IHMM Today May 21, 2024

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Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2024

We honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

IHMM’s offices are closed on May 27, 2024

IHMM Credential Recognition

Below you will see the credential badges that are now in each CHMM, CHMP, CDGT, CDGP, AHMM, Student CHMM, CSHM, CSMP, CSSM, ASHM and Student 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/.

Hazardous Materials / Dangerous Goods Transportation Credentials

Certified Hazardous Materials Manager

Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner

Certified Dangerous Goods Professional

Associate Hazardous Materials Manager

Certified Dangerous Goods Trainer

Student Certified Hazardous Materials Manager

EHS / Workplace Safety Credentials

Certified Safety & Health Manager

Certified Safety Management Practitioner

Associate Safety & Health Manager

Student Associate Safety & Health Manager

Certified School Safety Manager

Microcredentials

Certified Pandemic Preparedness Specialist

IHMM Certificant Recognition

Throughout our certificant’s MYIHMM accounts are placed 10-year, 20-year, 30-year, and 40-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.

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IHMM RECENT NEWS

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IHMM at AIHA 2024

It’s a beautiful day in Columbus, OH, and AIHAConnect is in full swing! Exhibit doors open at 9:30 AM! Come visit Dominique from IHMM at Booth 1308 to learn more about our hazmat and workplace safety credentials.

#AIHAConnect #ProfessionalCredentials #IHMM

IHMM Enters Its 40th Year

On December 3, 1984 the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management was created with the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager® [CHMM®] credential.  John H. Frick, Harold M. Gordon, John J. McCambridge, and Richard A. Young created what would become an Institute that offers 11 professional credentials across Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods and EHS Work Place Safety communities of practice in all 50 of the United States and 85 other countries.

IHMM thanks its hundreds of volunteer leaders, thousands of certificants and companies who support IHMM through strengthening its ability to extend its reach and allow us all to live up to why we exist our vision, and our mission…

Why We Exist

We believe there is only one Earth; our passion is to protect it.

Our Vision

IHMM credentials and competency standards are embraced worldwide

Our Mission

IHMM sets standards of excellence for professional credentials to advance the global environmental, health, and safety communities of practice.

Thank you,

John F. Podojil, CHMM!

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED
Reception & Celebration • December 3, 2024 • 2:00 PM–6:00 PM
9200 Corporate Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850

IHMM requests the honor of your company on December 3, 2024, for our 40th Anniversary Reception & Celebration, to be held in Rockville, MD.

Join us for an observance of our shared history and recognition of those who have contributed to the Institute’s advancement over the years. Food and drinks will be provided.

The program will consist of opening remarks from the Institute’s leadership and esteemed guests, an awards ceremony, and more.

Please save the date on your calendar and RSVP no later than August 2, 2024, so we can have an accurate headcount for this event.

RSVP Here

[Free Workshop – 8 IHMM CMPs Approved]

US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

EPA RCRA HAZWASTE LQG REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING
Join us for a FREE in-person workshop open to corporate, federal, state, county, and local government employees involved in DOT hazardous materials and hazardous waste shipping, receiving, and handling via ground transportation.

This workshop is offered with US DOT PHMSA HMIT (Hazardous Materials Instructor Training) Grant support to the National Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (National PETE).

The same 8-hour class will run on August 20, August 21, and August 22.

Register for August 20th here

Register for August 21st here

Register for August 22nd here

Organizer Information

National PETE

Instructor

Raymond C. Davis
President/CEO
RL Enterprizes, Inc.
Phone: 216-276-3182

Venue

Institute of Hazardous Materials Management
9200 Corporate Blvd.
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-244-4862

IHMM Board of Directors Nominations

IHMM Directors and Officers are volunteers who serve without pay. They may serve up to two, four-year terms. Directors are responsible for the governance of IHMM, including establishing the overall direction of IHMM, the appointment of the Executive Director, policy-making, and financial management.

IHMM has one Board seat expiring at the end of 2024. IHMM is soliciting candidates for this one Board seat; one CHMM Director that may only be held by a CHMM.

The composition of the present Board is here > https://ihmm.org/board-of-directors/

Qualified candidates may submit nomination papers [self-nomination is acceptable] on or before June 28, 2024. The documents for this announcement, procedures, and nomination form are here:

Excellence in EHS Management Award

The Excellence in EHS Management Award recognizes an individual who has excelled in their role as an EHS manager. The Institute for Hazardous Materials Management [IHMM] will present the award at the annual National Safety Council Expo.

The honoree will receive a commemorative plaque and be recognized in a press release and IHMM member communications. Travel expenses to the award ceremony will be subsidized. If traveling from overseas IHMM will pay travel expenses from the nearest port of entry.

Nominations will be accepted from March through July of each year and the presentation to the winner will be in conjunction with the National Safety Council Congress and Expo [Sept 13-19, 2024 in Orlando]

For more information and the Excellence in EHS Management Award Nomination Form Go Here

ISO Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Standards, [OHSMS]

ISO Technical Committee (TC) 283 is the committee responsible for the ISO 45001 standard on occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMS). IHMM Executive Director Eugene Guilford, CAE serves on the ASSP TAG. ANSI is the voting representative for the U.S. at ISO, and ASSP is the technical advisory group (TAG) administrator to ANSI for TC 283. In that capacity, ASSP works with TAG members to establish voting positions and technical comments on the different standards and guidelines created at the global level.

The TAG shared two recent developments related to ISO management system standards globally and ISO 45001 in the U.S.:

  1. ISO is amending its management system standards to require organizations certified to ISO 9001, 14001, and/or 45001 to consider the effects of climate change.
  2. The TAG published a letter or interpretation related to the U.S. adoption of ISO 45001.

