IHMM Today September 13, 2022

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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.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

IHMM Today is an online publication of the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM)

Other than content specifically provided by IHMM, articles contained in IHMM Today
are compiled from independent sources and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of IHMM.

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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, 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/.

Phone: 301-984-8969 | [email protected]

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 47 countries around the World.

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and let us know what you need and the right person will get right back with you.

IHMM At National Safety Council Congress & Expo

IHMM will attend the NSC Congress and Expo in San Diego September 19-21, 2022. Come visit us at Booth 1853.

The 2022 NSC Safety Congress & Expo will offer more than 125 educational opportunities including Professional Development Seminars, Keynotes and Technical Sessions. All designed to help you advance your career, earn up to 20 IHMM CMPs and provide new skills to help you perform your day-to-day job better.

See the program here.

September 19-21, 2022
San Diego, CA

IHMM Names Daniel S. Blankfeld Winner of the 2021 Excellence in EHS Management Award

Each year IHMM is proud to recognize the outstanding achievements and distinction of the CSHM, CSMP, or ASHM who has made a worthy contribution to the communities of practice and the profession. These honorees represent the very best in an uncompromising commitment to the health and safety of their workplaces and employees and, as such, represent the very best in IHMM’s environment, health and safety credentials.

The 2021 winner of the IHMM Excellence in EHS Management Award is Daniel S. Blankfeld, CSHM, CSMP, and Vice President of Safety at GIC Madison / CBG Building Company.

Dan serves on two IHMM committees as chairman, Ethics and Microcredential. He served previously on the ISHM board of directors as Vice Chair. Dan serves on the NFPA 241 Committee, previously chaired the DC metro ABC Safety Committee, and the DCMSA Safety Committee, served on the Montgomery County (MD) Volunteer Fire Rescue Association Board of Directors, and is an active professional member of the ASSP. Dan also currently serves as the Deputy Fire Chief of the Bethesda Fire Department.

Here is a recent interview on the Environmental Transformation Podcast with Sean Grady and Dan > https://youtu.be/wbquV4o0Lz4

Dan Blankfeld is a national leader in creating a culture of safety in the construction trades and is an articulate spokesperson for risk management and safe workplaces. Dan’s commitment to his communities of practice, the world of safety credentials at IHMM, and a stalwart contributor to the communities in which he lives.

Congratulations Dan and we look forward to being with you and presenting you with this prestigious award on Sunday, September 18, 2022, as the 2022 NSC Congress and Expo get underway.

IHMM Seeks New York Dept of Labor Recognition for the CSHM and CSMP

Institute of Hazardous Materials Management [IHMM] is working with the New York State Department of Labor concerning NYS Form SH 890 [4-15] and the references the form makes concerning certain ICR 59 Workplace Safety and Loss Prevention Safety Consultation certifications referenced in Section V, Section VI, and Section VIII of that document and throughout the rest of SH 890 [4-15]

Last week Anthony Dell’Isola, CSHM, succeeded in working with his State Senator Andrew S. Gounardes in writing to the New York State Commissioner of Labor advocating for a regulatory change in these workplace safety and loss prevention recognition requirements to include the IHMM CSHM.

Workplace safety and loss prevention consultants are highly specialized professionals who identify and work to reduce hazards at high-injury worksites by conducting inspections for businesses to recommend improvements to safety and health. Under Workers Compensation Law §134(1), all businesses with an annual payroll of more than $800,000 and with an experience rating exceeding 1.2 are required to complete workplace safety and loss prevention programs.

The current list of acceptable qualifications for these consultants includes the Certified Safety Professional credential as granted by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Certified Industrial Hygienist as granted by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene, Certified Safety Executive, Certified Safety Manager, or Certified Safety Specialist as granted by the World Safety Organization, or a combination of various other professional and educational experiences.

