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IHMM Credential Recognition
Below you will see the credential badges that are now in each CHMM, CHMP, CDGT, CDGP, Student CHMM, CSHM, CSMP, CSSM, 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/.
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IHMM Certificant Recognition
Throughout our certificant’s MYIHMM accounts are placed 10 Year, 20 Year, and 30 Year badges signifying their longevity as an IHMM certified professional.
With a link from your credential badge to the IHMM website [see above] you can not only stand out as an IHMM-certified professional, you can also promote IHMM credentials to others. Right-click on the badge of choice, save as to your computer, then load it to whatever medium you choose.
IHMM has Distinguished Diplomates and Fellows of the Institute badges to the appropriate people in the MYIHMM database. These two badges are accompanied by lapel pins sent to each of those distinguished by holding these designations.
IHMM is in all 50 of the United States and in 85 countries around the World.
IHMM In-Person or Remotely Proctored Exams
The American National Standards Institute [ANSI] has approved Kryterion Remotely Proctored Exams for IHMM’s CHMM, CHMP, and CDGP exams. IHMM has been using the Kryterion Remotely Proctored Exams for the CSHM and CSMP exams since April 2020.
76% of Kryterion in-person testing centers have reopened. If you prefer the comfort and convenience of taking your exam from your home or office instead of at a Kryterion center, IHMM is ready to enroll you in a remotely proctored examination.
Please contact either Kortney Tunstall at [email protected] for the CHMM, Student CHMM, CHMP, or CDGP exams or Kaylene Cagle at [email protected] for the Student ASHM, CSHM, or CSMP exams.
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IHMM RECENT NEWS
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Maine water district takes steps to tackle PFAS-contaminated wastewater biosolids
Inert landfills opposed in Charlotte, NC
Maryland EPR bill downsized before passage
Medical waste disposal misconceptions abound in Canada
Revisions and Confidentiality Determinations for Data Elements Under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule
Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System: Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals From Electric Utilities; Legacy CCR Surface Impoundments
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Plywood and Composite Wood Products
Pipeline Safety: Gas Pipeline Leak Detection and Repair
EPA to Engage the Public on Great Lakes Restoration and Protection Priorities
EPA Launches Interactive Map of Sea Level Rise Around Hazardous Waste Sites Along the U.S. Coastline to Help Facilities and Communities Become More Resilient to Climate Change
EPA Seeks Input on Methane Emissions and Waste Reduction Incentive Program for Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems
Four Administrative Law Takeaways from the DC Circuit’s Recent Perchlorate Decision
Minnesota Poised to Be Second State to Ban PFAS-Containing Products
President Biden’s New Executive Order on Environmental Justice Broadly Expands Environmental Justice Requirements
Senate and House Subcommittees Hold Additional Hearings on EPA’s FY 2024 Budget Request
Supreme Court Rejects Efforts By Fossil Fuel Companies to Litigate Climate Change Issues in Federal Court
Recent mandatory federal labor law changes underscore importance of staying compliant
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IHMM Government Affairs – Needs You
IHMM is building volunteers for its Government Affairs Committee – open to all IHMM certificants. Anyone may join the committee on its website here >> https://ihmm.org/government-affairs-committee/
Furthering the interests of certificants to secure government recognition of IHMM credentials
Determine which state or federal regulatory actions to become involved with
Determine which state or federal legislative activities to become involved with
The committee may be as busy as it chooses to be as IHMM certificants determine the number and scope of its activities in one of the most important areas in which we work both to secure recognition as well as to promote the strengths of our subject matter experts across the broad range of government policy making that affects us all.
ANSI, UL Standards & Engagement Seeking Comments on Whitepaper Draft
Comments on “Principles for Measuring the Impact of Voluntary Consensus Standards on Human Health and Safety” are due by June 15.
According to the draft, titled “Principles for Measuring the Impact of Voluntary Consensus Standards on Human Health and Safety”—published by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and UL Standards & Engagement—”this paper seeks to illustrate the value of the work done by the standardization community and provide insight into how one can go about measuring the positive impact that standards have on human health and safety.”
Per an ANSI news release, people interested in commenting must submit comments to ANSI Senior Director, Standards Facilitation Jim McCabe, who can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at 212-642-8921. Specific Instructions for submitting comments and the comment form are included on ANSI’s website. All comments are due by June 15, 2023, about a month and a half before the estimated publication date.
PHMSA – Development of Guidance on Potential Cascading Effects from Flammable Vapor Cloud Explosions
Pipeline Safety Research and Development Program
Development of Guidance on Potential Cascading Effects from Flammable Vapor Cloud Explosions
Objective: The overall objective of this research is to provide guidance on the potential cascading effects from flammable vapor cloud explosions (VCEs) and projectiles regarding structural damage at liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities. In support of this objective, the following tasks are outlined:
- Identify the range of LNG facility types and configurations, with an emphasis on defining the explosion sources, flammable inventories, and the characteristics of targets.
- Assess the blast capacities of the targets.
- Define the VCE potential of the explosion sources and how this interacts with the targets.
- Develop guidance on the cascade potential that is sensitive to the characteristics of the type of LNG facility.
(Project page and final reporting are available: https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/matrix/PrjHome.rdm?prj=923).
