IHMM Today July 12, 2022

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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.

75% 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, July 12, 2022

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IHMM Credential Recognition

Below you will see the credential badges that are now in each CHMM, CHMP, CDGT, CDGP, Student CHMM, CSHM, CSMP, and ASHM certificant’s MYIHMM account. Every IHMM certificant may use these badges, linked as those below are to their IHMM credential page, for their email signatures, business cards, and other social media applications. You’re justifiably proud of the accomplishment of having earned your credential and you can show the rest of the world. Simply right-click on the badge of choice, then save as to your computer, and then load it to wherever you want to use it, and please link that back to https://ihmm.org/.

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

IHMM Certificant Recognition

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 47 countries around the World.

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PHMSA to publish RFI on Alternate/Electronic Hazard Communication

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is scheduled to publish a Request for Information (RFI) on the potential use of electronic communication as an alternative to current physical documentation. The RFI is seeking input as to the benefits and problems with permitting hazardous materials documentation to be provided/transmitted electronically instead of in a physical form. The RFI is very broad and is considering all forms of documentation required by the HMR including:

  • Shipping papers (Part 172, subpart C)
  • Emergency Response information (Part 172, subpart G)
  • Train Consists (§ 174.26)
  • Notifications to Pilot in Command (§ 175.33)
  • Dangerous cargo manifests (§ 176.30)
  • Shipping papers in motor vehicles (§ 177.817)
  • Additional documentation such as special permits, approvals, and registrations.

The Pre-publication document can be viewed from the Federal Register publication inspection website. At the moment, the document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on July 11, 2022.

SPOTLIGHT: Safety Advisory Notice for the Transportation of Lithium Batteries for Disposal or Recycling

Are you involved in the transportation or handling of lithium batteries at end-of-life? PHMSA has issued the Safety Advisory Notice for the Transportation of Lithium Batteries for Disposal or Recycling for those who transport, dispose of, or recycle lithium batteries and products containing lithium batteries. The notice aims to increase awareness for the public and shippers about the often unrecognized dangers posed by lithium batteries in transportation, especially those for disposal or recycling.

The Safety Advisory Notice for the Disposal and Recycling of Lithium Batteries in Commercial Transportation:

  • Discusses the general dangers of shipping lithium batteries, and reminds consumers of their responsibilities for proper lithium battery disposal
  • Provides information on the requirements of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) related to properly transporting lithium batteries, including:
    • packaging requirements
    • hazard communication
    • training
    • emergency response information
  • Highlights the unique HMR requirements for damaged, defective, and recalled lithium batteries
  • Directs readers to a variety of additional resources for further information on preparing lithium batteries for shipment.

The notice can be viewed in its entirety at: https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/training/hazmat/safety-advisory-notice-transportation-lithium-batteries-disposal-or-recycling

PHMSA encourages you to spread this important safety message with partners in the community. Please consider forwarding the notice to any interested parties in the lithium battery value chain and/or posting this information to your website or social media channels.

Interested in being the first to know when PHMSA posts notices and rulemakings to the Federal Register? You can subscribe to receive email notifications from the Federal Register whenever PHMSA posts by visiting the Federal Register site and clicking ‘Subscribe’ at https://www.federalregister.gov/agencies/pipeline-and-hazardous-materials-safety-administration.

EPA CSO Tools Published on Website

This week EPA posted beta versions of three CSO tools that are intended to help communities with combined sewer overflows and permitting authorities with the planning and management of different aspects of CSO programs. Links to the tools can be found below:

  • Long-Term Control Plan (LTCP) Review Checklist: Checklist designed to help CSO permittees and NPDES authorities determine if LTCPs meet the requirements of the CWA and CSO Control Policy, and conform with EPA guidance on developing LTCPs.
  • Post-Construction Compliance Monitoring (PCCM) Checklist: Checklist designed to help CSO permittees and NPDES authorities develop and evaluate PCCM programs to meet the requirements of the CWA and CSO Control Policy, and conform with EPA guidance on PCCM.
  • Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Model for Small Communities: Planning tool for small CSO communities that want a reasonably simple approach for estimating a CSO occurrence, as well as treated or untreated CSO volume over a 24-hour period, and have limited resources to invest in more advanced CSO monitoring and modeling.

Each tool consists of an interactive spreadsheet, fact sheet or user guide, and two recorded trainings (with the third coming soon). These tools, which are currently in beta test versions, do not present new or changed requirements but rather attempt to help break down information in a more digestible and interactive fashion. EPA is requesting feedback via web form on how to further improve the utility of these tools in the future. Please submit your suggestions by December 31, 2022.

If you have any questions, contact Mohammed Billah at [email protected] or Kathryn Kazior at [email protected]

The Accident that Began 150 Years of Hazmat Regulation

Q: Was there anything else on the box to indicate its character, or the character of its contents? A. No, sir; if there had been, it never would have been sent to the office, and my brother would not have been killed by it. 

