IHMM In-Person or Remotely Proctored Exams

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

About 67% of Kryterion in-person testing centers have reopened. If you prefer the comfort and convenience of taking your exam from your home or office instead of at a Kryterion center, IHMM is ready to enroll you in a remotely proctored examination.

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

Tuesday, January 25, 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.

IHMM UPDATES

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

ANSI/ANAB Renews IHMM Accreditation

IHMM is pleased to announce that, the Personnel Credentialing Accreditation Committee (PCAC) of the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) has reviewed the 2021 year 2 surveillance report and findings for the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM). PCAC confirmed the assessors’ findings and voted via electronic ballot to grant continued accreditation under ISO/IEC 17024 for the following scopes:

• Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM)
• Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP)
• Certified Dangerous Goods Professional (CDGP)

On behalf of the ANSI National Accreditation Board, I would like to congratulate IHMM for achieving this significant accomplishment and demonstrating continued compliance with the standard. We look forward to a continued partnership.

-Dr. Vijay Krishna, Vice President, Credentialing, ANSI National Accreditation Board

Next up for IHMM to seek ANSI/ANAB accreditation will be the CSHM and CSMP credentials.

Congratulations to Patricia Buley and everyone at IHMM for its continued adherence to the highest standards of excellence in creating and administering professional credentials.



EPA Recognition of the IHMM CHMM as an Environmental Professional

IHMM’s Board approved an initiative to have the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognize the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager [CHMM] credential in the context of 40 CFR § 310.12, Definitions. The key element of this regulation includes, “However, the Agency notes that any individual with a certification from a private certification organization where the organization’s certification qualifications include the same or more stringent education and experience requirements as those included in today’s final regulation will meet the definition of an environmental professional for the purposes of this regulation.”

IHMM has produced a crosswalk between 40 CFR § 310.12, Definitions and the CHMM Blueprint that documents how the EPA regulation aligns with the CHMM Blueprint and demonstrates that in each instance the blueprint meets or exceeds 40 CFR § 310.12, Definitions.

You may read the crosswalk here.



Student CHMM Committee

IHMM is pleased to announce that 27 CHMMs have volunteered for the Student CHMM Committee > https://ihmm.org/ihmm-student-chmm-committee/

We thank all for volunteering. Your staff liaison Kortney Tunstall is now running a Doodle poll to set your first organizational meeting and we will get underway. The charter for the Student CHMM Committee is…

Charter: This committee will oversee the future development of and engagement with the Student CHMM including, but not limited to; changes in the Student CHMM handbook, the Student CHMM examination, and item bank, soliciting new colleges and universities to participate in the Student CHMM program, and Student CHMM community in Collaboration and its Mentor Match program. The Student CHMM webpage is found here.



Nominating Committee

IHMM’s Nominating Committee will begin meeting at the end of February for a planned March release of materials soliciting candidates for the IHMM Board election to be held later in 2022.

The committee is here > https://ihmm.org/nominating-committee/



Professional Textbook Committee

IHMM’s Professional Textbook Committee will resume meetings throughout 2022 to create the 4th edition of the IHMM Hazardous Materials Manual, as well as the framework to issue an annual addendum.

The committee is here > https://ihmm.org/ihmm-professional-textbook-committee/



Scholarship Committee

This committee is being constituted now as a result of the September Board meeting and will construct the elements necessary to deliver $32,000 of scholarship benefits to EHS & Hazmat credential holders by Q3/2022.

The committee is here > https://ihmm.org/ihmm-scholarship-committee/



Sustainability Task Force

This group has held three meetings and will continue to meet throughout 2022 to formulate and make a recommendation to the Board by Q3/2022 to create
a Sustainability credential at IHMM.

The committee is here > https://ihmm.org/ihmm-sustainability-task-force/



45 in 5 Task Force

This group has met 11 times in 2021. IHMM has done and presented the crosswalk between 40 CFR §310.10 Definitions and the CHMM blueprint that establishes a CHMM with 5 or more years of experience as an “Environmental Professional” under the regulation, IHMM has written to the SBA concerning recommendations to financial institutions concerning those qualified to perform Stage I and II environmental assessments, and the group has added 3 states that recognize the CHMM.

The committee is here > https://ihmm.org/45-in-5-task-force/



Microcredential Task Force

This group has met 13 times in 2021, received over 200 recommendations of microcredentials to create, vetted all, and created a top-10 list of targets the first two of which are; pandemic preparedness and pandemic response. The draft blueprint for the pandemic preparedness microcredential is almost complete and the Board should receive that recommendation at its Q1/2022 meeting.

