Congratulations Timothy J. Miller
IHMM is thrilled to recognize Tim Miller, who last week posted a picture holding his newly issued IHMM CHMM certificate
We are glad to have you, Tim, joining a select group of very special environmental professionals whose achievement in their professional community of practice is represented by the CHMM
IHMM Credential Recognition
Below you will see the credential badges that are now in each CHMM, CHMP, CDGT, CDGP, Student CHMM, CSHM, CSMP, and ASHM certificant’s MYIHMM account. Every IHMM certificant may use these badges, linked as those below are to their IHMM credential page, for their email signatures, business cards, and other social media applications. You’re justifiably proud of the accomplishment of having earned your credential and you can show the rest of the world. Simply right-click on the badge of choice, then save as to your computer, and then load it to wherever you want to use it, and please link that back to https://ihmm.org/.
IHMM Certificant Recognition
IHMM has completed inserting new credential badges in every certificant’s MYIHMM account. Everyone may access those badges for use in their email signatures, LinkedIn accounts, and other social media and communications media. With a link from your credential badge to the IHMM website [see above] you can not only stand out as an IHMM-certified professional, you can also promote IHMM credentials to others. Right-click on the badge of choice, save as to your computer, then load it to whatever medium you choose.
Throughout our certificant’s MYIHMM accounts are also now placed 10 Year, 20 Year, and 30 Year badges signifying their longevity as an IHMM certified professional.
IHMM has also added Distinguished Diplomates and Fellows of the Institute badges to the appropriate people in the MYIHMM database. These two badges will be accompanied by new lapel pins to be sent to each of those distinguished by holding these designations.
IHMM is in all 50 of the United States and in 47 countries around the World.
IHMM Credentials Accredited By
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Recognizes IHMM CSHM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Safety and Health Requirements Manual (EM 385-1-1) is the gold standard for Safety and Occupational Health regulations. The manual holds a long history dating back to 1941 and is designed to facilitate the standardization of all safety programs. The EM 385-1-1 prescribes the safety and health requirements for all Corps of Engineers activities and operations. The USACE is soliciting comments on the proposed revisions to EM 385-1-1. USACE intends to update the manual and periodically thereafter, to reflect such public input, experience, and innovation. The agency will address significant comments received in the next revision of this manual.
USACE EM 385-1-1 is undergoing revisions and recognizes the IHMM Certified Safety and Health Manager [CSHM] credential.
IHMM is submitting comments to the proposed revisions to the EM 385-1-1 to also include the CSMP and CHMM credentials. Comments are due by June 13, 2022 and you will find IHMM’s comments here.
U.S. Small Business Administration Recognizes the IHMM CHMM
SBA’s environmental policies and procedures apply to all SBA Lenders on all 7(a) and 504 loan programs, except where otherwise indicated. For 7(a) loans, failure to comply with the provisions of this paragraph may result in a denial of SBA’s guaranty. Prudent lending practices may dictate additional Environmental Investigations or safeguards. These policies are embodied in SBA SOP 50 10 6, Lender and Development Company Loan Program.
Appendix 4 of the SBA SOP requires that an “Environmental Professional,” as defined by 40 CFR §312.10, perform the Phase 1 or Phase II environmental assessments that may be required prior to closing an SBA-backed loan.
As everyone knows, the “Environmental Professional” definition under 40 CFR §312.10 includes the IHMM CHMM.
EPA Recognition of the IHMM CHMM as an Environmental Professional
IHMM’s Board approved an initiative to have the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognize the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager [CHMM] credential in the context of 40 CFR § 312.10, Definitions. The key element of this regulation includes,
“However, the Agency notes that any individual with a certification from a private certification organization where the organization’s certification qualifications include the same or more stringent education and experience requirements as those included in today’s final regulation will meet the definition of an environmental professional for the purposes of this regulation.”
