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts, which require payment of locally prevailing wages and fringe benefits to more than one million construction workers delivering $200 billion of federally funded or assisted construction projects. These numbers will continue to grow given that nearly all of the significant construction programs contained in President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, CHIPS and Science Act, and Inflation Reduction Act require or strongly incentivize the use of Davis-Bacon prevailing wages.

Read more here.

Are We Headed for Another Govt Shutdown?

As the September 30 deadline to fund the federal government approaches, the House and Senate find themselves on a collision course, risking another government shutdown. A group of House conservatives is determined to hold the line on spending and pressure House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to do the same. They believe that a government shutdown is not a cause for concern and that most Americans wouldn’t notice it.

However, with Democrats controlling the Senate and the White House, the likelihood of the House Republicans’ spending bills being accepted seems slim. Many Republicans are optimistic that a shutdown can be avoided, as it would only weaken their leverage.

The spending dispute has also become entangled with culture war issues, as some Republicans are pushing for additional policy riders to eliminate or defund certain social programs. These divisions have sparked contentious moments in committee, and Democrats are pushing back against the inclusion of such riders.

In contrast to the House, the Senate has been working in a bipartisan manner to move through their versions of the spending bills. Senate Appropriations Chairwoman Patty Murray and ranking member Susan Collins have managed to maintain near-unanimous support for their bills, avoiding social policy riders.

As House GOP leaders aim to negotiate the 12 spending bills individually with Senate appropriators for final approval, there is uncertainty about what Speaker McCarthy will agree to, especially after he backed away from a previous spending deal with President Biden.

Some commentators say the fate of McCarthy’s speakership is also at stake, as conservatives have not ruled out using House Rules to oust him if they don’t get their way in the spending negotiations. The lack of a clear path to a deal has added to the uncertainty surrounding this year’s appropriations process.

Reconsideration of the Dust-Lead Hazard Standards and Dust-Lead Post-Abatement Clearance Levels

Addressing childhood lead exposure is a priority for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This rule addresses health concerns for all affected communities, including children living in communities with environmental justice concerns, who have significantly higher blood lead levels (BLLs) than other children. As part of EPA’s efforts to reduce childhood lead exposure, and in accordance with a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 2021 opinion, EPA is proposing to lower the dust-lead hazard standards (DLHS) from 10 micrograms per square foot (µg/ft2 ) and 100 µg/ft2 for floors and window sills to any reportable level as analyzed by a laboratory recognized by EPA’s National Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program.

This is a non-numeric value that the Agency refers to as greater than zero µg/ft2 and may vary based on laboratory or test. While EPA’s DLHS do not compel property owners or occupants to evaluate their property for lead-based paint (LBP) hazards nor take control actions, if an LBP activity such as an abatement is performed, then EPA’s regulations set requirements for doing so. EPA is also proposing to change the dust-lead clearance levels (DLCL), which are the values used to determine when abatement work can be considered complete, from 10 µg/ft2 , 100 µg/ft2 and 400 µg/ft2 for floors, window sills, and window troughs to 3 µg/ft2 , 20 µg/ft2 , and 25 µg/ft2 , respectively. Under this proposal, the DLHS for floors and window sills would not be the same as the DLCL for floors and window sills ( i.e., the DLHS and DLCL would be decoupled). Accordingly, dust-lead hazards could remain after an abatement due to the different statutory direction that Congress provided EPA with respect to the DLCL. Additionally, EPA is proposing to change the definition of abatement so that the recommendation for action applies when dust-lead loadings are at or above the DLCL, as well as several other amendments, including revising the definition of target housing to conform with the statute.

Comments must be received on or before October 2, 2023. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2023–0231, through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov.

PHMSA Seeks Comment on Initiatives to Modernize the HMR

On July 5, 2023, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to solicit stakeholder feedback on initiatives PHMSA is considering that may modernize the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) and improve efficiencies while maintaining or improving a current high level of safety. 88 Fed. Reg. 43016. To engage fully with stakeholders, the ANPRM solicits comments and input on questions related to 46 distinct topics under consideration. PHMSA states that it will use any comments, data, and information received “to evaluate and potentially draft proposed amendments.”

Comments are due October 3, 2023. PHMSA notes that it “will consider late-filed comments to the extent possible.” This memorandum provides more information on several of the topics under consideration: non-bulk packaging, intermediate bulk container (IBC), and large packaging periodic retest extension; aerosol classification alignment; requirements for damaged, defective, or recalled lithium cells and batteries; and 49 C.F.R. Section 173.150 ethyl alcohol exception. It includes highlights of PHMSA’s questions on these topics. Stakeholders should review the notice for the complete list of questions as well as the other topics addressed by the notice. For more information, please read the full memorandum.

