You’ve learned some special skills while serving our country. As you consider your options after the service, now is the time to consider a private certification that respects your skills and sends a strong signal to private sector employers about the skills you have and how those skills translate into civilian life.IHMM participates in the military service branch’s Credential Online [COOL] program to help you. Check these DoD sites for your branch and how we can work with you to make the very most of your transition to civilian life. Visit these sites for more information that benefits You. You earned it.
If you require any assistance from IHMM please contact James E. Drosdak [USAF] at email@example.com
Maximum Class Size: 10 – WHEN WE REACH 10 REGISTRATIONS WILL SHUT DOWN
We are not allowed to accept registrations from government employees. We can accept registrations from government contractors and everyone else other than government employees.
ALL registrants must disclose their employer’s name.
ALL registrants must either be hazmat employees or hazmat employees working for a hazmat employer. Both are defined below.
In accordance with Montgomery County, Maryland COVID-19 guidelines, we will ensure appropriate social distancing in the classroom as well as require every attendee to wear face-covering while attending the class. We will provide hand sanitizer. The classroom will be cleaned each evening before re-entering the classroom the next day. Everyone will be asked about any symptoms associated with COVID-19 and if symptoms are evident then the attendee will not be allowed to attend.
You are invited to attend the IHMM Training at the 2020 Global EnviroSummit in Charlotte, NC from September 1-3rd. There are 75 speakers from 6 different continents that are addressing the “Accelerating Trends and Advancing Technologies” in our industry from around the globe.
This will be a “hybrid conference” with both in-person and virtual registration options and it includes 10 different breakout sessions on a range of topics, but our training will focus on the Value of IHMM Credentials. Each virtual breakout session is $49 to attend.
The international speakers from Europe, Asia, Middle East, Australia, Africa, and South America will be streaming on YouTube at 8:15 am EST on September 2nd and there is NO CHARGE for you to register. REGISTER TODAY!
IHMM has presentations on Day 3, September 3rd, on how
We prepare and train professionals to acquire their credentials,
We use advancing technologies to resolve environmental challenges,
We prepare global dangerous goods transportation professionals, and
We work with the government in the United States.
Among our presenters are Robert A. West, former IHMM Chair and current HMS Chair, Rich Cartwright of Clicksafety/SPAN and IHMM Fellow, and Gene Sanders of W.E. Train Consulting. The presentations are followed by a panel discussion moderated by Aaron Stern, with US Geological Survey (USG); joined by Richie Spangler, current IHMM Chair; Sean Grady with GHD; Atanu Das, with MSDSWriter.
New Handbook Helps SMEs Create Safe and Healthy Workplaces
Health and safety at work not only saves lives, it is essential to effective business performance. ISO 45001 is the first and only International Standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S) management, a result of agreed good practice from around the world. A new handbook has just been published to help small organizations get the most out of it.
Decent work is safe work, says the International Labour Organization, and few would disagree. Yet still, some 2.78 million people die from occupational-related accidents or diseases every year. Add to those hundreds of millions of non-fatal accidents and health conditions and it is clear that the cost to society and the economy is significant.
ISO 45001, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, aims to improve those statistics by providing an agreed framework to reduce workplace risks, enhance health, increase safety and promote well-being at work.
A new handbook, published jointly by ISO and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, provides additional guidance specifically to small organizations on the implementation of ISO 45001.
Prepared by the group of experts who developed the standard, ISO 45001:2018 – Occupational health and safety management systems – A practical guide for small organizations gives an overview of the requirements of ISO 45001 and outlines ways in which small organizations can establish an OH&S management system, taking into account their particular challenges and needs.
The benefits of such a system are many, including reduced risk of work-related ill-health and injury, greater protection for people who work with or for the organization, a more positive company culture, and an improved reputation amongst clients, suppliers and the community.
ISO 45001:2018 – Occupational health and safety management systems – A practical guide for small organizations can be purchased from your national ISO member or the ISO Store. IHMM is a member of ASSP and participates in the development of this important document.
The COVID-19 Vaccine: Now Is Time for Employers to Plan for Whether They Can, and Should, Require Employees to Be Vaccinated
A Gallup survey released earlier this month indicates that more than one in three Americans, specifically 35 percent, intend to decline to have any COVID-19 vaccine that ultimately is approved by the FDA — even if offered free of cost. That high percentage appears to be based upon the influence of the anti-vaxxer movement, as well as concerns about the fact that the vaccine may have been “fast-tracked” for approval and will be brand new and, therefore, lack a long track record of safe use.
A major concern with this large percentage of Americans who intend to forgo the vaccine is, according to experts like Dr. Anthony Fauci, that the effectiveness rate of any vaccine is likely to be something materially below 100 percent. For instance, according to the CDC, the annual flu vaccine is typically somewhere between 40 and 60 percent effective. Therefore, those individuals rejecting the COVID-19 vaccine will increase the risk even for those who get the vaccine — given the fact that no one will be completely protected.
Start saving money today on your auto and home insurance! HMS has joined Aetna, Meritain Health, and National General to offer small businesses the power of buying as a large business. This is where you could save money versus buying health insurance in the regular commercial market.
