While this year’s event will be different, once again our focus will be on educating EHS professionals. The virtual event will allow for interactions with our presenters and offer continuing education credits as in the past. With 24 sessions being offered over four afternoons, you’re sure to find important information that meets your needs.
For conference schedule information, check out the Environment 2020 Brochure.
We are also pleased to have a variety of Exhibitors showcasing their goods and services through sponsorships at various levels of support. We encourage you to visit our exhibitors here – Exhibitors and Sponsors.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact FET at 262-437-1700. We thank you for joining the Virtual Conference this year!
College & University Hazardous Materials Management Conference | October 6-30, 2020
The College and University Hazardous Materials Management Conference is the premier conference for College and University hazardous materials professionals. It provides an opportunity to network and share best practices on topics such as hazardous waste management, laboratory safety, emergency response, hazardous materials shipping, training techniques, and environmental management. The conference is held in a different location every year and is hosted by a member College or University. The annual conference includes pre and post-conference professional development courses, facility tours, technical sessions, pre-conference recreational activities, and conference networking events.
IHMM is a part of CUHMMC and its more than 175 colleges and universities around the nation that have a strong focus on hazardous materials curricula. The partnership between IHMM and CUHMMC will be important when IHMM’s Student CHMM pilot program is reviewed for expansion in March of 2021.
For more information.
IHMM presents this brief, four-question survey for you to fill out. This survey collects information on our services to certificants, so your feedback is important to serve you better.
Please go to this link >> https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IHMMSeptember
Creating Micro-Credentials at IHMM
The IHMM Board of Directors has established a Micro-Credential Task Force. This Task Force will explore opportunities to create and execute micro-credentials or endorsements to our fully accredited credentials. These endorsements or micro-credentials may be in specific areas such as environmental law or pandemics. That is for the Task Force to develop and recommend. 60% of IHMM credential holders are interested in this area, so now we begin to build a Task Force to make the idea real. You may volunteer here by providing your name, email, phone, and credential type.
IHMM credential holders are eligible to serve and IHMM will consider applications made here in the order in which they are received.
88% Of Users Benefited from the DGR During the Pandemic
In June, IATA partnered with Labelmaster and Hazardous Cargo Bulletin to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on organizations that handle or transport dangerous goods (DG) and the changes needed to their DG management operations moving forward.
The survey found the need for better remote training capabilities, upgraded technology, and more effective communication of data across the supply chain.
Here are the key takeaways that were found after analyzing the results:
• 88% of IATA DGR users said it helped them during the pandemic
• 25% of respondents claimed their state/country’s competent authority was not helpful
• The top challenges directly related to DG management were re-certification of employees (69%), training employees on regulations (68%) and changes in rules related to the pandemic (57%)
• The top supply chain management challenges were receiving goods on time (82%), receiving complete and timely information from partners (75%) and lack of carrier availability (73%)
IHMM is a Strategic Partner of IATA, and is pleased to pass along this information as well as how to obtain the 2021 DGR here.