Read more >> https://www.lawbc.com/regulatory-developments/entry/phmsa-seeks-comment-on-initiatives-to-modernize-the-hmr

National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Regulations Revisions Phase 2

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is proposing this “Bipartisan Permitting Reform Implementation Rule” to revise its regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), including to implement the Fiscal Responsibility Act’s amendments to NEPA. CEQ proposes the revisions to provide for an effective environmental review process that promotes better decision making; ensure full and fair public involvement; provide for an efficient process and regulatory certainty; and provide for sound decision making grounded in science, including consideration of relevant environmental, climate change, and environmental justice effects. CEQ proposes these changes to better align the provisions with CEQ’s extensive experience implementing NEPA; CEQ’s perspective on how NEPA can best inform agency decision making; longstanding Federal agency experience and practice; NEPA’s statutory text and purpose, including making decisions informed by science; and case law interpreting NEPA’s requirements. CEQ invites comments on the proposed revisions.

Comments: CEQ must receive comments by September 29, 2023. Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. docket number CEQ–2023–0003

OSHA Heat Hazard Alert

Federal law requires employers to protect workers against heat hazards. A new OSHA Hazard Alert lays out employer responsibilities, worker rights, and OSHA’s current heat enforcement efforts. For more information and resources to keep workers safe, visit OSHA’s Heat Illness Prevention webpage.

Most states are experiencing an unprecedented heat wave and the U.S. is on track for the hottest summer on record. Heat is a well-known and recognized occupational hazard for outdoor and indoor workers that can cause serious or fatal illness when they are not provided the necessary protections and training. Each year, thousands of workers become sick from occupational heat exposure, and too many of those illnesses result in fatalities. New employees whose bodies have not had time to adjust to working in the heat are most vulnerable — nearly 3 out of 4 workers who die from heat-related causes die in their first week on the job.

OSHA Heat Hazard Alert

NPDES BASIC PERMIT WRITERS’ COURSE

Virtual Guided Learning
August 24, 2023 – September 28, 2023

The U.S. EPA is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Basic Permit Writers’ Virtual Guided Learning Courses starting on August 24, 2023, with a morning and afternoon session running for five weeks.

The objective of this course is to provide the basic regulatory framework and technical considerations that support the development of wastewater discharge permits required under the NPDES program. The course was designed for permit writers with about six months to one year of experience in the NPDES program, but experienced permit writers wanting a refresher course and other water program staff or interested parties wanting to learn more about the NPDES program also are welcome.

The 5-week course will begin on Thursday, August 24, 2023. Participants should anticipate a time commitment of approximately 8-10 hours per week and should seek supervisor approval before signing up. The course is scheduled to conclude on September 28th, however a “rain date” of October 5th should be reserved by the participants in case of technical issues.

Each week, participants will have assigned “homework” consisting of NPDES online modules and permit exercises. These modules and exercises will then be discussed in a live virtual classroom setting on Tuesday and Thursday of each week. Participants will have the opportunity to join live office hour discussions with instructors and other participants each Tuesday as well. Participants will be expected to complete some pre-course assignments the week of August 21st prior to the course start.

There is no cost for the course. Registration is limited and available at:

NPDES Permit Writers’ Course – Virtual Guided Learning August 2023 (AM)

NPDES Permit Writers’ Course – Virtual Guided Learning August 2023 (PM)

Following registration, an email with further instruction will be provided.

For any questions related to this announcement, please contact Sean Ramach at [email protected] or (202) 564-2865.

Environmentalists Press EPA To Mandate Reductions Under Plastics Strategy

Environmentalists are urging the agency to strengthen several elements of its draft strategy for plastic waste reduction, arguing that mandatory actions are needed to bolster reuse and “circular economy” principles as well as seeking more stringent regulation of plastics pollution and recycling, among other criticisms of the draft.

“Any effective plan must also include deadlines and clearly detail how the deadlines will be achieved. We don’t have the luxury of long-term aspirational goals. The U.S. EPA must drive policies that reduce the generation, use, and disposal of plastics — especially to reduce the use of toxic chemicals and fossil fuel extraction used in manufacturing plastics. Time is not on our side,” the environmental group Beyond Plastics said in July 20 comments on EPA’s draft strategy.

Beyond Plastics was one of many groups that filed comments filed ahead of the July 31 deadline for input on the April 21 draft, many with overarching themes of calling for a circular economy, federal leadership, consumer education and control of plastics in waterways.

For instance, Surfrider Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ocean preservation, also argued in its letter for a stronger federal approach than EPA proposed.

–Inside EPA

EPA Updates States On WOTUS, Comments Due On Host Of EPA Rules

EPA is updating state regulators about its efforts to update the definition of “waters of the United States” and other pending Clean Water Act policies. Comments are due on a suite of major EPA rules, including plans to regulate greenhouse gases from power plants, regulating PFAS under Superfund and TSCA new chemical rules.

