IHMM Today February 15, 2022

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IHMM Celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month takes place in February, and is a month-long celebration of the wide breadth of history, contributions, and achievements of African Americans. Begun nearly 100 years ago as a weeklong event, Black History Month is now a month-long celebration of Black influence around the world.

In 1926, Carter G. Woodson — an African American historian who graduated from Harvard with a Ph.D. — founded Negro History Week to highlight the history, lives, and contributions of Black Americans to American society. In 1976, Negro History Week stretched into a month-long celebration under President Gerald Ford.

According to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), which was founded by Woodson, “Black teachers in segregated public elementary and secondary schools engaged their students in an array of festivities—plays, pageants, reciting of speeches, essay contests, concerts, and other events.”

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

IHMM Today is an online publication of the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM)

Other than content specifically provided by IHMM, articles contained in IHMM Today
are compiled from independent sources and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of IHMM.

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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/.

Phone: 301-984-8969 | [email protected]

IHMM Certificant Recognition

IHMM has completed inserting new credential badges in every certificant’s MYIHMM account. Everyone may access those badges for use in their email signatures, LinkedIn accounts, and other social media and communications media.  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.

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

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

IHMM is in all 50 of the United States and in 47 countries around the World.

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Are You Ready for a Global Stage? [In Person or Virtually]

April 4-6, 2022, Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, Charlotte, North Carolina

EnviroSummit is a global conference with international presentations in the morning on the main stage, and breakout sessions for Remediation, Vapor Intrusion, Air Quality, and Wastewater in the afternoon. The 2022 Global EnviroSummit is a conference with a mission of evaluating the different approaches for “Accelerating Trends and Advancing Technology” in the environmental industry. There will be speakers from around the globe that will address some of the environmental challenges they face in their country. There will also be speakers from the EPA, ITRC, and other government agencies.

IHMM has between 1.30 pm and 5.00 pm on April 6, 2022, to deliver 4, 45-minute presentations on Wastewater Technologies. These 4 presentations should highlight specific projects done by a CHMM involving wastewater and include a narrative lasting 30 minutes that focuses on everything from permitting to technology and construction and results.

IHMM has one presentation at 1.30 pm locked in with Rich Cartwright and seeks three individuals who are willing to each make presentations in person[though remote delivery can be arranged], in Charlotte on April 6, 2022, at 2.15 pm for 45 mins, 3.30 pm for 45 mins, and finally 4.15 pm for 45 mins.

Interested? This allows the CHMM to bring to a global audience the technical capabilities of your work and that of your company in handling challenges involving wastewater management.

Contact: Gene Guilford at [email protected]



University of West Georgia Joins Student CHMM Program

IHMM conducted a pilot program for a new credential, the Student CHMM, in 2020-2021. Now the IHMM Board of Directors has approved moving the credential from a pilot to a permanent part of IHMM’s private credentialing program.

IHMM’s newly constituted Student CHMM Committee is pleased to announce the approval of its first new college applicant to join the Student CHMM program, University of West Georgia, Honored as a Best Regional College for 2021 by the Princeton Review.

We are further pleased to announce and thank Ineke Abunawass, CHMM, Environmental and Safety Coordinator of UWG, for her leadership in making this happen.

Welcome the University of West Georgia to IHMM and the Student CHMM program. IHMM’s Student Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (ST/CHMM ®) credential recognizes students who wish to demonstrate their development of knowledge and skills in hazardous materials management while pursuing their undergraduate degrees.


IHMM Recertification Video Teleconferences

February 16th – 1.00 pm Eastern |  March 16th – 1.00 pm Eastern   |  April 13th – 1.00 pm Eastern  

IHMM is here to take the fear and trepidation out of the recertification of your credential. You worked hard to prepare for and pass an exam to earn your credential distinction that sets you apart – recertification every 5 years allows you to keep what you have earned.

IHMM will hold a series of video teleconferences that will demonstrate the access to and use of the IHMM Recertification system. If the videos posted on the recertification section of your credential webpage have left you still a bit unsure, then tune in to an IHMM video teleconference scheduled below and we will show you what you need to know to recertify.

