Society for Chemical Hazard Communication

 Professional Development Training

Hazard Communication for Asia, the Pacific Rim and Latin America (1-day)

PDF Brochure — Course Offering: Spring 2015

Course Description and Objective

This course is designed to be an overview of the hazard communication regulations in Asia, the Pacific Rim, and Latin America. Emphasis will be placed on the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and label requirements, but chemical control regulations and product registration requirements will also be briefly discussed.

The goal of this course is to provide an understanding of the HazCom requirements in these regions.  This course will address a number of countries in each region, but concentrate on the primary US-export partners of China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, Taiwan, Australia, Brazil, and Thailand.

This is considered to be an advanced course.  While there are no specific prerequisites for this course, it is recommended that participants possess a working knowledge of SDS and labels and an understanding of the principles of hazard communication and chemical control regulations, including a basic understanding of GHS.

Intended Audience

Hazard communication professionals looking to broaden the scope of their expertise in international hazard communication regulations.

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. 


Course Instructor
Karon Armstrong

Karon Armstrong is a Senior Regulatory Specialist at 3M in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Her primary responsibilities include serving as the regional coordinator for material EHS issues for 3M subsidiaries in the Asia and Pacific Rim regions.  In addition, she is responsible for tracking emerging material EHS issues and regulations, including GHS, and providing technical assistance to regulatory bodies.


Course Instructor
Brent Magnusson, M.S.

Brent Magnusson is a Senior Regulatory Analyst at 3M Company in St Paul, Minnesota. His primary responsibilities include serving as the subject matter expert for product EHS in the Latin America Region and as a subject matter expert for the REACH registration of polymers.


Course Fee

$400.00 - Members
$490.00 - Nonmembers

Course Schedule

(subject to change)

Monday, March 16, 2015

7:30-8:00 Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:00-9:10 Overview of HazCom in APAC
Country Specific APAC HazCom
9:10-9:25 Break
9:25-10:35 Country Specific APAC HazCom (continued)
10:35-10:50 Break
10:50-12:00 Country Specific APAC HazCom (continued)
12:00-1:00 Lunch (provided)
1:00-2:10 Country Specific APAC HazCom (continued)
Wrap-up of APAC HazCom
2:10-2:25 Break
2:25-3:35 Overview of HazCom in Latin America
Country Specific Latin America HazCom
3:35-3:50 Break
3:50-5:00 Country Specific Latin America HazCom (continued)
Wrap-up of Latin America HazCom


See brochure for Registration information, Cancellation Policy, Hotel Accommodation.