WOTUS

The Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA) is holding its 2023 Annual Meeting Aug. 9-11 where state regulators and EPA officials will present on key issues including EPA efforts to revise the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS), contaminants of emerging concern, and environmental justice updates among other issues.

The American Law Institute-Continuing Legal Education is holding an Aug. 9 webinar about how property rights have been affected by the 2022 Supreme Court term and what’s coming next, where academics and private practitioners will discuss, among other cases, Sackett v. EPA and what that ruling means for future efforts to define WOTUS.

Drinking Water

EPA’s National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC) is hosting an Aug. 8 virtual meeting where the agency will offer updates about its Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) programs and to consult with the advisors on the final national primary drinking water regulation for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). It also plans to provide an update from the microbial & disinfection byproducts rule revisions working group.

The Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) and EPA are hosting the 2023 annual meeting for the Area-Wide Optimization Program (AWOP), a voluntary multi-state effort designed to assist water systems with optimizing their physical and organizational infrastructures without incurring capital expenses.

Superfund

Comments are due Aug. 11 on EPA’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking asking whether it should designate seven additional PFAS as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) beyond perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), the two most-studied ones.

Additionally, EPA is asking whether it should add precursors of those seven PFAS as well as precursors of PFOA and PFOS to the CERCLA list, and/or whether it should designate categories of the chemicals to the list.

The American Bar Association is hosting its 2022 Superfund Year in Review on Aug. 9, where authors of the Superfund Year in Review will present about the leading Superfund cases from 2022 and the implications of the case holdings. It will also break down important Superfund case developments and help practitioners identify key holdings and changes in Superfund law from last year.

Power Plant GHGs

Comments are due Aug. 8 on EPA’s closely watched proposal to curb GHG emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants. The Climate Action Campaign and the Solutions for Pollution coalition will host an Aug. 8 news conference at EPA to call for strong standards.

CWA Test Methods

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California has a hearing scheduled for Aug. 7 in Clean Water SoCal, et al., v. EPA, et al., where California publicly owned treatment works are calling for a preliminary injunction against EPA’s use of contested Clean Water Act (CWA) toxicity test methods that they charge has the effect of codifying the method when adopting new water quality standards for toxics.

Chemical Spills

Moms Clean Air Force and Healthfirst PA are hosting an August 8 webinar to discuss pollution and children’s health in the context of the chemical spill in East Palestine, OH, and its effects in western Pennsylvania.

TSCA New Chemicals ‘Framework’

Comments are due Aug. 8 on EPA’s proposed update to its “framework” rule governing how the agency conducts its pre-market reviews of new chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

The proposal has already faced criticism from multiple quarters, with environmentalist and industry sources calling the proposal a “housekeeping” measure that does not address outstanding concerns with new chemicals reviews that environmentalists say are too lax and industry says are mired in delays. And an animal welfare group is urging the agency to include changes to reduce animal testing it says the rule might otherwise spur.

–Inside EPA

OIG Finds New Chemicals Program Fails To Protect Health Or Environment

EPA cannot assure that its TSCA new chemicals review program is protecting public health and the environment, in part because it lacks the resources to fulfill its statutory duties, the agency’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) finds in a new report — the first of two separate investigations into alleged shortcomings and misconduct at the troubled program.

“Without updated, finalized guidance in place to ensure the consistency of new chemical reviews, the EPA does not have reasonable assurance that the new chemicals review process is properly considering and addressing risks to public health and the environment” as required by the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), OIG’s Aug. 2 report states.

Specifically, the watchdog office says the New Chemicals Division (NCD) “has not complied with applicable recordkeeping and quality assurance requirements” because it “has not finalized guidance for many of the program’s activities, such as standard operating procedures for recordkeeping and conducting exposure and hazard assessments.”

Such documents are essential, OIG adds — citing the agency’s guidance for developing its standard operating procedures (SOPs) — because SOPs “are integral parts of a successful quality system, as they provide individuals with the information to properly perform a job. They also facilitate consistency in the quality and integrity of a product or end result.”

–Inside EPA

Federal Courts Block EPA From Implementing Major Air, Water Policies

Federal appellate and trial courts are blocking EPA from implementing key air and water policies, including decisions underlying the agency’s high-profile interstate air pollution rule, new cybersecurity standards for drinking water agencies, and a measure to define the scope of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

A flurry of recent court activity has centered on EPA’s “Good Neighbor” rule aimed at limiting interstate ozone pollution, with the agency pausing implementation of the policy in states where courts have blocked EPA from imposing federal controls just days before the measure was slated to take effect:

EPA Stays ‘Good Neighbor’ Rule In States Where Courts Blocked SIP Denials
EPA is poised to stay implementation of its ‘Good Neighbor’ rule aimed at limiting interstate ozone pollution in six states where courts have effectively blocked the agency from imposing the federal requirements, with the stay slated to take effect Aug. 4, the same day the troubled rule becomes effective in the 17 other states still subject to its requirements.