If you have difficulty joining a session please email Jimmy Nguyen at [email protected]

An IHMM expert will be available to answer your questions about recertification! Bring anything you’ve been wondering about or working on, and they will be happy to help. If you happen to stump them (and that’s tough to do), they will help you get an answer from another member of the IHMM team. Pop in for a few minutes, stay for the hour. Join us and learn together with your peers even if you don’t have a specific question to ask.
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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.

ASTM International Revises Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments

ASTM International’s environmental assessment, risk management, and corrective action committee (E50) has revised its standard practice for Phase I environmental site assessments (E1527). 

“Phase I environmental site assessments (ESAs) aid in the underwriting of mortgage loans and inform prudent risk management and business decision-making,” says Jim Bartlett, senior vice president with Bureau Veritas and ASTM committee officer. “Nearly all Phase I ESAs are performed in accordance with this ASTM standard practice.”

According to Bartlett, Phase I ESA’s facilitate commercial property transfers that satisfy the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) All Appropriate Inquiries Rule, as defined by the US federal Superfund law (CERCLA), and 40 CFR Part 312. 

IHMM is now working with the U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] on their guidance to financial institutions concerning ASTM E1527 and how CHMMs are Environmental Professionals under 40 CFR § 312.10.
See: EPA Recognition of the IHMM CHMM as an Environmental Professional

Federal District Court Judge Blocks Biden Administration Climate Change “Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases” Rule

A federal judge on Friday the 11th blocked, for now, the Biden administration from restoring Obama-era values for calculating the cost of climate change in the government’s permitting, investment, and regulatory decisions.

The preliminary ruling by a U.S. District Court judge in Louisiana is a blow to President Joe Biden’s efforts to factor the risks of climate change into federal decision-making.

It is also the latest in a string of court decisions that have both stymied and affirmed Biden’s efforts to fight climate change. Last month, a federal judge invalidated the results of an oil and gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico that the administration only held because of a separate federal court order blocking the president’s pause on new auctions.

The “social cost of greenhouse gases” estimate is used in rule-making and permitting processes to estimate economic damages associated with a rise in greenhouse gas emissions. Those could include things like impacts to agricultural productivity or property damage from increased flood risk.

In his order, Judge James Cain of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana said Biden lacked the authority to make such a substantial change through executive order and violated federal law by imposing new rules without seeking public comment.

-Bloomberg

See the court decision here: http://blogs.edf.org/climate411/files/2022/02/Order-re-SCC.pdf

Creating the Water Workforce of the Future: Webinar Series

Developing the Digital Water Workforce of the Future

March 8, 2022

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Register Here

The water system operating environment is evolving to incorporate various technological advancements. There is a growing need to attract, train, and retain water protection specialists with a high degree of technological competence – and the ability to make data driven decisions based on up-to-date and accurate information using technology. Meeting this need will require creative and inclusive workforce approaches to ensure the utility’s workforce is an integral part of the utility’s technology development and deployment strategy. This will help staff be comfortable and fully able to understand and implement new technologies– i.e., “bought in”.

Catherine Curtis from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will discuss how BAYWORK’s helps utilities navigate the technology journey. Shane Zondor from Ft. Worth Water will explain their utility’s technology strategy and how they found ways to ensure their workforce is engaged and supported throughout the process.

Attendance is free! Please register here:

https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_S5ZnvnOLTQCgoDYm8USSNg

This webinar is part of an ongoing webinar series hosted by EPA, in partnership with leading water sector organizations around the country. More information on this webinar series can be found at:

https://www.epa.gov/sustainable-water-infrastructure/water-sector-workforce-webinars


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

Courses are here> https://hazmatsociety.org/education-training/?tribe_paged=1&tribe_event_display=list&tribe-bar-date=2022-01-24&tribe-bar-search=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.


2022 National Safety Stand-Down for Fall Prevention

This year’s annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls will be held May 2-6. Visit the campaign webpage for updates.

As a reminder, anyone who wants to prevent hazards in the workplace can participate in the Stand-Down. Companies can conduct a Safety Stand-Down by taking a break to have a toolbox talk or another safety activity such as conducting safety equipment inspections, developing rescue plans, or discussing job specific hazards. Consider planning a socially/physically distanced stand-down that works for your workplace. See Highlights from the Past Stand-Downs.