Read more here.

#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.

Full recertification information is found here >>  https://ihmm.org/credentials/#recertification 

Questions about your recertification may be made to either Jimmy Nguyen [email protected] of Jelian Larbi [email protected]

The Dr. John H Frick Memorial IHMM Scholarship Program – Deadline 10/18/2024 

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/

A Collaborative Culture

There are 1,333 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]

IHMM Organizing Broader Government Affairs Activities – Call for Volunteers

In strategic planning on August 17, 2023 IHMM created a strategic imperative to create a broader government affairs operation on behalf of, and with the assistance of, all of IHMM’s certificants.

  • Federal Government  – Regulatory
    We need a group of people watching Federal regulatory developments to advise when taking action can be helpful and raise our visibility in the agencies.
  • Federal Government – Congress
    We need a group of people watching legislation to advise us when taking action can be helpful and raise our visibility in Congress.
  • State Governments – Regulatory
    We need a group of people watching state regulatory developments to advise when taking action can be helpful and raise our visibility in the agencies.
  • State Governments – Legislatures
    We need a group of people watching legislation to advise us when taking action can be helpful and raise our visibility in state legislatures.

If you want to make a difference in the recognition of your credentials and build on the successful record we have achieved thus far – we need you to volunteer. Learn more by visiting our Government Affairs Committee page, and get involved with government affairs. You can volunteer for one, two, three or all four of the segments of the committee’s work. That’s up to you!

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 engage both 26 IHMM Fellows as Mentors and anyone who seeks some assistance as Mentees.

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. This article from ASAE magazine outlines how a mentoring program can become more successful – engagement!

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 Government Affairs

IHMM Proposes Changes in Government Recognition of Credentials

IHMM submitted comments on OSHA Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH): Notice of Meetings concerning OSHA-2024-0002-0007, and highlighted the creation of IHMM’s Certified Pandemic Preparedness Specialist [CPPS] credential.

State of Maine Department of Environmental Protection is proposing to update Chapter 851, Standards for Generators of Hazardous Waste. In the current regulation, work is required by a professional engineer. IHMM is proposing to include an environmental professional as defined by 40 CFR §312.10.

Beltway Buzz – Ogletree Deakins

DOL Issues AI Principles for Developers and Employers. Pursuant to President Biden’s Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence, this week the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released guidance it refers to as “Artificial Intelligence and Worker Well-being: Principles for Developers and Employers.” The nonbinding principles, which took 199 days to draft, “are not intended to be an exhaustive list but instead a guiding framework for businesses.” The principles are included below verbatim:

  • [North Star] Centering Worker Empowerment: Workers and their representatives, especially those from underserved communities, should be informed of and have genuine input in the design, development, testing, training, use, and oversight of AI systems for use in the workplace.
  • Ethically Developing AI: AI systems should be designed, developed, and trained in a way that protects workers.
  • Establishing AI Governance and Human Oversight: Organizations should have clear governance systems, procedures, human oversight, and evaluation processes for AI systems for use in the workplace.
  • Ensuring Transparency in AI Use: Employers should be transparent with workers and job seekers about the AI systems that are being used in the workplace.
  • Protecting Labor and Employment Rights: AI systems should not violate or undermine workers’ right to organize, health and safety rights, wage and hour rights, and anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation protections.
  • Using AI to Enable Workers: AI systems should assist, complement, and enable workers, and improve job quality.
  • Supporting Workers Impacted by AI: Employers should support or upskill workers during job transitions related to AI.
  • Ensuring Responsible Use of Worker Data: Workers’ data collected, used, or created by AI systems should be limited in scope and location, used only to support legitimate business aims, and protected and handled responsibly.

It remains to be seen whether one or more of these principles will be the basis for more robust guidance, rulemaking, or legislation in the future.

Senate Committee Advances Bill Prohibiting Arbitration of Age Claims. Late last week, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary voted to advance the Protecting Older Americans Act of 2023 (S.1979) by a vote of 15–6. The committee held a hearing in April 2024 on the bill, which would prohibit arbitration of age-related discrimination claims. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (SC)—who is a cosponsor of the bill—voted in favor of the legislation, as did fellow Republicans Josh Hawley (MO), Chuck Grassley (IA), and John Kennedy (LA). With four Republicans already on board, it is quite possible that the bill could pass the Senate.

OSHA Heat Standard Moves Forward. At a recent meeting, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health “unanimously recommended OSHA move forward expeditiously on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” to implement a heat standard for indoor and outdoor settings. As a reminder, John D. Surma and Savannah M. Selvaggio have an analysis of a “regulatory framework” that OSHA released in 2023 that forecasts what might be included in a proposed rule. The most recent regulatory agenda does not set forth a target date for when such a proposal might be issued.

Republican Legislators Seek to Rescind DOL’s Fiduciary Rule. It was a busy week for Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), who, in addition to dropping the defined benefit pension plan transparency bill mentioned below, also introduced a Congressional Review Act resolution to rescind the DOL’s fiduciary rule. Republican Senators Ted Budd (NC) and Roger Marshall (KS), as well as Democratic Senator Joe Manchin (WV), are cosponsors of the resolution. Representative Rick Allen (R-GA) introduced the companion resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives. Even if the resolution passes both chambers, President Biden will likely veto the measure. In this Congress, there have been approximately fifty Congressional Review Act resolutions introduced to rescind agency rules.

Republican Lawmakers Want Union Transparency. Federal law allows employers to speak with employees about the pros and cons of unionization, as long as they don’t threaten employees (e.g., “we’ll fire you if you organize”) or make promises (e.g., “we’ll give you all a right if you don’t organize”). Unions, on the other hand, do not have any limitations on what they can say during union organizing drives, but two recent Republican-sponsored bills would require transparency and accountability from unions when trying to organize employees.

