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Your journey to become an IHMM-certified professional in the hazardous materials, dangerous goods, environment, health, and safety communities of practice doesn’t end with passing an exam. IHMM credentialed professionals are at the top 1% of their professions and their reach is global. IHMM’s certificants engage in professional development, leading to recertification, every 5 years.
At IHMM, Professional Development means getting stronger every day.
IHMM’s Professional Development is offered through our foundation, the Hazardous Materials Society > https://hazmatsociety.org/education-training/
IHMM Credential Recognition
Below you will see the credential badges that are now in each CHMM, CHMP, CDGT, CDGP, Student CHMM, CSHM, CSMP, and ASHM certificant’s MYIHMM account. Every IHMM certificant may use these badges, linked as those below are to their IHMM credential page, for their email signatures, business cards, and other social media applications. You’re justifiably proud of the accomplishment of having earned your credential and you can show the rest of the world. Simply right-click on the badge of choice, then save as to your computer, and then load it to wherever you want to use it, and please link that back to https://ihmm.org/.
IHMM Certificant Recognition
Throughout our certificant’s MYIHMM accounts are placed 10 Year, 20 Year, and 30 Year badges signifying their longevity as an IHMM certified professional.
With a link from your credential badge to the IHMM website [see above] you can not only stand out as an IHMM-certified professional, you can also promote IHMM credentials to others. Right-click on the badge of choice, save as to your computer, then load it to whatever medium you choose.
IHMM has Distinguished Diplomates and Fellows of the Institute badges to the appropriate people in the MYIHMM database. These two badges are accompanied by lapel pins sent to each of those distinguished by holding these designations.
IHMM is in all 50 of the United States and in 85 countries around the World.
IHMM In-Person or Remotely Proctored Exams
The American National Standards Institute [ANSI] has approved Kryterion Remotely Proctored Exams for IHMM’s CHMM, CHMP, and CDGP exams. IHMM has been using the Kryterion Remotely Proctored Exams for the CSHM and CSMP exams since April 2020.
76% of Kryterion in-person testing centers have reopened. If you prefer the comfort and convenience of taking your exam from your home or office instead of at a Kryterion center, IHMM is ready to enroll you in a remotely proctored examination.
Please contact either Kortney Tunstall at [email protected] for the CHMM, Student CHMM, CHMP, or CDGP exams or Kaylene Cagle at [email protected] for the Student ASHM, CSHM, or CSMP exams.
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IHMM RECENT NEWS
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Request for Nominations to the EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC)
Reconsideration of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter
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EPA Seeks Input on Inflation Reduction Act Programs to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Associated with Construction Materials and Products
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Washington PFAS Soil Standards
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Brussels Regulatory Brief: January 2023
Final(ly) Adoption by the US EPA of Revised Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries
2023 Environmental, Health, and Safety Outlook for Manufacturers
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Department of Labor announces enforcement guidance changes to save lives, target employers who put profit over safety
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Call for Papers: Focusing on Safety and Sustainability for Radioactive Waste Management, Decommissioning, Environmental Protection and Remediation
Poly and perfluoroalkylated substances (PFAS); the gathering storm for chemical regulatory professionals and the industry
At Midway Point, Biden Faces Major Tests On EPA Regulatory Agenda
Midway through President Joe Biden’s term, his administration is facing major political and legal tests as officials work to advance their ambitious regulatory agenda for environmental and climate policy.
Biden took office in 2021 working quickly to sign a series of executive orders aimed at reversing a suite of Trump-era deregulatory policies and replacing them with plans for tough new environmental and climate regulations.
EPA and other agencies are now working to craft those new rules addressing greenhouse gases, water and air quality, PFAS and other industrial chemicals as well as measures to improve permitting.
The administration is also ramping up efforts to address environmental justice concerns, such as increasing use of cumulative risk analysis.
But as Inside EPA’s Outlook 2023 details, officials are also grappling with a series of difficult decisions as they implement the Inflation Reduction Act, one of the president’s signature legislative accomplishments.
The administration is also facing pushback from industry and continued turmoil with environmentalists.
Officials are also facing new political tests as House Republicans prepare an aggressive oversight agenda of EPA and other agencies’ policies. And they are also bracing for upcoming rulings from the conservative Supreme Court regarding clean water and other regulatory issues that could further limit their regulatory authority.