Wednesday, May 31, 2023, 12 p.m. to 1p.m. ET
Microsoft Teams Meeting and Calendar Invite:
Welcome and PHMSA Introduction
Summary Slideshow of Project Results
Open Q&A and Discussion
Please contact Andrea Ceartin (406-577-6818 or [email protected]) with any questions
2022 TRI Reporting Deadline Is July 1, 2023 — What Is New This Year?
Each year about this time, companies are focused on the deadline to submit Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This year is no different as the July 1, 2023, deadline is rapidly approaching. By this date, entities subject to the reporting requirement must submit data for activities that occurred during 2022. Companies are required to report if they meet chemical activity thresholds and are either in a covered industry sector and exceed the employee threshold; or are specifically required to report based on a determination by EPA under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Section 313(b)(2). EPA’s TRI Threshold Screening Tool can help companies determine if they are subject to TRI reporting. The tool uses a step-by-step questionnaire to help companies determine whether they meet or exceed the facility, employee, and chemical thresholds established by EPA. For more information, please read the full memorandum.
Read more >> https://www.lawbc.com/regulatory-developments/entry/2022-tri-reporting-deadline-is-july-1-2023-what-is-new-this-year
Methylene Chloride; Regulation Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to address the unreasonable risk of injury to human health presented by methylene chloride under its conditions of use as documented in EPA’s June 2020 Risk Evaluation for Methylene Chloride and November 2022 revised risk determination for methylene chloride prepared under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
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. Methylene chloride, also known as dichloromethane, is acutely lethal, a neurotoxicant, a likely human carcinogen, and presents cancer and non-cancer risks following chronic exposures as well as acute risks. Central nervous system depressant effects can result in loss of consciousness and respiratory depression, resulting in irreversible coma, hypoxia, and eventual death, including 85 documented fatalities from 1980 to 2018, a majority of which were occupational fatalities (see Unit II.A.).
Nevertheless, methylene chloride is still a widely used solvent in a variety of consumer and commercial applications including adhesives and sealants, automotive products, and paint and coating removers. To address the identified unreasonable risk, EPA is proposing to: prohibit the manufacture, processing, and distribution in commerce of methylene chloride for consumer use; prohibit most industrial and commercial uses of methylene chloride; require a workplace chemical protection program (WCPP), which would include a requirement to meet inhalation exposure concentration limits and exposure monitoring for certain continued conditions of use of methylene chloride; require recordkeeping and downstream notification requirements for several conditions of use of methylene chloride; and provide certain time-limited exemptions from requirements for uses of methylene chloride that would otherwise significantly disrupt national security and critical infrastructure.
Read more >> https://ihmm.org/methylene-chloride-regulation-under-the-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/
OSHA to Hold Public Meeting June 15 to Discuss Modernizing, Improving, Expanding its Voluntary Protection Programs
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a stakeholder meeting on Thursday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT, to discuss modernizing, improving and expanding the agency’s Voluntary Protection Programs. The public may attend the meeting in person in the Frances Perkins Building, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20210. Register to attend in person or virtually at VPP Stakeholder Meeting Registration by June 1. Virtual attendees will only be in listening mode; questions and comment opportunities will not be available.
The agency seeks input from stakeholders, regardless of whether they have had direct, indirect and no involvement with VPP facilities, on questions such as the following:
- Are there leading indicators for measuring future performance of safety and health management systems?
- How can OSHA encourage more employers to apply to VPP?
- Aside from current customer experience surveys, how can OSHA solicit more frequent and timely feedback on the program?
- Beyond the OSHA Challenge, how can the agency increase the use of effective safety and health management systems by companies not in the VPP?
- How can OSHA improve the program’s quality or integrity?
- Given OSHA’s limited resources, how can the agency grow VPP more efficiently?
- In what ways, can safety and health consensus standards be used to create pathways for companies to participate in the VPP?
For more information, see the OSHA Trade Release.
Beltway Buzz – Ogletree Deakins
Congress Works While Debt Limit Looms. As our country speeds toward defaulting on its debts on June 1, 2023, the White House and congressional leaders are still looking for an agreement to raise the debt ceiling. The Buzz often uses a presentation slide with the heading, “Congress: Always a Crisis,” and the current financial situation is a prime example of our legislators’ brinksmanship. That said, the tense negotiations haven’t sucked all the air out of the room, as the U.S. Congress has moved on some bills that could impact employers:
- Unemployment insurance. Late last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protecting Taxpayers and Victims of Unemployment Fraud Act (H.R. 1163), which is intended to crack down on unemployment insurance fraud (though the White House has a different take).
- Railway safety. The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation advanced the Railway Safety Act of 2023 ( 576), which increases potential fines on rail carriers, mandates at least a two-person crew for certain trains, and requires the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue regulations (including rules for train length and weight and advanced notification to emergency response officials regarding cargo contents) to improve the safety of trains that haul hazardous materials.
Su Stuck. Though Julie Su’s nomination to be secretary of labor was advanced by the U.S. Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) on April 26, 2023, she continues to wait for a confirmation vote on the Senate floor. A combination of absences (Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) only recently returned to Washington, D.C., after recovering at home from shingles) and noncommittal senators—namely, Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ)—in the face of staunch Republican opposition has led to a stalemate. Recent media reports indicate that Su’s confirmation vote might not be held until after Memorial Day weekend.
Republicans aren’t easing up on the pressure, either. This week, Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Senator Ted Budd (R-NC) sent Su a letter—in her capacity as acting secretary of labor—demanding answers for public comments made by a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) official characterizing the H-2A visa program as “the purchase of humans to perform difficult work under terrible conditions, sometimes including subhuman living conditions.” The letter criticizes Su for failing to properly enforce the program (if the allegations are true) or allowing unfair bias toward farmers who use the program (if the allegations are false). The letter continues, “This bias against the H-2A program appears to be part of a disturbing pattern during and before your tenure at DOL that demonstrates a disregard for the evenhanded enforcement of our nation’s laws.”