The Certified Safety and Health Manager credential offered by IHMM tests expertise across a range of topics including hazard analysis, accident investigation, safety audits, workers comp, product safety, environmental laws, labor relations, and more. It requires similar educational and experiential background of its applicants as other credentialing programs for workplace safety and loss prevention consultants and would thus be an appropriate addition to 12 CRR-NY 59-1.12. As the Department of Labor is already granted broad authority to update the qualifications for these consultants in Workers Compensation Law §134(10), all that is required for specialists such as Mr. Dell’Isola to make workplaces across our state safer for their employees is for you to administratively update your regulations to allow for this additional qualification.

IHMM thanks Anthony Dell’Isola, CSHM, for bringing this to our attention. Anthony has taken the IHMM material and shared it with his State Senator to get the process of amending NYDOL regulations underway. Good work Anthony! IHMM will keep everyone updated on the progress of this rulemaking.

IHMM-AHMP 45 in 5 Credential Recognition During Its First 18 Months

Mark Bruce and Gene Guilford launched 45 in 5 in January 2021, so about 18 months ago. The “45” was a target to add 45 states recognizing our credentials, as we had 5 at the time, and the “5” was for 5 years. How are we doing after the first 18 months?  Note: IHMM intends on engaging in this work on behalf of ALL of our credentials. 

Our progress is here > https://ihmm.org/credential-recognition/

After having Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Indiana, we added Nebraska, Colorado, Minnesota, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Ohio, California, and Georgia.  By the fall of 2021, the group wanted us to focus on federal agencies, so we embarked on some research to add to the 9 federal agencies that already recognized the CHMM.

The states highlighted in yellow in the map above are where we have legal research being conducted now. Last week IHMM began working with Alaska, Arizona, and Puerto Rico as well.

45 in 5 Project IHMM Credential Government Recognition

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Final Revision to the Risk Determination for PV29 Finds that PV29, as a Whole Chemical Substance, Presents an Unreasonable Risk to Human Health

On September 6, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of the final revision to the risk determination for the Colour Index Pigment Violet 29 (PV29) risk evaluation issued under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). 87 Fed. Reg. 54491. EPA states that the revision to the PV29 risk determination reflects its announced policy changes to ensure the public is protected from unreasonable risks from chemicals in a way that is supported by science and the law. EPA determined that PV29, as a whole chemical substance, presents an unreasonable risk of injury to health when evaluated under its conditions of use (COU). For more information, please read the full memorandum.   

Read more > https://www.lawbc.com/regulatory-developments/entry/final-revision-to-the-risk-determination-for-pv29-finds-that-pv29-as-a-whol

PHMSA Announced Regulatory Enforcement Discretion for Medical Waste Generated from Patients with Monkeypox

The agency announced an extension of the comment period for its proposal regarding the potential implantation of electronic hazard communication methods (shipping papers) in the future. The new deadline for comments is October 24th.  See all the details here.

The agency announced that it will exercise regulatory enforcement discretion for persons who offer for transportation waste generated from medical treatment of known or suspected monkeypox patients, and who are unable to obtain results via molecular assays or genetic sequencing of patient samples to confirm the clade of monkeypox virus for classification determination. The relief offered in this notice facilitates safe movement of medical waste to approved disposal facilities via motor vehicle for the purposes of protecting public health. See the extensive caveats and specific guidance information here.

PHMSA Extension of Time to Comment

PHMSA published an extension to the comment period for the Request for Information (RFI) on Electronic Hazard Communication Alternatives published July 11, 2022. PHMSA has identified electronic “hazard communication” to include shipping papers, train consists, dangerous goods manifests, notifications to the pilot in command, and emergency response information. In addition, they are including any administrative documents such as Approvals, DOT Special Permits and registrations.

Comments are now due to the docket by October 24, 2022.

Rule > https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2022-08-29/pdf/2022-18514.pdf

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Spring 2022 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.

Publication of the Spring 2022 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions represents a key component of the regulatory planning mechanism prescribed in Executive Order (“E.O.”) 12866, “Regulatory Planning and Review,” (58 FR 51735) and reaffirmed in E.O. 13563, “Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,” (76 FR 3821). The Regulatory Flexibility Act requires that agencies publish semiannual regulatory agendas in the Federal Register describing regulatory actions they are developing that may have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities (5 U.S.C. 602).