Become an IHMM Mentor

IHMM’s Collaboration platform provides CHMM’s the opportunity to become mentors to Student CHMMs.

Mentors may decide how many mentees they are willing to work with, for how long, and how they wish to be engaged. Mentors decide how many hours per week or month they can commit to becoming mentors.

This is a unique opportunity for CHMMs to work with students still in school and advise them on their courses of study as well as plan for their future as they graduate and look for opportunities in the job market toward a path to one day becoming a CHMM themselves.

Signing us is easy. As an IHMM CHMM, you are already allowed to go to the CHMM Community in Collaborationhttps://community.ihmm.org/home

Once in the CHMM Community look for the Mentor Match part of the toolbar, click on it and see the drop-down menu. Read the simple instructions, then click on Enroll as a Mentor. Student CHMMs have the same menu in their Student CHMM Community where they enroll as a mentee. Students select the areas of mentoring they are looking for and when matched with the CHMM’s areas of expertise – the match is made!

IHMM Registered Mentors Receive Up to 10 CMPs Per Year Toward Recertification

Annual IHMM Excellence in EHS Management Award

Each year IHMM is proud to recognize the outstanding achievements and distinction of the CSHM, CSMP, or ASHM that has made a worthy contribution to the communities of practice and the profession.

This award is usually given at the annual National Safety Council Congress.

Nominations begin in March and end in July. Make your nomination here.

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Beltway Buzz – Ogletree & Deakins

Congress Passes Arbitration Carveout. In a rare moment of bipartisanship—particularly in the labor and employment policy sphere—the U.S. Congress this week passed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021. The bill sailed through the U.S. Senate on a voice vote on February 10, 2022, after passing the U.S. House of Representatives earlier in the week by a vote of 335–97. The bill would prohibit any “predispute arbitration agreement or predispute joint-action waiver” relating to a “sexual assault dispute” or “sexual harassment dispute.” President Biden is expected to sign the bill into law shortly. The new law “shall apply with respect to any dispute or claim that arises or accrues on or after the date of enactment of [the] Act.” Ron Chapman, Jr.Christopher C. Murray, and Hera S. Arsen have the details.

White House Union Task Force Issues Report. The White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment finally released its report this week. Created by President Biden’s similarly named executive order, the task force was instructed to “identify statutory, regulatory, or other changes that may be necessary to make policies, practices, and programs more effective means of supporting worker organizing and collective bargaining.” Primarily focused on administrative and regulatory policy changes, the report contains nearly seventy recommendations for President Biden, including the following:

  • Instruct the General Services Administration, U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), and National Park Service to ensure that union organizers can access contractor employees working at federal facilities, military bases, and national parks.
  • “Instruct the Department of Labor to review its rules and policies on persuader reporting and take all appropriate actions to strengthen its rules and enforcement to ensure maximum compliance and reporting of persuader activity.” This includes a recommendation, already underway, to identify federal contractors that are engaging in persuader activity.
  • Direct the DOD to develop further guidance for contracting officials regarding regulations that prohibit the reimbursement of federal contractors’ costs related to activities undertaken to persuade employees of their rights to join or not join labor unions.
  • Direct the U.S. Department of the Treasury to “review and evaluate options for legislative tax proposals that could incentivize union participation and formation and other worker empowerment initiatives.”
  • Instruct the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to continue to scrutinize independent contractor arrangements through enforcement (including via partnerships with agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service), as well as through the issuance of guidance and regulations.
  • Instruct the DOL to improve enforcement of the Service Contract Act in order to “give unionized contractors a greater ability to compete for federal service contracts because their non-union competitors will not be able to slash wages and benefits to win bidding contests.”
  • Instruct the U.S. Department of the Interior to consider providing preferences “with respect to major construction contracts to companies submitting proposals that include commitments to project labor agreements.”

The task force will remain in place to issue a supplemental report, including an update “on progress to date and additional recommendations,” within six months of the October 23, 2021, date of the report (which will be around the end of April 2022).

