Proud to Stand With Our Military

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 jdrosdak@ihmm.org

Phone: 301-984-8969 | info@ihmm.org

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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 Recertification

Every five years after initial certification, every IHMM credential holder needs to recertify their credential. Over these five years, credential holders need to earn at least 200 Certification Maintenance Points [CMPs]. One earns 100 CMPs for the job they hold, and then need to earn at least another 100 CMPs through engaging in a wide variety of professional development or service activities.

IHMM provides you with your own MYIHMM account within which you need to keep track of your CMPs as you earn them – and to update your record with any other changes necessary to make sure your record is accurate.

The IHMM Recertification process is described on the IHMM website here: https://ihmm.org/credentials/#recertification In reviewing this process one may also download and review the Recertification Claims Handbook https://ihmm.org/recertification-claims/ which describes all of the ways a certificant may earn CMPs.

Each week we’ll look at one or two items in depth to help everyone understand how to score and record Recertification Claims activities in your Online Recertification Application to keep recertifying simple.

This week we review the first two items on the Recertification Claims chart;

  • Attending a seminar, webinar, workshop, initial or refresher training, official training, or exercise drill.
  • Attending a conference and in-conference technical sessions.

Read more here: Article on IHMM Recertification Claims Table

PHMSA HMIT GRANT DOT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING PROGRAM

2020 20-Hour PHMSA HMIT GRANT DOT
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS
AWARENESS TRAINING PROGRAM
and
4-Hour NESHTA DESIGNING AND
DELIVERING EFFECTIVE TRAINING
SUMMARY REVIEW

2020_PETE_HMIT_DOT Schedule

Minimum Class Size:  10

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.

Read more and Registration >> https://hazmatsociety.org/training/phmsa-hmit-grant-dot-hazardous-materials-regulations-awareness-training-program/

It’s Not Too Late!

This is a final reminder to please download your Safe + Sound Week certificate and challenge coin to recognize your participation and show your dedication to safety and health programs. Thank you for your support!

10 Ways to Get Your Program Started

Safe + Sound Week may be over, but safety is ongoing and continuous. Implementing a meaningful safety and health program takes dedicated planning, but even incremental improvements are valuable. If you are not quite ready to implement a complete safety and health program, the 10 Ways to Get Your Program Started document provides simple steps you can use to build your safety and health program.

PSJ Article on Safety Management Standards

We thought you would be interested in this article from the ASSP [September 2020 issue] titled:

“…Safety Management Systems Standards and Guidelines – A Comparative Analysis…”

As IHMM has previously reported there is also a detailed document comparing the two standards coming out hopefully soon via both Z10 and the TAG.  That is a very extensive document (approximately 45 pages when complete) and we know there is member interest in this issue.

Please review – We intend to contact the author (A. Michael Shekari), and see if he would be interested in doing a twenty/thirty-minute interview/webinar on his article.

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 45001:2018Occupational 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.

IHMM ASHM Credential Adds Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona

IHMM Executive Director Eugene Guilford and ASHM Committee Chair Jan Rosenberg are pleased to announce that Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona, and its B.S. in Safety Management and its M.S. in Occupational Safety Management has been approved to be added to the Associate Safety and Health Manager [ASHM] credential program.

We are grateful for the opportunity to work with Embry-Riddle and its graduates in strengthening their career path. IHMM’s Associate Safety and Health Manager (ASHM ®) credential recognize professionals who are recent Bachelor’s degree graduates with a focus in health and safety-related fields. This credential puts the holder on the fast-track to the CSHM credential. With ASHM® on your resume, you tell employers you’re serious about a career in EHS Management.

With the addition of Embry-Riddle/Daytona, the ASHM committee has added 7 new colleges and universities to the ASHM program in the past two months. Well done all!

