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Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (CHMM)

Over the past 25 years the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) certification has gained in popularity and viewed with distinction as a credible credential like the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Additionally, the demand for increased practitioners for hazardous material management related duties have increased tremendously. This has made the CHMM a unique “stand-alone” certification that provides increased status for Environmental, Health and Safety Practitioners. The CHMM certification has maintained a high degree of credibility because of the affiliation with the IHMM and BCSP. The CHMM is sponsored by the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM).

CHMM Examination Preparation Private Workshops

This workshop is intended to assist you in preparation for the CHMM examination. You will receive information on CHMM education and experience requirements for the certification and practice on study techniques. The exam consists of 160 questions and you have 3 hours to take the exam.

At the completion of the CHMM prep workshop participants will learn to:

Duty area % of exam Tasks
1. Planning for Materials with Hazards 7.9 % Determine material hazards, Conduct pollution prevention opportunity assessment (PPOA), Analyze operations, Develop permits, Develop program plans, Develop SOPs
2. Shipping and Transporting Materials with Hazards 7.6 % Ensure proper packaging, Ensure proper labeling, Ensure proper marking, Prepare shipping documents, Ensure proper placarding of vehicles, Track shipments of materials with hazards
3. Storing Materials with Hazards 8.5 % Determine storage location requirements, Manage inventory, Determine storage container, Determine proper container labeling, Determine proper signage, Control access to materials with hazards, Ensure storage meets requirements
4. Facility Operations Involving Materials with Hazards 8.2 % Determine engineering controls, Determine administrative controls, Determine PPE for materials with hazards, Implement Hazard Communication, Ensure process testing of materials with hazards is conducted, Ensure health, safety, and security standards are met for operations involving materials with hazards
5. Disposition of Materials with Hazards 11.8 % Characterize or profile materials with hazards, Determine disposition options, Prequalify disposition facility, Ensure disposition requirements met, Confirm final disposition, Manage treatment and disposal, Manage releases, Manage emissions, Manage discharges
6. Record Keeping and Reporting 5.2 % Determine reporting requirements, Determine record keeping requirements, Ensure reporting requirements are met, Ensure record keeping requirements are met
7. Training Personnel 8.8 % Determine training requirements, Define competencies for activities involving materials with hazards, Ensure training is provided to address competencies, Ensure personnel competency is assessed, Conduct drills, Conduct exercises, Evaluate training
8. Response and Recovery 9.4 % Identify the incident, Identify the response, Report the incident, Mitigate the incident, Develop recovery plan/incident action plan, Investigate the incident, Perform root cause analysis
9. Remediation 8.1 % Investigate the site, Determine remedial objectives, Evaluate remediation alternatives, Manage selection of remedial action, Manage design of remedial action, Implement remediation, Negotiate site closure
10. Management Systems 7.8 % Perform records review, Monitor new regulations, Interface with regulators, Identify required (internal/external) stakeholder communication, Conduct audits, Conduct financial analyses, Develop policies for materials with hazards
11. Environmental Studies 4.7 % Perform environmental due diligence, Perform site assessment, Identify contaminants of concern, Conduct environmental impact assessment
12. Health and Safety 12.0 % Identify hazardous substances and their chemical and physical health hazards, Evaluate potential hazardous material exposures to employees, the public and receptors in the natural environment, Develop job hazard analysis, Develop hazardous operations plans, Develop site safety plans, Develop emergency response plans, Develop release prevention plans, Develop Global Harmonization System (GHS) and hazardous communications programs, Determine Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements

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For more information about the exam application process and exam fees contact the Institute of Hazardous Materials Managers (IHMM)

Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM)
11900 Parklawn Drive, Suite 450
Rockville, MD 20852-2624
Phone: 301-984-8969
Fax: 301-984-1516

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