EPA in a July 31 interim final rule stayed implementation of the rule in Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas — the six states where appellate courts have stayed EPA’s denials of their state implementation plans (SIPs), a prerequisite to the rule — styled as a federal implementation plan (FIP) for attaining the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS).

–Inside EPA

Department of Labor seeks nominations for membership to National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health

The U.S. Department of Labor is seeking nominations to fill two Department of Health and Human Services-designated vacancies on the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health.

The 12-member committee advises the Secretary of Labor and Secretary of Health and Human Services on matters related to administering the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The committee meets two to four times a year.

OSHA invites nominations to fill one HHS-designated public representative and one HHS-designated occupational health professional representative. The Secretary of Labor will appoint members designated by the Secretary of HHS. The members will serve two-year terms beginning Nov. 16, 2023.

Submit nominations to the Federal eRulemaking Portal, Docket Number OSHA-2023-0003 by Aug. 29, 2023. Read the Federal Register notice for submission details.

Transport Canada Publishes a Large Miscellaneous Update to its TDG Regulations

The ministry published a rule amending its TDGR regulations in miscellaneous ways. Among the many changes:

  • various actions affecting Class 2 gases and cylinders
  • changes to dangerous goods safety mark requirements
  • revisions to overpack rules
  • actions addressing Class 7 materials
  • rules regarding equivalency certificates (Canada’s version of Special Permits)
  • Revisions to the DGL
  • Updates to Special Provisions
  • Revisions to the various appendices, especially schedule 3

For full details and the actual language of the new rule, see the link HERE

Perchloroethylene (PCE); Regulation Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

The Environmental Protection Agency proposes to ban most uses of perchloroethylene (PCE) and to require a workplace chemical protection program for PCE uses that are not banned. The proposed ban would prohibit manufacturing, processing, and distribution of PCE for consumer uses; prohibit most industrial and commercial uses of PCE; and create workplace protections for the remaining uses. Comments due August 15.

Read more >> https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/06/16/2023-12495/perchloroethylene-pce-regulation-under-the-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca

Professional Certification Coalition

IHMM is a member of the PCC. The PCC monitors state and federal legislative and regulatory activity affecting professional certification on an ongoing basis. The PCC has compiled several “Watchlists” identifying and analyzing provisions in pending legislation at both the state and federal level that, under applicable rules, may still be enacted in the current legislative session.  Depending on the carry-over rules in the relevant legislature, the charts listing current legislation may include bills introduced in a prior year.  In addition, the PCC compiles each year a chart of enacted legislation that affects certification. The charts include hyperlinks to every bill or executive order. Note that the Watchlist and the Enacted Legislation document do not include profession-specific legislation and do not include regulatory initiatives. The charts will be updated as needed based on new developments.

Other State and Federal Activities

In this section we will highlight other state and federal government affairs activities undertaken by the committee.

Current Priorities June-August 2023

IHMM Credential Recognition

The highest priority of IHMM’s Government Affairs Committee is the recognition of IHMM’s credentials by government. We have made substantial progress in the two years we have undertaken this endeavor, as outlined in detail here > https://ihmm.org/credential-recognition/

In this project we have 45-in-5, increasing the number of states that recognize IHMM credentials.

  • We have already succeeded in 13 states – New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Indiana, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, Arkansas, Oklahoma. Ohio, North Dakota, and Georgia. [Red states in the map above]. These are states where IHMM credentials are cited or 40 CFR 312.10 is cited by reference.
  • We have partially succeeded in another 16 states – Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Arizona, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Florida, Delaware, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Maine. [Orange/Black Stripe states in the map above] These are states where the requirements of an “environmental professional” or QEP are cited that coincide with an IHMM credential so that relatively little work would need to be done to clarify the desired outcome.
  • We have 21 states where no reference to an IHMM credential is made in either statute or regulation, nor is there anything defined in the area of an environmental professional. These states will require legislation or regulatory work. [Yellow states in the map above].

in January 2022 Gene Guilford released the 40 CFR § 312.10 EPA regulation that states a private certification that meets or exceeds the requirements of the regulation is an Environmental Professional under the regulation. Here is the crosswalk between the 40 CFR § 312.10 EPA regulation and the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager [CHMM] blueprint. The CHMM meets or exceeds the requirements of an Environmental Professional. 