The committee is here > https://ihmm.org/microcredential-task-force/



Professional Standards Committee

This group has met throughout 2021 to discuss both the conflicts of interest issue reported on for the Q4/2021 Board meeting as well as constructing the new ethics training course.

The committee is here > https://ihmm.org/professional-standards-committee/



AHMM Scheme Committee

As a result of the Board’s September approval of creating the AHMM credential with its draft blueprint, we are now soliciting volunteers to constitute a formal scheme committee to complete the work necessary to achieve everything including an examination for this credential in 2022.

This committee has 27 volunteers who are being vetted currently and should begin their assignments in February.

The committee is here > https://ihmm.org/ahmm-scheme-committee/



CSSS-CSSM Committee

When IHMM acquired ISHM we knew that the CSSS and CSSM credentials had nothing behind them. As we are about to issue new blueprints for the CSHM and CSMP credentials, we now form this CSSS-CSSM committee of SMEs to create a credible foundation under each of these credentials.

The committee is here > https://ihmm.org/csss-cssm-committee/



ASHM Committee

This group is now responsible for creating the new Student ASHM credential based on roughly the same model as the Student CHMM. This group also meets to review and approve applications from schools to join the ASHM approved schools roster.

The committee is here > https://ihmm.org/ashm-committee/



U.S. Department of Labor Announces Annual Adjustments to OSHA Civil Penalties for 2022

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced adjustments to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) civil penalty amounts based on cost-of-living adjustments for 2022. The Final Rule is effective January 15, 2022, and the increased penalty levels apply to any penalties assessed after January 15, 2022.

Please visit the Press Release, the memorandum, and the OSHA Penalties page for more information.


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.



What to Expect in Chemicals in 2022

WEBINAR
January 26, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST

2022 will bring competing priorities for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for which companies should now prepare. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to present “What to Expect in Chemicals in 2022,” a webinar offering our best informed judgment as to the trends and key developments B&C’s legal, scientific, and regulatory professionals expect to see in 2022. These include consequential policy shifts reflecting the Biden Administration’s “all of government” commitment to environmental justice and continuing evolution of EPA’s implementation of the Toxic Substances Control Act under Dr. Michal I. Freedhoff’s leadership. The webinar will focus on themes outlined in our Forecast for U.S. Federal and International Chemical Regulatory Policy 2022, released on January 3, 2022.

Register now to join Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C; Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, B&C; and James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant, B&C, for this informative and forward-looking webinar.

Download the PDF of the 2022 Forecast Here.



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 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

IHMM RECENT NEWS



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.

PDF


PHMSA

Publication of HM-264A NPRM – Suspension of HMR Amendments Authorizing Transportation of Liquefied Natural Gas by Rail

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register titled, “Hazardous Materials: Suspension of HMR Amendments Authorizing Transportation of Liquefied Natural Gas by Rail.” This NPRM proposes to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations to suspend authorization of liquefied natural gas (LNG) transportation in rail tank cars pursuant to the LNG by Rail final rule published in July 2020, pending the earlier of either completion of a separate rulemaking under RIN 2137-AF54 evaluating potential modifications to requirements governing rail tank car transportation of LNG, or June 30, 2024.

The NPRM may be viewed here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/11/08/2021-23132/hazardous-materials-suspension-of-hmr-amendments-authorizing-transportation-of-liquefied-natural-gas.


PHMSA

Lithium Battery Test Summary Phase-in

Effective January 1, 2022, lithium cell and battery manufacturers and subsequent distributors of lithium cells and batteries manufactured after January 1, 2008 must make a lithium battery test summary available to others in the supply chain. The test summary verifies that the lithium cells and batteries have successfully passed the tests prescribed in Part III, Sub-section 38.3 of the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria. The test summary includes a standardized set of elements that provide traceability and accountability to ensure that lithium cell and battery designs offered for transport meet UN 38.3 test requirements. This requirement was introduced into the HMR via the Final Rule “Hazardous Materials: Harmonization with International Standards” (HM-215O), published on May 11, 2020.

The Final Rule can be viewed here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/05/11/2020-06205/hazardous-materials-harmonization-with-international-standards.

The comment period for this NPRM closed on December 23, 2021. Keep an eye out for new outreach materials from PHMSA introducing and describing this new HMR requirement!