Paid Leave Bill Introduced. On May 17, 2023, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) reintroduced the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act, which would provide eligible workers with twelve weeks of paid leave for Family and Medical Leave Act purposes. The bill, which covers a broad range of caregiving relationships (including relationships involving siblings-in-law and stepgrandparents), would allow workers leave to address sexual or domestic violence and would provide for scaled wage replacement capped at $4,000 per month. The program would be paid for by levying a 0.2 percent tax on both employers and employees. The bill would not preempt existing state or local leave laws. While there is some bipartisan interest in paid leave on Capitol Hill (in the House, at least), Republicans and Democrats are likely to have different opinions regarding the best solution.
GAO: Noncompetes Restrict Worker Mobility. This week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report finding that noncompete agreements restrict job mobility and “have a negative effect on wages.” However, the report also found:
that by allowing workers and employers to commit to longer job stability, NCAs [noncompete agreements], in principle, may encourage employers to increase investments in human capital (e.g., through training). Such investments could, under certain circumstances, result in workers having longer tenures and higher wages in their current job[s].
The report was commissioned by a bipartisan group of senators, including Ron Wyden (D-OR), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), (Todd Young (R-IN), and Marco Rubio (R-FL). While the Federal Trade Commission is moving forward with its proposal to ban noncompetes, the Buzz will also be watching to see how congressional Republicans and Democrats use the report to promote legislation restricting the use of noncompetes.
Congress Examines AI. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning took center stage on Capitol Hill this week, as three congressional subcommittees held hearings on the topic. The Senate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law held a hearing, which in the words of Subcommittee Chair Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), was “the first in a series of hearings intended to write the rules of AI.” Additionally, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing on the government’s use of AI in performing services for the public, and the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet held a hearing on the impact of AI on copyright law. The promise and perils of AI make it an obvious target for our legislators, and Senator Blumenthal couldn’t have been clearer about his intentions.
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.
Other State and Federal Activities
In this section we will highlight other state and federal government affairs activities undertaken by the committee.
Current Priorities April-June 2023
PHMSA Recycled Plastics Policy – https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/04/14/2023-07869/hazardous-materials-request-for-feedback-on-recycled-plastics-policy
Ohio EPA Hazardous Waste Rules – https://epa.ohio.gov/about/media-center/events/public-hearing-HazWasteRules
NY Department of Labor rulemaking concerning the recognition of the CSHM and CSMP. IHMM’s comments concerning initiating this rulemaking are here
Work with Eric Vega in Puerto Rico concerning credential recognition
Review of the Governor of Nevada’s Executive Order concerning licensing boards and potential for recognition of the CHMM. IHMM’s comments on the Governor’s Executive Order are here
Scheduling meetings with the Maryland Congressional delegation concerning the Certified Pandemic Preparedness Specialist [CPPS] credential
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
Notice of Public Meetings in 2023 for International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods
PHMSA’s Office of Hazardous Materials Safety will be hosting public forums in advance of four international meetings, to allow the public to give input on current proposals being considered by the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP) and the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCOE TDG). The international meetings include:
- The 62nd session of the UNSCOE TDG, scheduled for July 3 to July 7, 2023, in Geneva, Switzerland
- The 29th session of the ICAO TDG, scheduled for November 13 to 17, 2023, in Montreal, Canada
- The 63rd session of the UNSCOE TDG, scheduled for November 27 to December 6, 2023, 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 hybrid options available as possible, pending public health guidelines.
The Federal Register announcement can be found here.
Certified School Safety Manager® [CSSM®] Launches
IHMM is pleased to announce, after more than 18 months of work, that the Certified School Safety Manager [CSSM] credential has been built from the ground up with its first blueprint and examination.
IHMM thanks the CSSM Committee > https://ihmm.org/csss-cssm-committee/ starting with its Chair Mike Howe, CSSM, for all of the time and effort building a new credential where none had existed before.
IHMM’s Certified School Safety Manager® [CSSM®] credential certifies the school safety professional who is responsible for overseeing and supporting key operational and safety functions in educational facilities. This position may provide direct supervision or advise operations and academic programs in order to provide an environment free of recognized hazards.
The IHMM CSSM website is here.
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 Executive Director, policy-making, and financial management.
IHMM has two Board seats expiring at the end of 2023. IHMM is soliciting candidates for these two seats; one an At-Large Director seat that may be held by a CHMM, CHMP, CDGP, CSHM or CSMP. One a CSMP Director seat that must be held by a CSMP.
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 30, 2023. The documents for this announcement, procedures, and nomination form are here:
IHMM 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 in 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, this year on October 23-25, 2023 in New Orleans.
Make your nominations here >> https://ihmm.org/ehs-management-award/
See previous award winners here >> https://ihmm.org/past-honorees/
IHMM Needs Volunteers
“There’s nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.” — Jimmy Doolittle. We all benefit from the expertise, knowledge sharing, content creation and mentoring that our volunteer leaders share with our communities of practice.
IHMM has a wide variety of ways that our certificants and members can volunteer their time, make a substantial contribution to their communities of practice, and earn valuable Continuing Maintenance Points [CMPs].
Volunteering with IHMM is a deeply rewarding and giving endeavor, ranging from being a subject matter expert on a scheme committee to leading discussions in our COLLABORATION engagement platform to becoming a mentor for a college student.
Take a few minutes and review How to Become An IHMM Volunteer, and then scroll down and take the volunteer self-assessment.
CHMP Scheme Committee
- Must be a CHMP > https://ihmm.org/chmp-scheme-committee/
Government Affairs Committee
- Open to all certificants, We need volunteers in these 16 states – Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Arizona, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Florida, Delaware, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Maine. 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.
