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Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

From all of us at IHMM we wish you and your family a Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays.

IHMM Today will not be published on December 27th and EHS Professional will not be published on December 29th as we take time off with our families.

IHMM Offices are closed on December 26th and December 30th.

We are looking forward to 2023!

IHMM Credential Recognition

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

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 In-Person or Remotely Proctored Exams

The American National Standards Institute [ANSI] has approved Kryterion Remotely Proctored Exams for IHMM’s CHMM, CHMP, and CDGP exams. IHMM has been using the Kryterion Remotely Proctored Exams for the CSHM and CSMP exams since April 2020.

76% of Kryterion in-person testing centers have reopened. If you prefer the comfort and convenience of taking your exam from your home or office instead of at a Kryterion center, IHMM is ready to enroll you in a remotely proctored examination.

Please contact either Kortney Tunstall at [email protected] for the CHMM, Student CHMM, CHMP, or CDGP exams or Kaylene Cagle at [email protected] for the Student ASHM, CSHM, or CSMP exams.

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IHMM Elects Officers for 2023

The recent IHMM Board of Directors meeting saw the election of officers for 2023.

Below are shown William S. Diesslin, CHMM, Chair. Robin K. Spencer, CHMM, Vice Chair. June Brock-Carroll, CHMP, Treasurer. Melissa A. Hamer, Esq, CHMM, Secretary. Congratulations and welcome all and looking forward to 2023!

William S. Diesslin, CHMM, Chair

Robin Spencer, Board Member

Robin K. Spencer, CHMM, Vice Chair

June Brock-Carroll, CHMP, Treasurer

Melissa A. Hamer, Esq., CHMM, Secretary

Transport Canada Proposes Harmonization Amendment to TDGR

Transport Canada and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) are currently playing a game of “catch-up.” Due to issues such as COVID, our North American regulations have started to fall behind international standards, particularly the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, the basis of international dangerous goods regulations.  

Fortunately, these agencies have been working hard to create amendments that will keep North American regulations harmonized with the rest of the world. The DOT has already put an amendment in place, HM-215P, to harmonize the “Hazardous Materials Regulations” of 49 CFR with the 21st edition of the UN Recommendations and is already at work on the next in the HM-215 series. In Canada, Transport Canada has just published a proposed update that would harmonize the “Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations” (TDGR) with that edition and also improve consistency with 49 CFR. Also, this amendment will be used to give Part 12, the requirements for air transport, a long-awaited update.  

The proposed amendment was published in Canada Gazette I on November 26, 2022. Of course, keep in mind that publication in Canada Gazette I means that the amendments are for public discussion by stakeholders, and don’t become finalized until published in Canada Gazette II. So, if you have comments or suggestions, you have until February 9, 2023, to send them to Transport Canada. 

Read more >> https://www.thecompliancecenter.com/transport-canada-proposes-harmonization-amendment-to-tdgr/

OSHA Statement on 2021 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the 2021 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, which recorded 5,190 fatal work injuries in the United States in 2021, a nearly 9 percent increase from 2020. Black and Latino workers also had fatality rates disproportionately higher than their co-workers.

OSHA Assistant Secretary Doug Parker called the findings “a call to action for OSHA, employers and other stakeholders to redouble our collective efforts to make our nation’s workplaces safer.” For more information, please see the OSHA News Release.

Congress Hurries To Finalize FY23 Spending; EPA Poised To Issue Major Rules

After extending funding for EPA and other agencies at fiscal year 2022 levels for another week, lawmakers are expected to vote on an FY23 omnibus package by Dec. 23. EPA could be poised to issue major rules defining the scope of the Clean Water Act and to limit nitrogen oxides from new trucks.

FY23 Budget

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) has instructed House lawmakers to expect votes on an FY23 omnibus appropriations bill starting as soon as Dec. 21 and continuing on Dec. 22 until they complete work on the spending package for EPA and other agencies.