DOL to Target Warehouse and Logistics Employers. This week, the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced a new initiative “to take heightened action to ensure that warehouse and logistics workers’ wages and workplace rights are protected.” The WHD will focus on enforcing the rights of warehouse workers, delivery drivers, and truck drivers, and “will also target misclassification of employees as independent contractors.” The new initiative “will use education, outreach and vigorous enforcement to increase compliance and reduce industry violations.”

Bill Proposes Allowing “Employee Involvement Organizations.” This week, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and U.S. Representative Jim Banks (R-IN) introduced the Teamwork for Employees and Managers (TEAM) Act of 2022. The bill would amend the National Labor Relations Act to allow for employees to form Employee Involvement Organizations (EIOs) “to address matters of mutual interest, including issues of quality of work, productivity, efficiency, compensation, benefits (including related to education and training), recruitment and retention, grievances, child care, safety and health, and accommodation of the religious beliefs and practices of employees.” Current law prohibits such employee groups that are short of actual employee unions. A previous version of the bill was vetoed by President Clinton way back in 1996.

NLRB Independent Contractor Case Moves Forward. February 10, 2022, was the deadline for stakeholders to submit briefs in response to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) case proposing to change its independent contractor standard. The Board is expected to issue a decision—likely in the coming months—that will narrow the test for independent contractor status.


EPA Finalizes the 2022 Construction General Permit (CGP)

On January 18, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the 2022 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Construction General Permit (2022 CGP) for stormwater discharges from construction activity. The 2022 CGP will become effective on February 17, 2022, replacing the 2017 CGP, which expires on February 16, 2022. This permit covers stormwater discharges from construction activities in areas where EPA is the NPDES permitting authority. New construction projects in these areas may submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) for coverage under the permit once it is effective.

Key changes in the permit include new or clarified provisions related to erosion and pollution prevention controls, dewatering discharges, turbidity benchmark monitoring for dewatering discharges to sensitive waters, and inspection training.

For more information, visit EPA’s Construction Stormwater website:

https://www.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater-discharges-construction-activities.

EPA will also host a webinar on February 24, 2022, at 1:00 PM (EST) to provide an overview of the 2022 CGP and an opportunity for participants to ask questions. You can register at https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_DsNwf8dQTzC1pCk0HCyVnQ.

For any questions related to this announcement, please contact [email protected]

EPA Seeks Public Input on  Industrial Stormwater Fact Sheet Series

On January 25, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Federal Register Notice to seek public input for 60 days on the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Industrial Stormwater Fact Sheet Series. EPA’s industrial stormwater program has 29 fact sheets currently posted online for each sector covered under the 2021 Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for stormwater discharges from industrial activity. Each fact sheet describes the types of facilities included in the sector, typical stormwater pollutants associated with the sector, and types of stormwater control measures (SCMs) that may be used to minimize the discharge of the pollutants.

EPA is particularly focused on updating: common activities, pollutant sources, and associated pollutants at facilities in each sector; and SCMs or best management practices (BMPs), including source control and good housekeeping/pollution prevention measures for potential pollutant sources at facilities in each sector. In updating the fact sheets, EPA will consider input received in response to this notice as well as any relevant comments related to the content of the fact sheets that the Agency received during the public comment period for the proposed 2021 MSGP. The fact sheets can be found in the docket (Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2022-0097) and at https://www.epa.gov/​npdes/​stormwater-discharges-industrial-activities-fact-sheets-and-guidance.

The comment period closes on March 28, 2022. The Federal Register Notice can be found here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/01/25/2022-01382/national-pollutant-discharge-elimination-system-npdes-industrial-stormwater-fact-sheet-series.

For any questions related to this announcement, please contact [email protected]

FEDERAL CREDENTIAL RECOGNITION – CALL TO ACTION – Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act

CALL TO ACTION – Representative Spanberger of Virginia’s 7th Congressional District has drafted legislation entitled,  H.R. 2171, “Freedom To Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act.” This legislation expands the provisions of existing law with respect to the allowable uses of Section 529 education tuition accounts to include most expenses paid by the holders of private professional certifications. We need you to contact your House and Senate members to ask them to co-sponsor this legislation.

CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE

You can support this effort with your voice and message. Go here>  https://ihmm.org/45-in-5-task-force/  and fill out your contact information where provided and help to pass H.R. 2171/S. 905.


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.