- > https://ihmm.org/government-affairs-committee/
IHMM Certifications in Development Update
- The Certified Pandemic Preparedness Specialist [CPPS] credential had a review by the IHMM Board on April 21st and IHMM will be able to start to build the website. The examination questions for the CPPS exam are being loaded into the Kryterion system at this writing. Dan Blankfeld and Gene Guilford have met with the Maryland Congressional delegation on this credential and look forward to more meetings.
- The Associate Hazardous Materials Manager [AHMM] credential had a review by the IHMM Board on April 21st and other than an edit to the professional experience section of an option for eligibility, this credential’s examination questions are completed and is scheduled for launch by Memorial Day, 2023. The draft website is here > https://ihmm.org/ahmm/ and the only element left to complete is a 60-second video.
A Collaborative Culture
There are 965 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]
TSA AIR CARGO Security – Reminder on deadlines for the Certified Cargo Screening Program
The TSA amended the Certified Cargo Screening Program in June 2021 requiring 100% screening of all air cargo originating in the US and destined for non-US locations that is transported on all-cargo aircraft. Amendments were also adopted that delayed certain cargos from this requirement until October 31, 2023. Given this deadline is fast approaching, it is recommended that shippers impacted by this change review the TSA’s information flyer on the topic.
Read more > https://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/cargo-screening-program
NEWMOA Holds Webinar to Discuss PFAS Draft Model Legislation
On May 10, 2023, the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association, Inc. (NEWMOA) held a webinar to provide an overview and discuss the provisions of its PFAS Draft Model Legislation (draft model) that is intended to reduce the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in consumer products. Viewers had the opportunity to ask questions and provide comments regarding the draft. NEWMOA invites the submission of public comments until June 29, 2023, via [email protected]. NEWMOA is a non-profit, non-partisan, interstate association whose membership is composed of the state environment agency programs from the northeast that address pollution prevention, toxics use reduction, sustainability, materials management, hazardous waste, solid waste, emergency response, waste site cleanup, underground storage tanks, and related environmental challenges. The PFAS Workgroup (Workgroup) that developed the draft model includes representatives of eight northeastern states. For more information, please read the full memorandum.
Read more >> https://www.lawbc.com/regulatory-developments/entry/newmoa-holds-webinar-to-discuss-pfas-draft-model-legislation
Save the Date for “TSCA Reform — Seven Years Later” on June 29, 2023
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health are pleased to announce the seventh annual Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) conference, “TSCA Reform — Seven Years Later,” to occur Thursday, June 29, 2023. This complimentary virtual conference featuring speakers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and non-governmental and industry stakeholders will provide updates on a host of topics, including the interface of science and policy under TSCA, new chemicals, risk evaluation and management, the regulation of articles, and more.
Materials from the 2022 “TSCA Reform — Six Years Later” conference are available to ELI Members at https://www.eli.org/events/tsca-reform-six-years-later.
- WEBINAR — TOP TSCA TOPICS: Cumulative Risk, NAMs, Risk Evaluations, CBI, And More!, May 17, 2023, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT), Via Webinar: Panelists Anna Lowit, Senior Science Advisor, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), will discuss New Approach Methodologies (NAM), cumulative risk assessment methodologies, systematic review procedures, new approaches to new chemical reviews, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) reporting, and confidential business information (CBI) protections. Register now.
- RECORDED WEBINAR ON-DEMAND — “Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Regulations”: Panelists discuss the history and evolution of EPR legislation, expected developments that will affect the chemical and chemical product industry, and what companies need to know to prepare for these changes. Panelists included LeRoy (Lee) C. Paddock, Distinguished Professorial Lecturer of Environmental Law at the George Washington University Law School; Edith G. Nagy, Regulatory Consultant, B&C; and Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C. Watch now.
EPA Releases Congressional Justification For FY 2024 Budget: EPA has posted the justification for its fiscal year (FY) 2024 appropriation estimates for the Committee on Appropriations (Congressional Justification (CJ)). According to the CJ, EPA’s FY 2024 budget includes $470.7 million and 1,677 full-time equivalents (FTE) for Objective 7.1, “Ensure Chemical and Pesticide Safety.” The CJ includes the following target dates for actions under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA):
- By September 30, 2026, complete at least eight high-priority substance TSCA risk evaluations annually within statutory timelines compared to the FY 2020 baseline of one;
- By September 30, 2026, initiate all TSCA risk management actions within 45 days of the completion of a final existing chemical risk evaluation; and
- By September 30, 2026, review 90 percent of risk management actions for past TSCA new chemical substances reported to the 2020 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule compared to the FY 2021 baseline of none.
EPA Will Hold GenRA Training On May 23, 2023: EPA will hold training on May 23, 2023, on Generalized Read-Across (GenRA), a publicly available tool that uses an automated approach to make reproducible read-across predictions of toxicity. EPA states that read-across “is a commonly used data gap filling technique whereby endpoint information for one substance is used to predict the same endpoint for another substance, supported by structural or other feature similarities.” Specifically targeted for decision-makers, EPA has divided the training into two parts to accommodate a variety of interests and schedules. Registration for one or both sessions is free but required.
- Session 1 (Presentation and Questions and Answers (Q&A)) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (EDT)
This session will provide an overview of GenRA content and function with opportunities for participation and Q&A.
- Session 2 (Breakout Sessions) 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. (EDT)
This session will break participants into breakout rooms to work on exercises in small groups, aided by facilitators.
Consultations for applications for authorisation
We have launched consultations on 14 applications for authorisation covering 15 uses of:
- Chromium trioxide (EC 215-607-8, CAS 1333-82-0): used for etching in electroplating, functional chrome plating, functional chrome plating with decorative character, manufacture of passivated copper foil in Lithium-ion batteries.
- Sodium dichromate (EC 234-190-3, CAS 10588-01-9): used for the sealing after anodizing of aluminium alloys and passivation of metallic coatings of actuation and landing gear system parts for the aviation industry.
