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Merry Christmas to All

From everyone at IHMM to all of you who celebrate, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We thank you for all of your support of IHMM in 2023 and look forward to serving you in 2024.

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/.

Hazardous Materials / Dangerous Goods Transportation Credentials

Certified Hazardous Materials Manager

Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner

Certified Dangerous Goods Professional

Associate Hazardous Materials Manager

Certified Dangerous Goods Trainer

Student Certified Hazardous Materials Manager

EHS / Workplace Safety Credentials

Certified Safety & Health Manager

Certified Safety Management Practitioner

Associate Safety & Health Manager

Student Associate Safety & Health Manager

Certified School Safety Manager

Microcredentials

Certified Pandemic Preparedness Specialist

IHMM Certificant Recognition

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

With a link from your credential badge to the IHMM website [see above] you can not only stand out as an IHMM-certified professional, you can also promote IHMM credentials to others. Right-click on the badge of choice, save as to your computer, then load it to whatever medium you choose.

IHMM has Distinguished Diplomates and Fellows of the Institute badges to the appropriate people in the MYIHMM database. These two badges are accompanied by lapel pins sent to each of those distinguished by holding these designations.

IHMM is in all 50 of the United States and in 85 countries around the World.

IHMM Credentials Accredited By

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Need Help? On the IHMM website just click on the “NEED HELP?” button
and let us know what you need and the right person will get right back with you.

IHMM RECENT NEWS

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS/DANGEROUS GOODS
EHS/WORKPLACE SAFETY

INSIDE IHMM

IHMM Enters Its 40th Year

On December 3, 1984 the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management was created with the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager® [CHMM®] credential.  John H. Frick, Harold M. Gordon, John J. McCambridge, and Richard A. Young created what would become an Institute that offers 11 professional credentials across Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods and EHS Work Place Safety communities of practice in all 50 of the United States and 85 other countries.

IHMM thanks its hundreds of volunteer leaders, thousands of certificants and companies who support IHMM through strengthening its ability to extend its reach and allow us all to live up to why we exist our vision, and our mission…

Why We Exist

We believe there is only one Earth; our passion is to protect it.

Our Vision

IHMM credentials and competency standards are embraced worldwide

Our Mission

IHMM sets standards of excellence for professional credentials to advance the global environmental, health, and safety communities of practice.

IHMM Government Affairs in 2023

Here are the highlights of what we worked on in 2023, and with a new committee forming will build on for 2024.

The IHMM Government Affairs Committee is found here, where you may also join our group.

IHMM and EPA Collaborate on the Continuing Challenge Hazmat Workshop

The Continuing Challenge is the oldest hazmat training workshop by responders by responders and we are entering our 35th year.  The 2024 event is from September 3-5, 2024 in Sacramento, California.

We are currently looking for instructors for the 2024 workshop in all things hazmat including:

Planning/SARA Title III;

Mental Health for First Responders;

Drug Labs, Incident Command System and Response Management;

WMD/Explosives;

General Hazmat Response;

HAZWOPER;

Chemistry;

Oil Spills;

Hazmat Firefighting, Risk-Exposure Assessment;

Legal Issues for First Responders;

Media and Community Relations;

Radiation Response and Cleanup;

Air Monitoring and Sampling; Sampling; and

Lithium Ion Battery and Other Alternative Fuels Response.

Our students are hazmat team members from local, state, tribal, Federal and International fire and health departments as well as private industry.

Everyone can get more information at Hazmat.org.

Each seminar typically ranges from 2 hours to 8 hours in length. If you are interested in presenting at the Continuing Challenge then let us know by sending an email to [email protected] with a title, name of the program above, and a short description of the material you would like to deliver. Deadline for submissions so we can get them to EPA is February 1, 2024.

IHMM To Create an AHMM Examination Preparatory Course

In late October IHMM issued an RFP soliciting proposals to work with IHMM on the creation of an Associate Hazardous Materials Manager™ [AHMM™] examination preparatory course.

IHMM is pleased to announce that it has selected Columbia Southern University and VUBIZ, both organizations already work with IHMM on delivering other credential prep courses, to work with IHMM on the AHMM project.

A Collaborative Culture

There are 1,174 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 Organizing Broader Government Affairs Activities – Call for Volunteers

In strategic planning on August 17, 2023 IHMM created a strategic imperative to create a broader government affairs operation on behalf of, and with the assistance of, all of IHMM’s certificants.

