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.
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.
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
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 Credentials Accredited By
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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 survey here.
IHMM Board Nominations Open
Heather Waldmann, CHMM, Chair of the IHMM Nominating Committee [https://ihmm.org/nominating-committee/], is pleased to announce the opening of the Board nominating season for 2022.
In 2022 the IHMM Nominating Committee solicits candidates for three  director positions that will be open on January 1, 2021.  Certified Dangerous Goods Professional [CDGP],  Certified Safety and Health Manager [CSHM], and  At-Large, that can be either a CHMM, CDGP, CHMP, CSHM, or CSMP.
The documents describing the nominations and elections process and forms for submitting nominations are here:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Recognizes IHMM CSHM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Safety and Health Requirements Manual (EM 385-1-1) is the gold standard for Safety and Occupational Health regulations. The manual holds a long history dating back to 1941 and is designed to facilitate the standardization of all safety programs. The EM 385-1-1 prescribes the safety and health requirements for all Corps of Engineers activities and operations. The USACE is soliciting comments on the proposed revisions to EM 385-1-1. USACE intends to update the manual and periodically thereafter, to reflect such public input, experience, and innovation. The agency will address significant comments received in the next revision of this manual.
USACE EM 385-1-1 is undergoing revisions and recognizes the IHMM Certified Safety and Health Manager [CSHM] credential.
IHMM is submitting comments to the proposed revisions to the EM 385-1-1 to also include the CSMP and CHMM credentials. Comments are due by June 13, 2022 and you will find IHMM’s comments here.
Creating the Water Workforce of the Future: Webinar Series
Women in Water – The Leadership Journey Forward
June 21, 2022
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
More and more women are making a major difference to ensure our water utilities are strong and sustainable. However, women continue to be underrepresented in the water utility sector, particularly in leadership positions. Please join us for a conversation with three women at different stages of their careers at water utilities to hear their stories and insights as well as share your own.
Unlike previous webinars, these leaders will not give detailed presentations. Rather, they will share their perspectives and engage in a conversation with webinar participants to educate and inspire other women to pursue a career in water.
This webinar is part of an ongoing webinar series hosted by EPA, in partnership with leading water sector organizations around the country. More information on this webinar series can be found at
- Jim Horne, U.S. EPA
- Deborah Vacs Renwick, U.S. EPA
- Karen Pallansch, General Manager, Alexandria Renew Enterprises (VA)
- Stacy Thompson, Deputy Director, Saco Water Resource Recovery Department (ME)
- Genevieve Ramirez, Communications Director, Moulton Niguel Water District (CA)
Attendance is free! Please register here:
For any questions related to this announcement, please contact [email protected].
TSCA Reform — Six Years Later
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
9:15 a.m. – 5:10 p.m. (EDT)
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.
Release of the Policy Assessment for the Reconsideration of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter
Preparations for the 42nd Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS)
Six charged in $10M recycling fraud scheme
EPA revamps legal tools to advance EJ
How Simulations Could Help Get PFAS out of Soil
Effectiveness of Oil Dispersants Confirmed
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Gathering Data on Results of Annual and Triennial Testing To Evaluate the Impacts of EPA’s 2015 Federal Underground Storage Tank Regulation
National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification for a Virtual Public Meeting.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Recordkeeping for Institutional Dual Use Research of Concern (iDURC) Policy Compliance (Renewal)
EPA Issues First Test Order Under National Testing Strategy for PFAS in Commercial Fire Fighting Foam and Other Uses
EPA Launches Let’s Talk About Heat Challenge to Raise Awareness of Extreme Heat Risks
EPA and Army Host Midwest-Focused Virtual Regional WOTUS Roundtable
EPA Takes Action to Empower States, Territories, and Tribes to Protect Water Resources and Support Sustainable Development
EPA Releases Annual Air Report, Highlighting Trends through 2021
EPA and Army Host Southwest-Focused Virtual Regional WOTUS Roundtable
TSCA Reform – Six Years Later
The Supreme Court is Shrinking its Deferential Strike Zone and the Reach of Key Environmental Laws will Almost Certainly Shrink as a Result
EPA Publishes Draft FY 2023-2024 NPGs for Comment, Including NPG for OCSPP
ESG Climate Lawsuit Allowed To Proceed In MA
EPA’s Science Advisory Board says EPA’s definition of Waters of the United States is supported by science but will that matter to the Supreme Court?