While the text of the omnibus bill has yet to be released, House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) said Dec. 14 that she is encouraged by the agreement the House and Senate appropriations committees have reached on a framework for the omnibus. “The House and Senate Appropriations Committees are working around the clock to negotiate the details of spending bills that will be supported by the House and Senate,” she said.

EPA Rules

At least two major final EPA rules could be issued this week. The White House Office of Management and Budget completed review of EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers’ new, interim definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) Nov. 30, setting the stage for a new phase in the decades-long clash over the scope of the Clean Water Act. Additionally, EPA’s top air official Joe Goffman told the agency’s Clean Air Act Advisory Committee on Dec. 14 that the administration will seek to release a final rule limiting nitrogen oxides (NOx) from new trucks starting in model year 2027 “within the next week, give or take.”

–Inside EPA

Regan Scraps Trump NSR Memo That Barred EPA ‘Second Guessing’ States

Five years after it was issued, EPA has quietly scrapped a controversial Trump-era memo that barred the agency from “second guessing” states and industry when deciding whether “major source” new source review (NSR) air permits are necessary for new or modified facilities, a move that restores officials’ latitude to object to state permit decisions it sees as flawed.

Administrator Michael Regan in a brief Dec. 9 memo rescinds the 2017 memo written by then-Administrator Scott Pruitt, which barred EPA from questioning calculations undertaken by industry permit applicants and state permit writers when determining whether a project amounts to a “major modification” that would require in-depth NSR review and possibly tougher pollution controls.

The Dec. 9 decision “rescinds in its entirety the December 7, 2017, memorandum from former Administrator E. Scott Pruitt to the regional administrators, titled ‘New Source Review Preconstruction Permitting Requirements: Enforceability and Use of the Actual-to-Projected- Actual Applicability Test in Determining Major Modification Applicability.’”

Regan does not commit to a replacement guidance, saying only that EPA “will continue to implement the New Source Review provisions of the Clean Air Act to protect public health and welfare as authorized by the statute and in accordance with the applicable regulations.”

–Inside EPA

EPA Adds ASTM Standard With PFAS Measure Into ‘Due Diligence’ Rule

EPA has finalized a brownfields “due diligence” rule that incorporates a revised industry site assessment standard that includes PFAS, effectively rejecting industry’s request to exclude the PFAS measure for fear it will prematurely expose parties to liability under the Superfund law.

The final rule, which will be published in the Federal Register on Dec. 15, incorporates a 2021 American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Phase 1 site assessment standard — known as ASTM E1527-21 standard practice — into the agency’s “Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries” (AAI).

Under the brownfields law, compliance with AAI’s requirements provides prospective purchasers of contaminated properties and other parties with a defense against Superfund liability.

Parties who perform all appropriate inquires include bona fide prospective purchasers, contiguous property owners and so-called innocent landowners who are buying potentially contaminated properties and want to obtain CERCLA liability protection in conjunction with their property purchase, EPA says in the rule.

In addition, any entity, including states and local governments, performing a site characterization or assessment on property with funding from brownfields site assessment grants may be affected by the rule, it says.

The new ASTM standard adds the option of including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) when assessing potentially contaminated properties, and also includes other updates that experts say are important to bolstering the quality of site assessments.

–Inside EPA

EPA Toughens Approach To State Water Quality Standards, Driven By FCR

Driven in part by increases in estimated fish consumption rates (FCR), EPA is toughening its approach to ensure states craft water quality standards (WQS) that are more protective of both human health and aquatic life, requiring several states to strengthen some standards or, in the case of Washington state, imposing tougher federal requirements.

In a pair of Dec. 1 decisions, EPA found that Florida’s standards are not protective of human health and must be quickly updated or they will be preempted by tough new federal requirements, while also finding that aquatic life standards set by a group of mid-Atlantic states for the Delaware River Estuary are also not adequately protective of designated uses.

That followed the agency’s November rule imposing tough new standards on Washington state to protect human health for scores of pollutants.

Such decisions are driven in part by the agency’s new stance that subsistence fishermen and others consume fish at much higher rates than previously estimated.