- Acids generated from chromium trioxide and their oligomers (EC -, CAS -): used in passivation baths.
Read more about the uses, including the description of the function of the substance, exposure scenarios, possible alternatives identified by the applicants, together with socio-economic information, on our website. Submit your comments through the webform by 12 July 2023
Commission adopts restriction on lead in PVC
The European Commission adopted on 3 May 2023 a regulation prohibiting the use and placing on the market of lead in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) articles. This concludes a process that started in 2016 when ECHA introduced a restriction proposal for the first time.
Commission consultation on the production for export of chemicals banned in the EU
The European Commission is looking for information as part of its initiative to prohibit the production for export of certain hazardous chemicals that are banned in the EU – to protect non-EU countries from their negative effects on health and the environment.
Have your say by 31 July 2023.
EC Implements New Hazard Classes to CLP
On April 20, 2023, the European Commission (EC) announced the implementation dates for the introduction of new hazard classes as part of its revision to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on the Classification, Labelling, and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP). The new hazard classes and criteria rules will be phased in over several years. New substances must comply by May 1, 2025, and new mixtures by May 1, 2026. Substances placed on the market before May 1, 2025, must comply by November 1, 2026, and existing mixtures placed on the market before May 1, 2026, must comply by May 1, 2028. For more information, please read the full memorandum.
Read more > https://www.actagroup.com/regulatory-developments/entry/ec-implements-new-hazard-classes-to-clp
EPA Readies Regulatory ‘Infrastructure’ Plan For Newly Listed Air Toxics
EPA is preparing to propose a rule creating the “regulatory infrastructure” for how to address Clean Air Act requirements triggered by the listing of new hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) such as 1-bromopropane (1-BP), though the agency is months behind schedule and environmentalists are pressing officials to quickly set such limits.
The agency sent its proposal for White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pre-publication review May 16, according to OMB’s website. OMB review typically takes up to 90 days, but can be faster or slower, depending on the circumstances.
The new rule is required, EPA says, to set up a process to dictate how chemicals newly added to the Clean Air Act’s list of HAPs are then regulated under the agency’s many rules governing various industry sectors.
Listing of a new HAP may also trigger permitting requirements under the air law, EPA and environmentalists have previously said.
The first such HAP to be listed is 1-BP, a solvent EPA added to the list of regulated substances under air law section 112 in December 2021. When EPA listed the chemical, the agency said it would issue a rule to govern how new HAPs in general will be handled, along with new guidance.
According to EPA’s regulatory agenda, the proposal will develop “a regulatory infrastructure directly addressing the impacts on regulated entities from the addition of a HAP . . . to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of requirements triggered by the addition of a new HAP. This action will develop the regulatory requirements including the opportunity for public comment.”
Rulings May Fragment Interstate Ozone Litigation, Threatening Federal Policy
EPA, state air regulators and environmentalists are raising concerns over recent rulings finding that challenges to the agency’s disapproval of interstate ozone plans should be heard in regional courts, warning that such fragmentation threatens to undermine federal policy on interstate air pollution, a field they say inherently requires a coherent national approach.
“There is a problem with multiple Circuits all reviewing the same Disapproval Rule at the same time in a couple dozen different challenges, as that generates the potential for conflicting and confusing overlapping determinations on common issues of law and fact. That’s precisely why Congress directed that rules of national applicability, like this one, be reviewed in the D.C. Circuit,” one environmentalist says.
At issue are recent rulings from the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the 5th and 8th Circuits retaining jurisdiction over suits brought by some states over EPA’s disapproval of their state implementation plans (SIPs) for meeting Clean Air Act “good neighbor” obligations with respect to the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS).
In a May 1 unpublished per curiam order, a divided 5th Circuit panel rejected EPA’s motions to either dismiss or transfer litigation brought by Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and several industry groups in State of Texas, et al., v. EPA to the D.C. Circuit.
And the 8th Circuit, in a brief April 25 order, without explanation similarly rejected an EPA motion to dismiss or transfer Arkansas v. EPA to the D.C. Circuit.
Further, the 5th Circuit has also stayed application of EPA’s SIP disapproval with respect to Texas and Louisiana, citing those states’ likelihood of success on the merits, and is considering a similar motion to stay filed by Mississippi. Other courts such as the 10th Circuit will consider the issue when they reach merits arguments.
So far, EPA has said merely that it is reviewing the 5th Circuit’s stay order.
OSHA’s Safe + Sound Campaign is a nationwide opportunity to raise awareness and understanding of the value of proactive occupational safety and health (OSH) programs in all workplaces. Mark your calendars! Safe + Sound Week will take place from August 7-13, 2023. 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. We look forward to your participation!
Safe + Sound emphasizes the need for safety programs at small- and mid-sized businesses, which are more likely to have limited resources dedicated to safety. As you know, effective OSH programs can help organizations identify and manage workplace risk before they cause injury or illness, improving sustainability and the bottom line. Safety and health management systems are a critical best practice to ensure that OSH programs achieve significant results and lower risk exposure.
Halt a Hazard
Workplace hazards can emerge over time. Setting aside time to regularly identify and rank safeguards can help keep safety and health hazards under control and keep workers safe.
- Identify ONE hazard to control within your workplace.
- Brainstorm potential controls using OSHA’s Identifying Hazard Control Options: The Hierarchy of Controls.
- Choose and implement which control(s) are most effective for your workplace.
- Download your challenge coin and share that you have completed the Halt a Hazard Challenge via email or on social media using #HaltAHazard and #SafeAndSoundAtWork!