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Reinstates the Superfund Tax, Starting July 1, 2022
How Bumble Bees Became “Fish”: a California Appellate Decision Illustrates Canons of Statutory Construction
Narrowing Confidentiality Claims Under TSCA
EPA Activates Emergency Viral Pathogen Guidance for Monkeypox Virus
NSC and Others Pledge to Reduce Workplace Injuries
Big Green Seeks to Join Lawsuit re PHMSA Pipeline Power Grab
OSHA, PHMSA seek input ahead of UN meetings on GHS, transport of hazardous goods
The energy in nuclear waste could power the U.S. for 100 years, but the technology was never commercialized
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health will meet on June 15 in Washington
US 49 CFR and Canada’s Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDG)
Cal/OSHA Cautions Employers on Heat Hazards
More Inclusive PPE for Women Starts With Finding the Right Fit
On June 14 – National Forklift Safety Day – industry leaders, workers, employers and manufacturers will join efforts to address safe practices and training.
Proposed Reconsideration and Revocation of Arizona State Plan: extended to July 5
A grand jury indicted the operator and management officials of a corn mill on criminal counts related to a combustible dust explosion that killed five workers and injured 15 others
New to the job
When customers get hostile
Perceptions of safety pros’ upward influence
Long Night’s Journey into a New Day
What does an OH&S Mgt. System look like?
#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.
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.
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.
Four special mini episodes focus on National Safety Month, observed every June. Each episode highlights a different weekly theme throughout the month: musculoskeletal disorders; workplace impairment; injury prevention; and slips, trips and falls.
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.
How to Choose a Safety Management System and Show Benefit to Your Company
Q&A: Why Your Safety Management System Needs Prejob Briefings
4 Common Objections Safety Managers Hear and How to Overcome Them
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!
- Identify a pressing safety issue in your workplace.
- 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!
- Finding and Fixing Hazards/Near Misses
- American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers: Developing a Metrics Program Aimed on Focusing on What’s Important
- Worker Participation/ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- National Safety Council: Driving Employee Participation in Safety through Representation
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
Summer Forecast: Part I. The Memorial Day holiday and the unofficial start of summer is a good time to take a look at what our elected (and unelected) policymakers in Washington, D.C., will be working on during the final six months of 2022. This week, the Buzz will discuss potential legislative developments in the U.S. Congress. Next week, we will check out the regulatory landscape (maybe the 2022 Spring Regulatory Agenda will be released before then?). Set forth below is the Buzz’s labor and employment policy legislative forecast for the summer and beyond.
Congress was out this week, but it returns the week beginning June 6 with a lot on its plate and legislative time at a premium. President Biden and the Democrats are looking for more legislative victories while they still enjoy a majority in Congress, but our lawmakers are currently scheduled to spend most of both August and October in recess. Time is running short. As in most years, work on must-pass legislation—such as funding for the federal government and the armed services—will occupy much of Congress’s time and resources. Congress will also be focused on issues such as the war in Ukraine, the renewed debate around gun policy reform, ongoing inflation, and continued supply-chain issues. Will there be any room for labor and employment legislation? Let’s take a look.
- Pregnancy accommodation. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 1065/S. 1486) is waiting for a vote on the floor of the U.S. Senate. The bill enjoys significant bipartisan support (ninety-nine Republicans voted for it in the U.S. House of Representatives!) as well as business community backing. Simply put, there should be enough bipartisan support to send this bill to President Biden’s desk before the year is up.
- Antidiscrimination. The Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act of 2022, or “CROWN Act” (H.R. 2116), would prohibit discrimination on the basis of hair texture or hairstyles that are associated with a particular race or national origin. The bill passed the House in March 2022 with fourteen Republican votes in favor of the legislation. While passage of a related bill in the Senate may still be a challenge, the measure (S. 888) has a chance. Multiple local jurisdictions have passed similar laws.
