The NYPenn Chapter of AHMP is a group of hazardous materials/waste/environmental professionals in southern New York and northern Pennsylvania and have organized for the purpose of fostering professional development and promoting the advancement of the profession.
The NYPenn Chapter of the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals is set up as a local chapter to the national organization called the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals.
This organization is oriented around those persons who have successfully completed the requirements necessary to obtain the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) credential. Other persons interested in the goals of the organization, and those who intend to pursue the CHMM credential, are welcome to join and attend meetings.
The NYPenn Chapter holds regularly scheduled meetings that include continuing education and peer group interaction. Several meetings each year will feature a speaker addressing a topic of relevance to the field of hazardous materials management.
The purposes of the Chapter are:
To collectively represent and safeguard the common interest of the members of the hazardous materials management profession.
To cultivate, promote, and sustain the science of hazardous materials management.
To elevate and maintain the professional character and education of hazardous materials managers.
To contribute toward the protection of human health and the environment and promote public awareness of environmental and hazardous materials management issues.
To facilitate the exchange of ideas to improve administration of hazardous materials management programs.
To foster professional development through continuing education and peer group interaction.
To sponsor training programs and other educational opportunities to assist interested professionals in becoming a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.
Benefits of membership and participation in the NYPenn Chapter of the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals include:
Continuing education through regularly scheduled meetings, presentations and periodic seminars.
Interaction with other members and professionals in the field of hazardous materials management, who may have direct experience and information helpful in addressing problems of importance to your jobs duties.
Involvement in an organization capable of representing the interests of the profession in testimony before legislative committees, in comments on proposed regulations, and through other channels.
Periodic newsletter covering Chapter news and current developments in state and federal regulatory changes.
Reference book listing, world wide web resources, and videotape/reference book lending library.