D.C. Circuit Dismisses Industry Challenge To EPA’s PFOA, PFOS Levels
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has dismissed the chemical industry’s challenge to EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) interim health advisory levels (HALs) for the two most-studied PFAS, backing an EPA motion to dismiss the suit before even reaching the merits.
“Petitioner has failed to carry its burden of establishing standing,” the court says in its brief Jan. 23 per curiam order in American Chemistry Council (ACC) v. EPA. “Despite relying on associational standing, petitioner has neither alleged that the challenged conduct affects all of its members nor identified any specific member who would have standing to pursue this action.”
The order continues, “Although petitioner has pointed to alleged harm facing an indirect subsidiary of one of its members, it has not shown that the member itself is suffering any injury or would have standing to sue based on the subsidiary’s alleged injury. . . . Nor has petitioner demonstrated a ‘substantial probability’ that the agency actions challenged here caused the litigation costs that some of its members allegedly face in having to defend against a separate lawsuit.”
The order also dismisses environmentalists’ motion to intervene in the litigation as moot and directs the court clerk to “withhold issuance of the mandate herein until seven days after resolution of any timely petition for rehearing or petition for rehearing en banc.”
The D.C. Circuit’s dismissal of ACC’s challenge comes as the 3rd Circuit is continuing to weigh whether the Chemours Co. can proceed with a similar challenge to a HAL for GenX chemicals, a third type of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for which EPA issued SDWA advisory levels.
Regan Said To Be Eyeing Early Departure As Regulatory Agenda Ramps Up
As EPA ramps up its regulatory agenda, Administrator Michael Regan is said to be seriously considering leaving the agency he has led for the first two years of the Biden administration and has been exploring options outside of the federal government, according to a press report, though an agency spokesperson is denying it.
Citing four unnamed sources, Reuters reported Jan. 26 that Regan has been thinking seriously about departing and has been exploring options outside the Biden administration but has not made any decisions.
“No plans imminently, but I do know it’s been on the radar screen for the past few weeks,” one source told the outlet.
EPA did not respond to a request for comment from Inside EPA on Regan’s plans but Regan aide and agency spokeswoman Maria Michalos told Reuters, “The administrator doesn’t have any plans to step down. He’s committed to continuing to advance President [Joe] Biden’s historic climate and environmental agenda.”
Regan is the first Black man to lead the agency and he has focused on Biden’s priorities of addressing environmental justice (EJ) and climate change.
His potential departure comes at a particularly busy time for EPA, which is flush with billions of dollars in new funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act to address climate change and EJ. Further, EPA is set to issue dozens of high-profile rulemakings this year, especially addressing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
EPA opens comment on proposed PM2.5 standards
EPA has published its proposal to tighten federal air quality standards for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in the Federal Register Jan. 27, opening a 60-day public comment period for input on the controversial plan.
The agency will take comment through March 28 and will likely receive numerous comments from environmentalists and possibly some states seeking to strengthen the plan, while industry groups may oppose any tightening of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for PM2.5 as unwarranted.
EPA will also separately announce a date for a public hearing on the plan, the agency says.
The proposal, released to the public Jan. 6, would tighten the “primary,” health-based limit for PM2.5 from 12 micrograms per cubic meter (ug/m3) down to a tougher limit in the range of 9 ug/m3 to 10 ug/m3. EPA also solicits comment on a tighter limit as tough as 8 ug/m3 and a weaker limit as high as 11 ug/m3.
EPA does not propose to tighten the daily PM2.5 primary limit of 35 ug/m3, disappointing environmental groups and states that pressed for a tougher limit as low as 25 ug/m3.
Environmentalists are also lobbying EPA to set the annual limit at the lowest end of the range under consideration, at 8ug/m3, pointing to the high public health costs of harm done by PM2.5.
ECHA adds nine hazardous chemicals to Candidate List
The Candidate List of substances of very high concern now contains 233 entries for chemicals that can harm people or the environment. Companies are responsible for managing the risks of these chemicals and must also give their customers and consumers information to use them safely.
Helsinki, 17 January 2023 – ECHA has added nine chemicals to the Candidate List because of their hazardous properties. They are used for example in flame retardants, paints and coatings, inks and toners, coating products, plasticisers and in the manufacture of pulp and paper.
Entries added to the Candidate List on 17 January 2023: https://echa.europa.eu/-/echa-adds-nine-hazardous-chemicals-to-candidate-list
US Department of Labor reminds certain employers to submit required 2022 injury and illness data by March 2, 2023
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is reminding employers that the agency is collecting calendar year 2022 Form 300A data. Employers must submit the form electronically by March 2, 2023.