Echoing this approach, the agency has also recently proposed a new rule that aims to require states to consider tribal treaty rights, such as those assuring access to fisheries, in their water quality decisions.

–Inside EPA

Member States plan to evaluate 24 substances in 2023-2025

We have listed 24 substances for evaluation by EU Member States under the Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) for 2023-2025. Five are planned to be evaluated in 2023, with 19 listed for evaluation in 2024 and 2025.

We will adopt and publish the CoRAP for 2023-2025 in March 2023 following the Member State Committee’s opinion. Registrants are encouraged to look at the draft list of substances planned for evaluation in 2023 and update their dossiers to include all relevant information before March 2023.

Draft CoRAP 2023-2025 | CoRAP list of all substances | CoRAP web pages

Assessment of regulatory needs reports published

A report has been published for the alkyl aryl and cyclic diaryl esters of phosphoric acid group of substances.

You can filter the list with the group name to get a full list of the substances in the group and access the report.Assessment of regulatory needs

Authorisation for uses of chromium(VI) substances: register now for online information session

On 15 February 2023, we are organising the first joint online session for companies applying for authorisation to use chromium (VI).

Registration for the session is now open. When registering, you may also submit up to five questions to us.

2023 IHMM Certificant Survey

This is our 2023 IHMM certificant survey. Your feedback allows us to gather broad based information about the needs and preferences of our certificants that leads to improving our services and credentials.

Please take a few minutes and answer the 19 questions posed in this survey and help us improve our services.

Take the short survey here >> https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IHMM2023

In 2019 Mark Bruce from AHMP and Gene Guilford from IHMM worked on a project to get the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to recognize the CHMM and CDGT credentials. With Mark’s work on the ground in  Pennsylvania, we succeeded.

  • 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 2021 Mark at AHMP and Gene at IHMM has launched 45 in 5, getting the other 45 states to recognize our credentials in 5 years. If we can find a volunteer like Mark in other states [see above] we can work with those volunteers on crafting the right message to the right agencies in state governments across the country. If we find enough volunteers we can get this done in less than 5 years.

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

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.

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IHMM  – 26 Fellows Are Mentors 

IHMM Fellows Committee Chair Atanu Das, CHMM, is leading the effort within the IHMM Collaboration networking platform to provide instruction to the more than 75 IHMM Fellows in becoming mentors.

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.

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.

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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 Margaret Toscano at [email protected] and she’ll be happy to help you.

National Safety Council

IHMM is a member of the National Safety Council and is pleased to bring this important information to all of our certificants.


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117th Congress Works on Last-Minute Bills as Holidays Loom. Nothing is more typical of the holiday season in Washington, D.C., than a last-minute legislative crisis in the U.S. Congress, and this year is no different. With just hours to go before funding for the federal government expired, Congress passed a weeklong legislative reprieve extending the deadline to December 23, 2022. Hopefully, this is a technicality and an effort to buy time to sort out the legislative details, as Democrats and Republicans have reportedly agreed to a funding deal with a top-line figure of around $1.7 trillion. Employee benefits watchers are monitoring the negotiations to see if SECURE 2.0, a package of multiple bills that would make it easier for individuals to save for retirement, will be included in the final bill. (If enacted, the package would be the first major retirement savings legislation since the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act became law in 2019.) Finally, on December 15, the U.S. Senate gave final approval to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 and sent the $858 billion military policy bill to the president for his signature.

NLRB Resuscitates Gerrymandered Bargaining Unit Standard. On December 14, 2022, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision returning to its 2011 Specialty Healthcare standard for determining the appropriateness of petitioned-for bargaining units. Under this standard, labor unions’ petitioned-for units are presumptively appropriate, and excluded employees must have an “overwhelming community of interest” in order to be included in the unit. Dissenting members John F. Ring and Marvin E. Kaplan argued that, for the Board majority, “the primary goal of a unit determination is to facilitate employees’ ability to organize in the unit selected by the petitioning union.” Ring and Kaplan are definitely on to something, as the decision will essentially allow unions to draw bargaining unit lines around workers that support the union, which could lead to the fragmentation of the workplace.