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EPA CSO Tools Published on Website

EPA has posted beta versions of three CSO tools that are intended to help communities with combined sewer overflows and permitting authorities with the planning and management of different aspects of CSO programs. Links to the tools can be found below:

  • Long-Term Control Plan (LTCP) Review Checklist: Checklist designed to help CSO permittees and NPDES authorities determine if LTCPs meet the requirements of the CWA and CSO Control Policy, and conform with EPA guidance on developing LTCPs.
  • Post-Construction Compliance Monitoring (PCCM) Checklist: Checklist designed to help CSO permittees and NPDES authorities develop and evaluate PCCM programs to meet the requirements of the CWA and CSO Control Policy, and conform with EPA guidance on PCCM.
  • Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Model for Small Communities: Planning tool for small CSO communities that want a reasonably simple approach for estimating a CSO occurrence, as well as treated or untreated CSO volume over a 24-hour period, and have limited resources to invest in more advanced CSO monitoring and modeling.

Each tool consists of an interactive spreadsheet, fact sheet or user guide, and two recorded trainings (with the third coming soon). These tools, which are currently in beta test versions, do not present new or changed requirements but rather attempt to help break down information in a more digestible and interactive fashion. EPA is requesting feedback via web form on how to further improve the utility of these tools in the future. Please submit your suggestions by December 31, 2022.

If you have any questions, contact Mohammed Billah at [email protected] or Kathryn Kazior at [email protected]

Environmental, Social, and
Governance Issues:
A Business Imperative

October 11, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (EDT)


Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) performance is more than an aspiration, and realizing it in real time is not easy. A well-designed ESG strategy can achieve meaningful improvements in corporate performance and provide real value to stakeholders through specific commitments to corporate responsibility. Any such approach, however, must be measurable, transparent, and accountable. Join experts from FTI Consulting, Christine DiBartolo and Ken Ditzel, and Lynn L. Bergeson, for a Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) sponsored webinar, “Environmental, Social, and Governance Issues: A Business Imperative.”

Topics Covered:

  • Undertaking an ESG assessment — conducting an assessment of supply chain realities is key to a successful ESG program;
  • Building an effective ESG program — learning the essential elements and how to use them will help to implement a well-designed ESG program; and
  • Building credible sustainability reporting systems — developing data-driven systems capable of delivering credible ESG disclosures takes careful analysis and planning and must be communicated clearly and effectively.

EPA Releases New Construction Inspection Training Course for CGP Operators

Construction site operators permitted under EPA’s 2022 Construction General Permit (CGP) are required to ensure that any individual conducting site inspections is a “qualified person.” The 2022 CGP includes new requirements for qualified persons that apply to all sites that receive permit coverage on or after February 17, 2023. After this date, an individual may be considered a qualified person only if they:

  1. Complete EPA’s construction inspector training course and pass the exam, or
  2. Hold a current valid construction inspection certification or license from a program that, at a minimum, covers principles and practices of erosion control and pollution prevention practices at construction sites; proper installation and maintenance of erosion and sediment controls and pollution prevention practices used at construction sites; and performance of inspections, including the proper completion of required reports and documentation.

EPA’s construction inspection training course and exam are now available for use by any interested individual. The course is available at https://www.epa.gov/npdes/construction-inspection-training-course. Although the 2022 CGP’s new training requirements do not take effect until February 17, 2023, interested individuals are welcome to complete the EPA course any time prior to that date. The training is provided at no cost to the public.

If an individual completes the EPA course and passes the exam, that person will be considered qualified to conduct inspections under Part 4 of the 2022 CGP, and will be provided with documentation showing their successful completion of the EPA course. The course is being provided in both English and Spanish; the Spanish language version will be available in late 2022.

For any questions related to this announcement, please contact [email protected].