IHMM has produced a crosswalk between 40 CFR § 312.10 Definitions and the CHMM Blueprint that documents how the EPA regulation aligns with the CHMM Blueprint and demonstrates that in each instance the blueprint meets or exceeds 40 CFR § 312.10 Definitions. The EPA definition of an Environmental Professional is in the Federal Register dated November 1, 2005 at page 66080. On that page is the instruction to private certifications being considered Environmental Professionals and how to compare 40 CFR § 312.10 to the certification.
University of Findlay Joins Student CHMM Program
The IHMM Student CHMM Committee, chaired by Peter F. Downing, CHMM, is pleased to announce that the University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio, has joined the Student CHMM program.
We welcome the University of Findlay to the growing number of colleges and universities that support the Student CHMM program by encouraging their students to pursue IHMM’s Student CHMM credential while engaged in their undergraduate or graduate studies.
The Student CHMM Committee oversees the future development of and engagement with the Student CHMM including, but not limited to; changes in the Student CHMM handbook, the Student CHMM examination, and item bank, soliciting new colleges and universities to participate in the Student CHMM program, and Student CHMM community in Collaboration and its Mentor Match program. The Student CHMM webpage is found here.
IHMM Board Nominations Open
Heather Waldmann, CHMM, Chair of the IHMM Nominating Committee [https://ihmm.org/nominating-committee/], is pleased to announce the opening of the Board nominating season for 2022.
In 2022 the IHMM Nominating Committee solicits candidates for three  director positions that will be open on January 1, 2021.  Certified Dangerous Goods Professional [CDGP],  Certified Safety and Health Manager [CSHM], and  At-Large, that can be either a CHMM, CDGP, CHMP, CSHM, or CSMP.
The documents describing the nominations and elections process and forms for submitting nominations are here:
IHMM Fellows Becoming Mentors
IHMM Fellows Committee Chair Atanu Das, CHMM, is leading the effort within the IHMM Collaboration networking platform to provide instruction to the more than 75 IHMM Fellows in becoming mentors.
Given the extraordinary experience Fellows have, this is a unique opportunity for IHMM Fellows to help guide more recent certificants in their professional development activities.
IHMM’s Collaboration platform contains a “Mentor Match” module [see below at right] that allows mentors to signup designating the hours, number of mentees, subject areas, and length of time they wish to mentor – as well as allowing mentees to signup requesting assistance in specified areas. The mentor match module does the rest by matching mentors and mentees.
U.S. removes over 30 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from Japan
Welcome to the Safety Climate – Safety Management Information System (SC-SMIS)
PHMSA Safety Advisory: Disposal and Recycling of Lithium Batteries in Commercial Transportation
Reinstated Superfund Excise Tax Imposed on Certain Chemical Substances
Amendments to National Marine Sanctuary Regulations
Benchmarking Organizational Commitment to ESG
Webinar: Next-Generation Sustainability: Go Beyond Reporting to Drive Environmental, Safety, and Operational Performance
Study: U.S. forests provide 83M people with half their water
Interior invests $240M in water infrastructure repairs
An OSHA directive provides guidance for inspections of a crane operator’s training, certification, and evaluation under the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard.
OSHA commends the High Temperature Insulation Wool Coalition for its program to protect workers who manufacture, form, install or remove refractory ceramic products.