NLRB Expands Damages Remedy. On December 13, 2022, the NLRB issued a decision expanding the types of monetary penalties available for employees who are victims of unfair labor practices. While such damages are often characterized as “consequential damages,” the Board majority argued that it is more appropriate to consider such awards as within the Board’s authority to grant make-whole relief:

We conclude that in all cases in which our standard remedy would include an order for make-whole relief, the Board will expressly order that the respondent compensate affected employees for all direct or foreseeable pecuniary harms suffered as a result of the respondent’s unfair labor practice.

While the majority declined to enumerate the types of pecuniary harms that may be covered under the new standard, such costs could include “out-of-pocket medical expenses, credit card debt, or other costs simply in order to make ends meet.”

Dissenting members Ring and Kaplan argued that while employees should be compensated for all losses that are a direct result of the employer’s unfair labor practice, the Board’s new standard “would permit recovery for any losses indirectly caused by an unfair labor practice, regardless of how long the chain of causation may stretch from unfair labor practice to loss, whenever the loss is found to be foreseeable.” Ring and Kaplan wrote that “this standard opens the door to awards of speculative damages that go beyond the Board’s remedial authority.” The dissent further argued that this standard would lead to burdensome and “time-consuming” compliance proceedings. The Board will apply the new policy retroactively, in “all pending cases in whatever stage.”

C. Thomas Davis and Zachary V. Zagger have additional analysis.

Ring Exits. The Board decisions discussed above are unlikely to be the last precedent-changing decisions we will see from the Board in the near future. Member John F. Ring’s term came to a close on December 16, 2022, and there is usually a flurry of case decisions issued on or around the end of a Board member’s term. Ring was sworn in as chair of the Board in April 2018, a position he held until January 20, 2021, and he remained a Board member. Ring’s efforts to rebalance the labor policy landscape while chair are too numerous to list, but they include the issuance of the Board’s current joint-employer regulation (which the new majority is currently attempting to undo) and the employee-choice regulation (which the new majority is also currently attempting to undo). Member Ring helped restore the Board’s long-standing test for independent contractor status (again, which the new majority is currently attempting to undo), made commonsense changes to the Board’s 2015 election regulations, and clarified employer property rights.

DOL Independent Contractor Proposal Moves Forward. The public comment docket closed this week on the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed regulation that would implement a new independent contractor standard under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Among the groups filing comments was the National Retail Federation, which wrote:

Rather, the proposed rule accomplishes little for the American economy, for business or for millions of entrepreneurial individuals. It will jettison the DOL’s 2021 Rule “Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“the Current Rule”) that clearly defines the difference between employees and independent contractors. It is improperly skewed toward a finding of employment status, even when a worker is a bona fide independent contractor engaged in a business-to-business relationship based on economic reality. It will add unnecessary confusion to businesses’ operations, discourage innovation, increase costs across all industries and further drive up already rampant inflation. Finally, it will cause significant economic upheaval for both the millions of entrepreneurial individuals who currently choose to manage their own businesses through independent contractor arrangements and for the businesses across the economy that rely on these entrepreneurs for their expertise.

The closing of the public comment docket puts the DOL on target to finalize the rule sometime in the second half of 2023.



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.


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.

CHEMTREC, HMS Training Partner, Adds Courses for IHMM Certificants

CHEMTREC, an HMS training partner, has had 6 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 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

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.

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. Daily – CHMM® Online Review – Bowen
  2. Daily – CHMM® Prep Course – Institute of Safety & Systems Management
  3. 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

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 397 CHMM applicants IHMM had on August 31, 2022, all 397 looking for CHMM prep courses could see and chose their favored CHMM exam prep course. If your course is not on the HMS platform, none of the 397 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 2022 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, 2022. 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.