Here’s what we ask each volunteer to do:

  • Watch legislative and regulatory developments in your state that provide an opportunity for us to create amendments or other interventions
  • Be willing to speak with regulators and legislators in your area about the recognition efforts we craft together

Regulatory Updates

Notice of Public Meetings in 2023 for International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods

PHMSA’s Office of Hazardous Materials Safety will be hosting public forums in advance of four international meetings, to allow the public to give input on current proposals being considered by the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP) and the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCOE TDG). The international meetings include:

  • The 62nd session of the UNSCOE TDG, scheduled for July 3 to July 7, 2023, in Geneva, Switzerland
  • The 29th session of the ICAO TDG, scheduled for November 13 to 17, 2023, in Montreal, Canada
  • The 63rd session of the UNSCOE TDG, scheduled for November 27 to December 6, 2023, in Geneva, Switzerland

Each of these public meetings will be held approximately two weeks before the corresponding international meeting. Specific information for each meeting, including date, time, conference call-in number, and details for advance registration will be posted when available on the PHMSA website under “Upcoming Events.” These meetings will be virtual, with hybrid options available as possible, pending public health guidelines.

The Federal Register announcement can be found here.

HM-265A: Modernizing Regulations to Improve Safety and Efficiency

PHMSA is seeking your input to help us improve the HMR!

On July 5, 2023, PHMSA published the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) “HM-265A: Modernizing Regulations to Improve Safety and Efficiency” to the Federal Register. Based on feedback from industry stakeholders, internal PHMSA review, NTSB safety recommendations, and modal safety partners, the ANPRM addresses 46 separate areas where the requirements of the HMR may need to be updated to increase efficiency while improving safety. Topics addressed in the ANPRM include those related to UN Performance Oriented Package testing, tank car safety, hazardous material employee training, and updates to incorporated by reference documents, among others.

The public comment period for this ANPRM ends on October 3, 2023. For questions, please contact Mr. Eamonn Patrick at [email protected].

HM-263: FAST Act Requirements for Real-Time Train Consist Information

On June 27, PHMSA published a new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) aimed at improving public safety and preventing environmental impacts by strengthening requirements governing railroads’ provision of hazardous materials information to responders during a hazmat incident. This proposal is a response to mandates in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act and a recommendation from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

The proposal would require all railroads to always maintain — and update in real-time — accurate, electronic information about rail hazmat shipments in a train consist that would be accessible to authorized emergency response personnel. Required information would include the quantity and position of the shipment on the train, the shipment’s origin and destination, and a designated emergency point of contact at the railroad. Railroads would also be required to proactively “push” that information to authorized local first response personnel as soon as the railroad is aware of an accident involving any hazardous materials.

The public comment period for this NPRM ends on August 28, 2023. For questions, contact Dirk Der Kinderen at (202) 366-8553.

Safe + Sound Week is here! View the Safe + Sound video > https://youtu.be/Rr-hjUfbIl0 

OSHA’s Safe + Sound Campaign is a nationwide opportunity to raise awareness and understanding of the value of proactive occupational safety and health (OSH) programs in all workplaces. Mark your calendars! Safe + Sound Week will take place from August 7-13, 2023. 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.  We look forward to your participation!

Safe + Sound emphasizes the need for safety programs at small- and mid-sized businesses, which are more likely to have limited resources dedicated to safety. As you know, effective OSH programs can help organizations identify and manage workplace risk before they cause injury or illness, improving sustainability and the bottom line. Safety and health management systems are a critical best practice to ensure that OSH programs achieve significant results and lower risk exposure.

Welcome to the 2023 OSHA Safe + Sound Week > https://www.osha.gov/safeandsoundweek/  and its focus on mental health.

Share Your Safe + Sound Week Journey on Social Media

Show your participation in Safe + Sound Week on social media and encourage others to take the pledge using #SafeAndSoundAtWork so that everyone can follow along! Need ideas? Check out the Social Media Toolkit

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.

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.

IHMM  – 26 Fellows Are Mentors 

IHMM Fellows Committee Chair Atanu Das, CHMM, is leading the effort within the IHMM Collaboration networking platform to engage both 26 IHMM Fellows as Mentors and anyone who seeks some assistance as Mentees.

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. This article from ASAE magazine outlines how a mentoring program can become more successful – engagement!

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
#2 Recertification Video

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.

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 Jimmy Nguyen at [email protected] and he’ll be happy to help you.

American Society of Safety Professionals

IHMM is a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals and is pleased to bring this important information to all of our certificants.

New Free Training Programs Offered by ASSP

ASSP is offering six new free, instructor-led courses developed under a Susan Harwood Grant from OSHA. These courses provide guidance on planning and managing pandemics; review regulations and a legal framework for infectious diseases; discuss industry best practices and more. The first course starts July 27, register today!