Small Wearable Prevents Workplace Injury
Supply chains are never returning to ‘normal’
Missouri legislators look to weaken regulations for hazardous waste, advanced recycling, opponents say
NWRA, SWANA seek relief from CERCLA liability for PFAS at landfills
Hydrogen Production Method Opens Up Clean Energy Possibilities
Mercury Removal Made Easy
Material Captures Toxic Pollutants from Air
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: General Provisions; Technical Correction
Clean Water Act Hazardous Substance Worst Case Discharge Planning Regulations; Extension of Comment Period
Biden Administration Announces $7.3 Million to Tackle Polluted Brownfield Sites in Pennsylvania
Biden Revisions to the NEPA Regulations Now in Effect
Improvements to ECHA’s Chemicals Database Include Nanomaterial Form Characterization Information
Congressional Committees Hold Additional Hearings on EPA’s FY 2023 Budget Request
Brussels Regulatory Brief: April 2022
EPA Amends Several TSCA Section 4 Test Orders for Chemicals Undergoing Risk Evaluation
EPA Considers Classifying Discarded PVC Plastic as Hazardous Waste
Oregon Releases Final Rules on Heat Illness Prevention and Wildfire Smoke Exposure
Justice Department Announces Environmental Justice Enforcement Strategy and Reinstitutes SEPs
EPA Publishes Notice Concerning Court-Ordered Stay of Effectiveness for Pesticide Application Exclusion Zone Provision of the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard
EPA’s OLEM May Not Be Looking to Apply CERCLA to Everyone’s PFAS Releases Once They’re Hazardous Substances but How Much Does That Matter?
Why EPA might make new gas plants catch carbon
FRA Issues FY21 Safety Enforcement Report
MSC hazardous goods and IMDG cargo MISDECLARATION FEE update
As Gas-Gathering Reporting Looms, Here’s How Pipeline Operators Can Be Prepared
#1 – Recertification Video
#2 Recertification Video
IHMM Recertification Videos
IHMM is pleased to release two YouTube instructional videos about navigating the IHMM recertification process. These step-by-step videos easily enable IHMM certificants to start and complete a recertification application.
While the full recertification cycle is 5 years, IHMM encourages all certificants to start a recertification application and add certification maintenance points as they are earned to make the final submission quick and easy to accomplish.
FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOP – 24 IHMM CMPs
Courses are here> https://hazmatsociety.org/education-training/?tribe_paged=1&tribe_event_display=list&tribe-bar-date=2022-01-24&tribe-bar-search=NPETE
These workshops are offered with U.S. DOT PHMSA HMIT (Hazardous Materials Instructor Training) Grant support to the National Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (National PETE).
This training is FREE for employees and federal, state, county, and local government employees involved in DOT HazMat Shipping, Receiving and Handling via Ground, Air, and Vessel Transportation.
The workshop curriculum is in accordance with 49 CFR § 172.704 for General Awareness, Function-Specific, Safety, and Security Awareness training requirements.
Class size is limited to 10-15 students with mask/social distancing protocols, so act fast. Minimum of 6 attendees is needed to confirm the class.
Registration: Contact Mr. Raymond Davis, CHMM, IHMM Fellow, NPETE US DOT PHMSA HMIT Grant Project Coordinator/Instructor at [email protected]
Please provide Mr. Davis with the following registration information via email to [email protected]
Your name, Your company, Your company address/city/state/zip, Phone number, and Email
Upon receipt of your registration information, the address of the training location will be provided.
Annual IHMM Excellence in EHS Management Award
Each year IHMM is proud to recognize the outstanding achievements and distinction of the CSHM, CSMP, or ASHM that has made a worthy contribution to the communities of practice and the profession.
This award is usually given at the annual National Safety Council Congress.
Nominations begin in March and end in July. Make your nomination here.
National Safety Council
IHMM is a member of the National Safety Council and is pleased to bring this important information to all of our certificants.
FMCSA extends, amends regulatory relief for truckers hauling pandemic-related goods
North Carolina DOL library offers new safety videos
Rate of fatal injuries in construction up more than 10% between 2011 and 2020: CPWR report
OSHA standard on preventing violence in health care ‘a priority,’ Marty Walsh tells lawmakers
Appeals court upholds fine for mine worker’s inspection tip-off
ANSI/ISEA standard on workplace first aid kits gets update
May 25 –Digitizing Inspections to Drive Team Performance and Improve Communication
June 9 –Workplace Violence and Bullying: 5 Keys to Addressing Threats in Today’s Work Environment
June 16 –Protect Your Head: Trending Solutions to Keep Workers Safe
June 23 –Paths to Safety Culture Excellence
June 30 –Make It About Them: How to Make Your Risk Management Process More Employee-Centric
American Society of Safety Professionals
IHMM is a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals and is pleased to bring this important information to all of our certificants.