Beat the Heat
Under the OSH Act, employers are responsible for protecting workers from known hazards, including heat. Developing a heat injury and illness prevention plan is vital to keeping workers safe. Highlighting the dangers of heat is an important first step in educating workers and employers on how to prevent and recognize when heat is affecting workers’ health and safety. Since heat illness can be a medical emergency, planning and preparing for heat illness is essential to increase the chances of a positive outcome.
OSHA is sponsoring a Beat the Heat contest to raise awareness about the dangers and hazards of heat exposure in indoor and outdoor workplaces and to motivate workers, employers, and others to take action to prevent heat illness. To participate, stakeholders will create an awareness tool to increase worker and employer knowledge about hazardous heat in the workplace. The contest is open now, and submissions are due by June 9, 2023.
IHMM Scholarship Program
The Institute of Hazardous Materials Management is pleased to have created $32,000 in academic scholarships, divided equally between $16,000 for students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate education in approved schools and who are also Student CHMMs, and $16,000 for students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate education in approved schools and who are also Student ASHMs.
IHMM seeks to foster the growth and academic success of students whose courses of education, and participation in one of our Student certifications, will lead to those students becoming fully-certified IHMM credential holders later in their professional lives.
Go to > https://ihmm.org/scholarship/
IHMM CHMMⓇ 2022 Salary Survey
IHMM is pleased to release its 2022 salary survey for Certified Hazardous Materials ManagersⓇ [CHMMⓇ] across a broad range of position titles in the CHMMⓇ community of practice.
You may download the CHMM survey here.
IHMM CSHMⓇ 2022 Salary Survey
IHMM is pleased to release its 2022 salary survey for Certified Safety and Health Managers Ⓡ [CSHMⓇ] across a broad range of position titles in the CSHMⓇ community of practice.
You may download the CSHM survey here.
IHMM – 26 Fellows Are Mentors
IHMM Fellows Committee Chair Atanu Das, CHMM, is leading the effort within the IHMM Collaboration networking platform to 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.
#1 – Recertification Video
#2 Recertification Video
IHMM Recertification Videos
IHMM is pleased to release two YouTube instructional videos about navigating the IHMM recertification process. These step-by-step videos easily enable IHMM certificants to start and complete a recertification application.
While the full recertification cycle is 5 years, IHMM encourages all certificants to start a recertification application and add certification maintenance points as they are earned to make the final submission quick and easy to accomplish.
Retiring? IHMM Invites You to Become an Emeritus
You may have decided, after a long and successful career, to retire from active daily duty. Congratulations. That doesn’t mean you have to completely disengage from your profession. IHMM is pleased to offer Emeritus status to all certificants who will no longer be actively engaged in their communities of practice but who still want to stay in touch. Please let us know when you’re approaching that decision and we will assist you in the credential transition.
Please contact Jimmy Nguyen at [email protected] and he’ll be happy to help you.
National Safety Council
IHMM is a member of the National Safety Council and is pleased to bring this important information to all of our certificants.
2023 Job Outlook
The role of ‘normalization of deviance’ in workplace injuries
More workers testing positive for marijuana, annual index shows
Open a window for better sleep? Study explores
How are you using leading indicators? OSHA wants to know
Nominations open for Safe-in-Sound awards
In the works: Training program on psychological safety in construction
A look at workplace violence
May 25 – Proactively Managing Fatigue: Torex Gold’s Roadmap and Multi-Year Strategy
June 8 – Do Employees Feel Safe at Work? New Data for 2023
June 15 – From Good to Great: How Visual AI Turns You Into a Safety Superstar
June 22 – The Human Side of Safety: Overcome Objections and Address Motivations to Increase Participation
June 29 – Creating a High Reliability Organization – Blending Culture & Human Performance Reliability
American Society of Safety Professionals
IHMM is a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals and is pleased to bring this important information to all of our certificants.
Registration Open – June 5-7, San Antonio
We Can Impact Worker Well-Being
Episode 106: What the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Means for Safety Professionals and Employers
ASSP Joins With Other Groups in Supporting OSHA and NIOSH Funding for FY2024
ASSP Launches Online Education Series on Standards
ASSP Comments on OSHA’s Effort to Modernize VPP
ASSP Launches Online Education Series on Standards
What Is a Battery Energy Storage System and What Are the Workplace Risks?
June 3-4 – Make Your Safety Training Stick: Improve Retention and Get Better Results
June 3 – Strategies For Safety Excellence: Advancing Safety in Your Organization and Career
June 3-4 – Electrical Safe Work Practices with Application of NFPA 70E (2021 Edition)
June 15-July 13 – ONLINE COURSE: Enterprise Risk Management for Safety Professionals
June 22 – Managing Infectious Diseases and Health Hazards in the Construction Industry
June 29 – Hand Safety When Exposed to Energized Equipment
July 6-August 3 – ONLINE COURSE: Implementing an ANSI/ASSP Z10 Management System Based on Systems Thinking
July 6 – August 3 – ONLINE COURSE: Implementing ISO 45001 Course
July 13-August 10 – ONLINE COURSE: Risk Assessment and Management for Safety Professionals
ASSP Standards News
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 45006-2023: Occupational 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.
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.
CHEMTREC, HMS Training Partner, Adds Courses for IHMM Certificants
CHEMTREC, an HMS training partner, has had 6 courses approved in advance for earning IHMM recertification certification maintenance points. We are pleased to promote these programs as reviewed and approved by the HMS Education and Training Committee, chaired by Diana Lundelius. Thank you CHEMTREC, and thank to HMS’ Education and Training Committee.
Bowen EHS, HMS Training Partner, Adds Courses for IHMM Certificants
Bowen EHS, an HMS training partner, has had 4 courses approved in advance for earning IHMM recertification certification maintenance points. We are pleased to promote these programs as reviewed and approved by the HMS Education and Training Committee, chaired by Diana Lundelius. Thank you Bowen EHS and thank to HMS’ Education and Training Committee.
