IHMM Remotely Proctored Exams Available Now

IHMM is pleased to announce that 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 of this year.

About 60% 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 ktunstall@ihmm.org for the CHMM, CHMP, or CDGP exams or Kaylene Cagle at kcagle@ihmm.org for the CSHM or CSMP exams.

Phone: 301-984-8969 | info@ihmm.org

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

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IHMM & AHMP Launch 45 in 5 – National Credential Recognition – 17 States Targeted

On December 15, 2020, IHMM and AHMP gathered the first round of 31 state volunteers to scope out what we need to do and how we need to do it. For their next meeting in January, we begin outlining the strategy to go after 17 states.

This is just the beginning. Here is the present composition of the 45 In 5 Task Force and the states we are focusing on. More people may volunteer anytime!  https://ihmm.org/45-in-5-task-force/

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 5 states.

In the two weeks since the launch, we have added Delaware, Florida, Texas, California, Washington, Georgia, Ohio, Tennessee, Alabama, Maryland, Virginia, Massachusetts, Missouri, Iowa, North Carolina, Colorado, and Nebraska as the next states for us to work on.

Now 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 45 other states 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.

Here’s what we ask each volunteer to do:

  • Take a template letter we write and send it to the right people at the right agencies of state governments
  • IHMM & AHMP will identify the agencies and the people to contact
  • Follow up after sending the letter
  • IHMM will engage all of our certificants and AHMP will engage all of its members in each state to communicate with the agencies in support of the recognition
Let’s get the rest of the country on board. Volunteer using this form > https://forms.gle/xVJ7UgwcfomWTpdR9


ISO/PAS 45005:2020(en) Occupational health and safety management — General guidelines for safe working during the COVID-19 pandemic

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies (ISO member bodies). The work of preparing International Standards is normally carried out through ISO technical committees. Each member body interested in a subject for which a technical committee has been established has the right to be represented on that committee. International organizations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison with ISO, also take part in the work. ISO collaborates closely with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) on all matters of electrotechnical standardization.

IHMM is a member of ASSP and is pleased to bring this information to all of our certificants. IHMM further wishes to recognize and thank the hard work of Thomas J. Slavin, CSHM, who made significant contributions to this work. Well done Tom.

Read more here.
New rules and regulations come into force as of January 1, 2021!

Shippers, freight forwarders, airlines, airports and other key industry stakeholders should take note of these changes and follow the correct guidance by using the latest editions of the IATA Manuals. Not following all the exact air cargo rules can have significant implications on your business such as delays, fines, and other serious implications.

COVID-19 & 2021 Updates: IATA Manuals include all necessary information about new regulations taking effect as of 2021 as well as COVID-19 changes made to the regulations and how they impact shipping and cargo operations. Learn more

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The Excellence in EHS Management Award recognizes an individual who has excelled in their role as an EHS manager. The Institute for Hazardous Materials Management [IHMM] will present the award at the annual National Safety Council Expo.

The honoree will receive a commemorative plaque and be recognized in a press release and in IHMM member communications. Travel expenses to the award ceremony will be subsidized. If traveling from overseas IHMM will pay travel expenses from the nearest port of entry.

Nominations will be accepted from May 20th through July 15th of each year – though for 2020 we are accepting nominations through December 31, 2020, as the award will be given during the NSC conference on March 1-5, 2020 to be done virtually.

NOMINATE HERE



HMS UPDATES


End Of The Year Donations

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.


HMS Education and Training

Hazardous Materials Society now has 18,415 education and training programs on its website https://hazmatsociety.org/education-training/ with more coming every week. Certificants will note that most of these programs carry a CMP value, making it easier to know in advance what to expect. The HMS Education and Training platform also provides a wide variety of courses for professional development across all of IHMM’s credentials – and more are being developed by the HMS Education and Training Committee.

This is the center of education and training for IHMM certificants and prospective certificants. Among these more than 15.000 programs are webinars delivered online and virtually all carry IHMM CMPs values with them for your annual / 5-year CMP planning. SEE: https://hazmatsociety.org/education-training/



HMS Affinity Programs –  Meritain Health Insurance

With more than 27,000 people – here is where HMS leverages our numbers for member’s benefit. There is strength and value in numbers and that translates into lower costs for you.

Haven’t you had enough of the health insurance industry/government exchanges run-around where you have few if any, choices and ever-increasing costs?

HMS has worked with the best people in the health insurance industry to deliver a program exclusively for HMS members that solves this problem. The HMS Health Insurance Program empowers our small to medium-sized businesses with stronger coverage at a lower cost than is found in the ACA commercial marketplaces where you get insurance today.



IHMM/HMS Coronavirus Resources

In February of 2020, the World Health Organization’s director-general has declared a public health emergency of international concern over the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus. On March 13, 2020 President Trump declared a national emergency for the United States. IHMM and HMS’ first concern is with the safety and health of all of us; our staff and families, colleagues, certificants and members. We will update this page regularly as credible, authoritative information is available.