IHMM Launches Scholarship Program

IHMM is pleased to announce the launch of the  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.

The 2022 deadline for submitting applications to the IHMM Scholarship Committee is October 15, 2022!

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.

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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.


#1 – Recertification Video
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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.


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.

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 Margaret Toscano at [email protected] and she’ll be happy to help you.

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Beltway Buzz – Ogletree & Deakins

Congress Is Back. Summer break is over, and like the many children who have recently returned to school, our congressional lawmakers returned to Washington, D.C., this week to kick off a four-week stint before they leave to campaign ahead of the November elections. Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate hope to register some last-minute legislative victories during this period and gather momentum for the campaign trail, recognizing that unified Democratic control of Congress might not carry over into 2023. During the next few weeks, Congress will likely focus on judicial branch confirmations, federal government funding (a likely continuing resolution will extend the deadline to sometime in December), military spending, and prescription drug pricing, among other issues.

Senate to Vote on Respect for Marriage Act? In addition to the aforementioned priorities, Senate Democrats are moving closer to a floor vote on the Respect for Marriage Act (H.R. 8404), which would, among other things, codify protections for same-sex marriage rights. The House passed the bill in July 2022 by a vote of 267–157, with 47 Republicans voting in favor of it. Proponents of the legislation need ten Republican senators to support their effort to defeat the legislative filibuster. If the act does not pass during this session of Congress, it will have to be reintroduced in the 118th Congress, and its proponents will have to start the legislative process from scratch. The Buzz will be monitoring the process as it unfolds.

NLRB Proposes New Joint-Employer Rule. On September 7, 2022, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled “Standard for Determining Joint-Employer Status.” The proposal is the latest salvo in the nearly decade-long policy battle over the test for determining when multiple employers are “joint employers” of certain employees. In this latest effort, the Board proposes rescinding the 2020 joint employer rule and replacing it with a standard—very similar to 2015’s Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI) test—that would find joint employment “with evidence of indirect and reserved forms of control, so long as those forms of control bear on employees’ essential terms and conditions of employment.” Mark Kisicki has the details.

Members John F. Ring and Marvin E. Kaplan dissented from the majority’s decision to engage in rulemaking, arguing that there was “no valid justification” for overturning the 2020 rule, particularly since it had not been applied in a single case. Their dissent also criticized the proposed rule for its lack of clear guidance, which could create uncertainty for the regulated community. Substantively, Ring and Kaplan argued that the proposed rule “would not merely return the Board to the BFI standard but would implement a standard considerably more extreme than BFI” because it would “make[] a never-exercised contractual reservation of right to control, or indirect control of or influence over a single term or condition of employment deemed ‘essential,’ determinative of joint-employer status.” (Emphasis in original.) Comments on the proposed rule are due by November 7, 2022, and reply comments are due by November 21, 2022.

NLRB Restricts Workplace Dress Codes. Speaking of the NLRB, last week the Board issued a 3–2 decision that restricts employers’ ability to enforce workplace dress codes. The case involved an area of a car manufacturing facility in which employees were required to wear black company-branded shirts, as well as black cotton pants with no buttons, rivets, or exposed zippers. The purpose of the uniform was to prevent damage to the cars during production and to help distinguish among different groups of employees. While the employer permitted employees to display union insignias on stickers worn on their shirts, it did not allow employees to wear union shirts.

The Board ruled that this practice was unlawful, holding that “when an employer interferes in any way with its employees’ right to display union insignia, the employer must prove special circumstances that justify its interference.” (Emphasis in original.) While dissenting members Ring and Kaplan agreed that “displaying union insignia in the workplace is an important way employees exercise their rights under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act,” they argued that the majority decision “effectively nullifies the legitimate interests served by employer dress codes by requiring that employees be permitted to disregard the dress code whenever they wish to substitute an item of union apparel, unless special circumstances are shown.” The dissent continued, “In other words, an employer’s right to maintain a dress code and insist on compliance with it is now the exception, not the rule—and even the exception may prove illusory.”