On August 29, 2023 IHMM’s Executive Director made a presentation of this strategic imperative to the AHMP annual conference. Here is what IHMM intends to organize over the next few months:

  • Federal Government  – Regulatory
    We need a group of people watching Federal regulatory developments to advise when taking action can be helpful and raise our visibility in the agencies.
  • Federal Government – Congress
    We need a group of people watching legislation to advise us when taking action can be helpful and raise our visibility in Congress.
  • State Governments – Regulatory
    We need a group of people watching state regulatory developments to advise when taking action can be helpful and raise our visibility in the agencies.
  • State Governments – Legislatures
    We need a group of people watching legislation to advise us when taking action can be helpful and raise our visibility in state legislatures.

If you want to make a difference in the recognition of your credentials and build on the successful record we have achieved thus far – we need you to volunteer. Learn more by visiting our Government Affairs Committee page, and get involved with government affairs. You can volunteer for one, two, three or all four of the segments of the committee’s work. That’s up to you!

The full presentation may be viewed here.

IHMM GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

IHMM To Propose Changes in Government Recognition of Credentials

State of Maine Department of Environmental Protection is proposing to update Chapter 851, Standards for Generators of Hazardous Waste. In the current regulation work is required by a professional engineer. IHMM is proposing to include an environmental professional as defined by 40 CFR §312.10.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has a number of courses in occupational safety and health within which OSHA credits “A degree in occupational safety and health, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation.” IHMM will propose including the CHMM, CSHM, and CSMP.

Beltway Buzz, Ogletree Deakins

Congress: Home for the Holidays. The U.S. Congress is wrapping up for the year, and—we know you are going to find this hard to believe—Congress didn’t make much legislative progress during the three-week post-Thanksgiving work period (though the members did manage to pass the fiscal year (FY) 2024 National Defense Authorization Act, a bill that has passed for sixty-three straight years). Our lawmakers continue to spin their wheels on federal government funding, an issue the Buzz has been monitoring for months. Congress will reconvene in the second week of January 2024. Lawmakers will then have just eleven days—including the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday—before the first funding deadline of January 19, 2024. It appears that government shutdown drama will continue in 2024.

DOL Finalizes Rule for Federal Contractor Successors. On December 14, 2023, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division published a final rule, “Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts.” The rule implements President Biden’s November 18, 2021, executive order of the same name, which states, “When a service contract expires, and a follow-on contract is awarded for the same or similar services, the Federal Government’s procurement interests in economy and efficiency are best served when the successor contractor or subcontractor hires the predecessor’s employees, thus avoiding displacement of these employees.” The final rule addresses issues related to which agencies and contracts are covered, the timing and method of job offers, circumstances related to reduced staffing of a successor, the process for excepting contracts from the requirements, recordkeeping, and remedies. As the Buzz has previously discussed, this is one of those D.C. labor policy issues that has been flipping and flopping, depending on the administration, for at least thirty years. The rule becomes effective on February 12, 2024.

House Committee Tackles Labor Issues. On December 13, 2023, the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing entitled, “Protecting Workers and Small Businesses from Biden’s Attack on Worker Free Choice and Economic Growth.” The hearing focused on a variety of labor and employment matters that should be familiar to Buzz readers: union organizing via card check, defining “independent contractor,” and joint employer status. Republicans and witnesses from the business community discussed how the administration’s position on these issues may be harmful to employers and the economy at large. Witnesses from the business community also criticized the administration’s failure to nominate a Republican to the remaining seat on the Board, which has been vacant for one year. While it is helpful that at least some of our labor leaders are concerned with what is happening at the Board and the Department of Labor, aside from budgets cuts and Congressional Review Act attempts (see immediately below), there isn’t a heck of lot they can about it.

Resolution Blocking Joint Employer Reg. Advances. In addition to the aforementioned hearing, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce also this week advanced a Congressional Review Act resolution rescinding the National Labor Relations Board’s joint employer rule. The resolution now advances to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, where it is likely to pass. In the U.S. Senate, the resolution has a chance of passing, as well, as it will only need a majority of votes to pass, and Democrat Senator Joe Manchin is a cosponsor. President Biden, of course, will veto the measure.

H-1B Cap Met. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced this week that it “has received a sufficient number of petitions needed to reach the congressionally mandated 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap and the 20,000 H-1B visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap, for fiscal year (FY) 2024.” Nana P. Boakye has the details. The Buzz will be monitoring potential changes in 2024 to the process that may result from finalization of USCIS’s proposed H-1B modernization rule.