NCB: A Comprehensive Holistic Approach to Enhance Safety and Address the Carriage of
Undeclared, Misdeclared and Other Non-Complaint Dangerous Goods

The International Vessel Operators Dangerous Goods Association (IVODGA) and National Cargo Bureau (NCB) will be co-hosting a virtual meeting on October 6, 2020 at 10:00am (ET) with IVODGA members, shippers, regulators and other industry experts to discuss the recently released NCB White Paper titled: A Comprehensive Holistic Approach to Enhance Safety and Address the Carriage of Undeclared, Misdeclared and Other Non-Complaint Dangerous Goods. 

Please follow the link to read the White Paper

NCB will kick off the meeting with a presentation of their white paper, led by Ian J. Lennard (NCB President). The discussion will then include panelists from various industry sectors. Each panelist, listed below, will provide their perspective on the paper, including any issues or concerns specific to their role in the transport of dangerous goods.

  • Uffe Ernst-Frederiksen, Head of Cargo Management, Maersk A/S – HQ (representing IVODGA)
  • John Hillin, Chief, Safety and Security Operations Sector NY, US Coast Guard
  • Sean M. Dalton, CPCU, AMIM, Head of Marine Underwriting NA, RD-Specialty Lines-Ocean Marine, Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.
  • Shipper Representative

Please take some time to read through the White Paper and submit any questions or comments that you may have to adria@ivodga.com no later than Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

The COVID-19 Vaccine: Now Is Time for Employers to Plan for Whether They Can, and Should, Require Employees to Be Vaccinated

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.

Read more >> https://www.natlawreview.com/article/covid-19-vaccine-now-time-employers-to-plan-whether-they-can-and-should-require

HMS Affinity Programs

Hazardous Materials Society has a series of affinity programs designed to save you money and make your lives a bit easier. Check out

HMS Health Insurance for Small Businesses

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 13,951 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.

See: https://hazmatsociety.org/training/ce-1107-coronavirus-prevention-control-strategies-for-employees/2020-08-20/

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.

See: https://hazmatsociety.org/training/ce-1108-coronavirus-prevention-control-strategies-for-managers/2020-08-20/

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.

See: https://hazmatsociety.org/training/ce-1106-coronavirus-facts-understanding-the-coronavirus/2020-08-20/

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

October 1, 2020, from 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm CT

Attendance is FREE – REGISTER HERE

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IHMM GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Congressional Leaders Still Far Apart on COVID-19 Relief

The Senate is set to return from its summer recess this week and Senate Republicans are preparing a narrower COVID-19 relief bill in the $500 billion to $1 trillion range that they hope to ready for a floor vote next week.

House and Senate Democrats have ripped the GOP plan as “emaciated,” making clear that consensus on a new round of stimulus will remain a difficult goal.

“Their proposal appears to be completely inadequate and, by every measure, fails to meet the needs of the American people,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in a letter to colleagues today. “Based on their self-described lack of urgency, the continued division of their caucus, and this most recent inadequate proposal, it is clear Republicans are trying to ‘check the box’ and give the appearance of action rather than actually meet the truly profound needs of the American people.”

Read more >> https://ihmm.org/congressional-leaders-still-far-apart-on-covid-19-relief/

Emergency Preparedness and Response Worker Safety and Health Resources for Hurricane and Flood Cleanup and Recovery

As the very active 2020 hurricane season continues, we wanted to remind everyone that September is National Preparedness Month and that OSHA has an Emergency Preparedness and Response webpage that provides information to protect workers responding to hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, floods, and other natural disasters. Please note that the hurricanes page highlights COVID-19 hurricane preparedness and response resources, including the FEMA COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season. Please share this information, as appropriate, with hurricane cleanup and recovery workers, employers, volunteers, and stakeholders.

For questions about these resources, please contact Christopher Lawver [(202) 693-1985 or lawver.christopher.j@dol.gov] or Bill Matarazzo [(202) 693-2160 or matarazzo.william@dol.gov].

NOTE: Individuals who sustain losses in impacted area can begin applying for assistance by registering online at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The website lists more than 70 types of available assistance from 17 federal agencies, including the Department of Labor, and allows individuals to both apply online and check the status of an application.