INFORMATION FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS, PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, AND LABORATORIES.


HMS Launches Jobs Board

We invite our participating companies to post their available employment opportunities here. There is no charge for this service. HMS staff reviews each proposed posting for clarity and completeness before posting to the public view and may remove a posting without notice.



Member Benefits of Hazardous Materials Society

81% 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.

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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A Collaborative Culture

There are 293 different conversations going on in the IHMM/HMS Collaboration platform this week. A collaborative culture is important for every business but is especially important for our hazardous materials, dangerous goods, environment, health, and safety communities of practice. IHMM credentialed professionals are at the top 1% of their professions and their reach is global. We are at the forefront of environmental protection, health, and safety and this is where collaborating with the best people in their fields, always willing to help one another, lessens the stress of our jobs and where we strive as a team to make a difference of which we are proud.

We opened COLLABORATION to enable thousands of certificants and supporters to collaborate together. You can collaborate here> https://community.ihmm.org/home


Global leadership in DG compliance

Hazmat Safety Consulting provides dangerous goods services to assist clients navigate the complexities of the dangerous goods regulations for all modes of transport. Our staff all previously worked for the US DOT, and have international regulatory experience and knowledge to address the most challenging dangerous goods issues. For clients, a partnership with HSC means having access to knowledgeable consultants that will give you peace of mind that your DG shipping program is operating in a safe and efficient manner.

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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 Jim Drosdak at jdrosdak@ihmm.org and he’ll be happy to help you.


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

Welcome to the Hybrid Workplace

Where you can reach, engage, and inform employees with ease—whether they’re on-site, at remote locations, or on the go.

Lessons Learned During the Pandemic
Many lessons were learned throughout 2020—especially among businesses that saw employee communication and engagement gaps that threatened everything from COVID-19 safety measures to overall productivity, morale and so much more. See exactly what’s at stake when the key component of a successful hybrid workplace—communication—isn’t given the attention it deserves.

Read the Guide


National Safety Council Congress & Expo, March 1-5, 2021

For more than 100 years, safety, health and environmental professionals have turned to this safety event for industry-leading technology, education, networking opportunities and the tried and true products and services needed to stay at the forefront and remain competitive within the industry. We are excited to offer the NSC Safety Congress & Expo virtually while also prioritizing the safety of stakeholders during this pandemic environment.

Until we can meet face-to-face, it’s a convenient and affordable way to deliver quality educational programs and safety solutions directly to you. It’s the perfect place to come together to share experiences, to learn new ways of doing business, and explore the innovations that will drive our industry to save lives, from the workplace to anyplace.

  • A community platform to network, share lessons learned and plans for the future
  • A live and on-demand education platform for safety teams around the world
  • A trade show just like an in person expo hall to see innovations and make connections to grow sales and profitability

The cumulative experiences and learning offered are the difference between making the journey to a safer workplace and arriving at the destination, helping safety professionals get to the finish line and achieve their goals. In the fast-changing workplace, we keep you ahead of the curve.

Mark your calendars, March 1-5, 2021!

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IHMM GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Congress Passes New COVID-19 Relief Legislation

On the evening of December 21 and the morning of December 22 the Congress will pass and send to the President fiscal year 2021 appropriations to fund the federal government as well as new provisions for COVID-19 relief.

You may read more here >> https://ihmm.org/conggress-set-to-pass-new-covid-19-relief-legislation/


Beltway Buzz – Olgetree & Deakins

EEOC Issues Vaccination Guidance. On December 16, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission updated its COVID-19 guidance to address employer-provided COVID-19 vaccinations and the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). Specifically, the guidance addresses whether pre-vaccination screening questions constitute a disability-related inquiry under the ADA or otherwise elicit genetic information. The new materials also examine the direct threat and sincerely held religious belief analyses and workplace vaccinations. Michael Oliver Eckard has the details.

OSHA Issues Inspection Directive. On December 16, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration released its new Site-Specific Targeting program for nonconstruction workplaces with 20 or more employees. The new directive uses a three-year lookback period of injury and illness rates (gleaned from Form 300A data) to select workplaces for inspection. The directive further establishes protocols for “records only” inspections in the event that a worksite was included on the inspection list because of incorrect data submitted by an employer.

DOL Finalizes Fiduciary Rule. On December 15, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration issued a final rule entitled “Improving Investment Advice for Workers & Retirees.” The rule allows financial advisors to collect fees when providing retirement savings investment advice. Often referred to as the “fiduciary rule,” the rule reinterprets the 2016 fiduciary regulation that was vacated by a federal court in 2018. As with all recently finalized regulations, expect this fiduciary rule to receive strict scrutiny from both the new Congress and new administration.

Biometric Rule Advances. This week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) its draft regulation that would require foreign nationals to submit biometric data (e.g., eye scans, palm prints, voice prints, etc.) when filing for immigration benefits. Expect a quick review by OIRA in anticipation of finalization soon.