Establishments under Federal OSHA jurisdiction can use the ITA Coverage Application to determine if they are required to electronically report their injury and illness information to OSHA. Establishments under State Plan jurisdiction should contact their State Plan.
Employers must connect their Injury Tracking Account to a Login.gov account to submit their 2022 workplace injury and illness data. Watch the video to learn how.
Take the Partner Survey
Thank you for being a Safe + Sound partner! We appreciate your support throughout the year. The Safe + Sound Partner Survey is live. We welcome feedback about your experience and suggestions for the future. The survey will close Tuesday, February 7th.
Earn a Challenge Coin
Workers are an important resource for identifying workplace hazards and implementing changes. Safety reporting systems allow ideas and suggestions for improving safety to be captured.
Take the Speak Up for Safety Challenge! Review your safety reports with a team to find common themes and opportunities to improve your overall workplace safety and health performance.
Complete the challenge and earn your virtual challenge coin! Then, share the results in your workplace and on social media to show how you encourage workers to #SpeakUpForSafety to be #SafeAndSoundAtWork.
Your Partner Punch List
We would appreciate if you could support Safe + Sound by doing the following:
- Complete the Safe + Sound Partner Survey by February 7th
- Promote the Speak Up for Safety Challenge to your stakeholders
2023 IHMM Certificant Survey
This is our 2023 IHMM certificant survey. Your feedback allows us to gather broad based information about the needs and preferences of our certificants that leads to improving our services and credentials.
Please take a few minutes and answer the 19 questions posed in this survey and help us improve our services.
Take the short survey here >> https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IHMM2023
In 2019 Mark Bruce from AHMP and Gene Guilford from IHMM worked on a project to get the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to recognize the CHMM and CDGT credentials. With Mark’s work on the ground in Pennsylvania, we succeeded.
- We have already succeeded in 13 states – New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Indiana, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, Arkansas, Oklahoma. Ohio, North Dakota, and Georgia. [Red states in the map above]. These are states where IHMM credentials are cited or 40 CFR 312.10 is cited by reference.
- We have partially succeeded in another 16 states – Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Arizona, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Florida, Delaware, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Maine. [Orange/Black Stripe states in the map above] These are states where the requirements of an “environmental professional” or QEP are cited that coincide with an IHMM credential so that relatively little work would need to be done to clarify the desired outcome.
- We have 21 states where no reference to an IHMM credential is made in either statute or regulation, nor is there anything defined in the area of an environmental professional. These states will require legislation or regulatory work. [Yellow states in the map above].
In January 2021 Mark at AHMP and Gene at IHMM has launched 45 in 5, getting the other 45 states to recognize our credentials in 5 years. If we can find a volunteer like Mark in other states [see above] we can work with those volunteers on crafting the right message to the right agencies in state governments across the country. If we find enough volunteers we can get this done in less than 5 years.
In January 2022 Gene Guilford released the 40 CFR § 312.10 EPA regulation that states a private certification that meets or exceeds the requirements of the regulation is an Environmental Professional under the regulation. Here is the crosswalk between the 40 CFR § 312.10 EPA regulation and the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager [CHMM] blueprint. The CHMM meets or exceeds the requirements of an Environmental Professional.
Here’s what we ask each volunteer to do:
- Watch legislative and regulatory developments in your state that provide an opportunity for us to create amendments or other interventions
- Be willing to speak with regulators and legislators in your area about the recognition efforts we craft together
IHMM Scholarship Program
The Institute of Hazardous Materials Management is pleased to have created $32,000 in academic scholarships, divided equally between $16,000 for students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate education in approved schools and who are also Student CHMMs, and $16,000 for students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate education in approved schools and who are also Student ASHMs.
IHMM seeks to foster the growth and academic success of students whose courses of education, and participation in one of our Student certifications, will lead to those students becoming fully-certified IHMM credential holders later in their professional lives.
Go to > https://ihmm.org/scholarship/
IHMM CHMMⓇ 2022 Salary Survey
IHMM is pleased to release its 2022 salary survey for Certified Hazardous Materials ManagersⓇ [CHMMⓇ] across a broad range of position titles in the CHMMⓇ community of practice.
You may download the CHMM survey here.
