IHMM Today September 20, 2022

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IHMM In-Person or Remotely Proctored Exams

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 20, 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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IHMM Wins Continued ANSI/ANAB Accreditation for the CHMM, CHMP, and CDGP scopes under ISO/IEC 17024:2012

The Institute of Hazardous Materials Management [IHMM] is pleased to announce that ANAB/ANSI National Accreditation Board has awarded accreditation to IHMM’s Certified Hazardous Materials ManagerⓇ[CHMMⓇ], Certified Hazardous Materials PractitionerⓇ[CHMPⓇ], and Certified Dangerous Good ProfessionalⓇ [CDGPⓇ] credentials.

The official letter from ANAB/ANSI is here.

ANAB accreditation programs are driven by national and international recognitions as well as industry and scheme recognitions. ANAB participates in international and regional arrangements for multilateral recognition aimed at facilitating global market opportunities by building worldwide reliability of conformity assessment activities, thus saving time and money for ANAB clients. Federal, state, and local authorities rely on ANAB accreditation to demonstrate value and assure competency for important public priorities. Many conformity assessment scheme owners rely on ANAB accreditation to foster consumer confidence. ISO/IEC 17024:2012 contains principles and requirements for a body certifying persons against specific requirements and includes the development and maintenance of a certification scheme for persons.

Winning continued ANAB/ANSI accreditation marks IHMM’s continued adherence to excellence in bringing credentials of extraordinary strength and quality to the general public, government, and our existing holders of those credentials.

In 2023 IHMM looks forward to applying for ANAB/ANSI accreditation for the Certified Safety and Health ManagerⓇ[CSHMⓇ] and Certified Safety Management PractitionerⓇ[CSMPⓇ] credentials.

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 Board Chair Richie Spangler, CDGP, CHMM [left] presents the IHMM Excellence in EHS Management to Daniel S. Blankfeld, CSHM, CSMP

Pictured left to right: Robin Spencer, CHMM, William Diesslin, CHMM, Melissa A. Hamer, CHMM, Dan Blankfeld, CSHM, CSMP, Richie Spangler, CDGP, CHMM, and Jan Rosenberg, CSHM

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 enjoyed dinner  and presenting you with this prestigious award on Sunday, September 18, 2022, as the 2022 NSC Congress and Expo got  underway.

University of Central Missouri Joins the IHMM Student CHMM Program

The IHMM Student CHMM Committee, chaired by Peter F. Downing, CHMM, is pleased to announce that the University of Central Missouri has been approved to join the IHMM Student CHMM Program.

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. IHMM further underscores its support for student certificants by underwriting the $32,000 IHMM Scholarship program, also seen here > https://ihmm.org/scholarship/

The Student CHMM Committee oversees the 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 welcomes the University of Central Missouri and looks forward to working with the university and its students on their journey in the hazardous materials management community of practice!

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 Webinar on IHMM Credential Government Recognition

Wednesday, October 05, 2022 – 12:00 pm to Wednesday, October 05, 2022 – 1:30 pm

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Harmonizing with IAEA Standards

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is proposing to amend its regulations for the packaging and transportation of radioactive material to match the standards of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Relatedly, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is proposing to adopt changes to the IAEA standards and to amend internal regulatory review processes to update, clarify, correct, or streamline certain requirements applicable to the transportation of Class 7 (radioactive) materials. Comments due November 28 and December 12, respectively.

Read more > https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/09/12/2022-18520/harmonization-of-transportation-safety-requirements-with-iaea-standards

EPA’s Industrial Stormwater Sector-Specific Fact Sheet Stakeholder Meetings

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting a series of public meetings in Fall 2022 to inform updates to EPA’s industrial stormwater fact sheet series. Last updated in 2006, EPA developed a fact sheet to provide guidance to each of the 29 industrial sectors covered under the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP), which authorizes stormwater discharges from industrial activity in areas where EPA is the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting authority. Each fact sheet describes the types of facilities included in the sector, typical pollutants associated with the sector, and types of stormwater control measures used to minimize the discharge of the pollutants. These resources are an important part of EPA’s industrial stormwater program to assist facilities in managing their stormwater discharges. The industrial stormwater fact sheet series is used by a variety of other stakeholders, including facilities covered under state industrial stormwater permits and other industry groups.