It seems like safety regulations have been with us forever. And yet, historically, most are pretty recent. My friends and I still laugh about how our parents stuffed armfuls of children into the nearest station wagon without the slightest concern for seatbelts or car seats. In the US, the Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1970, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission wasn’t established until 1972. Many regulations on chemical safety have been around for less than fifty years. 

Read more > https://www.thecompliancecenter.com/the-accident-that-began-150-years-of-hazmat-regulation/

TSCA New Approach Methodologies

Wednesday, August 3, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (EDT)
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The 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “to reduce and replace” vertebrate animals to the extent practicable, scientifically justified, and consistent with TSCA policies. EPA is also required to “develop a strategic plan to promote the development and implementation of alternative test methods and strategies to reduce, refine, or replace vertebrate animal testing and provide information of equivalent or better scientific quality and relevance for assessing risks of injury to health or the environment of chemical substances or mixtures.”

These are tall orders, and EPA has worked hard to fulfill Congress’s expectations. This webinar will:

  • Highlight examples of EPA’s use of non-vertebrate testing strategies, commonly referred to as “new approach methodologies” or NAMs, in its evaluation of new and existing chemical substances under TSCA Sections 5 and 6, respectively;
  • Provide examples of successful collaborations between EPA and external partners to advance the understanding and use of NAMs for informing regulatory scientific questions;
  • Provide perspectives from former EPA scientists and non-governmental organization scientists on the types of data needs required to advance the acceptance and use of NAMs over existing vertebrate alternatives; and
  • Provide a proposed roadmap for engaging EPA scientists on the types of questions EPA scientists will likely ask when considering proposals for utilizing NAMs as part of regulatory filings.

Register now to join Lynn L. Bergeson, Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., James W. Cox, M.S., and Kristie Sullivan, MPH, as Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) presents “TSCA New Approach Methodologies.

IHMM Launches Scholarship Program

IHMM is pleased to announce the launch of the  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.

The 2022 deadline for submitting applications to the IHMM Scholarship Committee is August 1, 2022!

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-AHMP 45 in 5 Credential Recognition During Its First 18 Months

Mark Bruce and Gene Guilford launched 45 in 5 in January 2021, so about 18 months ago. The “45” was a target to add 45 states recignizing our credentials, as we had 5 at the time, and the “5” was for 5 years. How are we doing after the first 18 months?  Note: IHMM intends on engaging in this work on behalf of ALL of our credentials. 

Our progress is here > https://ihmm.org/credential-recognition/

After adding the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that Mark led, we added Nebraska, Colorado, and Minnesota.  By the fall of 2021, the group wanted us to focus on federal agencies, so we embarked on some research to add to the 8 agencies that already recognized the CHMM.

Read more > https://ihmm.org/ihmm-ahmp-45-in-5-during-its-first-18-months/

IHMM Fellows Becoming 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.

IHMM RECENT NEWS

#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.

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.


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.

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Annual IHMM Excellence in EHS Management Award

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

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

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


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.


Get Ready for Safe + Sound Week!

Mark your calendars! Safe + Sound Week will take place from August 15-21, 2022. Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe. Registration for Safe + Sound Week opens in early July.  The Save the Date is available to download in both English and Spanish. We look forward to your participation!

Lead With Safety

Management Leadership means an organization’s management provides the leadership, vision, and resources needed to eliminate hazards, protect workers, and continuously improve workplace safety and health. Managers, we encourage you to take the Management Leadership challenge and Lead With Safety!

  1. Identify a pressing safety issue in your workplace.
  2. Take one or more steps to address the issue in your workplace.

Download your challenge coin and share how you #LeadWithSafety on social media.

Show Your Support

Visibly demonstrate and communicate your safety and health commitment to workers and others.  Download the  Management Leadership Partner Graphic , add your organization’s logo, and share it on your organization’s social media account on Tuesday, March 29.

Collaborate With Safe + Sound on the Partner Seminar Series

The Partner Seminar Series provides the opportunity for Safe + Sound partners to come together to share knowledge and best practices for safety and health.

We will be focusing on finding and fixing hazards from April to June. Do you have an idea for a topic for the next partner seminar series? Email [email protected].

Check out these past webinars for inspiration!

Download the Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs

The Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs (in Spanish) is available for download! The Recommended Practices, which are designed to be used in a wide variety of small and medium-sized business settings, present a step-by-step approach to implementing a safety and health program.


IHMM GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS


Beltway Buzz – Ogletree & Deakins

Congress Heats Up. Members of the U.S. Congress were out this week for their Independence Day break, but they are scheduled to return during the week beginning July 11, 2022, when they will begin a busy three-week legislative period leading up to the August recess (though the schedule can always change). During July, besides hammering out differences between bills in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate addressing competitiveness with China, the members will debate a revamped economic package that is being pushed by the Democrats. Readers may recall the Build Back Better bill the House passed in late 2021 that subsequently stalled in the Senate. That bill contained federal paid leave provisions as well as increased penalties for violations of federal labor laws. The renewed talks reportedly will address a slimmed-down proposal when compared to the Build Back Better bill and will focus on climate change, tax reform, and Medicare drug prices.

