Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management

January 22-24, 2020

Houston, Texas


Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 8:00 AM CST
Friday, January 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM CST

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Refreshments and materials will be provided.

Lodging and Transportation-
Hotel accommodations, airfare, and car transportation will need to be arranged on your own.


Operations Center Building
1851 Crosspoint Avenue
Rio Grande Room, 2.200
Houston, TX 77054  

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Pamela D. Phillips
Program Coordinator 
UTHealth| School of Public Health
Prevention, Preparedness and Response (P2R) Academy 


Course Description

This course is an excellent comprehensive review of the federal environmental and occupational safety laws and regulations associated with the management of hazardous materials. 

Concentrating on the analysis and application of hazardous materials regulations from EPA, OSHA, and other key pieces of legislation, this course surveys a succession of environmental, safety, and security management related topics. This course utilizes materials developed by the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals’ Hazardous Materials Management Desk Reference in order to assist professionals preparing for the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) national certification exam administered by the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM).

The Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management (EHMM) course was created for the specific educational needs of environmental, health, safety and security (EH&S) professionals. The course helps those new to the profession quickly build a solid foundation for their career in EH&S while serving more seasoned professionals as a comprehensive refresher course that can also bring them up to speed on new areas that may have been added to their job responsibilities.

The EHMM course is also a great tool to prepare for the Certified Hazardous Materials ManagerŪ (CHMMŪ) designation examination

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to describe the statutory and regulatory framework; apply compliance standards and work practices; apply hazardous materials management principles, controls, and concepts; know the science and technology of HMM; define chemical and physical properties; characterize sampling and analysis plans; and much more!

Who Should Attend

  • Technicians
  • Engineers
  • Scientists
  • Facility Managers and Supervisors

Major Course Concepts 

Day One 

  • Test-Taking Strategies and Professional Development
  • Environmental Legislation and the National Environmental Policy Act
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Waste Minimization and Pollution Prevention
  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know (EPCRA)
  • HAZWOPER, Emergency Response, OSHA Requirements for HazMat Managers

 Day Two

  • Clean Air Act (CAA)
  • Ground Water Contamination and Hydrogeology
  • Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • Safe Drinking Water Act
  • Storm Water Discharge Regulations and Oil Pollution Prevention Act
  • Petroleum Storage Tank Management
  • Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
  • Environmental Assessments

 Day Three

  • Toxicology Review
  • Industrial Hygiene Review
  • Personal Protective Equipment and Air Monitoring Instruments
  • Principles of Radiation
  • Chemical and Physical Properties of Hazardous Materials
  • Sampling and Laboratory Analysis
  • Management Systems and Tools
  • Transportation Overview
  • Problem-Solving

Registration Refund and Course Cancellation Policy

To cancel your registration, send an e-mail to To refund your registration, we must receive your cancellation e-mail no later than 10 business days prior to the course start date. We will deduct a $50 administrative fee from the refunded amount. Cancellations received after the refund deadline will not be processed. If you paid your registration via check, provide the check number in your e-mail.

P2R Academy reserves the right to cancel a course no later than 10 business days prior to the course start date. If we cancel a course, we will notify you via the e-mail address provided on your registration form. Our liability for cancelled events is limited to the registration fee paid per course.


Training provided by P2R Academy is supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under awards U45ES019360 and UH4ES027055.