IHMM CSHMⓇ 2022 Salary Survey
IHMM is pleased to release its 2022 salary survey for Certified Safety and Health Managers Ⓡ [CSHMⓇ] across a broad range of position titles in the CSHMⓇ community of practice.
You may download the CSHM survey here.
IHMM – 26 Fellows Are Mentors
IHMM Fellows Committee Chair Atanu Das, CHMM, is leading the effort within the IHMM Collaboration networking platform to provide instruction to the more than 75 IHMM Fellows in becoming mentors.
Given the extraordinary experience Fellows have, this is a unique opportunity for IHMM Fellows to help guide more recent certificants in their professional development activities.
IHMM’s Collaboration platform contains a “Mentor Match” module [see below at right] that allows mentors to signup designating the hours, number of mentees, subject areas, and length of time they wish to mentor – as well as allowing mentees to signup requesting assistance in specified areas. The mentor match module does the rest by matching mentors and mentees.
#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.
Retiring? IHMM Invites You to Become an Emeritus
You may have decided, after a long and successful career, to retire from active daily duty. Congratulations. That doesn’t mean you have to completely disengage from your profession. IHMM is pleased to offer Emeritus status to all certificants who will no longer be actively engaged in their communities of practice but who still want to stay in touch. Please let us know when you’re approaching that decision and we will assist you in the credential transition.
Please contact Margaret Toscano at [email protected] and she’ll be happy to help you.
National Safety Council
IHMM is a member of the National Safety Council and is pleased to bring this important information to all of our certificants.
Miner deaths and injuries prompt MSHA alert on hazardous highwalls
New OSHA enforcement guidance targets employers who prioritize profit over safety
Construction worker deaths prompt winter safety campaign in NYC
Updated guidance details ADA requirements for workers with hearing disabilities
Annual ‘Roadcheck’ set for May 16-18
American Society of Safety Professionals
IHMM is a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals and is pleased to bring this important information to all of our certificants.
Registration Open – June 5-7, San Antonio
A WISE Mentoring Success Story: Michelle Arias
What ASSP Leaders Think OSHA Needs to Do
Q&A: What OSH Professionals Need to Know About DEI and Workplace Safety
SafetyFOCUS Can Fulfill a New Year’s Resolution
NIOSH Challenge Aims to Improve Respirator Fit Testing
Episode 98: OSHA Recordkeeping: What Safety Professionals and Employers Need to Know
February 13, 2023 – SafetyFOCUS 2023 Virtual
March 1 – Pandemic Challenges: How to Return to Work Safely
March 8 – Legal Framework and Workplace Best Practices for Infectious Disease Including COVID-19
March 2-30, 2023 – ONLINE COURSE: Safety Management I
March 2-30, 2023 – ONLINE COURSE: Safety Management II
March 3, 2023 – ONLINE COURSE: Enterprise Risk Management for Safety Professionals
Beltway Buzz – Ogletree Deakins
POTUS Re-ups Labor Nominees. This week, President Biden renominated Jessica Looman to serve as administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division and José Javier Rodriguez to serve as assistant secretary of labor and head of the Employment and Training Administration (ETA). Both Looman and Rodriguez were previously nominated in the 117th Congress, but they were obviously not confirmed before the congressional session adjourned. Looman has been serving in an acting capacity as the de facto administrator since the beginning of the Biden administration. If confirmed, Looman will play an important role in the DOL’s pending changes to the overtime rules and independent contractor test under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Federal Contractors: Are You on the List? Late last week, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs released its Corporate Scheduling Announcement List of federal contractors and subcontractors that are subject to compliance reviews. According to OFCCP, this time around, “OFCCP selected federal contractors and subcontractors that are required to maintain an Affirmative Action Program (AAP) but did not complete their mandatory annual certification in the OFCCP Contractor Portal as of December 1, 2022.” Cameron W. Ellis and Lauren B. Hicks have all the details.
EEOC Updates Resource on Accommodating Individuals With Hearing Disabilities. On January 24, 2023, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced updates to its resource document, “Hearing Disabilities in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA].” According to a press release from the Commission, “The document outlines how certain pre- and post-job offer disability-related questions can violate the ADA, describes easy-to-access technologies that can make providing a reasonable accommodation for a hearing disability free or low-cost, addresses employer concerns about safety, and shares realistic scenarios of potential discrimination.”