- A congressional conference committee will be gathering to hammer out differences between two bills passed by each chamber to address U.S. competition and competitiveness: the United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021 (S. 1260) and the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology and Economic Strength (COMPETES) Act of 2021 (H.R. 4521). Provisions in the America COMPETES Act would exempt applicants with advanced degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields from annual green card caps. Pro-immigration advocates hope that this language can remain in a final bill. Note: The House bill also contains union organizing card check language that business groups are attempting to strip out.
- The Buzz will also be monitoring the status of the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2022 (S. 3720), as well as the Equal Access to Green cards for Legal Employment (EAGLE) Act of 2021 (H.R. 3648). Versions of the former have languished in Congress for years, while different versions of the latter passed both chambers in the previous Congress. Between the two, the Buzz thinks the EAGLE Act has a great chance of soaring. Watch for potential activity during the “lame duck” gathering of Congress after the November 2022 midterm elections.
- Retirement. Making it easier for individuals to save for retirement is a concept with bipartisan appeal on Capitol Hill, so we could see further efforts this fall to expand on 2019’s Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act. In March 2022, the House passed the Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2022 (H.R. 2954) and just last week Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Patty Murray (D-WA) released a “discussion draft” of their effort on the issue, dubbed the “Retirement Improvement and Savings Enhancement to Supplement Healthy Investments for the Nest Egg (RISE & SHINE) Act of 2022. If the Senate passes the RISE & SHINE Act, differences between the two bills would need to be worked out in conference committee.
- Other employment-related legislation. Bills such as the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act of 2021 (H.R. 842), Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7), and Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act of 2022 (H.R. 963) (all of which passed the House), as well as the Wage Theft Prevention and Wage Recovery Act (H.R. 7701/S. 4174) (which cleared committee in the House), are unlikely to gain traction in the U.S. Senate. Bills that are not enacted by the end of this Congress (which will likely adjourn sometime near the end of the calendar year) would need to be reintroduced in the 118th Congress.
Notice of Public Meetings in 2022 for International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods
The PHMSA Office of Hazardous Material Safety (OHMS) will host public meetings in advance of three international meetings to allow the public to give input on current proposals being considered by the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCOE TDG) and the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP). These international meetings include:
- The 60th session of the UNSCOE TDG, scheduled for June 27 to July 6, 2022, in Geneva, Switzerland.
- The ICAO DGP Working Group 22, tentatively scheduled for November 21–25, in Montreal, Canada.
- The 61st session of the UNSCOE TDG, scheduled for November 28 to December 6, 2022, in Geneva, Switzerland.
Each of these public meetings will be held approximately two weeks before the corresponding international meeting. Specific information for each meeting, including date, time, conference call-in number, and details for advance registration will be posted when available on the PHMSA website under “Upcoming Events.” These meetings will be virtual, with concurrent in-person sessions possible, pending public health guidelines.
The Federal Register announcement can be found here: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2022-03-03/pdf/2022-04435.pdf utm_source=federalregister.gov&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=subscription+mailing+list
FEDERAL CREDENTIAL RECOGNITION – CALL TO ACTION – Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act
CALL TO ACTION – Representative Spanberger of Virginia’s 7th Congressional District has drafted legislation entitled, H.R. 2171, “Freedom To Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act.” This legislation expands the provisions of existing law with respect to the allowable uses of Section 529 education tuition accounts to include most expenses paid by the holders of private professional certifications. We need you to contact your House and Senate members to ask them to co-sponsor this legislation.
CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE
You can support this effort with your voice and message. Go here> https://ihmm.org/45-in-5-task-force/ and fill out your contact information where provided and help to pass H.R. 2171/S. 905.
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.
- 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 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.
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.
A Collaborative Culture
There are 720 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 Margaret Toscano at [email protected] and she’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]
IHMM had a record number of applications in 2021 – 704. In 2021 IHMM delivered the largest number of examinations since 2016 – 477. IHMM has 975 students in the pipeline moving through applications and examinations. IHMM has 358 students taking examinations right now. IHMM has another 546 students headed to take examinations.
Are you seeing this business as a vendor of education and training services?
Contact IHMM Executive Director Eugene A. Guilford, Jr., CAE, at [email protected]
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.