  • Senator Bill Cassidy, the ranking member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, introduced the “Making All Fund Information Available Act.” The bill would require union organizers to provide information regarding the financial health of their defined benefit pension plans to employees they represent or are attempting to organize. Previously, Senator Cassidy helped secure the return of $127 million that was incorrectly provided to the Central States Pension Fund pursuant to the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
  • Representative Burgess Owens (R-UT) introduced the “Start Applying Labor Transparency (SALT) Act” (H.R. 7784) to require more transparency from union salts, who are professional union organizers who seek employment at a specific employer with the sole intention of organizing the workforce. Currently, employers and their consultants are required to notify the DOL when they enter into agreements to provide assistance during a union organizing campaign, but there is no similar requirement when unions engage professionals for essentially the same purpose. The SALT Act would amend the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 to require unions and their agents to file reports when deploying salts.

Regulatory Updates

DateSort ascendingSubjectSortable columnDocument TypeSortable columnPart
05/15/2024Hazardous Materials: Notice of Actions on Special PermitsNotice
05/15/2024Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Modification To Special PermitsNotice
05/15/2024Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for New Special PermitsNotice
05/13/2024Hazardous Materials: Harmonization with International StandardsRule171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 178, 180
05/10/2024Hazardous Materials: Information Collection ActivitiesNotice
05/09/2024Hazardous Materials: Harmonization With International Standards; CorrectionRule171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 178, 180
05/06/2024Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities: Mitigation of Ruptures on Onshore Gas Transmission and Gathering, Hazardous Liquid, and Carbon Dioxide Pipeline Segments Using Rupture-Mitigation Valves or Alternative Equivalent Technologies and Blending of Hydrogen Gas and Natural Gas within Gas PipelinesNotice
04/29/2024Pipeline Safety: Periodic Updates of Regulatory References to Technical Standards and Miscellaneous AmendmentsRule192, 195
04/24/2024Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Southern Natural Gas Company, LLCNotice
04/24/2024Hazardous Materials: Notice of Public Meetings in 2024 for International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous GoodsNotice
04/18/2024Hazardous Materials: Notice of Actions on Special PermitsNotice
04/18/2024Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for New Special PermitsNotice
04/18/2024Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Modification to Special PermitsNotice
04/15/2024Pipeline Safety: Meeting of the Gas Pipeline Advisory CommitteeProposed Rule191, 192, 193
04/10/2024Hazardous Materials: Information Collection ActivitiesNotice
04/10/2024Hazardous Materials: Harmonization With International StandardsRule171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 178, 180
04/02/2024Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for New Special PermitsNotice
04/02/2024Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Modification to Special PermitsNotice
04/02/2024Hazardous Materials: Notice of Actions on Special PermitsNotice
  • Environmental Protection Agency Issues its Fall 2023 Regulatory Agenda – Read more here
  • Department of Transportation Issues Fall 2023 Regulatory  Agenda – Read more here
  • Department of Labor Issues its Fall 2023 Regulatory Agenda – Read more here

Professional Certification Coalition

IHMM is a member of the PCC. The PCC monitors state and federal legislative and regulatory activity affecting professional certification on an ongoing basis. The PCC has compiled several “Watchlists” identifying and analyzing provisions in pending legislation at both the state and federal level that, under applicable rules, may still be enacted in the current legislative session.  Depending on the carry-over rules in the relevant legislature, the charts listing current legislation may include bills introduced in a prior year.  In addition, the PCC compiles each year a chart of enacted legislation that affects certification. The charts include hyperlinks to every bill or executive order. Note that the Watchlist and the Enacted Legislation document do not include profession-specific legislation and do not include regulatory initiatives. The charts will be updated as needed based on new developments.

State legislation tracked this week…

Tomorrow’s Workforce Coalition

We are thrilled to share that 800 organizations have now joined the Tomorrow’s Workforce Coalition!

Our association community created the Tomorrow’s Workforce Coalition to advocate for legislation that would help strengthen the economy now and into the future: the bipartisan, bicameral Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act (S. 722 / H.R. 1477). This commonsense bill would allow people to use 529 savings plans funds to help pay for job training and credentials, such as licenses and certifications, and shift the 529 paradigm from “college savings plans” to “career savings plans.” Learn more and join the effort today!

Read more here.

Important Stories for IHMM Certificants

OSHA Updates Hazard Communication Standard

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on May 17, 2024 posted for public inspection a final rule updating the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS, 29 CFR 1910.1200).

The updated HCS conforms to the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), primarily Revision 7, address issues that arose during the implementation of the 2012 HCS update, and provides better alignment with other U.S. agencies and international trading partners. It will also enhance the standard’s effectiveness by ensuring employees are appropriately apprised of the chemical hazards to which they may be exposed, thus reducing the incidence of chemical-related occupational illnesses and injuries.

OSHA is amending the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to conform to the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), primarily Revision 7 (Rev. 7), address issues that arose during the implementation of the 2012 update to the HCS, and provide better alignment with other U.S. agencies and international trading partners, while enhancing the effectiveness of the standard. Consistent with Executive Order 13563 and the Regulatory Flexibility Act, which call for assessment and, where appropriate, modification and improvement of existing rules, OSHA has reviewed the existing HCS. The agency has determined that the revisions in this final rule will enhance the effectiveness of the HCS by ensuring employees are appropriately apprised of the chemical hazards to which they may be exposed, thus reducing the incidence of chemical-related occupational illnesses and injuries. The modifications to the standard include revised criteria for classification of certain health and physical hazards, revised provisions for updating labels, new labeling provisions for small containers, new provisions related to trade secrets, technical amendments related to the contents of safety data sheets (SDSs), and related revisions to definitions of terms used in the standard.