FTC Mission Creep? The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) proposal to ban noncompete agreements continues to be a major topic of debate in Washington, D.C. In fact, one of the arguments that the business community is making against the proposal—that allowing the FTC to regulate in this area would open the floodgates to allow the Commission to intervene in countless commercial issues—is already beginning to materialize. Recently, fifty Democratic senators and representatives sent a letter to President Biden asking the administration to take action to address “soaring rent prices.” The letter urges the president to direct “the Federal Trade Commission to issue new regulation defining excessive rent increases as a practice that unfairly affects commerce and enforce action against unfair rent gouging practices.” Of course, the FTC has taken no action on this issue, but the letter is indicative of legislators’ views on the role of the agency. Comments on the FTC’s proposed noncompete ban are due on March 20, 2023.
PBGC Finalizes Withdrawal Liability Rule Relating to SFA Recipients. On January 26, 2023, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) published a final rule, effective immediately, relating to withdrawal liability from multiemployer pension plans that receive special financial assistance (SFA) pursuant to the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The rule addresses an outstanding issue that PBGC left open for comment following finalization of the underlying SFA rule in July 2022. The rule creates a process by which “a plan sponsor may request an exception from the withdrawal liability conditions by demonstrating to the satisfaction of PBGC that the exception lessens the risk of loss to plan participants and beneficiaries and does not increase expected employer withdrawals.”
GAO Details Pandemic UI Fraud. A recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds that from March 2020 through March 2022 the DOL potentially paid out “over $60 billion in fraudulent UI [unemployment insurance] payments.” The report echoes a September 2022 report from the DOL’s Office of Inspector General that detailed the ETA’s payment of more than $45 billion in pandemic-related unemployment insurance payments. The report concludes, “Without an antifraud strategy, DOL is not able to ensure that it is addressing the most significant fraud risks facing the UI system.” As part of its recommendations, the GAO encourages the DOL “to design and implement an antifraud strategy for UI based on a fraud risk profile.”
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.
AT HMS/Rockville – FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOP – BASIC – 24 IHMM CMPs
2023 PHMSA HMIT Grant 24-Hour DOT HAZMAT Regulations Awareness Course – BASIC – Rockville, MD
June 6 @ 8:00 am – June 8 @ 5:00 pm – FREE
Register Here > https://hazmatsociety.org/training/2023-phmsa-hmit-grant-24-hour-dot-hazmat-regulations-awareness-course-rockville-md/
AT HMS/Rockville – FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOP – ADVANCED – 28 IHMM CMPs
2023 PHMSA HMIT Grant 28-Hour DOT HAZMAT Regulations Awareness Course – ADVANCED – Rockville, MD
June 13 @ 8:00 am – June 15 @ 5:00 pm – FREE
Register Here > https://hazmatsociety.org/training/2023-phmsa-hmit-grant-28-hour-dot-hazmat-regulations-advanced-course-rockville-md/
FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOP – 24 IHMM CMPs
Courses are here> Go to https://hazmatsociety.org/education-training/ Under “Find Training,” Search for NPETE>
These workshops are offered with U.S. DOT PHMSA HMIT (Hazardous Materials Instructor Training) Grant support to the National Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (National PETE). This training is FREE for employees and federal, state, county, and local government employees involved in DOT HazMat Shipping, Receiving and Handling via Ground, Air, and Vessel Transportation.
The workshop curriculum is in accordance with 49 CFR § 172.704 for General Awareness, Function-Specific, Safety, and Security Awareness training requirements. Class size is limited to 10-15 students with mask/social distancing protocols, so act fast. Minimum of 6 attendees is needed to confirm the class.
Registration: Contact Mr. Raymond Davis, CHMM, IHMM Fellow, NPETE US DOT PHMSA HMIT Grant Project Coordinator/Instructor at [email protected]
Please provide Mr. Davis with the following registration information via email to [email protected]
Your name, Your company, Your company address/city/state/zip, Phone number, and Email
Upon receipt of your registration information, the address of the training location will be provided.
CHEMTREC, HMS Training Partner, Adds Courses for IHMM Certificants
CHEMTREC, an HMS training partner, has had 6 courses approved in advance for earning IHMM recertification certification maintenance points. We are pleased to promote these programs as reviewed and approved by the HMS Education and Training Committee, chaired by Diana Lundelius. Thank you CHEMTREC, and thank to HMS’ Education and Training Committee.
