The Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management
The RMC-CHMM actively supports environmental professionals in Colorado and Wyoming by providing environmental training and professional development opportunities. The RMC has held numerous Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management (EHMM) courses along the Colorado Front Range in Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Denver. The EHMM is the premier preparatory course for the Institute of Hazardous Materials Maangement (IHMM) 1) Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), and 2) Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP) certifying examination.
The 2013 EHMM course will be held October 14, 15, and 16 at Weston Solutions, Inc., 1435 Garrison St., Ste. 100, Lakewood, CO 80215; Cost $695; includes annual 8 hr HAZWOPER Certification.
Past RMC EHMM Courses
- Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, CO, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2006, 2002
- EPA Region 8 Office, Denver CO, 2008
- Pueblo Community College, Pueblo, CO, 2007
- Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO 2003
The Value of the CHMM Certification
Douglas J. Schlagel, P.E., CHMM, RMC Past President
As CHMMs, we recognize the importance of certifying our profession. We acquired the CHMM certification to demonstrate our technical knowledge, to represent our ethical standards, and to signify our dedication to a reputable professional body. CHMMs encompass a wide variety of professions.
H. Thomas Brown II, ACHMM Government Affairs Committee Chair, described this relationship in his article, Defining Our Niche, as follows:
"The CHMM additively complements all of the other professional designations by providing multi-disciplinary scientific specialty expertise wherever hazardous materials may be or are anticipated to be an issue. We would hope that our recommendations are also given due consideration when other professionals are involved in multi-faceted projects. Ideally, the various specialists work together to develop a viable and responsible solution. When the workplace demands that Environmental, Safety, and Health professionals take on more and varying responsibilities, the best qualified individuals are likely to be those who hold several of the recognized credentials, including the CHMM."
RMC-CHMM supports the AHMP by promoting our certification and value to the hazardous materials profession, while understanding the necessity for complimentary skills and related certifications as a whole.