DATES:

This final rule is effective July 19, 2024. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this final rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of July 19, 2024. The incorporation by reference of certain other publications listed in the rule was approved by the Director as of July 15, 2019.

Federal Register Notice

Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule: Revisions and Confidentiality Determinations for Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending requirements that apply to the petroleum and natural gas systems source category of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule to ensure that reporting is based on empirical data, accurately reflects total methane emissions and waste emissions from applicable facilities, and allows owners and operators of applicable facilities to submit empirical emissions data that appropriately demonstrate the extent to which a charge is owed under the Waste Emissions Charge. The EPA is also amending certain requirements that apply to the general provisions, general stationary fuel combustion, and petroleum and natural gas systems source categories of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule to improve calculation, monitoring, and reporting of greenhouse gas data for petroleum and natural gas systems facilities. This action also establishes and amends confidentiality determinations for the reporting of certain data elements to be added or substantially revised in these amendments.

DATES:

This rule is effective January 1, 2025, except for § 98.233 (amendatory instruction 12), § 98.236 (amendatory instruction 16), and § 98.238 (amendatory instruction 19) which are effective July 15, 2024. The incorporation by reference of certain material listed in this final rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of January 1, 2025.

Federal Register Notice

PHMSA Updates HM-215Q

The agency is correcting the HM-215Q final rule for international harmonization that was published in the Federal Register on April 10, 2024. The corrections address several errors to the hazardous material entries in the hazardous materials table. This correction is effective May 10, 2024. Corrections include changes to some label codes and special provision assignments, etc. The following materials are affected:

  • UN3548, Articles containing miscellaneous dangerous goods, n.o.s.
    • UN3538, Articles containing non- flammable, non-toxic gas, n.o.s.
  • UN2922, Corrosive liquid, toxic, n.o.s.
  • UN2923, Corrosive solids, toxic, n.o.s.
  • UN0512, Detonators, electronic programmable for blasting
  • UN3129, Water- reactive liquid, corrosive, n.o.s.
  • UN3148, Water-reactive liquid, n.o.s

Note that each material has its own set of changes. See the full correction here.

In a second correction published very late in the week, PHMSA revised the appearance of several pages in the Hazardous Materials Table as they were first displayed in rule document 2024–06956 beginning on page 25434 in the issue of Wednesday, April 10, 2024. (i.e., the original HM-215Q harmonization rule publication) Via the link below, the agency makes the following additional corrections to the HMT as found on pages 25473 through 25475.

The agency also published a multi-part ICR renewal request. Subjects covered include:

  • Reporting and Recordkeeping requirements for flammable cryogenic liquids
    • Updating and creating new Basic Written Response Plans
    • UN Pressure Receptacle approvals, modifications, and recordkeeping

See the ICR renewals here.

OSHA Takes Critical Step in Heat Safety Rulemaking

We want to make you aware that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has taken an important step in addressing the dangers of workplace heat and moved closer to publishing a proposed rule to reducing the significant health risks of heat exposure for U.S. workers in outdoor and indoor settings.

On April 24, 2024, OSHA presented the draft rule’s initial regulatory framework at a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health. The committee, which advises the agency on safety and health standards and policy matters, unanimously recommended OSHA move forward expeditiously on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. As part of the rulemaking process, the agency will seek and consider input from a wide range of stakeholders and the public at-large as it works to propose and finalize its rule.

In the interim, OSHA continues to direct significant existing outreach and enforcement resources to educate employers and workers and hold businesses accountable for violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act’s general duty clause, 29 U.S.C. § 654(a)(1) and other applicable regulations. Record-breaking temperatures across the nation have increased the risks people face on-the-job, especially in summer months. Every year, dozens of workers die and thousands more suffer illnesses related to hazardous heat exposure that, sadly, are most often preventable.

For more information, see the news release.

Methylene Chloride; Regulation Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is finalizing a rule to address the unreasonable risk of injury to health presented by methylene chloride under its conditions of use. TSCA requires that EPA address by rule any unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment identified in a TSCA risk evaluation and apply requirements to the extent necessary so that the chemical no longer presents unreasonable risk. EPA’s final rule will, among other things, prevent serious illness and death associated with uncontrolled exposures to the chemical by preventing consumer access to the chemical, restricting the industrial and commercial use of the chemical while also allowing for a reasonable transition period where an industrial and commercial use of the chemical is being prohibited, provide a time-limited exemption for a critical or essential use of methylene chloride for which no technically and economically feasible safer alternative is available, and protect workers from the unreasonable risk of methylene chloride while on the job.

DATES:

This final rule is effective on July 8, 2024.

Federal Register here

Safe + Sound Week 2024

Safe + Sound Week will be held from August 12-18, 2024.

Registration will open in July. Resources on how to participate will be released in the coming months. Stay tuned for more information! In the meantime, visit the Safe + Sound event archive to view participation from previous years.  

NIOSH Mental Health Resources

NIOSH launched an Impact Wellbeing Guide: Taking Action to Improve Healthcare Worker Wellbeing. This Guide offers six concrete Action Steps that hospital leaders can take to accelerate or supplement professional well-being efforts in their hospitals. It was developed in partnership with the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes Foundation and tested in six CommonSpirit hospitals across the U.S.

Participate in the Fall Stand-Down

The 11th Annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction will take place from May 6-10, 2024. Join us to help prevent fall hazards in the workplace by participating in the Stand-Down.