Also, we are very interested in having end users register and take the course.  We are hoping that our OSH colleagues who work for labor organizations will get the word out to teams so they will have the opportunity to participate.

Susan Harwood link: https://www.assp.org/resources/osha-susan-harwood-grant

Courses:

American Society of Safety Professionals

IHMM is a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals and is pleased to bring this important information to all of our certificants.

ASSP News

ASSP Webinars

ASSP Standards News

The U.S. TAG to ANSI for ISO TC283 approved ISO 45002 and ISO 45006 as ANSI registered technical reports.

  • ISO/ASSP TR 45002-2023:   Occupational health and safety management systems – General guidelines for the implementation of ISO 45001:2018
  • ISO/ASSP TR 45006-2023:  Occupational health and safety management – Guidelines for organizations on preventing and managing infectious diseases

At this point, the adoption process is complete.  We will conclude limited public review and then move forward with publication of ISO 45002 and ISO 45006 as an ANSI Registered Technical Report[s].

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.

CHEMTREC, HMS Training Partner, Adds HAZWOPER Refresher Training

This week CHEMTREC has added its HAZWOPER 8-hour Refresher Training to the HMS Daily Training schedule. This HAZWOPER 8-hour Refresher Training is designed for individuals who need to refresh their existing 24-hour or 40-hour HAZWOPER certification. This course meets the requirements outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 for 8 (eight) hours of annual refresher training for workers involved in the transport, storage, or handling of hazardous materials or hazardous waste.

See the CHEMTREC HAZWOPER 8-hour Refresher Training here!

CHEMTREC, an HMS training partner, has had 8 courses approved in advance for earning IHMM recertification certification maintenance points. We are pleased to promote these programs as reviewed and approved by the HMS Education and Training Committee. Thank you CHEMTREC, and thank to HMS’ Education and Training Committee.

DailyGround Transportation for CarriersChemtrecOnline
DailyOSHA Hazard Communications StandardChemtrecOnline
DailyShipping Lithium Batteries and Cells TrainingChemtrecOnline
DailyHazmat General, Safety and Security Awareness Online Training CourseChemtrecOnline
DailyIATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for OperationsChemtrecOnline
Daily49 CFR TrainingChemtrecOnline
DailyIATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for Operations PersonnelChemtrecOnline

AIHA, HMS Training Partner, Adds Courses for IHMM Certificants

American Industrial Hygiene Association [AIHA] an HMS training partner, has added its first of many courses approved in advance for earning IHMM recertification certification maintenance points. We are pleased to promote these programs in support of IHMM certificants holding the CHMM, CHMP, CSHM, and CSMP credentials. Thank you, AIHA.

Daily

Basic Principles of Occupational Hygiene

AIHAOnline
Daily

Certificate Program: Use of Direct Reading Instruments

AIHAOnline
Daily

How to Develop Creative Narrative for Better Training and Retention (AIHce EXP 2021 OnDemand)

AIHAOnline
Daily

Electrical Safe Work Practices With Application of NFPA 70E PDC Recording

AIHAOnline
Daily

Is Your Safety Training Good Enough? (AIHce EXP 2021 OnDemand)

AIHAOnline
Daily

All About Leading, Lagging, and Predictive Indicators (AIHce EXP 2021 OnDemand)

AIHAOnline
Daily

Elevating EHS Leading Indicators: From Defining to Designing Webinar Recording

AIHAOnline
Daily

Increasing Risk Awareness and Leveraging Risk Management to Catalyze a Culture of Learning and Health (AIHce EXP 2021 OnDemand)

AIHAOnline
Daily

Emergency Preparedness: Is the Workplace Truly Prepared for Emergencies? (AIHce EXP 2022 OnDemand)

AIHAOnline
Daily

Mitigation Through Decontamination PDC Recording

AIHAOnline
Daily

SDS & Label Authoring Course

AIHAOnline
Daily

Empowering Industrial Hygienists With Systems Thinking for ISO 45001 Webinar Recording

AIHAOnline
Daily

ISO 45001 OHSMS Update and Overview Webinar Recording

AIHAOnline
Daily

Fire and Explosion Hazards in the Process Industries PDC Recording

AIHAOnline
Daily

Decision Making in Managing Risk – Expand Context, Strengthen Skills PDC Recording

AIHAOnline
Daily

Risk Assessment Virtual Conference Recordings (2021): Introduction to Risk Assessment

AIHAOnline
Daily

Welding: An Exercise in Applied Industrial Hygiene

AIHAOnline

Bowen EHS, HMS Training Partner, Adds Courses for IHMM Certificants

Bowen EHS, an HMS training partner, has had 4 courses approved in advance for earning IHMM recertification certification maintenance points. We are pleased to promote these programs as reviewed and approved by the HMS Education and Training Committee, chaired by Diana Lundelius. Thank you Bowen EHS and thank to HMS’ Education and Training Committee.

