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Certified Hazardous Materials Management (CHMM)

Definition - What does Certified Hazardous Materials Management (CHMM) mean?

Certified Hazardous Materials Management involves successfully completing voluntary certification offered by the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management. To become a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), a person must have a baccalaureate degree in a field related to the management of hazardous materials, along with four or more years of relevant experience and a passing grade on the written exam. The individual must also sign a code of ethics.

Safeopedia explains Certified Hazardous Materials Management (CHMM)

The Certified Hazardous Materials Management exam covers U.S. laws and regulations, science and technology, as well as management practices related to hazardous materials. CHMM's must recertify every five years by providing evidence of ongoing professional development, along with continued employment in the field of hazardous materials. An effective CHHM must stay up to date with developments within the industry and remain competent in their knowledge, skills and ability.

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