There Is More to TSCA Reporting Than CDR: TSCA Sections 8(a), (c), (d), and (e)

June 18, 2024
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT)

Register Now

Presenters:

Dave Turk, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP)
Stephanie Griffin, EPA OCSPP
Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®)
Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C

EPA has been using its Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 8 authorities in new and different ways. These TSCA reporting obligations have been of interest to stakeholders, raising many good questions and interest in understanding why EPA is seeking information, how it relies upon the information it receives, and what is in scope under the various reporting obligations. We here at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. think it is timely to schedule a webinar on TSCA Section 8 authorities and how EPA is implementing these authorities to assist in achieving TSCA goals.

We intend to address TSCA Sections 8(a), 8(c), 8(d), and 8(e), reminding participants about chemical data reporting (CDR), describing the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) data reporting rule, and discussing EPA’s consideration of a tiered data reporting (TDR) rule.

B&C appreciates that EPA is working hard to reach out to traditional and non-traditional TSCA stakeholders. We see this webinar as an opportunity to address why these reporting authorities are critically important for the regulated community to share information and for EPA to consider such information in its regulatory initiatives.

Topics Covered:

  • TSCA Section 8(a)
    • CDR Rule
    • PFAS Data Reporting Rule
    • Consideration of Potential TDR Rule
  • TSCA Section 8(c): Allegations, Recordkeeping, and Production
  • TSCA Section 8(d): Health and Safety Data Reporting (and current proposal)
  • TSCA Section 8(e): Notification of Substantial Risk

TSCA Reform – 8 Years Later

June 26, 2024, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (EDT)
George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Washington, D.C., and via livestream

Save the date to join Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health for a day-long conference reflecting on the challenges and accomplishments since the implementation of the 2016 Lautenberg Amendments and where the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) stands today. This year, the conference will be held in person at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (and will be livestreamed via YouTube). CLE will be offered in select states for in-person attendees only. Please check ELI’s event page in the coming weeks for more information, including an agenda, CLE information, registration, and more. If you have questions in the meantime, please contact Madison Calhoun ([email protected]).

Informational Webinar:

Administrator Perceptions of School Safety Capacity and Sustainability Report

Launching on 5/22, this report provides valuable insights from education leaders nationwide. The insights were gathered through two focus group sessions and explore crucial information about implementing and sustaining school safety. Stay tuned for more information.

Networking Drop-In

BJA/COPS STOP grantees, join us on 5/15 from 12-1 PM ET or 3-4 PM ET, for our monthly Networking Drop-In session. This informal gathering allows you to connect, pose questions, and engage with fellow individuals involved in school safety initiatives. The sessions are not recorded. A Zoom link will be shared with you prior to the event (note: this link is the same every month). Add to Calendar.

Explore Our School Threat Assessment Toolkit:
Now Available in Interactive Web Format!

Five Trends in OEHS

Recently, AIHA retained the consulting firm Foresight Alliance to produce an environmental scan of trends affecting occupational and environmental health and safety. The report identifies trends across the following six areas: information flows, evolving science, workforce shifts, 21st-century health, politics and society, and industrial hygiene in an artificial intelligence (AI) world. A summary of the report will be included in the September issue of The Synergist. In the meantime, this post introduces a few of the trends mentioned in the report. These items are expected to continue to affect OEHS for the foreseeable future:

Read more here

IHMM Credential Recognition

The highest priority of IHMM’s Government Affairs Committee is the recognition of IHMM’s credentials by government. We have made substantial progress in the two years we have undertaken this endeavor, as outlined in detail here > https://ihmm.org/credential-recognition/

In this project we have 45-in-5, increasing the number of states that recognize IHMM credentials.

  • 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 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

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 Jimmy Nguyen at [email protected] and he’ll be happy to help you.

News from IHMM Affiliates

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.

ASSP News

ASSP Standards-Based Education

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) will host a third installment of its workplace safety education series called “Stand Up for Standards.” A live two-hour webinar on safety management systems will take place at 11 a.m. CT on March 29, helping safety and health professionals create a road map for identifying hazards and eliminating risks to improve organizational performance.

“Stand Up for Standards: ANSI/ASSP Safety Management Systems” will provide an overview and implementation practices for the ANSI/ASSP Z10.0-2019 standard.

Safety experts Amy Timmerman, M.S., CSP, CHES, Danyle Hepler, CSP, CESCO, CPEA, Joe Wolfsberger, M.S., CSP, CIH, and Greg Zigulis, CSP, CIH, CHSP, will share real-world experiences and practical guidance to help attendees reduce injuries, illnesses and fatalities on work sites across various industries.

Read more here.

ASSP Standards News

  • Approval of ISO 45004 FDIS [measurement] – December 2023 – Closed on January 10th and the results were sent to the TAG membership
  • Approval of ISO 45001 Interpretation of Dec 2023
  • The ISO 45006 ballot [pandemics] is currently out to adopt the document as an ANSI Registered Technical Report.  The ballot for ISO 45006 will end on February 23rd
  • Approval of NWIP [New Work Item Proposal] For Proposed ISO 45008 [remote workers]

The U.S. TAG to ANSI for ISO TC283 approved ISO 45002 and ISO 45006 as ANSI registered technical reports.

  • ISO/ASSP TR 45002-2023:   Occupational health and safety management systems – General guidelines for the implementation of ISO 45001:2018
  • ISO/ASSP TR 45006-2023Occupational health and safety management – Guidelines for organizations on preventing and managing infectious diseases

At this point, the adoption process is complete.  We will conclude limited public review and then move forward with publication of ISO 45002 and ISO 45006 as an ANSI Registered Technical Report[s].

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 Jobs Board

Listing available jobs is free, and done on the HMS site here > Jobs – Hazardous Materials Society (hazmatsociety.org)

Did you know that there are 683 jobs open right now expressing a preference for a CHMM credential holder in North America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East?

