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 individual management issues and representative compliance situations.  We purposely designed this course to parallel curriculum 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).

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

EHMM is the perfect preparation for anyone planning to take the CHMM exam or anyone with responsibilities related to hazardous materials management and waste handling, such as:

  • Technicians
  • Engineers
  • Scientists
  • Facility Managers and Supervisors


Meals-lunch will be provided during the intensive courses.

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

Major Course Concepts 

  • Introduction
  • Chemistry/Hazmat Chemistry/Science
  • Industrial Hygiene/Toxicology
  • Nuclear Science
  • Geology/Hydrogeology
  • Overview of Federal Laws and Regulations
  • OSHA Regulations (HAZCOM/CHP/LOTO/PSM/Flammable/ Toxic Substances/Noise Exposure/Non-ionizing Radiation)
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Permit-required confined spaces
  • EPA Regulations – Air
  • EPA Regulations – Water
  • EPA Regulations – NEPA & Pesticides
  • RCRA
  • TSCA
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Transportation
  • Inspections and Enforcement including contesting and settlement
  • Management Systems/Risk Assessment/Regulatory Standards/ Consensus Standards
  • Ground/surface water remediation technology /Air modeling and air pollution control technology/
    Vapor Intrusion technology
  •  Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Environmental Property  Assessment
  •  “Green” Management/Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Professional Development


Contact Information

Pamela D. Phillips
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health
(713) 500-9448


August HMM Course in Austin
August 16 Through August 18, 2016
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Our August 2016 Essentials of Hazardous Material Management course in Austin will be conducted at Zephyr Environmental Corporation, located at 2600 Via Fortuna, Suite 450, Austin, TX 78746 (Map).

A hotel group agreement has not yet been made. Once the details have been finalized, instructions to make registrations will be added here.


$ 695 Early Registration (Ends May 13)

$ 845 Regular Registration (Ends July 28)

$ 945 Late Registration (Begins July 29)

Click HERE to register.


Cancellation/Refund Policy

Registration & Cancellation Policy:
Full tuition must accompany each registration to ensure your registration for a course. Tuition is completely refundable if a course is cancelled by the Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Helath or if the registrant cancels more than 21 working days prior to the course date. Registrants who cancel 10-20 working days prior to the course date may apply the entire course tuition towards another course or receive refund of 50%. No refunds are given for cancellations made less than 5 working days prior to the course date, but tuition may be applied towards a future course. A $75 administrative fee will be charged for cancellations 10 working days prior to the course date.  'No Shows' for a course will forfeit the full registration tuition. The Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health must receive all cancellations in writing prior to the course date for the appropriate refund and/or credit to be issued. The Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health cannot be held responsible for a non-refundable airline ticket in the event of a course cancellation.

Requests for registration refunds must be in writing and recieved by our office (SWCOEH)  The date the request is recieved by us will be considered the cancellation date. Requests received after the refund deadline will not be processed. Requests should be emailed to 

The Southewest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health reserves the right to cancel activities, not less than 10 business days before the scheduled date, if extenuating circumstances make it necessary. Registrants will be notified at the contact information indicated on the registration form. If an activity is cancelled, the SWCOEH's liability is limited to the registration fee paid. 

NOTE: If payment is made by check, an identification number is required to process the refund.

For Further Information Contact
Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
1200 Herman Pressler
Houston, Texas 77030
713.500.9448|Fax 713.500.9442

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Currently there is no “Pay by Check” option enabled online.  Please contact Pamela Phillips at to be registered manually and given further payment instructions. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


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Funding for this conference was made possible, in part, by the Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, a NIOSH-funded Education and Research Center, Award No. 2T42OH008421. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.