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/

DateEventEvent ProducerLocation
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

Daily CE 1108: Coronavirus Prevention: Strategies for ManagersColumbia Southern University

Online

Daily CE 1109: Coronavirus Prevention & Control: Train the TrainerColumbia Southern University

Online

DailyHazmat General, Safety and Security Awareness Online Training Course CHEMTREC

Online

Daily49 CFR Ground Shipper Lion

Online

DailyIATA Dangerous Goods Training for Operations Personnel DGI

Online

DailyShipping Fully Regulated and Excepted Lithium Batteries and Cells Online TrainingChemtrec

Online

DailyHealthy Buildings Amid COVID-19Golder Associates

Online

DailyAir Transport of Radioactive Materials (IATA/DOT) Online TrainingEnergy Solutions

Online

DailyDOT/NRC Radioactive Waste Packaging, Transportation and Disposal Online TrainingEnergy Solutions

Online

DailyGET THE DIRT ON EXCESS SOIL Navigating Ontario’s Finalized RegulationsGolder Associates

Online

DailyDOT NON-Bulk Training Compliance Associates

Online

DailyOnline IATA Dangerous Goods 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

DailyHazmat General, Safety and Security Awareness Online Training Course CHEMTREC

Online

DailyOSHA 30 Construction (Online) ClickSafety

Online

DailyHAZWOPER 2020 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

Daily49 CFR TrainingChemtrec

Online

DailyASP®-CSP® Online ReviewBowen

Online

DailyIATA Dangerous Goods Online Training for Operations PersonnelChemtrec

Online

DailyCHMM Online Review Bowen

Online

DailyCOVID 19: Sampling Approaches for Healthy Buildings – Virtual Live Panel Golder Associates

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

DailyEmergency Management, Laser Safety FundamentalsBowen EHS

Online

Daily49CFR/IATA/IMDG INITIAL WEBINARDGI

Online

WeeklyEHMM Review CourseNEACHMM

Online

September 9 – December 2, 2020Essentials in Hazardous Materials Management (EHMM)FET

Online

September 14, 2020DANGEROUS GOODS SHIPPING PRIVATE WEBINARDGI

Online

September 15-17, 2020CHMM/CHMP Exam PrepSPAN

Online

September 15-17, 202024-Hour Technician Level Emergency ResponseAll Hazards Training

Findlay, OH

Sept. 21, 2020RCRA Hazardous Waste Management – NEW RULESPTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Sept. 21-22, 2020Radioactive Materials Transportation Training: PhiladelphiaDGI

Philadelphia, PA

Sept. 21-23, 2020PHMSA HMIT GRANT DOT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS AWARENESS TRAINING PROGRAMHMS

Rockville, MD

Sept. 21-25, 2020Dangerous Goods TransportationDGI

Chicago, IL

Sept. 22-23, 2020CHMM Review CoursePTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Sept. 22-25, 202030 Hour OSHA General Industry ComplianceAll Hazards Training

Findlay, OH

Sept. 23, 2020Webinar: Safety Within Utility Distribution Tunnel SystemsBOWEN EHS

Online

Sept. 23-25, 2020Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management (EHMM)KCHMM

Louisville, KY

Sept. 24, 2020DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation TrainingPTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Sept. 28-30, 202024 Hour HAZMAT Technician TrainingPTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Sept. 28-Oct 1, 202040 Hour OSHA Hazwoper TrainingPTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Oct. 1-3, 2020CHST WorkshopClickSafety

Austin, TX

Oct. 15, 2020IATA Transportation of Dangerous Goods by AirPTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Oct. 19, 2020RCRA Hazardous Waste Management – New RulesPTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Oct. 20, 2020DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation TrainingPTP

Swedesboro, NJ

Oct. 21, 2020Ethics in the Age of COVID-19 WebinarBowen

Online

Oct. 26-27, 2020CHMM Review CoursePTP

Swedesboro, NJ

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