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.

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 356 CHMM applicants IHMM had on May 31, 2022, all 356 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 356 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.

  1. Go to https://hazmatsociety.org/education-training/
  2. 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.

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A Collaborative Culture

There are 776 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]

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 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]

National Safety Council Congress & Expo

September 19-21, 2022
San Diego, CA

2022 FET Environmental Conference

October 25-27, 2022
Pewaukee, WI


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.

DateEventEvent ProducerLocation
DailyCHMM Exam Prep CourseInstitute of Safety & Systems Management


DailyCE 1112- IHMM CDGP Exam Prep (online) Columbia Southern University


DailyCE 1102- Industrial Hygiene for Safety Professionals (online) Columbia Southern University


DailyCE 1105: Maritime Hazardous Materials Inventory Columbia Southern University


DailyCE 1106: Coronavirus Facts: Understanding the CoronavirusColumbia Southern University


DailyCE 1107: Coronavirus Prevention & Control: Strategies for EmployeesColumbia Southern University


DailyCE 1108: Coronavirus Prevention: Strategies for ManagersColumbia Southern University


DailyCE 1109: Coronavirus Prevention & Control: Train the TrainerColumbia Southern University


DailyDOT NON-Bulk Training Compliance Associates


DailyWebinar IATA Dangerous Goods Training Compliance Associates


DailyWebinar DOT Bulk Tank Truck Training Compliance Associates


DailyOnsite DOT Bulk Tank Truck Training Compliance Associates


DailyOnline DOT Bulk Railcar TrainingCompliance Associates


DailyOSHA 30 Construction (Online) ClickSafety


DailyHAZWOPER 2021 Refresher (Online) ClickSafety


DailyHAZWOPER 40-Hour All Industries (Online) ClickSafety


DailyHAZWOPER 24-Hour All Industries (Online) ClickSafety


DailyHazmat General, Safety and Security Awareness Online Training Course Chemtrec


DailyIATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for Operations Chemtrec


Daily8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Course Hazmat School


DailyDOT Hazmat Employee with Packaging Course Hazmat School


DailyRCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Online Training Course Hazmat School


DailyOSHA Asbestos Awareness TrainingHazmat School


Daily49 CFR TrainingChemtrec


DailyIATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for Operations PersonnelChemtrec


DailyCHMM Online Review Bowen


DailyOnsite Lithium Battery TrainingCompliance Associates


DailyOnsite ADR TrainingCompliance Associates


DailyWebinar ADR TrainingCompliance Associates


DailyWebinar TDG TrainingCompliance Associates


DailyOSHA Confined Space Operations TrainingHazmat School




DailyIATA/IMDG Certification TrainingDGI


DailyDangerous Goods Shipping Private WebinarDGI


DailyCSHM Exam Prep CourseVubiz


DailyGround Transportation for CarriersChemtrec


DailyOSHA Hazard Communications StandardChemtrec


DailyDefensive Driver Training CourseHazmat School


DailyOnline 2-Hour OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen TrainingHazmat School


DailyOnline Heat Illness Prevention TrainingHazmat School


DailyOnline OSHA 24-Hour HAZWOPER Training CourseHazmat School


DailyEmergency Response Planning – On-Demand WebinarBowen EHS


DailyEHS Training Self-Paced PDCBowen EHS


DailyDangerous Goods Regulations [DGR] Initial Category 6IATA


Sept 14-15, 2022


PTP Consulting           ONLINE
Sept 15, 2022

HazComm Best Management Practices Webinar

FET           ONLINE
Sept 20, 2022Basics of Compliance AuditsFET           Appleton, WI
October 18-20, 2022Online CHMM Review CourseASHMM           ONLINE
October 25, 2022DOT HazMat TrainingFET           Pewaukee, WI
October 25, 2022RMP Updated Requirements for FacilitiesFET           Pewaukee, WI
October 25, 2022Environment, Health & Safety PrimerFET           Pewaukee, WI


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