IHMM Today February 8, 2022

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 8, 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.

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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Columbia Southern University Launches IHMM CDGP Exam Prep Course

IHMM and HMS are pleased to announce that Columbia Southern University [CSU] has launched an exam prep course for the Certified Dangerous Goods Professional [CDGP] credential exam.

The CSU 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/



Who Hires IHMM Certified Dangerous Goods Professionals [CDGP]

The CDGP is an unbiased, independent verification that a company employs a global expert, that the CDGP can help the employer demonstrate to suppliers, customers, and enforcement agencies that they excel at regulatory compliance and safety. IHMM’s CDGP is an expert with best practices as well as regulations, as established by the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Technical Instructions (ICAO TI), the International Air Transport Association’s Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR), and the International Maritime Organization’s Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code).

Here is a small sample of the employers who hire IHMM CDGPs…

Why Become a CDGP?

Cliff Bartley, CDGP, explains why he became a CDGP and what having the IHMM CDGP credential has meant to his career

IHMM CSMP Scheme Committee Releases New Blueprint

The IHMM CSMP Scheme Committee, https://ihmm.org/csmp-scheme-committee/ chaired by Kirk Rains, CSMP, is pleased to announce the release of its newly created blueprint. Congratulations to Kirk, his entire committee and M. Patricia Buley, IOM our Director of Certification and Accreditation for having totally renovated the CSMP credential.

The 2022 IHMM CSMP blueprint is here.

Note that the new examination arising from this new blueprint will be in IHMM’s examination system by the 4th quarter of 2022. This notice affords everyone interested in producing education and training pursuant to the new blueprint the time with which to create it.


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]c.com

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.


IHMM Recertification Video Teleconferences

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.

Please drop in for a 1-hour conference call on Wednesday, February 16th at 1 PM EST.

Join the meeting using one of these easy options:

1) One Tap Mobile Dialing: +14254366280,,778407

2) Tap here to have us call you: https://www.freeconferencecall.com/backup?dial_number=4254366280&access_code=778407

3) Join online for Video and Screen Sharing: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/jnguyen14

Additional Options to connect:

Dial-in number (US): (425) 436-6280

Access code: 778407

Find your local number: https://fccdl.in/i/jnguyen14

Having trouble connecting?

Text ‘Call Me’ to (425) 436-6280 to receive a call back; then dial 778407 to join the meeting. Standard Messaging rates may apply.

#1 – Recertification Video
#2 Recertification Video

IHMM Recertification Videos

IHMM is pleased to release two YouTube instructional videos about navigating the IHMM recertification process. These step-by-step videos easily enable IHMM certificants to start and complete a recertification application.

While the full recertification cycle is 5 years, IHMM encourages all certificants to start a recertification application and add certification maintenance points as they are earned to make the final submission quick and easy to accomplish.



Who Is Your Company Marketing Head?

Whoever is the person or persons in your company who controls your company’s marketing/advertising budget, we would like the name[s] and contact information. We appreciate your help!

Please provide the answer on this webform: https://forms.gle/B2FcmsajPLo6oYzg9

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 May and end in December. Make your nomination here.

IHMM RECENT NEWS



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.


IHMM GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS


Department of Transportation

Federal Register Volume 86, Number 240 (Friday, December 17, 2021)[Notices][Pages 71705-71706]

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2021-0158]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection: Motor Carrier Identification Report

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Department of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments. 

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. FMCSA requests approval to revise an ICR titled, “Motor Carrier Identification Report,” which is used to identify FMCSA regulated entities, help prioritize the agency’s activities, aid in assessing the safety outcomes of those activities, and for statistical purposes. This ICR is necessary to ensure regulated entities are registered with the DOT.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before February 15, 2022.

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Beltway Buzz – Ogletree & Deakins

PLAs on the Way? President Joe Biden signed an executive order today requiring project labor agreements (PLAs) for all federal construction projects costing more than $35 million. Although the text of the order is not available at the time of this writing, it appears that by requiring PLAs it will go further than former President Barack Obama’s executive order that encouraged PLAs. The executive order is expected to direct work to unionized construction firms as money begins to flow from the recently enacted $1 trillion infrastructure package.