Aarcher Institute, IHMM, and HMS’ New Training Partner Offers Courses for 2024

June 4-6, 2024

CLEAN AIR COMPLIANCE MANAGER™

Online and In Person
June 11-13, 2024

NEPA NAVIGATOR™

Online and In Person
June 11-14, 2024

THE ORIGINAL ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE BOOTCAMP™

Hilton Head, SC
June 25-28, 2024

THE ORIGINAL ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE BOOTCAMP™

Online and In Person
July 9-12, 2024

THE ORIGINAL ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE BOOTCAMP™

San Diego, CA
July 9-11, 2024

APPLIED CHEMISTRY FOR EHS PROFESSIONALS™

Online
July 16-17, 2024

WASTEWATER COMPLIANCE MANAGER™

Online
July 23-24, 2024

AUDITING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE™

Online and In Person
July 30-Aug 2, 2024

THE ORIGINAL ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE BOOTCAMP™

Online and In Person
Aug 13-16, 2024

THE ORIGINAL ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE BOOTCAMP™

Online and In Person
Aug 13-15, 2024NEPA NAVIGATOR™In Person
Aug 27-28, 2024

INDUSTRIAL STORMWATER COMPLIANCE MANAGER™

Online and In Person
Sept 11-13, 2024

CLEAN AIR COMPLIANCE MANAGER™

Online and In Person
Sept 11-12, 2024

SPCC COMPLIANCE MANAGER™

Online and In Person
Sept 17-19, 2024

HAZARDOUS WASTE COMPLIANCE MANAGER™

Online and In Person
Sept 24-26, 2024

APPLIED CHEMISTRY FOR EHS PROFESSIONALS™

Online and In Person
October 1-4, 2024

THE ORIGINAL ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE BOOTCAMP™

Online and In Person
October 8-9, 2024

AUDITING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE™

Online and In Person
October 22-25, 2024

THE ORIGINAL ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE BOOTCAMP™

Online and In Person
October 29-30, 2024

SPCC COMPLIANCE MANAGER™

Online
Oct 31-Nov 1, 2024

TANKS COMPLIANCE MANAGER™

Online and In Person
Nov 5-8, 2024

THE ORIGINAL ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE BOOTCAMP™

Online and In Person
Nov 13-15, 2024

NEPA NAVIGATOR™

In Person
Nov 19-22, 2024

THE ORIGINAL ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE BOOTCAMP™

Online and In Person
Dec 3-4, 2024

EPCRA PLANNING AND REPORTING MANAGER

Online and In Person
Dec 10-12, 2024

CLEAN AIR COMPLIANCE MANAGER™

Online

Lion Technologies, IHMM, and HMS’ Training Partner Adds Courses for 2024

May 29, 2024

Shipping Lithium Batteries: Live Webinar (Includes Safety Course)

Online

2024 PHMSA HMIT Grant 24 Hour DOT HAZMAT Training Schedule

These courses are 24 hours in length, are approved for 24 IHMM CMPs, and are FREE to attend. Available only as in-person training.

For Registration contact Mr. Raymond Davis, CHMM, IHMM Fellow, NPETE US DOT PHMSA HMIT Grant Project Coordinator/Instructor at [email protected]

May 29-31, 2024

2024 PHMSA HMIT Grant 24-Hour DOT HAZMAT Regulations Awareness Course

Hillsboro, MO
June 11-13, 2024

2024 PHMSA HMIT Grant 24-Hour DOT HAZMAT/PPE Hazard Assessment Regulations Awareness Course

Oakdale, PA
June 25-27, 2024

2024 PHMSA HMIT Grant 24-Hour DOT HAZMAT with RCRA LQG Regulations Awareness Course

Wheeling, WV
 July 16-18, 2024

2024 PHMSA HMIT Grant 24-Hour DOT HAZMAT/PPE Hazard Assessment Regulations Awareness Course

Union, MO
 July 23-25, 2024

2024 PHMSA HMIT Grant (3) Individual (8hr) DOT-RCRA LQG Regulations Awareness Courses

Cuyahoga Heights, OH
 July 30-Aug 1, 2024

2024 PHMSA HMIT Grant 24-Hour DOT HAZMAT with RCRA LQG/IATA Regulations Awareness Course

Twin Falls, ID
 Aug 6-8, 2024

2024 PHMSA HMIT Grant 24-Hour DOT HAZMAT/EPA RCRA Hazwaste LQG/IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Awareness Course

Durham, NC
 Aug 13-15, 2024

2024 PHMSA HMIT Grant 24-Hour DOT HAZMAT with RCRA LQG Regulations Awareness Course

               Columbus, OH
 Aug 20, 2024

Free 8-Hour DOT HAZMAT PHMSA HMIT Grant Hazardous Materials/EPA RCRA Hazwaste LQG Regulations Awareness Training Workshop – August 20

Rockville, MD
 Aug 21, 2024

Free 8-Hour DOT HAZMAT PHMSA HMIT Grant Hazardous Materials/EPA RCRA Hazwaste LQG Regulations Awareness Training Workshop – August 21

Rockville, MD
 Aug 22, 2024

Free 8-Hour DOT HAZMAT PHMSA HMIT Grant Hazardous Materials/EPA RCRA Hazwaste LQG Regulations Awareness Training Workshop – August 22

Rockville, MD
 Aug 27-29, 2024

2024 PHMSA HMIT Grant 24-Hour DOT HAZMAT Regulations Awareness Course

Chattanooga, TN
 Sept 4-6, 2024

2024 FREE NPETE US DOT PHMSA HMIT Grant September 4 and September 6 (8hr) DOT HAZMAT and September 5 (8hr) DOT-RCRA LQG Training Workshops – Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas, NV
 Oct 1-3, 2024

2024 PHMSA HMIT Grant 24-Hour DOT HAZMAT Regulations Awareness Course

South Charleston, WV

CHEMTREC, HMS Training Partner, Adds Courses for IHMM Certificants

This week CHEMTREC has added its HAZWOPER 8-hour Refresher Training to the HMS Daily Training schedule. This HAZWOPER 8-hour Refresher Training is designed for individuals who need to refresh their existing 24-hour or 40-hour HAZWOPER certification. This course meets the requirements outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 for 8 (eight) hours of annual refresher training for workers involved in the transport, storage, or handling of hazardous materials or hazardous waste.

