This memorandum provides interim guidance to Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs) for enforcing the Respiratory Protection standard, 29 CFR § 1910.134, and certain other health standards, with regard to supply shortages of disposable N95 filtering facepiece respirators. Specifically, it outlines enforcement discretion to permit the extended use and reuse of respirators, as well as the use of respirators that are beyond their manufacturer’s recommended shelf life (sometimes referred to as “expired”). This guidance applies in all industries, including workplaces in which:
Following the issuance of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) Temporary Policy on the transport of Hand Sanitizer, a number of questions have been raised. For the benefit of all, we believe it is worth sharing these questions and answers with you immediately.
IHMM Online/Remote Proctored Examinations goes live today for the CSHM AND CSMP examinations.We are open for business as we implement best practices during this Coronavirus Pandemic to bring a new mode of delivery of exams and to compensate for the temporary closure of Kryterion testing centers. IHMM CSHM and CSMP examinations are now available by online/remote proctored globally through Kryterion, Inc.
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Over 200 million Americans are now in stay-at-home orders. IHMM and HMS have assembled the most powerful and innovative online platform that, despite our isolation from personal contact, allows us to be isolated together in a new, virtual online environment. We can still communicate, collaborate and grow together.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued a Temporary Policy for the Transportation of Certain Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Products. The effort was in support of requests from industry, including COSTHA and UPS, as well as efforts by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expand access to the sanitizers.
The EPA’s Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Advisory Board is hosting a three-day virtual public meeting April 14-16, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST.
On March 24th IHMM issued a call for all of its certificants and their employers to search their businesses for any PPE that could be donated.See last week's call here.Today IHMM joins with #GetUsPPE in a further national effort to make sure our medical professionals get the PPE they need to protect us all.Please go to GetUsPPE.org
On March 27th IHMM published its analysis of H.R. 748, Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). This $2.2 trillion legislation has broad and deep impact on virtually the entire economy of the United States.Today we are publishing the background information specifically for sole proprietors and small businesses, as these companies also benefit from H.R. 748.Read here >> H.R. 748 and Sole proprietors and small businesses