Thank you Bowen EHS for contributing programs enabling IHMM certificants to engage in professional development and earn important CMPs! All three of the new Bowen EHS programs are available online and on demand.

DailyEPCRA Tier II ReportingBowen EHSOnline
DailyCHMM Online ReviewBowen EHSOnline
DailyEmergency Management Self-Paced PDCBowen EHSOnline
DailyAcute Toluene Exposure WebinarBowen EHSOnline

Thank you Bowen EHS for contributing programs enabling IHMM certificants to engage in professional development and earn important CMPs! All three of the new Bowen EHS programs are available online and on demand.

Respiratory Protection Program Management – Susan Harwood Training Grant

University of Texas Medical Branch, William J. Pate, CHMM

This training course is intended to educate participants on the requirements of developing and implementing a compliant Respiratory Protection Program. The focus of this course will be on topics related to preparation for an infectious disease pandemic. At the end of this training the attendee should be able to:
1) Manage an effective respiratory protection program through proficient application of 29 CFR 1910.134
2) Compare potential routes of exposure
3) Identify and implement potential controls (engineering, administrative, and PPE)
4) List the equipment needed to support fit testing
5) Explain the difference between qualitative and quantitative fit testing
6) Discuss the different types of respiratory protection available
7) Demonstrate correct donning/doffing of respiratory protection

This training course is 7.5 hours and participants will receive a certificate of completion that may be suitable for professional certification maintenance (CSP, CIH, CHMM, CHSP, etc.).

This course will provide 7.5 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) contact hours. Accreditation statement: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Louisiana State Nurses Association –  Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002176

This training is available only to employees and employers who are subject to OSHA regulatory requirements.  Grant-funded training is not available to state or local government employees unless they have occupational safety & health responsibilities (e.g. occupational safety and health trainers, program managers, committee members, or employees responisble for abating unsafe and unhealthy working conditions for their organization).  Registration in this course confirms that meet these conditions.  This training will include the opportunity to don, doff, and fit test respiratory protection including N95, half-face, full-face, and powered air-purifying respirators.  Anyone participating in this training and wanting to put on a respirator agrees that they have been medically cleared by their employer to do so in accordance with OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard.

The 8-hour training program is offered at various dates from March through September. For more information and registration for this FREE program go here >> https://www.utmb.edu/ehs/programs/radiation-occupational-safety-program/RPPSHTG2023

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

Courses are here>  Go to https://hazmatsociety.org/education-training/  Under “Find Training,” Search for 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.

Easily Find Courses to Help You Pass IHMM Credential Exams

A core mission of HMS is education and training. Part of that mission includes assembling the best and most effective courses to assist IHMM applicants in passing their IHMM credential exams.
CDGP® Prep Course
  1. CE-1112: CDGP® Exam Prep – Columbia Southern University – Available On Demand
CHMM® Prep Courses
  1. Oct. 24-25 – CHMM Prep Course – PTP Consulting
  2. Daily – CHMM® Online Review – Bowen
  3. Daily – CHMM® Prep Course – Institute of Safety & Systems Management
  4. Daily –Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (CHMM®) Exam Prep – SPAN Exam Prep, Division of ClickSafety
CSHM® Prep Courses
  1. Certified Safety and Health Manager® (CSHM®) Exam Preparation Course – VUBIZ – Available on Demand
CSMP® Prep Courses
  1. Certified Safety Management Practitioner® [CSMP®] Exam Preparation Course – VUBIZ – Available on Demand

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 365 CHMM applicants IHMM had on June 27, 2023, all 365 looking for CHMM prep courses could see and choose their favored CHMM exam prep course. If your course is not on the HMS platform, none of the 365 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 2023 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, 2023. 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.

As an IHMM certificant, you pay no dues to take advantage of IHMM’s Foundation at HMS. We do appreciate IHMM’s certificants encouraging their companies to contribute.

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.

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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 2023

IHMM will attend and support a number of conferences and trade shows throughout 2023, virtually as well as in-person as resources allow. Below are some of the conferences IHMM will support in 2023.