Since industries and stormwater control measures may evolve over time, EPA is undertaking an effort to review and update the fact sheets. In January 2022, the Agency published a Federal Register Notice seeking written comments on the fact sheets. EPA received many valuable comments, as well as input that highlighted areas in need of further clarification and interest in continuing the dialogue with EPA on these resources. In response to this request, the Agency will be hosting a series of public meetings focused on certain industrial sectors to hear more about stakeholders’ individual real-life experiences with industrial stormwater management. Through these meetings, EPA would also like to engage those stakeholders who may not have had the chance to submit comments to attend and share their thoughts.

 EPA is particularly focused on hearing stakeholder’s input on: common activities, pollutant sources, and associated pollutants at facilities in these sectors; and stormwater control measures or best management practices, including source control and good housekeeping/pollution prevention measures for potential pollutant sources at facilities in the sector.

 A personal invitation from EPA’s industrial stormwater permit writers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7NinMa1hB8

Fall 2022 Industrial Stormwater Fact Sheet Meetings:

  • Air Transportation (Sector S) Stakeholder Meeting
  • October 5, 2022, 1pm-2:30pm EDT
  • Register
  • Timber Products (Sector A) Stakeholder Meeting
  • October 26, 2022, 1pm-2:30pm EDT
  • Register
  • Water Transportation and Ship and Boat Building and Repair Yards (Sectors Q & R) Stakeholder Meeting
  • November 2, 2022, 1pm-2:30pm EDT
  • Register
  • Rubber, Miscellaneous Plastics, and Miscellaneous Manufacturing (Sector Y) Stakeholder Meeting
  • November 9, 2022, 1pm-2:30pm EST
  • Register

Please register and join the discussion! Attendance at each one of these meetings is worth 1.5 IHMM CMPs

US EPA rejects TSCA petition seeking to limit greenhouse gas emissions

The US EPA has denied a TSCA citizen petition requesting it to use its authority under federal chemicals legislation to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The decision represents the tenth time the agency has rejected a TSCA section 21 petition in response to the 11 it has received since the law was amended in 2016, suggesting that it will continue to set a high bar for granting those requests.

“Although EPA shares the petitioners’ concerns regarding the threat posed by climate change, the agency found that the petition was insufficiently specific and failed to establish that it is necessary to issue a rule under TSCA section 6,” chemicals office head Michal Freedhoff said in a 14 September letter denying the request.

Read more > https://chemicalwatch.com/566628/us-epa-rejects-tsca-petition-seeking-to-limit-greenhouse-gas-emissions

Chemical Watch

EPA updates Superfund National Priorities list

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adding five sites to the Superfund National Priorities List. It is also proposing to add another two where releases of contamination pose significant human health and environmental risk.

“All people in this country, no matter the color of their skin, their ZIP code or income, deserve to live in communities free from harmful pollutants and contaminated lands,” says EPA Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe. “By adding sites to the Superfund National Priorities List, we are accelerating cleanups and working to ensure that more people living near the nation’s most serious uncontrolled or abandoned releases of contamination have the health and environmental protections they deserve.”

The Superfund National Priorities List includes the nation’s most serious uncontrolled or abandoned releases of contamination. The list serves as the basis for prioritizing EPA Superfund cleanup funding and enforcement actions. Only releases at nonfederal sites included on the Superfund National Priorities List are eligible to receive federal funding for long-term, permanent cleanup. Cleanup at federal facilities is funded by the lead federal agency responsible for the site.

The EPA says thousands of contaminated sites, from landfills and processing plants to manufacturing facilities exist nationally due to hazardous waste being dumped, left out in the open or otherwise improperly managed. President Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure law will accelerate the EPA’s work to help communities clean these contaminated sites with a $3.5 billion investment in the Superfund Remedial Program and reinstates the Superfund chemical excise taxes.

