Presidents Message

Our Mission Dear Fellow Hazmat Professionals:

Welcome to COCHMM! With members representing central Ohio’s manufacturing base and valued service providers, we strive to protect the environment and our workers’ health & safety. We have an active chapter with regularly scheduled membership meetings, site tours, and educational programs. Our meetings are open to all who want to learn more about Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP), our local chapter, and environmental, health and safety in general. I encourage you to get involved!

First a big thanks to our departing Chapter President, Jeff Bates. Jeff graciously stepped up to serve as President in the middle of 2015. And he did a fantastic job of keeping chapter moving forward including hosting our Career Day and the EHMM Review Course. As you know if you’ve been active with COCHMM, we have new officers as a result of the elections held in October 2015. It is my pleasure to announce the new officers for 2016 as follows:

Dave Rice was elected as Vice President
Roberta Slaiman was elected as Secretary
Philip Slaiman was elected as Treasurer
Ben Thayer was elected as At-Large Board Member

We are looking forward to great things in 2016 with chapter membership meetings, site tours and our annual career day. Please note that we do not plan to offer the EHMM review course this year. Check out AHMP Schedule of Upcoming EHMM Courses at

On behalf of all COCHMM Board Members, we look forward to meeting you at an upcoming COCHMM event!

Michael Paessun, CHMM
President, COCHMM