HMS Education and Training to Launch New Training Initiative

Diane Lundelius, Chair of the HMS Education and Training Committee [https://hazmatsociety.org/education-training-committee/] is pleased to announce the committee’s intention to organize Annual Training Agendas for each IHMM Blueprint.

Every IHMM certificate has to recertify their credential every 5 years. Recertification is done by following the Recertification Claims found here > https://ihmm.org/recertification-claims/. The activities involved in recertification are tied to the credential’s blueprint. Each blueprint is made up of domains and subdomains that outline the core competencies and tasks of the credential.

In creating an Annual Training Agenda for each blueprint, the HMS Education and Training Committee will ask training vendors to propose training programs that directly relate to each domain in each blueprint – creating a roadmap of essential, recommended training programs pre-approved with Certification Maintenance Point [CMP] credits for each course of training. This will vastly strengthen each credential and make it easier for each credential holder to find programs specifically related to their credential for recertification.

Hazardous Materials Society now has 6,347 education and training programs on its website, 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.

IHMM applicants and certificants are free to search the landscape for training. IHMM wanted to make that task easier by aggregating training in one place if you choose to use it. Among these more than 11.000 programs are webinars delivered online and virtually all carry IHMM CMPs values with them for your annual / 5-year CMP planning.

Learn more here.

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.

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.

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.

Vaccine Data Dashboard. We have a specific dashboard dedicated to state vaccination plans, updated daily. For each state, you’ll find:

  • Current distribution phase,
  • A brief overview of a state plan,
  • Current and future eligible populations, and
  • Links to state documentation.

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A Collaborative Culture

There are 594 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]

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 [email protected] 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 CONFERENCES FOR 2022

IHMM will attend and support a number of conferences and trade shows throughout 2022, virtually as well as in-person as COVID issues allow. Below are some of the conferences IHMM will support in 2022.

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]

Ohio Safety Conference 2022

March 9-10, 2022

In March 2022, OSC22 will feature a premium lineup of online learning sessions and a newly enhanced digital expo.

Exhibitors to feature their products and services related to the safety of workers, their equipment, environment, and health all in a remote and virtual environment. Join us to access this exciting event that serves the individuals responsible for keeping Ohio’s workers safe on the job.

American Society of Safety Professionals – San Francisco

March 10, 2022
San Ramon, California

This Annual Symposium provides one of the most sought-after events for attendees to learn the profession’s best practices focusing on Safety, Health, Industrial Hygiene & Environmental Issues. The Symposium is attended by over 400+ attendees annually and features an Exhibition of over 40+ Sponsors and Exhibitors.  The event features a keynote speaker and 20 breakout sessions with five concurrent tracks running throughout the day.   The event is hosted at the San Ramon Marriott, located at 2600 Bishop Drive in San Ramon, California.

Thank you to Bart Miller, CHMM, for being the IHMM’s leader for this event.

AHMP National Conference

March 20-23, 2022
Planet Hollywood Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada

Pre-conference workshops at the AHMP National Conference for 2022 include a Certified Dangerous Goods Professional [CDGP] exam prep course offered by Gene Sanders. The 3-day exam prep course will be offered on March 18-19-20. For more information see> https://ahmp.confex.com/ahmp/2022/meetingapp.cgi/Session/5584

Information about the AHMP National Conference is found here.

EnviroWorkShops 2022 Global Enviro Summit

April 4-7, 2022
Charlotte, North Carolina

Contaminated soil, groundwater, and the air is a global issue and over $1 trillion is spent every year to mitigate pollution.  There is a lot still to learn from each other on how each segment of the environmental industry impacts the next. The 2021 Global EnviroSummit is postponed until April 4-7, 2022 due to COVID-19 Delta variant.

With over 75 speakers from around the globe, the EnviroSummit is likely the first environmental conference that will have presentations from all 6 continents about 4 different themes – Remediation, Air Quality, Vapor Intrusion, and Wastewater.

COSTHA Annual Forum and Expo

April 4-25, 2022

Virtual Conference

National Safety Council Congress & Expo

September 19-21, 2022

San Diego, CA

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.

DateEventEvent ProducerLocation
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

DailyCE 1106: Coronavirus Facts: Understanding the CoronavirusColumbia Southern University

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