Bowen EHS, HMS Training Partner, Adds Courses for IHMM Certificants
Bowen EHS, an HMS training partner, has had 4 courses approved in advance for earning IHMM recertification certification maintenance points. We are pleased to promote these programs as reviewed and approved by the HMS Education and Training Committee, chaired by Diana Lundelius. Thank you Bowen EHS and thank to HMS’ Education and Training Committee.
Thank you Bowen EHS for contributing programs enabling IHMM certificants to engage in professional development and earn important CMPs! All three of the new Bowen EHS programs are available online and on demand.
|Daily||EPCRA Tier II Reporting||Bowen EHS||Online|
|Daily||CHMM Online Review||Bowen EHS||Online|
|Daily||Emergency Management Self-Paced PDC||Bowen EHS||Online|
|Daily||Acute Toluene Exposure Webinar||Bowen EHS||Online|
Thank you Bowen EHS for contributing programs enabling IHMM certificants to engage in professional development and earn important CMPs! All three of the new Bowen EHS programs are available online and on demand.
Florida Southwestern State College & IHMM
Hazmat Train the Trainer – March 6, 2023 to April 16, 2023
Course Length: Thirty (30) hours of guided coursework completed over 5-weeks (participants work independently on their own time, but must meet required, paced milestones).
Course Dates: March 6, 2023 to April 16, 2023
Course Description: Hazardous materials are everywhere and integral to life in the US, whether it’s the fuel for our cars, energy storage devices for our computers, paints or fire extinguishers to keep us safe. The global hazardous materials safety system depends heavily on the training of employees responsible for preparing, loading, unloading and transporting these commodities around the world. This course, coming soon to FSW, will provide tools and guidance on how to plan, develop and deliver a hazardous materials training program for your company’s employees.
Whether you are trying to improve your skillset for the job that you have, or trying to increase your capabilities for your next job, this course will help you play an integral role in the safe transport of goods around the world. In addition to hazmat general awareness training, this course will provide guidance on adult learning philosophies, course development tools and evaluating your company’s operations to meet the regulatory requirements for hazmat training.
Register > https://hazmatsociety.org/training/hazmat-train-the-trainer/
Easily Find Courses to Help You Pass IHMM Credential Exams
A core mission of HMS is education and training. Part of that mission includes assembling the best and most effective courses to assist IHMM applicants in passing their IHMM credential exams.
CDGP® Prep Course
CE-1112: CDGP® Exam Prep – Columbia Southern University – Available On Demand
CHMM® Prep Courses
Daily – CHMM® Online Review – Bowen
Daily – CHMM® Prep Course – Institute of Safety & Systems Management
Daily –Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (CHMM®) Exam Prep – SPAN Exam Prep, Division of ClickSafety
February 7-8, 2023 – CHMM® Examination Prep Course – Online – PTP Consulting
CSHM® Prep Courses
IHMM and HMS Tie Exam Preparation Together for Applicants
Every IHMM certification that requires an examination has a section of its website entitled Examination Preparation.
Connected to the Examination Preparation panel is a companion panel that is Find a Course to Prepare for the Exam.
You see the Find a Course to Prepare for the Exam panel from the CHMM site at left.
When you click on the Find a Course to Prepare for the Exam panel it takes the applicant directly to the HMS site where all CHMM prep courses may be found and chosen.
For the 397 CHMM applicants IHMM had on August 31, 2022, all 397 looking for CHMM prep courses could see and chose their favored CHMM exam prep course. If your course is not on the HMS platform, none of the 397 CHMM applicants could find you.
If you want your CHMM prep course on the HMS platform so it can be found by IHMM CHMM applicants, contact Gene Guilford at [email protected]
HMS Makes Finding Courses to Earn CMPs Easy
Every year more than 1,600 IHMM certificants have to recertify their credentials, evidenced their continuing commitment to improvement and learning to elevate their professional credential.
Earning Certification Maintenance Points [CMPs] is illustrated under Recertification of Your Credential, that includes the Recertification Claims Manual – Appendix A, that details all of the ways a certificant may earn CMPs > https://ihmm.org/recertification-claims/
Having mastered that manual, how does an IHMM certificant find courses to earn CMPs?
HMS has made that simple and easy.
- Go to https://hazmatsociety.org/education-training/
- Scroll down until you see a row of buttons…click on the CMPs button
The system will then generate all of the courses on the HMS E&T platform with IHMM CMPs already attached.
The next developments by the HMS E&T committee will refine available courses’ CMPs by individual credential!