How to Choose a Safety Management System and Show Benefit to Your Company
Q&A: Why Your Safety Management System Needs Prejob Briefings
4 Common Objections Safety Managers Hear and How to Overcome Them
Get Ready for Safe + Sound Week!
Mark your calendars! Safe + Sound Week will take place from August 15-21, 2022. Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe. Registration for Safe + Sound Week opens in early July. The Save the Date is available to download in both English and Spanish. We look forward to your participation!
Lead With Safety
Management Leadership means an organization’s management provides the leadership, vision, and resources needed to eliminate hazards, protect workers, and continuously improve workplace safety and health. Managers, we encourage you to take the Management Leadership challenge and Lead With Safety!
- Identify a pressing safety issue in your workplace.
- Take one or more steps to address the issue in your workplace.
Download your challenge coin and share how you #LeadWithSafety on social media.
Show Your Support
Visibly demonstrate and communicate your safety and health commitment to workers and others. Download the Management Leadership Partner Graphic , add your organization’s logo, and share it on your organization’s social media account on Tuesday, March 29.
Collaborate With Safe + Sound on the Partner Seminar Series
The Partner Seminar Series provides the opportunity for Safe + Sound partners to come together to share knowledge and best practices for safety and health.
We will be focusing on finding and fixing hazards from April to June. Do you have an idea for a topic for the next partner seminar series? Email [email protected].
Check out these past webinars for inspiration!
- Finding and Fixing Hazards/Near Misses
- American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers: Developing a Metrics Program Aimed on Focusing on What’s Important
- Worker Participation/ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- National Safety Council: Driving Employee Participation in Safety through Representation
Download the Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs
The Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs (in Spanish) is available for download! The Recommended Practices, which are designed to be used in a wide variety of small and medium-sized business settings, present a step-by-step approach to implementing a safety and health program.
IHMM GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Beltway Buzz – Ogletree & Deakins
DOL Appeals Reinstatement of Independent Contractor Rule. Late last week, the administration filed its notice of appeal of the recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to reinstate the Trump-era independent contractor rule. Even though the rule remains in place, independent contracting arrangements will continue to be an enforcement focus of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), particularly in the hospitality, healthcare, janitorial, and construction industries. Also, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is in the process of making changes to its test for independent contractor status. This all means that the independent contractor landscape will continue to remain uncertain for some time.
Wage and Hour Bill on the Move. Last week, the Buzz discussed the Wage Theft Prevention and Wage Recovery Act (H.R. 7701, S. 4174) and the dramatic changes it would make to the Fair Labor Standards Act. This week, the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor voted to approve the bill and advance it to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. At this time, there is no word on when—or if—the full House will vote on the bill. A companion bill in the Senate has twenty-eight cosponsors (twenty-seven Democrats and Senator Bernie Sanders [I-VT], who caucuses with the Democrats).
Bill Makes Changes to ERISA Claims Process. The same House committee also advanced the Mental Health Matters Act (H.R. 7780) this week. Tucked into the bill is the Employee and Retiree Access to Justice Act of 2022, which would significantly impact claims made pursuant to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Specifically, the bill would prohibit agreements that provide for predispute arbitration of such claims and also limit post-dispute arbitration unless certain conditions are satisfied. The bill would also ban discretionary clauses in ERISA plans, meaning that courts would use the de novo standard of review when adjudicating benefit denial claims (potentially leading to expensive and drawn-out claim processes and patchwork interpretations). The bill now heads to the House floor.
Taxing Employer Speech. With the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act stalled in the U.S. Congress, Democratic and Independent members of Congress are turning to the tax code to benefit big labor. The recently introduced No Tax Breaks for Union Busting Act (S. 4192) would prohibit employers from deducting business expenses that result in a complaint issued by the NLRB or that relate to so-called “captive audience meetings,” among other activities. The bill also would establish an Internal Revenue Service reporting requirement for “[a]ny employer who attempts to influence the employer’s employees with respect to labor organizations or labor organization activities….” Like the failed “persuader” rule, the bill is an attempt to discourage employers from speaking to employees about the pros and cons of unionization.