Thank you Bowen EHS for contributing programs enabling IHMM certificants to engage in professional development and earn important CMPs! All three of the new Bowen EHS programs are available online and on demand.
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|Daily||CHMM Online Review||Bowen EHS||Online|
|Daily||Emergency Management Self-Paced PDC||Bowen EHS||Online|
|Daily||Acute Toluene Exposure Webinar||Bowen EHS||Online|
Thank you Bowen EHS for contributing programs enabling IHMM certificants to engage in professional development and earn important CMPs! All three of the new Bowen EHS programs are available online and on demand.
Respiratory Protection Program Management – Susan Harwood Training Grant
University of Texas Medical Branch, William J. Pate, CHMM
This training course is intended to educate participants on the requirements of developing and implementing a compliant Respiratory Protection Program. The focus of this course will be on topics related to preparation for an infectious disease pandemic. At the end of this training the attendee should be able to:
1) Manage an effective respiratory protection program through proficient application of 29 CFR 1910.134
2) Compare potential routes of exposure
3) Identify and implement potential controls (engineering, administrative, and PPE)
4) List the equipment needed to support fit testing
5) Explain the difference between qualitative and quantitative fit testing
6) Discuss the different types of respiratory protection available
7) Demonstrate correct donning/doffing of respiratory protection
This training course is 7.5 hours and participants will receive a certificate of completion that may be suitable for professional certification maintenance (CSP, CIH, CHMM, CHSP, etc.).
This course will provide 7.5 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) contact hours. Accreditation statement: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Louisiana State Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002176
This training is available only to employees and employers who are subject to OSHA regulatory requirements. Grant-funded training is not available to state or local government employees unless they have occupational safety & health responsibilities (e.g. occupational safety and health trainers, program managers, committee members, or employees responisble for abating unsafe and unhealthy working conditions for their organization). Registration in this course confirms that meet these conditions. This training will include the opportunity to don, doff, and fit test respiratory protection including N95, half-face, full-face, and powered air-purifying respirators. Anyone participating in this training and wanting to put on a respirator agrees that they have been medically cleared by their employer to do so in accordance with OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard.
The 8-hour training program is offered at various dates from March through September. For more information and registration for this FREE program go here >> https://www.utmb.edu/ehs/programs/radiation-occupational-safety-program/RPPSHTG2023
AT HMS/Rockville – FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOP – BASIC – 24 IHMM CMPs
2023 PHMSA HMIT Grant 24-Hour DOT HAZMAT Regulations Awareness Course – BASIC – Rockville, MD
June 6 @ 8:00 am – June 8 @ 5:00 pm – FREE
Register Here > https://hazmatsociety.org/training/2023-phmsa-hmit-grant-24-hour-dot-hazmat-regulations-awareness-course-rockville-md/
FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOP – 24 IHMM CMPs
Courses are here> Go to https://hazmatsociety.org/education-training/ Under “Find Training,” Search for NPETE>
These workshops are offered with U.S. DOT PHMSA HMIT (Hazardous Materials Instructor Training) Grant support to the National Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (National PETE). This training is FREE for employees and federal, state, county, and local government employees involved in DOT HazMat Shipping, Receiving and Handling via Ground, Air, and Vessel Transportation.
The workshop curriculum is in accordance with 49 CFR § 172.704 for General Awareness, Function-Specific, Safety, and Security Awareness training requirements. Class size is limited to 10-15 students with mask/social distancing protocols, so act fast. Minimum of 6 attendees is needed to confirm the class.
Registration: Contact Mr. Raymond Davis, CHMM, IHMM Fellow, NPETE US DOT PHMSA HMIT Grant Project Coordinator/Instructor at [email protected]
Please provide Mr. Davis with the following registration information via email to [email protected]
Your name, Your company, Your company address/city/state/zip, Phone number, and Email
Upon receipt of your registration information, the address of the training location will be provided.
Easily Find Courses to Help You Pass IHMM Credential Exams
A core mission of HMS is education and training. Part of that mission includes assembling the best and most effective courses to assist IHMM applicants in passing their IHMM credential exams.
CDGP® Prep Course
CE-1112: CDGP® Exam Prep – Columbia Southern University – Available On Demand
CHMM® Prep Courses
Oct. 24-25 – CHMM Prep Course – PTP Consulting
Daily – CHMM® Online Review – Bowen
Daily – CHMM® Prep Course – Institute of Safety & Systems Management
Daily –Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (CHMM®) Exam Prep – SPAN Exam Prep, Division of ClickSafety
CSHM® Prep Courses
CSMP® Prep Courses
IHMM and HMS Tie Exam Preparation Together for Applicants
Every IHMM certification that requires an examination has a section of its website entitled Examination Preparation.
Connected to the Examination Preparation panel is a companion panel that is Find a Course to Prepare for the Exam.
You see the Find a Course to Prepare for the Exam panel from the CHMM site at left.
When you click on the Find a Course to Prepare for the Exam panel it takes the applicant directly to the HMS site where all CHMM prep courses may be found and chosen.
For the 392 CHMM applicants IHMM had on April 4, 2023, all 392 looking for CHMM prep courses could see and chose their favored CHMM exam prep course. If your course is not on the HMS platform, none of the 392 CHMM applicants could find you.
If you want your CHMM prep course on the HMS platform so it can be found by IHMM CHMM applicants, contact Gene Guilford at [email protected]
HMS Makes Finding Courses to Earn CMPs Easy
Every year more than 1,600 IHMM certificants have to recertify their credentials, evidenced their continuing commitment to improvement and learning to elevate their professional credential.