HMS Certified Dangerous Goods Professional [CDGP] Exam Prep
The Columbia Southern University/HMS CDGP prep course is found here on the Hazardous Materials Society [HMS] education and training website > https://hazmatsociety.org/training/ce-1112-cdgp-exam-prep/2022-02-02/
The CSU CDGP exam prep course is delivered entirely online and may be initiated by any CDGP applicant at any time. The CDGP applicant has up to 10 weeks to complete the prep course, though an extension of the 10 weeks may be requested from CSU directly. The CSU CDGP exam prep course contains 8 modules covering the 4 principle texts involved in the CDGP exam, as follows:
- UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, and
- International Civil Aviation Organization’s Technical Instructions (ICAO TI), and
- International Air Transport Association’s Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR), and the
- International Maritime Organization’s Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code).
More information on the IHMM Certified Dangerous Goods Professional [CDGP] credential may be found here > https://ihmm.org/cdgp/
Applications for the 2023 HMS Scholarship Awards Now Open
The HMS scholarship award is given annually to undergraduate and graduate students whose academic program and research studies have the potential to address the most serious issues in handling hazardous materials, dangerous goods, environmental issues, health & safety challenges. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in accredited U.S. academic institutions.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD APPLICATIONS IS December 1, 2023. All submissions and associated materials must be submitted using the online form.
Scholarship Winners Will Be Announced at the HMS Annual Meeting.
For More Information, Visit > https://hazmatsociety.org/scholarship/
Donate to HMS
One of the most important projects of the Hazardous Materials Society is our Scholarship Program.
HMS wants to make it as easy as possible for those who cannot always afford to participate in pursuing certification, or keeping up with professional development, or attending great conferences and receiving outstanding training. HMS does not solicit contributions from the general public. HMS does ask IHMM’s certificants and their companies and our education and training vendors to consider a contribution.
Here, through your generosity, you can make a difference in promoting the ability of those who can afford it least to become participants in our communities of practice.
It’s never too late to make a difference, so don’t let this opportunity to make a difference pass you by. Please consider a tax-deductible donation of $250, $500 or what you can to help build HMS’s effort to help others in our communities of practice.
RCM&D Professional Liability Insurance
HMS is proud to have partnered with RCM&D to be able to offer an outstanding comprehensive professional liability insurance program to IHMM certificants. Here, you will find information about this important program offering Environmental Consultants and Engineers Professional Liability coverage. This coverage is intended to add protection for loss stemming from actual or alleged negligent acts, errors and omissions in performing professional services.
For more information see > https://hazmatsociety.org/professional-liability-insurance/
Member Benefits of Hazardous Materials Society
99% of IHMM certificants are aware of the Hazardous Materials Society, which we appreciate. IHMM established the Hazardous Materials Society in order to support and provide services to IHMM certificants.
Did You Know?
Your company’s membership dues for Associate Membership in the Hazardous Materials Society (HMS) are 100% tax-deductible and your participation directly supports scholarship and education/training opportunities for professionals working in hazmat and EHS. Joining as an Associate Member expresses your commitment and your company’s leadership in giving back to our professional community. Join today to claim your tax deduction for the 2020 tax year while expressing your company’s professional affiliation and accessing tools for your marketing and business development plans.
As an IHMM certificant, you pay no dues to take advantage of IHMM’s Foundation at HMS. We do appreciate IHMM’s certificants encouraging their companies to contribute.
To learn more about what HMS is doing now and what they are planning for the future, please see the new Member Benefits page here.
A Collaborative Culture
There are 841 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]
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 2023
IHMM will attend and support a number of conferences and trade shows throughout 2023, virtually as well as in-person as resources allow. Below are some of the conferences IHMM will support in 2023.
Are there conferences you believe IHMM should attend that do not appear here? If so, let us know by sending an email to [email protected]
ASSP Greater San Jose and San Francisco Chapters Safety Symposium
San Ramon Marriott – Thank you Bart Miller for leading this effort
March 9, 2023
COSTHA Annual Forum and Expo
Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas-Frisco Hotel & Convention Center
April 30 – May 24, 2023
National Safety Council Congress & Expo
New Orleans, LA
October 23-25, 2023
IHMM has a companion organization for which education and training programs are presented and delivered. The Hazardous Materials Society is IHMM’s Professional Association and HMS’ education and training website can be found here. These events are produced independently of IHMM, and their providers have no access to IHMM certification examinations or program information other than that which is publicly available.