Here are some key features of our HMS member’s program:
Exclusive discounts on group medical plans and voluntary benefits for groups of 2+ employees
The types of discounts that only used to be available for large companies now being created for small to medium companies.
Opportunities to receive premium refunds based on the performance of your group
Telemedicine Benefit program included
Wellness programs and services designed to help improve employee health, productivity and retention
Leverage the numbers of IHMM/HMS members to create lower costs for you
A Collaborative Culture
There are 201 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. 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> https://community.ihmm.org/home
HMS Education and Training
Hazardous Materials Society now has 13,855 education and training programs on its website https://hazmatsociety.org/education-training/ with more coming every week. Certificants will note that most of these programs carry a CMP value, making it easier to know in advance what to expect.
This is the center of education and training for IHMM certificants and prospective certificants. Among these more than 13.000 programs are webinars delivered online and virtually all carry IHMM CMPs values with them for your annual / 5-year CMP planning. SEE: https://hazmatsociety.org/education-training/
Coronavirus Prevention & Control: Strategies for Employees
This course covers coronavirus related hazards at the intermediate level. Material covered includes information on workplace hazards ranging from those encountered by general workers to individuals who are required to work in environments that include individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. Students will learn to identify potential exposures in the workplace; identify the proper risk category for work activities; choose appropriate engineering controls for different risk categories; identify appropriate administrative controls for each risk category; select effective personal protective equipment for identified risk categories; and explore proper cleaning and disinfecting procedures for the workplace.
Coronavirus Prevention & Control: Strategies for Managers
This course covers coronavirus related hazards at the advanced level. The material covered will include information on assessing levels of risk in the workplace, identifying industries that have a high risk of COVID-19 exposure, and an in-depth presentation of virus control methods. Consideration will be given to applying safety management system approaches and identifying safety and health regulations that apply to COVID-19 exposure control.
This course is only available online and students may enroll in the course at any time. A Certificate of Completion and 2.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded upon successful completion of this course.
CE 1106- Coronavirus Facts: Understanding the Coronavirus
This course covers basic information on coronavirus-related hazards and how proper cleaning and disinfecting procedures at home or in the workplace may protect against COVID-19. This course will cover facts about COVID-19 and risks related to the virus. The material will guide users through proper cleaning and disinfecting techniques that prevent the transmission of COVID-19 within the home and workplace.
This course is only available online and students may enroll in the course at any time. A Certificate of Completion and 1.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded upon successful completion of this course.
COVID-19: Sampling Approaches for Healthy Buildings – Free Webinar
Golder’s EHS Professionals will discuss the various sampling approaches to keeping your buildings healthy in the midst of COVID-19.
Speakers: Adelmarie Bones, Senior Industrial Hygienist Dave Ayriss, Senior Occupational Hygienist and Associate Jason McGonigle, EHS Senior Practice Leader and Principal Moderator – Andreas Wagner, Principal and Practice Leader
Learning Objectives: • Types of sampling available – what is out there, what are the approaches? • Advantages and disadvantages of each sampling technique • How to interpret the data • Limitations of each sampling approach • Other approaches to consider
OSHA National Safety Stand-Down – September 14-18, 2020
Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 320 of the 1,008 construction fatalities recorded in 2018 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.
Learn more about how you can participate in the OSHA National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction by going here.
National Safety Council’s Virtual Green Cross for Safety Awards
The OSHA final rule (https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-08-31/pdf/2020-18017.pdf ) was published on August 31st and amends the existing construction and shipyard standards for occupational exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds to clarify certain provisions and simplify or improve compliance. These changes are designed to accomplish three goals: to more appropriately tailor the requirements of the construction and shipyards standards to the particular exposures in these industries in light of partial overlap between the beryllium standards’ requirements and other OSHA standards; to aid compliance and enforcement across the beryllium standards by avoiding inconsistency, where appropriate, between the shipyards and construction standards and recent revisions to the general industry standard; and to clarify certain requirements with respect to materials containing only trace amounts of beryllium. To give the agency time to finalize a new proposal with these more limited changes to the construction and shipyards standards, the final rule delayed thecompliance dates for all ancillary provisions of these standards until September 30, 2020. The final rule did not impact the PEL or STEL, which OSHA has been enforcing since May 11, 2018. This final rule does not affect the general industry beryllium standard.
CHEMTREC’s Online Hazmat Training Meets U.S. DOT Training Requirements!
CHEMTREC, the world’s leader in hazmat emergency response, can help keep your company safe and compliant with its self-paced online hazmat training courses. Available training includes 49 CFR, Hazmat General, Safety and Security Awareness, IATA, and Lithium Battery Shipping. Sign up today!
IHMM EVENTS CALENDAR
IHMM NOW HAS A COMPANION ORGANIZATION FOR WHICH EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS ARE PRESENTED AND DELIVERED. THE CALENDAR IN THIS SPACE FROM THE IHMM WEBSITE IS BEING REPLACED BY THE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SOCIETY WEBSITE AND THE EDUCATION AND TRAINING SECTION FOUND HERE: https://hazmatsociety.org/education-training/