Davis-Bacon Reg. Proposal Advances. This week, the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) closed the public comment docket on its proposed changes to its Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) regulations. A number of the comments filed by national business organizations and trade associations focused on the unprecedented nature of the rule—that it would overturn settled decisional law and expand the scope of the DBA’s coverage to new types of construction-related activity and new industries—while failing to adequately address the DOL’s complicated wage determination process. The administration is likely hoping to issue the final regulations before the end of the calendar year.
Labor Secretary Seeks More Funding. Secretary of Labor Martin Walsh made the short trip to Capitol Hill this week to testify before the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies on the administration’s proposed fiscal year (FY) 2023 DOL budget. Secretary Walsh’s written testimony provides stakeholders with a glimpse of DOL’s current priorities:
- The administration is requesting more than $700 million (about $89 million more than current funding) “to help OSHA [the Occupational Safety and Health Administration] rebuild its rulemaking and enforcement capacity, expand its whistleblower protection program, and increase its outreach and compliance assistance. This investment will support OSHA’s efforts to double the number of inspectors by the end of President Biden’s first term.”
- “The FY 2023 Budget increases funding to the WHD by more than $56 million over the FY 2022 enacted level. This funding increase will enable WHD to hire, train, and equip enforcement staff to better protect essential workers by safeguarding their pay and recovering back wages, with particular emphasis on the workers most vulnerable to wage violations and exploitive labor conditions.”
- For the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), the administration is requesting about $39 million dollars above current funding levels “to fully enforce employment antidiscrimination requirements to ensure federal contracting consistent with America’s promise to all workers in America. Included in this increase is $3.2 million to enable OFCCP to meet the increased need for its services as a result of the BIL [Bipartisan Infrastructure Law]. This funding will allow OFCCP to build its capacity to remove systemic barriers that workers in underrepresented communities face to accessing good jobs in construction and other growth industries that the BIL will bolster.”
Funding for the federal government runs through September 2022, so expect these funding discussions to heat up towards the end of summer.
Notice of Public Meetings in 2022 for International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods
The PHMSA Office of Hazardous Material Safety (OHMS) will host public meetings in advance of three international meetings to allow the public to give input on current proposals being considered by the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCOE TDG) and the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP). These international meetings include:
- The 60th session of the UNSCOE TDG, scheduled for June 27 to July 6, 2022, in Geneva, Switzerland.
- The ICAO DGP Working Group 22, tentatively scheduled for November 21–25, in Montreal, Canada.
- The 61st session of the UNSCOE TDG, scheduled for November 28 to December 6, 2022, in Geneva, Switzerland.
Each of these public meetings will be held approximately two weeks before the corresponding international meeting. Specific information for each meeting, including date, time, conference call-in number, and details for advance registration will be posted when available on the PHMSA website under “Upcoming Events.” These meetings will be virtual, with concurrent in-person sessions possible, pending public health guidelines.
The Federal Register announcement can be found here: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2022-03-03/pdf/2022-04435.pdf utm_source=federalregister.gov&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=subscription+mailing+list
FEDERAL CREDENTIAL RECOGNITION – CALL TO ACTION – Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act
CALL TO ACTION – Representative Spanberger of Virginia’s 7th Congressional District has drafted legislation entitled, H.R. 2171, “Freedom To Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act.” This legislation expands the provisions of existing law with respect to the allowable uses of Section 529 education tuition accounts to include most expenses paid by the holders of private professional certifications. We need you to contact your House and Senate members to ask them to co-sponsor this legislation.
CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE
You can support this effort with your voice and message. Go here> https://ihmm.org/45-in-5-task-force/ and fill out your contact information where provided and help to pass H.R. 2171/S. 905.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SOCIETY
IHMM and HMS
The graphic to the left illustrates the relationship between IHMM and HMS. IHMM formed HMS to serve IHMM’s certificants. IHMM offers a variety of professional credentials and HMS creates education and training programs to serve the applicants and certificants of those credentials.