FLSA Independent Contractor Proposal Advances. On July 5, 2022, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs received from the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division a draft proposed rule entitled “Employee or Independent Contractor Classification Under the Fair Labor Standards Act.” As the Buzz has previously discussed, a federal court recently reinstated the DOL’s Trump-era independent contractor rule because the current DOL did not follow the proper procedures when it rescinded the rule in 2021. At this stage, it is unclear whether the DOL’s pending proposal will simply reattempt to scrap the Trump-era rule in an administratively proper way or seek to install a new test for independent contractor status.

Spending Bill Would Facilitate Electronic Union Elections. On June 30, 2022, the House Committee on Appropriations approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Funding Bill, sending the measure to the House floor. The bill is one of twelve annual spending bills that are supposed to be enacted annually by October 1 to fund the federal government for the upcoming fiscal year. In practice, these bills are often folded into larger omnibus or “minibus” spending packages. Amounts authorized for the DOL and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are as follows (agencies such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are covered in other bills):

  • $313 million for the Wage and Hour Division, an increase of $62 million above the FY 2022 enacted level
  • $712 million for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, an increase of $100 million above the FY 2022 enacted level
  • $147 million for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, an increase of $39 million above the FY 2022 enacted level
  • $319 million for the NLRB, an increase of $45 million above the current level. Importantly, the bill provides that within this amount, “not less that [sic] $1,000,000 shall be used to develop a system and procedures to conduct union representation elections electronically”

Of course, there is a long way to go before the bill finds its way into a final spending package that can pass Congress this fall. But congressional Democrats may push to enact the legislation—especially considering the NLRB electronic voting language—ahead of the November 2022 elections. The Buzz will keep readers updated throughout the process.

PBGC Finalizes Special Financial Assistance Regs. On July 8, 2022, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) published its final rule for implementing the special financial assistance (SFA) for multiemployer pension plan provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Published almost exactly one year from the PBGC’s issuance of interim final regulations on the same matter, the final regulations make changes in response to comments received from the public. Such amendments include “changes to the methodology to calculate SFA, permissible investments for SFA funds (SFA received and any earnings thereon), the application of conditions on a plan that merges with a plan that receives SFA, and the withdrawal liability conditions that apply to a plan that receives SFA.” Comments, which will be considered only if they address the “condition requiring a phased recognition of special financial assistance in a plan’s determination of withdrawal liability,” are due on or before August 8, 2022.


Appropriators Not Close on Government Funding for FY23

Government funding expires at the end of September and congressional appropriators are not particularly close to passing appropriations bills for fiscal year 2023.

While House Appropriations Committee Democrats are working to schedule floor votes on some of the 12 annual spending bills in July, the Senate Appropriations Committee has been deadlocked on top spending levels for defense and domestic spending bills for months, raising the likelihood of another continuing resolution to fund the government past Sept. 30.

The Senate is out of session until the week of July 11 and the Senate appropriations process was thrown into further uncertainty by news that Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) had surgery last week to repair a broken hip.

Read more > https://ihmm.org/appropriators-not-close-on-government-funding-for-fy23/

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the Applicability of the Hazardous Material Regulations

In March of 2022, PHMSA announced an initiative to publish frequently asked questions (FAQ) on its website to facilitate better public understanding and awareness of the hazardous materials regulations. The FAQ contained in this repository were informed by historical letters of interpretation (LOI) and are meant to resolve recurring requests for common letters of interpretation. The initial Federal Register notice included answers to a list of twelve frequently-asked questions, to be published to PHMSA’s Online Code of Federal Regulations (oCFR) tool.

In addition, the initial notice requested comment on the initiative, and sought stakeholder input on the prioritization of future sets of frequently asked questions. To encourage greater engagement, the comment period was extended an additional 60 days, until July 22, 2022. PHMSA also held a webinar to clarify the process and offer direct Q&A (recording available at the link below).

Link to Federal Register posting: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/03/22/2022-05958/hazardous-materials-frequently-asked-questions-applicability-of-the-hazardous-material-regulations

Link to webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1fCnNRK2d0

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 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.

  1. Go to https://hazmatsociety.org/education-training/
  2. 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 2022 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, 2022. 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.

To learn more about what HMS is doing now and what they are planning for the future, please see the new Member Benefits page here.

IHMM/HMS Coronavirus Resources

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

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

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

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

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A Collaborative Culture

There are 745 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 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]

National Safety Council Congress & Expo

September 19-21, 2022
San Diego, CA

2022 FET Environmental Conference

October 25-27, 2022
Pewaukee, WI

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. 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.

DateEventEvent ProducerLocation
DailyCE 1112- IHMM CDGP Exam Prep (online) Columbia Southern University

Online

DailyCE 1102- Industrial Hygiene for Safety Professionals (online) Columbia Southern University

Online

DailyCE 1105: Maritime Hazardous Materials Inventory Columbia Southern University

Online

DailyCE 1106: Coronavirus Facts: Understanding the CoronavirusColumbia Southern University

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

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