The EPA is adding the following sites to the Superfund National Priorities List:

  • Lower Hackensack River, Bergen and Hudson counties, New Jersey;
  • Brillo Landfill, Victory, New York;
  • Ochoa Fertilizer Co., Guánica, Puerto Rico;
  • Georgetown North Groundwater, Georgetown, Delaware; and
  • Highway 3 PCE, Le Mars, Iowa

The EPA is proposing to add the following sites to the Superfund National Priorities List:

  • East Basin Road Groundwater, New Castle, Delaware; and
  • PCE Carriage Cleaners, Bellevue, Nebraska

-Waste Today

See > https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-proposes-designating-certain-pfas-chemicals-hazardous-substances-under-superfund

64th Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations – Changes

The 64th edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations incorporates all amendments made by the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel in developing the content of the 2023–2024 edition of the ICAO Technical Instructions as well as changes adopted by the IATA Dangerous Goods Board. The following list is intended to assist the user to identify the main changes introduced in this edition and must not be considered an exhaustive listing. The changes have been prefaced by the section or subsection in which the change occurs. Record of Addendum. Notes have been added to the record of addendum table to clarify that the date entered in the table should be the date that the addendum changes were incorporated into the copy of the DGR and the name entered is that of the person who incorporated those changes.

Read More >  https://ihmm.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/DGR_64_EN_Significant_Changes.pdf

Purchased from IATA > https://www.iata.org/en/publications/dgr/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=APCS-Publications-search-B&utm_content=DG-Brand

US Department of Labor announces changes to OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program to strengthen enforcement, improve compliance

To strengthen enforcement and improve compliance with workplace safety standards and reduce worker injuries and illnesses, the U.S. Department of Labor is expanding the criteria for placement in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program.

The new criteria include violations of all hazards and OSHA standards and will continue to focus on repeat offenders in all industries. Previously, an employer could be in the program for failing to meet a limited number of standards. The changes will broaden the program’s scope with the possibility that additional industries will fall within its parameters.

Since 2010, the Severe Violator Enforcement Program has focused on enforcement and inspection resources on employers who either willfully or repeatedly violate federal health and safety laws or demonstrate a refusal to correct previous violations. In addition to being included on a public list of the nation’s severe violators, employers are subject to follow-up inspections.

Read More > https://blog.dol.gov/2022/09/15/holding-employers-accountable-for-severe-safety-and-health-violations

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

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)

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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.

IHMM RECENT NEWS

#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.

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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Congress Intent on Passing Stopgap Government Funding Bill

House and Senate leaders are working to pass a short-term funding patch to keep government agencies open past Sept. 30, when current funding expires.

While a government shutdown appears unlikely, Senate leaders are still working to build support for including energy permitting reforms in the continuing resolution to fund the government, likely into mid-December. The energy permitting provisions are part of a promise Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) made to secure Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) support for the big reconciliation package. Manchin and other centrist Democrats are concerned about new climate and infrastructure projects getting held up by red tape.

A group of House progressives, led by Natural Resources Chair Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), oppose the Schumer-Manchin deal and want to separate the energy permitting provisions from the must-pass CR.

“I think more time to negotiate is a good thing,” Grijalva told POLITICO. “You avoid the drama. You avoid the pressure that members are going to be under. You avoid splitting our caucus. And you avoid a messy situation before the midterms.”

The White House has also requested about $47 billion in emergency funds for COVID-19 and monkeypox, as well as Ukraine-related aid. Republican leaders have said they would prefer to see the CR as “clean” as possible, without additional spending.

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.

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.

As an IHMM certificant, you pay no dues to take advantage of IHMM’s Foundation at HMS. We do appreciate IHMM’s certificants encouraging their companies to contribute.