HMS Makes Finding Courses to Earn CMPs Easy
Every year more than 1,600 IHMM certificants have to recertify their credentials, evidenced their continuing commitment to improvement and learning to elevate their professional credential.
Earning Certification Maintenance Points [CMPs] is illustrated under Recertification of Your Credential, that includes the Recertification Claims Manual – Appendix A, that details all of the ways a certificant may earn CMPs > https://ihmm.org/recertification-claims/
Having mastered that manual, how does an IHMM certificant find courses to earn CMPs?
HMS has made that simple and easy.
- Go to https://hazmatsociety.org/education-training/
- Scroll down until you see a row of buttons…click on the CMPs button
The system will then generate all of the courses on the HMS E&T platform with IHMM CMPs already attached.
The next developments by the HMS E&T committee will refine available courses’ CMPs by individual credential!
HMS Certified Dangerous Goods Professional [CDGP] Exam Prep
The Columbia Southern University/HMS CDGP prep course is found here on the Hazardous Materials Society [HMS] education and training website > https://hazmatsociety.org/training/ce-1112-cdgp-exam-prep/2022-02-02/
The CSU CDGP exam prep course is delivered entirely online and may be initiated by any CDGP applicant at any time. The CDGP applicant has up to 10 weeks to complete the prep course, though an extension of the 10 weeks may be requested from CSU directly. The CSU CDGP exam prep course contains 8 modules covering the 4 principle texts involved in the CDGP exam, as follows:
- UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, and
- International Civil Aviation Organization’s Technical Instructions (ICAO TI), and
- International Air Transport Association’s Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR), and the
- International Maritime Organization’s Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code).
More information on the IHMM Certified Dangerous Goods Professional [CDGP] credential may be found here > https://ihmm.org/cdgp/
Applications for the 2022 HMS Scholarship Awards Now Open
The HMS scholarship award is given annually to undergraduate and graduate students whose academic program and research studies have the potential to address the most serious issues in handling hazardous materials, dangerous goods, environmental issues, health & safety challenges. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in accredited U.S. academic institutions.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD APPLICATIONS IS December 1, 2022. All submissions and associated materials must be submitted using the online form.
Scholarship Winners Will Be Announced at the HMS Annual Meeting.
For More Information, Visit > https://hazmatsociety.org/scholarship/
Donate to HMS
One of the most important projects of the Hazardous Materials Society is our Scholarship Program.
HMS wants to make it as easy as possible for those who cannot always afford to participate in pursuing certification, or keeping up with professional development, or attending great conferences and receiving outstanding training. HMS does not solicit contributions from the general public. HMS does ask IHMM’s certificants and their companies and our education and training vendors to consider a contribution.
Here, through your generosity, you can make a difference in promoting the ability of those who can afford it least to become participants in our communities of practice.
It’s never too late to make a difference, so don’t let this opportunity to make a difference pass you by. Please consider a tax-deductible donation of $250, $500 or what you can to help build HMS’s effort to help others in our communities of practice.
RCM&D Professional Liability Insurance
HMS is proud to have partnered with RCM&D to be able to offer an outstanding comprehensive professional liability insurance program to IHMM certificants. Here, you will find information about this important program offering Environmental Consultants and Engineers Professional Liability coverage. This coverage is intended to add protection for loss stemming from actual or alleged negligent acts, errors and omissions in performing professional services.
For more information see > https://hazmatsociety.org/professional-liability-insurance/
Member Benefits of Hazardous Materials Society
99% of IHMM certificants are aware of the Hazardous Materials Society, which we appreciate. IHMM established the Hazardous Materials Society in order to support and provide services to IHMM certificants.
Did You Know?
