EHMM 11-Week Virtual Course

The Wisconsin CHMM Chapter is offering the Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management (EHMM) virtually. The EHMM course provides a broad yet comprehensive environmental, health, and safety overview of hazardous materials management and related sciences. It’s a great way to prepare for the CHMM exam and/or get continuing education credits! 

The course will help prepare attendees for the Certified Hazardous Material Manager (CHMM) examination.  If you plan to register for the test, please go to Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) website: www.IHMM.org.

FET has been holding this course in various formats with a number of local EHS experts since 1989 and has successfully trained hundreds of professionals who are now CHMMs.  Electronic copies of all presentations will be provided to attendees as well as sample test questions. For more information on the course, contact FET at 262-437-1700.

Calling All CHMMs: Looking for Speakers for the 2020 EHMM Course

We are looking for speakers for the EHMM (Essentials of Hazardous Materials) Course. If you have spoken in the past, don’t panic we’re planning to have you back. But people get busy, conflicts arise, etc. so we are continually looking to keep our speaker’s pool current and fresh.

This is a great opportunity to earn CHMM points, both for speaking and/or attending the course.

If you are interested in speaking, please contact Bob Evangelisti at UW Whitewater, 262-472-5423, email evangelr@uww.edu by July 15th. Be sure to let him know what topic you might be interested in speaking on.

Breakfast Meeting

Wednesday, December 18th, CHMM Chapter Breakfast Meeting at 7:00 AM

Join the WI CHMM Chapter for our 6th Annual Networking Breakfast Meeting at Blue’s Egg, 317 N. 76th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The restaurant is just south of 76th & Bluemound Road and participants will order and pay individually.  While somewhat of a social event, we  plan to discuss management of aerosol cans and universal waste as well as our plans for a half-day seminar on waste in the spring. 

Please RSVP to Julie@fetinc.org by Monday December 16. 

For the beginning of 2020, we plan to have chapter meetings after the annual Hazwoper course and after the Earth Day cleanup in April – details to come!

Calling All CHMMs: Looking for Speakers for the Summer 2020 EHMM Course

We are again looking for speakers for the 3.5 day summer EHMM (Essentials of Hazardous Materials) Course. If you have spoken in the past, don’t panic . . .we’re planning to have you back. But people get busy, conflicts arise, etc. so we are continually looking to keep our pool current and fresh.

FET has been holding this course (in various formats) since 1989 and has successfully trained hundreds of professionals who are now CHMMs. The course will help prepare attendees for the CHMM (Certified Hazardous Material Manager) examination and is also a great way to learn about various EHS topics. We even have people take the course to refresh their EHS (Environmental, Health and Safety) knowledge base. 

While we have yet to set the dates or choose a location, the course  is typically held in the  Milwaukee area in July for 3 and a half days. You would be welcome to attend the course on the day you speak. This is a great opportunity to gain CHMM points.

If you are interested in speaking, please contact Bob at UW Whitewater (262-472-5423), or e-mail him at evangelr@uww.edu. Oh and let him know what topic you might be interested in speaking on.

WI CHMM Election Results

THE WI CHMM Chapter elections were held for the election of President-Elect and Secretary for the  term of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020

Congratulations to:

– Rebecca Bell, President-Elect

– Daniel Brady, Secretary

Kristi Linsmeier will be the Chapter President for this term, and Troy Stucke will serve as Past President/Nominating Chair.  These positions were formally approved at the June 11th FET Board meeting.

Thanks to all for your service!

HAZWOPER Refresher on March 13, 2019

The HAZWOPER Refresher course, hosted by the WI CHMM Chapter, will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Hilton Garden Inn, 11600 W. Park Place, Milwaukee WI 53224. The seminar is designed to meet the annual refresher training requirements under OSHA’s standards for general industry and the construction industry on hazardous waste operations and emergency response (29 CFR 1910.120 or 29 CFR 1926.65). OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) was promulgated in 1990 to protect workers working at hazardous waste sites, treatment, storage or disposal facilities. Workers responding to an emergency involving the release of a hazardous substance also require current HAZWOPER training. 

The eight hour class will help you meet this annual requirement. Kevin O’Brien and John Spahr will be co-chairing the seminar and are looking forward to seeing you there.

See Upcoming Events Page for details.

 

Call for Papers and Conference Topics

Submit Your Paper for the 2019 FET Environment Conference

Abstracts Due by February 7, 2019

Papers are now being accepted on a variety of topics that have a broad interest across many disciplines and do not include sales-oriented materials.  A recent survey of FET Members included the following Top 20 topics our members are interested in:

  • Regulators perspectives on upcoming rules (state, federal, environmental, safety)
  • Industrial wastewater (e.g., phosphorus technology, thermal challenges, toxicity – WET testing)
  • Emerging Contaminants – PFAs
  • E-Manifest
  • Trending air issues for Industry, Regulators, and Consultants
  • Industrial Stormwater Management
  • Common Compliance Mistakes in Auditing
  • Tools to Manage Environmental Compliance
  • How to Prepare for an Air Permit Audit
  • Virtual Tour of Environmental Violations
  • “Best Practices” for Identifying Training Requirements and Tracking compliance
  • Technology to create paperless recordkeeping system
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Status of changes to RMP and PSM rules
  • EPCRA Reporting – Tier II and TRI
  • Train the Trainer
  • Applicability of DNR No Exposure Certification and its current interpretation of the respective criteria
  • Wastewater sampling and permitting
  • Stormwater Permitting
  • WPDES online reporting system

Other papers focusing on environmental, health and safety topics will also be considered.  All Abstracts are peer-reviewed and you will be notified of the status of your submission. 

Acceptance of an abstract is considered a commitment by the author to present the paper at the 2019 Conference to be held on October 23 – 24, 2019 in Pewaukee WI.

Abstract Submittal Information: Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words; include your name, title, professional affiliations (i.e. CHMM, PE, etc.), company name, address, phone, fax and email address; submit your abstract by email to info@fetinc.org