Earning Certification Maintenance Points [CMPs] is illustrated under Recertification of Your Credential, that includes the Recertification Claims Manual – Appendix A, that details all of the ways a certificant may earn CMPs > https://ihmm.org/recertification-claims/
Having mastered that manual, how does an IHMM certificant find courses to earn CMPs?
HMS has made that simple and easy.
- Go to https://hazmatsociety.org/education-training/
- Scroll down until you see a row of buttons…click on the CMPs button
The system will then generate all of the courses on the HMS E&T platform with IHMM CMPs already attached.
The next developments by the HMS E&T committee will refine available courses’ CMPs by individual credential!
HMS Certified Dangerous Goods Professional [CDGP] Exam Prep
The Columbia Southern University/HMS CDGP prep course is found here on the Hazardous Materials Society [HMS] education and training website > https://hazmatsociety.org/training/ce-1112-cdgp-exam-prep/2022-02-02/
The CSU CDGP exam prep course is delivered entirely online and may be initiated by any CDGP applicant at any time. The CDGP applicant has up to 10 weeks to complete the prep course, though an extension of the 10 weeks may be requested from CSU directly. The CSU CDGP exam prep course contains 8 modules covering the 4 principle texts involved in the CDGP exam, as follows:
- UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, and
- International Civil Aviation Organization’s Technical Instructions (ICAO TI), and
- International Air Transport Association’s Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR), and the
- International Maritime Organization’s Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code).
More information on the IHMM Certified Dangerous Goods Professional [CDGP] credential may be found here > https://ihmm.org/cdgp/
HMS Jobs Listings
Environmental Compliance Program Specialist Sr. – St. Louis, MO in GAC St. Louis, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
Safety/Environmental Coordinator in GAC Savannah, GA., Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
Environmental Compliance Program Specialist II in GAC Savannah, GA., Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
Corporate Environmental Compliance Program Manager, Savannah, GA., Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
Sr. Environmental Compliance Program Specialist, Dallas, TX., Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
Regional Environmental Affairs Director- Midwest, Chicago, IL., Covanta
Hazardous Materials Inspector II- San José Fire Department
Applications for the 2023 HMS Scholarship Awards Now Open
The HMS scholarship award is given annually to undergraduate and graduate students whose academic program and research studies have the potential to address the most serious issues in handling hazardous materials, dangerous goods, environmental issues, health & safety challenges. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in accredited U.S. academic institutions.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD APPLICATIONS IS December 1, 2023. All submissions and associated materials must be submitted using the online form.
Scholarship Winners Will Be Announced at the HMS Annual Meeting.
For More Information, Visit > https://hazmatsociety.org/scholarship/
Donate to HMS
One of the most important projects of the Hazardous Materials Society is our Scholarship Program.
HMS wants to make it as easy as possible for those who cannot always afford to participate in pursuing certification, or keeping up with professional development, or attending great conferences and receiving outstanding training. HMS does not solicit contributions from the general public. HMS does ask IHMM’s certificants and their companies and our education and training vendors to consider a contribution.
Here, through your generosity, you can make a difference in promoting the ability of those who can afford it least to become participants in our communities of practice.
It’s never too late to make a difference, so don’t let this opportunity to make a difference pass you by. Please consider a tax-deductible donation of $250, $500 or what you can to help build HMS’s effort to help others in our communities of practice.
RCM&D Professional Liability Insurance
HMS is proud to have partnered with RCM&D to be able to offer an outstanding comprehensive professional liability insurance program to IHMM certificants. Here, you will find information about this important program offering Environmental Consultants and Engineers Professional Liability coverage. This coverage is intended to add protection for loss stemming from actual or alleged negligent acts, errors and omissions in performing professional services.
For more information see > https://hazmatsociety.org/professional-liability-insurance/
Member Benefits of Hazardous Materials Society
99% of IHMM certificants are aware of the Hazardous Materials Society, which we appreciate. IHMM established the Hazardous Materials Society in order to support and provide services to IHMM certificants.
Did You Know?
Your company’s membership dues for Associate Membership in the Hazardous Materials Society (HMS) are 100% tax-deductible and your participation directly supports scholarship and education/training opportunities for professionals working in hazmat and EHS. Joining as an Associate Member expresses your commitment and your company’s leadership in giving back to our professional community. Join today to claim your tax deduction for the 2020 tax year while expressing your company’s professional affiliation and accessing tools for your marketing and business development plans.
As an IHMM certificant, you pay no dues to take advantage of IHMM’s Foundation at HMS. We do appreciate IHMM’s certificants encouraging their companies to contribute.
To learn more about what HMS is doing now and what they are planning for the future, please see the new Member Benefits page here.
Columbia Southern University
The Hazardous Materials Society [HMS] is a partner of Columbia Southern University. Columbia Southern University is an online university based in Orange Beach, Alabama, that strives to change and improve lives through higher education by enabling students to maximize their professional and personal potential.
A subsidiary of Columbia Southern Education Group, CSU offers online degree programs at the associate, bachelor, master, doctorate or certificate levels in a multitude of areas such as occupational safety and health, fire administration, criminal justice, business administration, human resource management, health care administration and more. CSU also features undergraduate and graduate certificate programs to provide focused training in specialized areas for adult learners.
Click on the CSU graphic at left and learn more about the professional development and degree program opportunities at CSU.
IHMM CONFERENCES FOR 2023
IHMM will attend and support a number of conferences and trade shows throughout 2023, virtually as well as in-person as resources allow. Below are some of the conferences IHMM will support in 2023.
Are there conferences you believe IHMM should attend that do not appear here? If so, let us know by sending an email to [email protected]
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.
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