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 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]

2022 FET Environmental Conference

October 25-27, 2022
Pewaukee, WI

IHMM CONFERENCES FOR 2023

IHMM will attend and support a number of conferences and trade shows throughout 2023, virtually as well as in-person as resources allow. Below are some of the conferences IHMM will support in 2023.

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]

Ohio Safety Congress and Expo

Greater Columbus Convention Center

March 8-10, 2023

HMS EVENTS CALENDAR

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

Online

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

Online

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

Online

DailyCE 1105: Maritime Hazardous Materials Inventory Columbia Southern University

Online

DailyCE 1106: Coronavirus Facts: Understanding the CoronavirusColumbia Southern University

Online

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

Online

DailyCE 1108: Coronavirus Prevention: Strategies for ManagersColumbia Southern University

Online

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

Online

DailyDOT NON-Bulk Training Compliance Associates

Online

DailyWebinar IATA Dangerous Goods Training Compliance Associates

Online

DailyWebinar DOT Bulk Tank Truck Training Compliance Associates

Online

DailyOnsite DOT Bulk Tank Truck Training Compliance Associates

Online

DailyOnline DOT Bulk Railcar TrainingCompliance Associates

Online

DailyOSHA 30 Construction (Online) ClickSafety

Online

DailyHAZWOPER 2021 Refresher (Online) ClickSafety

Online

DailyHAZWOPER 40-Hour All Industries (Online) ClickSafety

Online

DailyHAZWOPER 24-Hour All Industries (Online) ClickSafety

Online

DailyHazmat General, Safety and Security Awareness Online Training Course Chemtrec

Online

DailyIATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for Operations Chemtrec

Online

Daily8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Course Hazmat School

Online

DailyDOT Hazmat Employee with Packaging Course Hazmat School

Online

DailyRCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Online Training Course Hazmat School

Online

DailyOSHA Asbestos Awareness TrainingHazmat School

Online

Daily49 CFR TrainingChemtrec

Online

DailyIATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for Operations PersonnelChemtrec

Online

DailyCHMM Online Review Bowen

Online

DailyOnsite Lithium Battery TrainingCompliance Associates

Online

DailyOnsite ADR TrainingCompliance Associates

Online

DailyWebinar ADR TrainingCompliance Associates

Online

DailyWebinar TDG TrainingCompliance Associates

Online

DailyOSHA Confined Space Operations TrainingHazmat School

Online

Daily49CFR/IATA/IMDG INITIAL WEBINARDGI

Online

DailyIATA/IMDG Certification TrainingDGI

Online

DailyDangerous Goods Shipping Private WebinarDGI

Online

DailyCSHM Exam Prep CourseVubiz

Online

DailyGround Transportation for CarriersChemtrec

Online

DailyOSHA Hazard Communications StandardChemtrec

Online

DailyDefensive Driver Training CourseHazmat School

Online

DailyOnline 2-Hour OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen TrainingHazmat School

Online

DailyOnline Heat Illness Prevention TrainingHazmat School

Online

DailyOnline OSHA 24-Hour HAZWOPER Training CourseHazmat School

Online

DailyEmergency Response Planning – On-Demand WebinarBowen EHS

Online

DailyEHS Training Self-Paced PDCBowen EHS

Online

DailyDangerous Goods Regulations [DGR] Initial Category 6IATA

Online

Sept 20, 2022Basics of Compliance AuditsFET           Appleton, WI
Sept 20-22, 2022FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOPNational PETE           Knoxville, TN
Sept 27-29, 2022FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOPNational PETE           Andover, MA
Oct 4-6, 2022FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOPNational PETE           McMinnville, TN
Oct 11-13, 2022FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOPNational PETE           Las Vegas, NV
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
Oct 22-25, 2022FREE US DOT PHMSA HMIT GRANT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING WORKSHOPNational PETE           Athens, GA
Nov 30-Dec 1, 2022CHMM Exam Prep CoursePTP Consulting           ONLINE

IHMM AFFILIATIONS

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Rockville, Maryland, 20850
www.ihmm.org | [email protected]
Phone: 301-984-8969 | Fax: 301-984-1516
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