Beltway Buzz – Ogletree & Deakins

Nuclear Fallout. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer deployed the so-called “nuclear option” this week by seeking to eliminate the legislative filibuster as applied to election reform legislation. (This procedure is sometimes called the “nuclear option” because it effectively changes the U.S. Senate’s operating rules via a majority vote, rather than the two-thirds vote that would ordinarily be required to change the Senate’s official rules.) However, Democratic senators Joe Manchin (WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) joined all fifty Republicans in voting against Senator Schumer’s effort. For more than a year, Senator Manchin and Senator Sinema have reiterated their position on the legislative filibuster, but this week’s vote is the clearest indication yet of where they stand. It is also the clearest indication that the Senate’s legislative filibuster is likely to remain in place for the foreseeable future. This means that bills such as the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act and the Equality Act are likely to remain stalled in the Senate.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: 2021 Union Membership Rate Returned to 2019 Level. On January 20, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its annual data on union membership. In 2021, the percentage of U.S. workers who were members of unions—the union membership rate—was 10.3 percent (6.1 percent for private-sector workers). The 2021 rate declined 0.5 percent (0.2 percent for private-sector unionization) from the previous year, falling to where it was in 2019. The membership rate had ticked up to 10.8 percent in 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic caused a disproportionate number of nonunion workers to lose their jobs. Going forward, these declining numbers will likely be cited by union lobbyists and other worker advocates as a reason for changing—legislatively or administratively—federal labor policy to ease union organizing.

NLRB Questions Lawfulness of Workplace Arbitration Agreements. It seems like every week the Buzz reports on a new policy pivot from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and this week is no exception. This time around, the Board is focusing on common provisions of arbitration agreements that (1) require disputes to be arbitrated but expressly allow employees to file unfair labor practice charges with the Board, and (2) provide for the confidentiality of arbitration proceedings. A majority of the Board questions whether provisions such as these violate employees’ statutory rights to engage in protected concerted activity. The two Republican dissenters argue that the issue is a settled one because the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that arbitration agreements must be “rigorously enforce[d]” according to their terms except in rare circumstances. Stakeholder briefs are due on or before March 21, 2022.

OFCCP Investigation Rule on the Way. On January 18, 2022, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) sent its regulatory proposal, “Modification of Procedures to Resolve Potential Employment Discrimination,” to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) for review. The proposal will purportedly make changes to the OFCCP’s Trump-era regulation that set guidelines for issuing a predetermination notice or a notice of violation, and it will also “make other related changes to the pre-enforcement notice and conciliation process.” Assuming a relatively quick rulemaking process by OFCCP, a final rule could result by the end of the year.

PBGC Implements ARPA Pension Fix. This week, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) announced that it had made a $112.6 million special financial assistance payment to a financially troubled multiemployer pension plan based in New York. The payment was the first made pursuant to the Special Financial Assistance (SFA) Program established by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

D.C. Council Poised to Enter 21st Century? The Buzz has previously discussed the push to make the District of Columbia the 51st state. Recently, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) introduced a bill in Congress that aims a bit lower by simply making it logistically easier for the Council of the District of Columbia—better known as the D.C. Council—to make law. Under the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, enacted in 1973, legislation passed by the D.C. Council must be transmitted to Congress for a review period before it can become law. Although not specified in the Home Rule Act, congressional precedent requires the D.C. Council to transmit any such legislation in hard copy. Congresswoman Norton details the rigamarole that the D.C. Council must go through in order to satisfy this requirement:

  • Step 1: Write individualized cover letters.
  • Step 2: The Chairman physically signs the cover letters.
  • Step 3: Arrange a pick-up time of the legislation and cover letters from the Chairman.
  • Step 4: Print two copies of the bill and two copies of the committee report to deliver to the Speaker and to the President of the Senate.
  • Step 5: Arrange a time for delivery to the Speaker’s office.
  • Step 6: Arrange a time for delivery to the President of the Senate’s office.
  • Step 7: Arrange for two D.C. employees to drive to the Capitol. (Two staffers are required because parking restrictions require a driver and a delivery person.)
  • Step 8: Drive to the Capitol.
  • Step 9: Deliver the legislation to the Speaker’s office and get a signed receipt.
  • Step 10: Deliver the legislation to the President of the Senate’s office and get a signed receipt.
  • Step 11: Assign the congressional review period based on the receipts.
  • Step 12: File the signed receipts.

Congresswoman Norton’s bill would allow the D.C. Council to submit legislation to Congress electronically. Makes sense to the Buzz.


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

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 576 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

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