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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]

ASSP Greater San Jose and San Francisco Chapters Safety Symposium

San Ramon Marriott – Thank you Bart Miller for leading this effort

March 9, 2023

Ohio Safety Congress and Expo

Greater Columbus Convention Center

March 8-10, 2023

COSTHA Annual Forum and Expo

Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas-Frisco Hotel & Convention Center

April 30-March 24, 2023

ASSP Safety Conference and Exposition

San Antonio, TX

June 5-7, 2023

National Safety Council Congress & Expo

New Orleans, LA

October 23-25, 2023


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


DailyCE 1112- IHMM CDGP Exam Prep (online) Columbia Southern University


DailyCE 1102- Industrial Hygiene for Safety Professionals (online) Columbia Southern University


DailyCE 1105: Maritime Hazardous Materials Inventory Columbia Southern University


DailyDOT NON-Bulk Training Compliance Associates


DailyWebinar IATA Dangerous Goods Training Compliance Associates


DailyOSHA 30 Construction (Online) ClickSafety


DailyHAZWOPER Refresher (Online) ClickSafety


DailyHAZWOPER 40-Hour All Industries (Online) ClickSafety


DailyHAZWOPER 24-Hour All Industries (Online) ClickSafety


Daily8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Course Hazmat School


DailyDOT Hazmat Employee with Packaging Course Hazmat School


DailyRCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Online Training Course Hazmat School


DailyOSHA Asbestos Awareness TrainingHazmat School


DailyCHMM Online Review Bowen


DailyOnsite Lithium Battery TrainingCompliance Associates


DailyOnsite ADR TrainingCompliance Associates


DailyWebinar ADR TrainingCompliance Associates


DailyOSHA Confined Space Operations TrainingHazmat School


DailyIATA/IMDG Certification TrainingDGI


DailyDangerous Goods Shipping Private WebinarDGI


DailyCSHM Exam Prep CourseVubiz


DailyGround Transportation for CarriersChemtrec


DailyOSHA Hazard Communications StandardChemtrec


DailyShipping Lithium Batteries and Cells TrainingChemtrec


DailyHazmat General, Safety and Security Awareness Online Training Course Chemtrec


DailyIATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for Operations Chemtrec


Daily49 CFR TrainingChemtrec


DailyIATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for Operations PersonnelChemtrec


DailyOnline 2-Hour OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen TrainingHazmat School


DailyOnline Heat Illness Prevention TrainingHazmat School


DailyOnline OSHA 24-Hour HAZWOPER Training CourseHazmat School


DailyEPCRA Tier II ReportingBowen EHS


DailyEHS Training Self-Paced PDCBowen EHS


DailyEmergency Management Self-Paced PDCBowen EHS


DailyAcute Toluene Exposure WebinarBowen EHS


DailyDangerous Goods Regulations [DGR] Initial Category 6IATA


Jan 17, 2023DOT HAZMAT Shipping by Highway/RailPTP


Jan 19, 2023RCRA – Hazardous Waste ManagementPTP


Jan 24-26 20232023 PHMSA HMIT Grant 24-Hour DOT HAZMAT Regulations Awareness CourseNPETE

Medina, OH

Feb 14, 2023DOT HAZMAT Shipping by Highway/RailPTP


Feb 16, 2023IATA Transportation of Dangerous Goods by AirPTP


Feb 20-22, 2023

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


Brunswick, GA

Mar 7-9, 2023

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


Clyde, NC

Mar 14-16, 2023

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


Johnstown, PA

Mar 21, 2023DOT HAZMAT Shipping by Highway/RailPTP


Mar 23, 2023RCRA – Hazardous Waste ManagementPTP


Mar 28-30, 2023

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


Jasper, AL

Apr 18-20, 2023

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


Moorefield, WV

Apr 24-26, 2023

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


Youngstown, OH

May 10-12, 2023

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


Oak Ridge, TN

May 16-18, 2023

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


Centreville, MI

Aug 25-27, 2023

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


Omaha, NE


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