See the CHEMTREC HAZWOPER 8-hour Refresher Training here!

CHEMTREC, an HMS training partner, has had 7 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. Thank you CHEMTREC, and thank to HMS’ Education and Training Committee.

   DailyGround Transportation for Carriers

Online

   DailyOSHA Hazard Communications Standard

Online

   DailyShipping Lithium Batteries and Cells Training

Online

   DailyHazmat General, Safety and Security Awareness Online Training Course

Online

   DailyIATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for Operations

Online

   Daily49 CFR Training

Online

   DailyIATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for Operations Personnel

Online

AIHA, HMS Training Partner, Adds Courses for IHMM Certificants

American Industrial Hygiene Association [AIHA] an HMS training partner, has added its first of many courses approved in advance for earning IHMM recertification certification maintenance points. We are pleased to promote these programs in support of IHMM certificants holding the CHMM, CHMP, CSHM, and CSMP credentials. Thank you, AIHA.

   Daily

Basic Principles of Occupational Hygiene

Online
   Daily

Certificate Program: Use of Direct Reading Instruments

Online
   Daily

How to Develop Creative Narrative for Better Training and Retention (AIHce EXP 2021 OnDemand)

Online
   Daily

Electrical Safe Work Practices With Application of NFPA 70E PDC Recording

Online
   Daily

Is Your Safety Training Good Enough? (AIHce EXP 2021 OnDemand)

Online
   Daily

All About Leading, Lagging, and Predictive Indicators (AIHce EXP 2021 OnDemand)

Online
   Daily

Elevating EHS Leading Indicators: From Defining to Designing Webinar Recording

Online
   Daily

Increasing Risk Awareness and Leveraging Risk Management to Catalyze a Culture of Learning and Health (AIHce EXP 2021 OnDemand)

Online
   Daily

Emergency Preparedness: Is the Workplace Truly Prepared for Emergencies? (AIHce EXP 2022 OnDemand)

Online
   Daily

Mitigation Through Decontamination PDC Recording

Online
   Daily

SDS & Label Authoring Course

Online
   Daily

Empowering Industrial Hygienists With Systems Thinking for ISO 45001 Webinar Recording

Online
   Daily

ISO 45001 OHSMS Update and Overview Webinar Recording

Online
   Daily

Fire and Explosion Hazards in the Process Industries PDC Recording

Online
   Daily

Decision Making in Managing Risk – Expand Context, Strengthen Skills PDC Recording

Online
   Daily

Risk Assessment Virtual Conference Recordings (2021): Introduction to Risk Assessment

Online
   Daily

Welding: A Case Study in Occupational Hygiene

Online

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.

   DailyEPCRA Tier II ReportingOnline
   DailyCHMM Online ReviewOnline
   DailyEmergency Management Self-Paced PDCOnline
   DailyAcute Toluene Exposure WebinarOnline

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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.

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
  1. CE-1112: CDGP® Exam Prep – Columbia Southern University – Available On Demand

CHMM® Prep Courses
  1. Daily – CHMM® Online Review – Bowen
  2. Daily – CHMM® Prep Course – Institute of Safety & Systems Management
  3. Daily –Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (CHMM®) Exam Prep – SPAN Exam Prep, Division of ClickSafety
CSHM Prep Courses
  1. Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) Exam Preparation Course – VUBIZ – Available on Demand

CSMP Prep Courses
  1. Certified Safety Management Practitioner [CSMP] Exam Preparation Course – VUBIZ – Available on Demand

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 419 CHMM applicants IHMM had on April 9, 2024, all 419 applicants looking for CHMM prep courses could see and choose their favored CHMM exam prep course. If your course is not on the HMS platform, none of the 419 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.

  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/

Donate to HMS

One of the most important projects of the Hazardous Materials Society is our Scholarship Program.

HMS wants to make it as easy as possible for those who cannot always afford to participate in pursuing certification, or keeping up with professional development, or attending great conferences and receiving outstanding training. HMS does not solicit contributions from the general public. HMS does ask IHMM’s certificants and their companies and our education and training vendors to consider a contribution.

Here, through your generosity, you can make a difference in promoting the ability of those who can afford it least to become participants in our communities of practice.

It’s never too late to make a difference, so don’t let this opportunity to make a difference pass you by. Please consider a tax-deductible donation of $250, $500 or what you can to help build HMS’s effort to help others in our communities of practice.

Member Benefits of Hazardous Materials Society

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.