PRO Act Provisions Persist. Washington, D.C.–based employer groups this week may have experienced unexpected flashbacks to the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) policy debates of more than 10 years ago. A last-minute addition to the America COMPETES Act of 2022 (H.R. 4521) in the U.S. House of Representatives includes major provisions of the EFCA, namely those providing for union organizing via “card check” and first-contract interest arbitration. More specifically, employers receiving funding under the legislation—as well as their subcontractors—would be required to recognize labor unions that organize via “card check” and would be subject to a mandatory arbitration process that would set the terms of a first-time collective bargaining agreement. Similar provisions are included in the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act of 2021, but with that legislation stalled in the U.S. Senate, organized labor and its allies continue to seek alternative avenues of enactment (such as, in this case, attaching last-minute language to a bill that concerns semiconductor manufacturing and U.S. competitiveness with China). The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace opposes the eleventh- hour additions to the bill.

How will this all shake out? The America COMPETES Act—which passed along party lines earlier today—is the House’s companion bill to the United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021 (S. 1260), which passed the U.S. Senate in June 2021. Fans of School House Rock understand that the next step is a conference committee to work out the differences between the two bills. The employer community remains optimistic that these EFCA provisions will not survive the conference, but remains wary due to the potential significant ramifications.

NLRB GC Launches Initiative on Injunctions. On February 1, 2022, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel (GC) Jennifer Abruzzo released a memorandum regarding the use of 10(j) injunctions during union organizing campaigns. The purpose of the initiative established by the memo is “to protect worker rights and deter statutory violations by obtaining Section 10(j) injunctions in the earliest phases of unlawful employer anti-union actions during an organizing effort.” NLRB policies already instruct Board agents to pursue 10(j) injunctions in certain situations involving organizing campaigns, but this new 10(j) policy will also cover “cases where employers swiftly react to organizing efforts with threats or other coercion, even in the absence of other unlawful actions.” As such, the memo is reminiscent of, and ups the ante on, GC Lafe Solomon’s 2010 memorandum setting forth optimal timelines for pursuit of 10(j) injunctions related to unlawful discharges during organizing campaigns.

Reg. Czar Leaves Post. Sharon Block, associate administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), announced this week that she was leaving her current position, effective February 1, 2022. Block, who previously served on the National Labor Relations Board, has been running OIRA in an acting capacity since the start of the current administration. As the federal government’s “regulatory gatekeeper,” OIRA plays an outsized role in fashioning federal regulations. The absence of a political appointee at the agency’s helm could therefore have an impact on the administration’s regulatory agenda. The Buzz will be watching.


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]

Professional Certification Coalition [PCC]

IHMM is a member of the PCC and works with 118 other certification organizations around the country. The PCC monitors state and federal legislative and regulatory activity affecting professional certification on an ongoing basis. The PCC has compiled several “Watchlists” identifying and analyzing provisions in pending legislation at both the state and federal level that, under applicable rules, may still be enacted in the current legislative session.  Depending on the carry-over rules in the relevant legislature, the charts listing current legislation may include bills introduced in a prior year.  In addition, the PCC compiles each year a chart of enacted legislation that affects certification. The charts include hyperlinks to every bill or executive order.

2022 Legislative Watch List

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.

Infrastructure Bill – The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act provides for $1.2 trillion in federal spending over the next five years. Learn how this could impact economic recovery and what it could mean for your business, organization, or agency.

You may read about the contents of the Infrastructure Bill here.

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.


NASP Becomes 2nd HMS Annual Training Agenda Vendor

HMS is pleased to announce that NASP [https://naspweb.com/] has become the second education and training vendor to become a part of the development of the HMS Annual Training Agendas.

NASP will provide programs to assist with the education and training of IHMM credential holders and leads the vendor community by becoming a part of the development of these new HMS Annual Training Agendas for IHMM credential holders.

IHMM and HMS thank NASP for their outstanding programs and for their support of our communities of practice.

For more information on becoming an official HMS Annual Training Agenda vendor to work with the HMS Education and Training Committee, please contact Gene Guilford at [email protected].

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.

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

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

A Collaborative Culture

There are 587 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 4-6, 2022

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 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

Online

DailyCE 1107: Coronavirus Prevention & Control: Strategies for EmployeesColumbia Southern University

Online

DailyCE 1108: Coronavirus Prevention: Strategies for ManagersColumbia Southern University

Online

DailyCE 1109: Coronavirus Prevention & Control: Train the TrainerColumbia Southern University

Online

DailyDOT NON-Bulk Training Compliance Associates

Online

DailyWebinar IATA Dangerous Goods Training Compliance Associates

Online

DailyWebinar DOT Bulk Tank Truck Training Compliance Associates

Online

DailyOnsite DOT Bulk Tank Truck Training Compliance Associates

Online

DailyOnline DOT Bulk Railcar TrainingCompliance Associates

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