Did you know that IHMM has a Professional Standards Committee? Do you know that the Professional Standards Committee does? Do you know who is on the current Professional Standards Committee?
Do not worry if your answer to any of the above questions is no. We wanted to write this article to remind our certificants that the Professional Standards Committee (PSC) helps to ensure the validity and prestige of their credential.
IHMM’s PSC is appointed by your Board of Directors and responsible for ensuring the compliance of IHMM’s certificants to the Code of Ethics, a document included in the Certification Agreement that every applicant signs. The PSC receives and investigates charges of ethical violations or related issues in accordance with the latest approved policies and procedures.
The Institute has a mission to support high levels of competence in the practice of hazardous materials/dangerous goods management, and therefore, requires its certificants to adhere to a set of standards. In general, certificants must:
- Be truthful, forthcoming, and cooperative in their dealings with IHMM;
- Be in continuous compliance with IHMM’s rules (as amended from time to time)
- Respect IHMM’s intellectual property rights
- Abide by laws related to the profession and to general public health and safety; and
- Carry out their professional work in a competent and objective manner
IHMM does ask one more thing from its certificants. Should you know of someone falsely using an IHMM certification designation (CHMM, CHMP, CDGP or CDGT) or of someone breaking the Code of Ethics in any way, please contact the Professional Standards Committee so that they may investigate the issue and continue to ensure the value of your certification.
Got any questions or submissions for the PSC? Please contact the PSC’s Staff Liaison, Madison Bridner, at [email protected].