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

New Orleans, LA

October 23-25, 2023

FET Annual Conference

Milwaukee Marriott West

October 31-Nov 2, 2023

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. 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

Online

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

DailyDOT NON-Bulk Training Compliance Associates

Online

DailyWebinar IATA Dangerous Goods Training Compliance Associates

Online

DailyOSHA 30 Construction (Online) ClickSafety

Online

DailyHAZWOPER Refresher (Online) ClickSafety

Online

DailyHAZWOPER 40-Hour All Industries (Online) ClickSafety

Online

DailyHAZWOPER 24-Hour All Industries (Online) ClickSafety

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

DailyCHMM Online Review Bowen

Online

DailyOnsite Lithium Battery TrainingCompliance Associates

Online

DailyOnsite ADR TrainingCompliance Associates

Online

DailyWebinar ADR TrainingCompliance Associates

Online

DailyOSHA Confined Space Operations TrainingHazmat School

Online

DailyIATA/IMDG Certification TrainingDGI

Online

DailyDangerous Goods Shipping Private WebinarDGI

Online

DailyCSHM Exam Prep CourseVubiz

Online

DailyCSMP Exam Prep CourseVubiz

Online

DailyGround Transportation for CarriersChemtrec

Online

DailyOSHA Hazard Communications StandardChemtrec

Online

DailyShipping Lithium Batteries and Cells TrainingChemtrec

Online

DailyHazmat General, Safety and Security Awareness Online Training Course Chemtrec

Online

DailyIATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for Operations Chemtrec

Online

Daily49 CFR TrainingChemtrec

Online

DailyIATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for Operations PersonnelChemtrec

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

DailyEPCRA Tier II ReportingBowen EHS

Online

DailyEHS Training Self-Paced PDCBowen EHS

Online

DailyEmergency Management Self-Paced PDCBowen EHS

Online

DailyAcute Toluene Exposure WebinarBowen EHS

Online

DailyDangerous Goods Regulations [DGR] Initial Category 6IATA

Online

DailyBasic Principles of Occupational HygieneAIHA

Online

Daily

Certificate Program: Use of Direct Reading Instruments

AIHA

Online

Daily

How to Develop Creative Narrative for Better Training and Retention (AIHce EXP 2021 OnDemand)

AIHA

Online

Daily

Electrical Safe Work Practices With Application of NFPA 70E PDC Recording

AIHA

Online

Daily

Is Your Safety Training Good Enough? (AIHce EXP 2021 OnDemand)

AIHA

Online

Daily

All About Leading, Lagging, and Predictive Indicators (AIHce EXP 2021 OnDemand)

AIHA

Online

Daily

Elevating EHS Leading Indicators: From Defining to Designing Webinar Recording

AIHA

Online

Daily

Increasing Risk Awareness and Leveraging Risk Management to Catalyze a Culture of Learning and Health (AIHce EXP 2021 OnDemand)

AIHA

Online

Daily

Emergency Preparedness: Is the Workplace Truly Prepared for Emergencies? (AIHce EXP 2022 OnDemand)

AIHA

Online

Daily

Mitigation Through Decontamination PDC Recording

AIHA

Online

Daily

SDS & Label Authoring Course

AIHA

Online

Daily

Empowering Industrial Hygienists With Systems Thinking for ISO 45001 Webinar Recording

AIHA

Online

Daily

ISO 45001 OHSMS Update and Overview Webinar Recording

AIHA

Online

Daily

Fire and Explosion Hazards in the Process Industries PDC Recording

AIHA

Online

Daily

Decision Making in Managing Risk – Expand Context, Strengthen Skills PDC Recording

AIHA

Online

Daily

Risk Assessment Virtual Conference Recordings (2021): Introduction to Risk Assessment

AIHA

Online

Daily

Welding: An Exercise in Applied Industrial Hygiene

AIHA

Online

Daily

Response Considerations During an Outbreak or Pandemic

FEMA           Online
Daily

Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response Awareness Course

FEMA           Online
Aug 14-15, 2023

Shipping Lithium Batteries by Air (Live Virtual Classroom)

IATA

Online

Aug 25-27, 2023

2023 PHMSA HMIT Grant 24-Hour DOT HAZMAT Regulations Awareness Course

NPETE

Omaha, NE

Aug 29-31, 20232023 PHMSA HMIT Grant 24-Hour DOT HAZMAT Regulations Awareness CourseNPETE           Miami, FL
Sept 6-8, 2023

2023 PHMSA HMIT Grant 24-Hour DOT HAZMAT Regulations Awareness Course

NPETE

Chattanooga, TN

Sept 11-12, 2023

Shipping Lithium Batteries by Air (Live Virtual Classroom)

IATA

Online

Sept 12, 2023

Respiratory Protection Program Management – Susan Harwood Grant

UTMB

Clear Lake Campus, TX

Sept 14, 2023

Respiratory Protection Program Management – Susan Harwood Grant

UTMB

Clear Lake Campus, TX

Sept 12-14, 2023

2023 PHMSA HMIT Grant 24-Hour DOT HAZMAT Regulations Awareness Course

NPETE

Holden, MA

October 24-25, 2023CHMM Prep CoursePTP Consulting

Swedesboro, NJ

IHMM AFFILIATIONS

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Phone: 301-984-8969 | Fax: 301-984-1516

2023-08-08T15:28:32+00:00

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