IHMM Board of Directors Election Begins November 2, 2020
In accordance with the IHMM Bylaws and Elections Guidelines, the 2020 elections for positions open on the IHMM Board of Directors begin November 2, 2020, and runs through November 30, 2020.
For January 2021 we have two seats open, one for a CHMM and one for a non-credentialed Public Member, for which we solicited candidates every week from March through July.
The map at left shows RED states as states from which IHMM already has a Board member [2 from Maryland], and the BLUE states are the states from which we have candidates for next month’s election. One of the many things the IHMM Nominating Committee takes into account in selecting Nominees is geographic diversity. This year one candidate resides in Qatar.
Every IHMM certificant in good standing will receive a named and numbered ballot to ensure the security of the election and so each may only vote once. Look for your ballot on November 2, 2020, by email.
For the CHMM and Public Member Positions, We Have the Following Nominees.
|Robert E. DeHart||CHMM||Boone, NC|
|William M. Diesslin||CHMM||Ames, IA|
|Rick Huckfeld||CHMM||Richland, WA|
|David Onchagwa||CHMM||Doga, Qatar|
|Kermit Rader||Public||Philadelphia, PA|
|W. Morgan Hyson||Public||Washington, DC|
IHMM Credentials In Demand
What do bsi, Tetra Tech, US Ecology, ERM, CBRE, Google, SC Johnson, Duracell, Cardinal Health, and hundreds of other companies all across America have in common right now?
They are all hiring for senior leadership positions and either require or strongly prefer the candidates for these jobs to have a CHMM credential.
What do JLL, Vertellus, Alkem Laboratories, NeoGgenomics Laboratories, Great American Insurance Group, Flexsteel Industries, and hundreds of other companies all across America have in common?
They are all hiring for senior health & safety positions and either require or strongly prefer the candidates for these jobs to have a CSHM credential.
IHMM Training Records and Tracking CMPs for Recertification
Do you recognize these comments from IHMM’s recent survey?
- “Need a system to log and keep training records and accumulation of points. I asked ISHM and received no answer, I currently keep a spreadsheet of all training I attend.”
- “Provide a database where certification holders can routinely upload and keep track of their CMPs.”
IHMM uses the MyIHMM system to do those things and more.
We’re currently working on transitioning the CSHM & CSMP credentials to the MyIHMM points entry and scoring system.
To log in and see your MyIHMM account’s homepage go to MyIHMM on the IHMM website at https://ihmm.org/
A great way to get used to using your MyIHMM portal that you’ll use for all invoicing, payment, applications, recertification, and other activities is to review and update all your contact information as this is where IHMM looks when we need to contact you.
Most importantly make sure the following are up to date:
- Your Name
- Your preferred E-mail Address [and an alternate in case of unexpected change]
- Your Work Phone Number
- Your Cellular Phone Number
- Your other demographic information
- Your employer
If you have lost or forgotten your username and password, please contact Jimmy Nguyen at email@example.com and he will set you up with a new set.
We’ll be happy to give you a short tour of your MyIHMM account and answer any questions you may have.
Earning CMPs at IHMM to Recertify your Credential
IHMM took a survey through the weekly IHMM Today and want to know if you recognize these two comments about things you would like IHMM to do in the area of recertification:
- “I don’t know what the IHMM CMP standards are, so I can’t compare”
- “Wide variety of options to include in the recert process. Ability to certify both internal or external conferences or training opportunities to receive CMP’s.”
IHMM standards for earning CMPs are found in the RECERTIFICATION section of the IHMM website at https://ihmm.org/credentials/#recertification
Please see >> https://ihmm.org/recertification-claims/ from the site above. There are many many different ways you may earn CMPs, all presented in the document linked here.
As we pointed out earlier this week, you keep track of your CMPs by logging into your account at MYIHMM, found in the upper right-hand corner of the IHMM website. IHMM is also working out a transition plan for all CSHMs and CSMPs for their 5-year CMP requirements – so that the 30 or 20 points you were used to earning at ISHM will translate to the 200 you need with IHMM – so not to worry.
If you have any questions about recertification and using the MYIHMM system please contact Jimmy Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org ot James Drosdak at email@example.com
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.
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.