New OSHA Electronic Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements for 2024 – Pillsbury Law

As 2023 is swiftly coming to a close, certain employers should begin preparing for electronic submission of injury and illness information to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 2024.

In July 2023, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finalized its “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” rule, which requires establishments with 100 or more employees in certain designated high-hazard industries (including agricultural, food production, manufacturing, retail, wholesale, transportation, medical and entertainment) to electronically submit information from their OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report) once a year. Specifically, employers must submit detailed information about each recordable injury and illness, including the date, physical location and severity of the injury or illness; details about the worker who was injured; and details about how the injury or illness occurred. The rule is effective on January 1, 2024, and annual reporting is due March 2, 2024, through OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application (ITA).

Read more from Pillsbury Law…

A Year of Thanks and Government Relations Accomplishments

In 2023, AIHA’s members have been amazing. This year alone, there have been more than 1,300 instances of volunteerism in government relations, a significant increase compared to last year. This level of activity and AIHA’s reputation as a trusted source of OEHS expertise have had a predictable and exciting result: AIHA was referenced in 508 state and federal rulemakings, comments, and bills—and that’s just in 2023.

There’s a lot to be thankful for. Together, we’ve built, sustained, and grown a community of volunteers dedicated to translating their technical expertise into public policy recommendations to protect workers and their communities throughout the nation.

One example of our activity is the submission of comments to government entities. The topics we addressed this year include:

Read more >>

Pipeline Safety Research and Development Program

Develop and Demonstrate a Remote Multi-Sensor Platform for Right of Way Defense

Objective: The project will improve and deploy additional instances of a pipeline right-of-way (ROW) monitoring system based on stationary sensors mounted on/near the pipeline. Sensor data from multiple locations along the pipe is wirelessly forwarded to a central location for processing and analytics, correlating the data from multiple sensors to rapidly alert operators to events occurring in the ROW. The project will deploy improved field hardware with machine learning analytics.

(Project page and final reporting are available: “Develop and Demonstrate a Remote Multi-Sensor Platform for Right of Way Defense”.)

Meeting Information:

Wednesday, December 20, 2023, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET

Microsoft Teams Meeting:

Teams Meeting Link

Agenda:

Welcome and PHMSA Introduction

Summary Slideshow of Project Results

Open Q&A and Discussion

Adjourn

EPA Begins TSCA Prioritization Process For Five Chemicals

EPA announced on December 14, 2023, that it is beginning the process to prioritize five additional toxic chemicals for risk evaluation under TSCA. The chemicals are acetaldehyde, acrylonitrile, benzenamine, 4,4’-methylene bis(2-chloroaniline) (MBOCA), and vinyl chloride. Between September and November 2023, EPA met with federal partners, industry, environmental organizations, labor organizations, state and local governments, and Tribes to discuss the prioritization process and presented a list of 15 chemicals that EPA was considering for prioritization. The ten chemicals not selected include: 4-tert-Octylphenol(4-(1,1,3,3-Tetramethylbutyl)-phenol); benzene; bisphenol A; ethylbenzene; napthalene; styrene; tribromomethane; triglycidyl isocyanurate; hydrogen fluoride; and N-(1,3-Dimethylbutyl)-N’-phenyl-p-phenylenediamine. Publication of a Federal Register notice announcing the process will begin a 90-day comment period. EPA has posted a prepublication version of the notice. More information will be available in a forthcoming memorandum.

–Bergeson & Campbell

EPA Updates

Key Air, Water Litigation Slated To Restart; Comments Due On Suite Of EPA Rules

Litigation over a range of hot-button topics, including EPA’s definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS), new source review (NSR) policies, and EPA stormwater permitting authority, are slated to resume. Comments are due on a suite of proposed EPA rules, including a supplemental proposal regarding power plant greenhouse gas limits, reuse and management of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC), vessel discharge standards and water infrastructure equipment.

GOP Senators Object To EPA’s Oil & Gas Emissions Reporting Proposal

Several Senate Republicans are pressing EPA to reconsider its proposed revisions to greenhouse gas reporting requirements for oil and gas facilities, arguing they would “artificially overestimate” methane emissions and thus companies’ obligations under a looming methane “fee” on excess emissions.