CHEMTREC’s Online Hazmat Training Meets U.S. DOT Training Requirements!

CHEMTREC, the world’s leader in hazmat emergency response, can help keep your company safe and compliant with its self-paced online hazmat training courses. Available training includes 49 CFR, Hazmat General, Safety and Security Awareness, IATA, and Lithium Battery Shipping. Sign up today!

IHMM EVENTS CALENDAR

IHMM NOW HAS A COMPANION ORGANIZATION FOR WHICH EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS ARE PRESENTED AND DELIVERED. THE CALENDAR IN THIS SPACE FROM THE IHMM WEBSITE IS BEING REPLACED BY THE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SOCIETY WEBSITE AND THE EDUCATION AND TRAINING SECTION FOUND HERE: https://hazmatsociety.org/education-training/

Date Event Event Producer Location
Daily CE 1102- Industrial Hygiene for Safety Professionals (online) Columbia Southern University

Online

Daily CE 1105: Maritime Hazardous Materials Inventory Columbia Southern University

Online

Daily CE 1106: Coronavirus Facts: Understanding the Coronavirus Columbia Southern University

Online

Daily CE 1107: Coronavirus Prevention & Control: Strategies for Employees Columbia Southern University

Online

Daily CE 1108: Coronavirus Prevention: Strategies for Managers Columbia Southern University

Online

Daily CE 1109: Coronavirus Prevention & Control: Train the Trainer Columbia Southern University

Online

Daily Hazmat General, Safety and Security Awareness Online Training Course CHEMTREC

Online

Daily 49 CFR Ground Shipper Lion

Online

Daily IATA Dangerous Goods Training for Operations Personnel DGI

Online

Daily Shipping Fully Regulated and Excepted Lithium Batteries and Cells Online Training Chemtrec

Online

Daily Healthy Buildings Amid COVID-19 Golder Associates

Online

Daily Air Transport of Radioactive Materials (IATA/DOT) Online Training Energy Solutions

Online

Daily DOT/NRC Radioactive Waste Packaging, Transportation and Disposal Online Training Energy Solutions

Online

Daily GET THE DIRT ON EXCESS SOIL Navigating Ontario’s Finalized Regulations Golder Associates

Online

Daily DOT NON-Bulk Training Compliance Associates

Online

Daily Online IATA Dangerous Goods Training Compliance Associates

Online

Daily Webinar IATA Dangerous Goods Training Compliance Associates

Online

Daily Webinar DOT Bulk Tank Truck Training Compliance Associates

Online

Daily Onsite DOT Bulk Tank Truck Training Compliance Associates

Online

Daily Online DOT Bulk Railcar Training Compliance Associates

Online

Daily Hazmat General, Safety and Security Awareness Online Training Course CHEMTREC

Online

Daily OSHA 30 Construction (Online) ClickSafety

Online

Daily HAZWOPER 2020 Refresher (Online) ClickSafety

Online

Daily HAZWOPER 40-Hour All Industries (Online) ClickSafety

Online

Daily HAZWOPER 24-Hour All Industries (Online) ClickSafety

Online

Daily Hazmat General, Safety and Security Awareness Online Training Course Chemtrec

Online

Daily IATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for Operations Chemtrec

Online

Daily 8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Course Hazmat School

Online

Daily DOT Hazmat Employee with Packaging Course Hazmat School

Online

Daily RCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Online Training Course Hazmat School

Online

Daily OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training Hazmat School

Online

Daily 49 CFR Training Chemtrec

Online

Daily ASP®-CSP® Online Review Bowen

Online

Daily IATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for Operations Personnel Chemtrec

Online

Daily CHMM Online Review Bowen

Online

Daily COVID 19: Sampling Approaches for Healthy Buildings – Virtual Live Panel Golder Associates

Online

Daily Onsite Lithium Battery Training Compliance Associates

Online

Daily Onsite ADR Training Compliance Associates

Online

Daily Webinar ADR Training Compliance Associates

Online

Daily Webinar TDG Training Compliance Associates

Online

Daily OSHA Confined Space Operations Training Hazmat School

Online

Daily Emergency Management, Laser Safety Fundamentals Bowen EHS

Online

Daily 49CFR/IATA/IMDG INITIAL WEBINAR DGI

Online

Daily CSHM Exam Prep Course Vubiz

Online

Dec 2, 2020 -Mar 3, 2021 FET EHMM 11-Week Virtual Course FET

Online

Jan 12-13, 2021 CHMM Certification Exam Review Class PTP

Online

Jan 19, 2021 DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Training PTP

Online

Jan 21, 2021 RCRA Hazardous Waste Management PTP

Online

Jan 22, 2021 IATA Transportation of Dangerous Goods By Air PTP

Online

Jan 25-28, 2021 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training PTP

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