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For new CIHs, understanding how the Certification Maintenance (CM) system works is essential for maintaining their certification. CIHs are required to accrue CM points and submit a worksheet detailing the points at the end of each CM cycle. CM cycles are 60 months and CIHs can earn credits that come from a variety of categories, including: IH Practice, Committee Service, Publications, Education, Teach & Present, Exam and Other.

To help new CIHs, and existing Diplomates who need a refresher on CM requirements, ABIH has created a three-part series of presentations that explain the process and all of the necessary requirements. The online presentations can be found in the ABIH Document Library in the "New CIH Orientation" section. The presentations include:

  • Part 1 – Key Dates in the CM Cycle
  • Part 2 – Earning CM Credits
  • Part 3 – The CM Worksheet Review

"After going through the comprehensive process to become a CIH, it's important to fully understand how to earn and report CM credits," said Tracy Parsons, CIH, Administrative Program Manager at ABIH. "ABIH developed the series of short online presentations to clearly define the process, particularly for new CIHs, but the information also makes for a great refresher for everyone in the program."

The presentations and other helpful certification documents can be found at:


The Certified Environmental, Safety and Health Trainer (CET) is a certification held by those with experience and expertise in the developing, designing, and delivering safety, health and environmental training.

September 30, 2014

W. Jon Wallace, CSP, MBA


Mr. Wallace is a Certified Safety Professional with over two decades of safety experience and is nationally recognized in the area of occupational safety.  His industrial experience includes Mobil Oil and Hercules, where he not only gained the technical knowledge of occupational safety and loss control but also how to effectively implement practical, pragmatic safety solutions to everyday safety concerns.

Electrocution in the workplace is one of the leading causes of workplace fatatlities.  Join W. Jon Wallace, CSP, MBA to learn about educating your employees or co-workers on the potential hazards of working on/around electricity and the necessary precautions to work safely.  This live webinar is a 1 hour lecture and 30 minutes of Q&A.

 Join us November 19, 2014, 2:00 pm ET USA

The ABIH recently announced that beginning January 1, 2015, CM credit for other professional certifications (like the CSP) can only be claimed using the rules for IH-Related exams in Category 7.

What does this mean for you?

If you currently hold the CIH and you sit for AND pass an IH-related certification exam by December 31, 2014, you will earn the maximum CM credit toward your CIH recertification. If you wait, the credit earned will be reduced dramatically.

Beginning January 1, 2015, CM credit will be based on the maximum allowed time for the exam. If passed, you will be able to claim 0.167 point per hour of exam.

See the below chart:


Max Allowed Exam Time

Until 12/31/14

After 12/31/14


5.5 Hours

5 CM Points

0.92 CM Point


4 Hours

2.5 CM Points

0.67 CM Point


3 Hours

2.5 CM Point

0.5 CM Point

More information on Category 7 CM points can be found here:

Diplomates recertify by meeting the minimum requirements for a CM worksheet or if eligible, by successful examination. The number of CM points needed is either 54 or 60 depending on your CM cycle end date.

For further information, please visit: and

August 29, 2014

Be A Laser Safety Hero

Even though laser safety may only be a small part of your job responsibilities, being certified can be beneficial to both you as an individual and the company you work for.  Ken Baret, CLSO provides a great two-part answer about the advantages the CLSO certification offers both the individual and the corporation.  See his response: Value of Certification - BLS.

If you are considering the CLSO certification or just need a course to help you prepare for the roll of a Laser Safety Officer, consider our LSO Online Review Course.  Live lectures are presented twice a week for eight weeks with the classes also being recorded for review as needed.  Our inaugural course begins October 6th.  Learn More or Register Here >>

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Institute of Hazardous Materials Management The IHMM, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1984, has been protecting the environment and the public's health, safety, and security through the administration of credentials recognizing professionals who have demonstrated a high level of knowledge, expertise, and excellence in the management of hazardous materials.
The Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals™  The AHMP, formerly the Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers, Inc. (ACHMM) is a professional association with a membership of more than 3,000 of the nation's leading experts in environmental, health, safety and security management. AHMP is the only national organization devoted to the professional advancement of the hazardous materials management field.

This book has two main sections. The first covers the regulatory framework dealing with hazardous materials, and the second is focused on programs for reducing risk and liability. It's a great information for test preparation as well as ongoing on-the-job.  By Robert Jaffin.

Back in the 1980s, these authors introduced their copyrighted Eight-Step Process for managing hazmat incidents. Plenty has changed since then, which is why they're up to their fourth edition. It's a good read. By Gregory Noll and three other authors.

You'll find this one to be a bit less expensive, compared with other references. No, it's not everything you need to know, but it's a great guide to the chemistry that emergency responders need to know, and the author doesn't assume that you have some sort of scientific Ph.D.  By Eugene Meyer.


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