High Court Spurns Latest Bid To Undo EPA GHG Endangerment Finding

The Supreme Court has declined to revisit a lower court decision blocking litigation by free-market groups to reopen EPA’s landmark 2009 greenhouse gas endangerment finding, letting stand a finding that the groups lack standing to challenge the finding that underpins numerous agency greenhouse gas rules.

White House Eyes New Research Alliance To Bolster Cost-Benefit Analysis

The Biden administration is launching a new government-wide initiative to strengthen cost-benefit analyses that EPA and other agencies use to justify key rules, signaling that officials are planning to collaborate with private sector researchers to help identify data gaps and obstacles to improving quantification and monetization of costs and benefits.

Industry Seeks To Preserve Incineration, Landfilling As EPA PFAS Guide Nears

As EPA prepares to issue updated guidance for disposal and destruction of PFAS, the waste treatment and disposal industry is urging officials to set technology neutral standards that will preserve incineration and landfilling as options, pushing back on environmentalists’ calls to limit use of such technologies.

Environmentalists Brace For Chevron Repeal, Fearing ‘Halt’ To Rulemakings

Environmentalists and their supporters are bracing for the likelihood that the conservative-majority Supreme Court will repeal the Chevron doctrine that allows EPA and other agencies to reasonably interpret ambiguous statutory language when it hears two cases that will test the issue early next year, fearing it will halt key rulemakings.

–Inside EPA

Biden-Harris Administration Releases National Strategy to Enhance the Nation’s Greenhouse Gas Measurement and Monitoring Capabilities

The Office of Management and Budget, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and White House Office of Domestic Climate Policy announced the release of the National Strategy to Advance an Integrated U.S. Greenhouse Gas Measurement, Monitoring, and Information System, a Strategy developed by the Greenhouse Gas Monitoring and Measurement Interagency Working Group to enhance coordination and integration of greenhouse gas measurement, monitoring, and information efforts across the Federal government.

Read more…

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.

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

The Dr. John H Frick Memorial IHMM Scholarship Program – Closed for 2023 –  Deadline 10/15/2023 – Re Opens in 2024

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.

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.

FET, Inc. Adds EHMM Course

The Federation of Environmental Technologists [FET] CHMM Wisconsin Chapter has added the Essentials of Hazardous Material Management (EHMM) Course for Monday’s between 4 pm and 7 pm Central time from January 8 through April 8, 2024. The EHMM course provides a broad yet comprehensive environmental, health, and safety overview of hazardous materials management and related sciences.

Register for the FET EHMM course here.

AHMP Cyber Chapter Adds EHMM Course

The  AHMP Cyber Chapter has added the Essentials of Hazardous Material Management (EHMM) Course for January 15-17, 2024. This course provides instruction on laws and regulations as well as technologies and practices in an overview fashion that highlights and emphasizes what is important for a hazardous materials manager to know and provides essential information for the hazardous materials manager to better conduct his/her job.

More information and Registration for this January course here.

Lion Tech, HMS Training Partner, Adds Hazmat Ground Shipper Certification [DOT] Training

This week Lion Tech has added its Hazmat Ground Shipper Certification [DOT] Training to the HMS Daily Training schedule. This two-day workshop provides comprehensive training to offer hazardous materials for transportation in compliance with the US DOT/PHMSA Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). The two-day workshop is approved for 12.50 CM Points toward IHMM re-certification.

DailyHazmat Ground Shipper Certification (DOT) TrainingLion Tech Online

CHEMTREC, HMS Training Partner, Adds HAZWOPER Refresher Training

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.

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 404 CHMM applicants IHMM had on November 8, 2023, all 404 applicants 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 404 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/

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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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 2024

IHMM will attend and support a number of conferences and trade shows throughout 2024, virtually as well as in-person as resources allow. In 2023 IHMM participated in the Bay Area ASSP conference, Ohio Safety conference, COSTHA Annual Meeting, AIHA Conference & Trade Show, ASSP Annual Conference, CUHMMC, AHMP, National Safety Conference and FET

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

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

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

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

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
Daily

RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Online

Lion Tech

Online

Daily

RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Refresher

Lion Tech

Online

Jan 8-Apr 8, 2024Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management [EHMM] CourseFET, Inc

Online

Jan 15-17, 2024Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management [EHMM] CourseAHMP Cyber Chapter

Online

Mar 4-6, 2024

Lithium Battery Logistics Safety Management (LIVE virtual classroom)

IATA

Online

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