IHMM CONFERENCES For 2024

IHMM will attend and support a number of conferences and trade shows throughout 2024, virtually as well as in-person as resources allow. In 2023 IHMM participated in the Bay Area ASSP conference, Ohio Safety conference, COSTHA Annual Meeting, AIHA Conference & Trade Show, ASSP Annual Conference, CUHMMC, AHMP, National Safety Conference and FET

Are there conferences you believe IHMM should attend that are not named here? If so, let us know by sending an email to [email protected]

AIHA Connect 2024

May 20-24, 2024

Visit IHMM in Booth #1308

Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH

AHMP EHS Hazmat Summit

July 14-17, 2024

Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, Kansas City, MO

CUHMMC 2024

August 4-7, 2024

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

National Safety Council Conference

September 13-19, 2024

Visit IHMM in Booth #3947

Orlando, Florida

FET Environment 2024

October 29, 30, 31, 2024

Marriott Milwaukee West, Waukesha, WI

IHMM-HMS Event 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
DailyCHMM Exam Prep CourseInstitute of Safety & Systems Management

Online

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

DailyDOT NON-Bulk Training Compliance Associates

Online

DailyOSHA 30 Construction (Online) ClickSafety

Online

DailyHAZWOPER Refresher (Online) ClickSafety

Online

DailyHAZWOPER 40-Hour All Industries (Online) ClickSafety

Online

DailyHAZWOPER 24-Hour All Industries (Online) ClickSafety

Online

Daily8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Course Hazmat School

Online

DailyDOT Hazmat Employee with Packaging Course Hazmat School

Online

DailyRCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Online Training Course Hazmat School

Online

DailyOSHA Asbestos Awareness TrainingHazmat School

Online

DailyCHMM Online Review Bowen

Online

DailyOnsite Lithium Battery TrainingCompliance Associates

Online

DailyOnsite ADR TrainingCompliance Associates

Online

DailyWebinar ADR TrainingCompliance Associates

Online

DailyOSHA Confined Space Operations TrainingHazmat School

Online

DailyIATA/IMDG Certification TrainingDGI

Online

DailyCSHM Exam Prep CourseVubiz

Online

DailyCSMP Exam Prep CourseVubiz

Online

DailyGround Transportation for CarriersChemtrec

Online

DailyOSHA Hazard Communications StandardChemtrec

Online

DailyShipping Lithium Batteries and Cells TrainingChemtrec

Online

DailyHazmat General, Safety and Security Awareness Online Training Course Chemtrec

Online

DailyIATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for Operations Chemtrec

Online

Daily49 CFR TrainingChemtrec

Online

DailyIATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for Operations PersonnelChemtrec

Online

DailyOnline 2-Hour OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen TrainingHazmat School

Online

DailyOnline Heat Illness Prevention TrainingHazmat School

Online

DailyOnline OSHA 24-Hour HAZWOPER Training CourseHazmat School

Online

DailyEPCRA Tier II ReportingBowen EHS

Online

DailyEHS Training Self-Paced PDCBowen EHS

Online

DailyEmergency Management Self-Paced PDCBowen EHS

Online

DailyBasic Principles of Occupational HygieneAIHA

Online

Daily

Certificate Program: Use of Direct Reading Instruments

AIHA

Online

Daily

How to Develop Creative Narrative for Better Training and Retention (AIHce EXP 2021 OnDemand)

AIHA

Online

Daily

Electrical Safe Work Practices With Application of NFPA 70E PDC Recording

AIHA

Online

Daily

Is Your Safety Training Good Enough? (AIHce EXP 2021 OnDemand)

AIHA

Online

Daily

All About Leading, Lagging, and Predictive Indicators (AIHce EXP 2021 OnDemand)

AIHA

Online

Daily

Elevating EHS Leading Indicators: From Defining to Designing Webinar Recording

AIHA

Online

Daily

Increasing Risk Awareness and Leveraging Risk Management to Catalyze a Culture of Learning and Health (AIHce EXP 2021 OnDemand)

AIHA

Online

Daily

Emergency Preparedness: Is the Workplace Truly Prepared for Emergencies? (AIHce EXP 2022 OnDemand)

AIHA

Online

Daily

Mitigation Through Decontamination PDC Recording

AIHA

Online

Daily

SDS & Label Authoring Course

AIHA

Online

Daily

Empowering Industrial Hygienists With Systems Thinking for ISO 45001 Webinar Recording

AIHA

Online

Daily

ISO 45001 OHSMS Update and Overview Webinar Recording

AIHA

Online

Daily

Fire and Explosion Hazards in the Process Industries PDC Recording

AIHA

Online

Daily

Decision Making in Managing Risk – Expand Context, Strengthen Skills PDC Recording

AIHA

Online

Daily

Risk Assessment Virtual Conference Recordings (2021): Introduction to Risk Assessment

AIHA

Online

Daily

Welding: An Exercise in Applied Industrial Hygiene

AIHA

Online

Daily

Response Considerations During an Outbreak or Pandemic

FEMA           Online
Daily

Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response Awareness Course

FEMA           Online
Daily

RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Online

Lion Tech

Online

Daily

RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Refresher

Lion Tech

Online

May 29, 2024

Shipping Lithium Batteries: Live Webinar (Includes Safety Course)

Lion Tech

Online

May 29-31, 2024

2024 PHMSA HMIT Grant 24-Hour DOT HAZMAT Regulations Awareness Course

NPETE

Hillsboro, MO

June 4-6, 2024

CLEAN AIR COMPLIANCE MANAGER™

Aarcher Institute

Online and In Person

June 11-13, 2024

2024 PHMSA HMIT Grant 24-Hour DOT HAZMAT/PPE Hazard Assessment Regulations Awareness Course

NPETE

Oakdale, PA

June 11-13, 2024

NEPA NAVIGATOR™

Aarcher Institute

Online and In Person

June 11-14, 2024

THE ORIGINAL ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE BOOTCAMP™

Aarcher Institute

Hilton Head, SC

June 25-27, 2024

2024 PHMSA HMIT Grant 24-Hour DOT HAZMAT with RCRA LQG Regulations Awareness Course

NPETE

Wheeling, WV

June 25-28, 2024

THE ORIGINAL ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE BOOTCAMP™

Aarcher Institute

Online and In Person

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