Your company’s membership dues for Associate Membership in the Hazardous Materials Society (HMS) are 100% tax-deductible and your participation directly supports scholarship and education/training opportunities for professionals working in hazmat and EHS. Joining as an Associate Member expresses your commitment and your company’s leadership in giving back to our professional community. Join today to claim your tax deduction for the 2020 tax year while expressing your company’s professional affiliation and accessing tools for your marketing and business development plans.
To learn more about what HMS is doing now and what they are planning for the future, please see the new Member Benefits page here.
In February of 2020, the World Health Organization’s director-general has declared a public health emergency of international concern over the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus. On March 13, 2020 President Trump declared a national emergency for the United States. IHMM and HMS’ first concern is with the safety and health of all of us; our staff and families, colleagues, certificants and members. We will update this page regularly as credible, authoritative information is available.
INFORMATION FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS, PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, AND LABORATORIES.
Vaccine Data Dashboard. We have a specific dashboard dedicated to state vaccination plans, updated daily. For each state, you’ll find:
Current distribution phase,
A brief overview of a state plan,
Current and future eligible populations, and
Links to state documentation.
A Collaborative Culture
There are 709 different conversations going on in the IHMM/HMS Collaboration platform this week.
A collaborative culture is important for every business but is especially important for our hazardous materials, dangerous goods, environment, health, and safety communities of practice. Do you have a problem you need to solve and want the opinions of your colleagues? This is where we come together to help each other.
IHMM credentialed professionals are at the top 1% of their professions and their reach is global. We are at the forefront of environmental protection, health, and safety and this is where collaborating with the best people in their fields, always willing to help one another, lessens the stress of our jobs, and where we strive as a team to make a difference of which we are proud.
We opened COLLABORATION to enable thousands of certificants and supporters to collaborate together. You can collaborate here.
Access to COLLABORATION is through the same username/password you use to access your MYIHMM account. Having a problem? Contact Jimmy Nguyen at [email protected]
Retiring? IHMM Invites You to Become an Emeritus
You may have decided, after a long and successful career, to retire from active daily duty. Congratulations. That doesn’t mean you have to completely disengage from your profession. IHMM is pleased to offer Emeritus status to all certificants who will no longer be actively engaged in their communities of practice but who still want to stay in touch. Please let us know when you’re approaching that decision and we will assist you in the credential transition.
Please contact Jim Drosdak at [email protected] and he’ll be happy to help you.
Columbia Southern University
The Hazardous Materials Society [HMS] is a partner of Columbia Southern University. Columbia Southern University is an online university based in Orange Beach, Alabama, that strives to change and improve lives through higher education by enabling students to maximize their professional and personal potential.
A subsidiary of Columbia Southern Education Group, CSU offers online degree programs at the associate, bachelor, master, doctorate or certificate levels in a multitude of areas such as occupational safety and health, fire administration, criminal justice, business administration, human resource management, health care administration and more. CSU also features undergraduate and graduate certificate programs to provide focused training in specialized areas for adult learners.
Click on the CSU graphic at left and learn more about the professional development and degree program opportunities at CSU.
IHMM CONFERENCES FOR 2022
IHMM will attend and support a number of conferences and trade shows throughout 2022, virtually as well as in-person as COVID issues allow. Below are some of the conferences IHMM will support in 2022.
Are there conferences you believe IHMM should attend that do not appear here? If so, let us know by sending an email to [email protected]
IHMM had a record number of applications in 2021 – 704. In 2021 IHMM delivered the largest number of examinations since 2016 – 477. IHMM has 975 students in the pipeline moving through applications and examinations. IHMM has 358 students taking examinations right now. IHMM has another 546 students headed to take examinations.
Are you seeing this business as a vendor of education and training services?
Contact IHMM Executive Director Eugene A. Guilford, Jr., CAE, at [email protected]
IHMM has a companion organization for which education and training programs are presented and delivered. The Hazardous Materials Society is IHMM’s Professional Association and HMS’ education and training website can be found here. These events are produced independently of IHMM, and their providers have no access to IHMM certification examinations or program information other than that which is publicly available.
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