Advanced Topics in EHS: Role of Human Data in Hazard Communication (0.5-day)

PDF Brochure — Course Offering: March 24, 2014


The Advanced Topics in EHS series of courses is designed to expand on topics that are introduced in the basic SCHC courses. The topic of human data is introduced in the SCHC course Hazard Determination and Risk Assessment.

The goal of this course is to provide an in-depth examination of human data (experimental, observational, and anecdotal). Emphasis is placed on an understanding of the technical skills and background necessary to analyze, interpret, and apply these data to hazard determinations and risk assessments. Additional topics will include the regulatory requirements for capturing, analyzing and acting upon allegations of unexpected adverse effects under TSCA 8(c), FIRFA 6(a)(2), and CPSA 15(b).

This is an advanced course. While there are no formal prerequisites for this course, it is strongly recommended that participants have a working knowledge of MSDS and labels and that they have either taken the SCHC courses Toxicology for Hazard Communication and Hazard Determination and Risk Assessment or that they are comfortable with the basic principles of toxicology hazard determination, and risk assessment.

Course Director/Instructor


Robert Skoglund, Ph.D., DABT, CIH

Dr. Skoglund is a Senior Laboratory Manager at the 3M Company.  His primary responsibilities include corporate oversight of material EHS issues including global hazard communication and other applied and regulatory toxicology issues and programs.




Hillary Carpenter, Ph.D.

Dr. Carpenter is a Toxicologist who recently retired from the Minnesota Department of Health in St. Paul, Minnesota. His primary responsibilities included conducting human health and environmental risk assessments.  In addition he was responsible for the development of health-based toxicity values for environmental contaminants such as industrial chemicals, pesticides and metals.  Dr. Carpenter also provided toxicological support for the Minnesota Fish Consumption Advisory Program.




Ann Thompson, Ph.D.

Dr. Thompson is a Technical Manager at the 3M Company.  Her responsibilities include hazard communication, product EHS support, training and managing the emergency hotline. She has provided regulatory toxicology support for a number of industrial, healthcare and consumer product divisions within 3M and has developed the business processes, training and teams that help meet 3M's Safety Data Sheet and labeling obligations for REACH, GHS and HazCom 2012.


Intended Audience

Hazard communication professionals looking to strengthen their hazard determination and risk assessment skills.

Course Fee

$250.00 for members
$340.00 for non-members

Course Topics and Schedule (Subject to Change)

Monday, March 24, 2014

7:30-8:00 Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:00-9:10 Overview of human data
Experimental human data
9:10-9:25 Break
9:25-10:35 Observational human data (epidemiology)
10:35-10:50 Break
10:50-12:00 Case reports and anecdotal data
Regulatory obligations for anecdotal data



Admission to the course will be on a first come basis. Payment must be received by February 8, 2014, to secure your space. Space is limited.

Fill out the registration form located on SCHC’s website:
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Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be given after February 8, 2014. No one will be admitted to the course unless all fees have been paid in advance. Substitutions are permitted. Every effort has been made to ensure the information in this brochure is accurate. SCHC reserves the right to modify this course without prior notice or to cancel the course 30 days prior to the course date. In the event this course is canceled, SCHC’s obligation is limited to a full refund of the course fee.

Hotel Accommodations

Arrangements have been made for a block of rooms at the Charleston Marriott– 170 Lockwood Blvd., Charleston, SC 29403 (800.968.3569 or 843.723.2000) The rate is $179/night single or double occupancy through February 28, 2014. You must identify yourself with SCHC when making reservations - the online code is SCHSCHA.