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Spring 2017
New Orleans Marriott Hotel
555 Canal Street
New Orleans LA, 70130
USA
504-581-1000

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Saturday, March 25, 2017 to Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Category: Events

Spring 2017 -
New Orleans Marriott Hotel
Make your reservation now 

555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
800-654-3990

Check-in:   Friday, March 24, 2017
Check out: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Special rate of US$199/night available until March 3, 2017, includes complimentary internet in sleeping rooms
 

 

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News from the Membership Committee

  • information on networking dinners
  • parking
  • transportation
  • local attractions

Poster Session --

Review the Poster Abstracts
Review Guidelines ... Review Call for Abstracts
 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE February 10, 2017
REGISTER NOW for the Spring 2017 Meeting and/or Courses

Meeting Registration Fee:  $180 Members // $230 Nonmembers 
Course Registration Fees:  Vary depending on length of course

SCHC may take photographs during its events – including the plenary session,
the poster session, the computer & software exhibit, and the professional
development courses – which it may post on the SCHC web site. 
Individuals will not be identified in these photographs. 

If you have any concerns or seek to opt out of having your image or
likeness included please contact
schc-admin@schc.org.

 

Professional Development Courses

The following courses are scheduled in conjunction with SCHC’s spring meeting: (Updated: 10/21/16)

Saturday, March 25, 2017


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) - day 2 of 2

Ecotoxicology for Hazard Communication - 1-day
$450 Member / $540 Nonmembers

Advanced Topics in EHS: Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology - 1/2-day (a.m.)
$275 Member / $365 Nonmembers

$275 Member / $365 Nonmembers


Monday, March 27, 2017

$450 Member / $540 Nonmember
$275 Member / $365 Nonmember
$275 Member / $365 Nonmember

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

AIHA Registry Exam (p.m.) - register through the AIHA Website

Monday, March 27, 2017
Board Meeting

All members are invited to attend the Board Meeting, which starts at 1:00pm and concludes at 5:00pm.
Advance reservation required, but additional seating may be available.  Sign up to attend the Board meeting.

General Meeting (Preliminary Agenda)

Updated 3/10/2017

This is a PRELIMINARY agenda. Changes can occur at the discretion of the Program Committee. 
The final agenda will be available at the meeting. We apologize for any disappointment or inconvenience.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

8:00–8:30

REGISTRATION - Continental breakfast provided

8:30–8:50

BUSINESS MEETING

 

MORNING PROGRAM: North American GHS Updates and Protecting Confidential Business Information
Facilitator – John Howell, Co-Chair, SCHC Program Committee

8:50-9:15

Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012) - Updating the Standard

VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE
Maureen Ruskin, Deputy Director, Standards and Guidance
OSHA - Washington, DC

9:15-9:30

Observations: UN Global List Pilot Project Versus Published GHS Classifications [Edmund Baird presentation] [Darlene Susa-Anderson Presentation]

VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE
Edmund C. Baird, Esq., Counsel for Safety Standards
Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Dept. of Labor - Washington, DC

Darlene K. Susa-Anderson, Chief Operating Officer / Vice President EHS Services
ChemADVISOR, Inc. - Pittsburgh, PA

9:30-10:15

WHMIS 2015 - An Implementation Update and is a Joint SDS Still Possible?

Rosslynn Miller-Lee, Director, Healthy Environments & Consumer Safety Branch
Health Canada - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

10:15-10:30

BREAK

10:30-11:15

Protecting Trade Secrets Around the World, Part 1: Comparing CBI Requirements of the TSCA Reform Act to OSHA HCS 2012, Appendix E

Sheryl Lindross Dolan, Senior Regulatory Consultant
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. - Washington, DC

11:15-11:55

Protecting Trade Secrets Around the World, Part 2: How to Deal with Confidential Business Information in the European Union

Christoph Schwarz, Ph.D.
Dr. Knoell Consult GmbH - Mannheim, Germany

11:55-12:00

Special Topics (a description of the afternoon's breakout sessions)

Ari Lewis, Chair, SCHC Forum Committee
Gradient - Cambridge, MA 

12:00–1:30

LUNCH (on your own - Please consider signing up for a small group networking lunch)
PRESIDENT'S LUNCHEON (by invitation only)

1:30 AFTERNOON PROGRAM: Protecting Confidential Business Information, An OSHA Workplace Inspection From OSHA's Perspective and Breakout Sessions
Facilitator – Allan Jemi-Alade, Ph.D., SCHC Program Committee

1:35-2:20 

Protecting Trade Secrets Around the World, Part 3: How to Deal with Confidential Business Information in the Asia-Pacific Region

Robert Kiefer, General Manager
REACH24H USA Inc. - Reston, VA

2:20 - 2:40 BREAK

2:40-3:25

Doing an HCS 2012 Inspection: OSHA's Perspective

Dorinda Folse, Area Director
OSHA - Baton Rouge Area Office

3:25-4:30

Breakout Sessions:

Please attend the session of your choice:     
A. Crossroads between HazCom and Consumer Product Labeling
B. The NEW TSCA: What have we learned so far
C. WHMIS 2015: Ready, Set, Go!
D. The Big Problems with Small Package Labeling

Hosted by the SCHC Forum Committee
Ari Lewis, Chair
Principle, Gradient - Cambridge, MA

4:30–5:45 COMMITTEE MEETINGS
(review our committees and plan to attend a committee meeting!)

6:00–8:00

RECEPTION / POSTER SESSION
To submit a poster, see the Call for Abstracts and Guidelines

FOOD AND CASH BAR PROVIDED

POSTERS SUBMITTED - Abstract of all posters

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

8:00-8:30 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:30-9:00 BUSINESS MEETING / COMMITTEE REPORTS

9:00 MORNING PROGRAM: Advance Topics in Hazard Communication: Consumer Product Labeling; Harmonizing Aquatic Toxicity and Transport Classifications; Q&A
Facilitator – Michelle Baker, SCHC Program Committee

9:00-9:40

Q&A Session with Speakers

Maureen Ruskin, Edmund Baird, Darlene Susa-Anderson,
Rosslynn Miller-Lee, Dorinda Folse, Christoph Schwarz, Robert Kiefer

9:40-10:20

Consumer Labeled Products in the Workplace: Duty to Warn

Jon Hernan, Esq.
Bowman and Brooke LLP - Orlando, FL

Clint Byrd, Esq.
W.M. Barr - Charlotte, NC

10:20-10:40

BREAK

10:40-11:40

Panel Presentation: Harmonization Between GHS Aquatic Toxicity Classifications and IMDG, IATA and National Transport Classifications (Paul Brigandi's presentation) / (Vaughn Arthur's presentation)

Paul Brigandi
Consultant to OSHA - Alexandria, VA

Vaughn Arthur, President
Dangerous Goods Advisory Council - Greenbelt, MD

11:40-11:55

The SCHC/OSHA Alliance: Next Steps 

Jennifer Mahoney, Chair, SCHC/OSHA Alliance Committee
Sr. Consultant and Regulatory Advisory Services Lead,
CGI Technologies and Solutions, Fairfax, VA

11:55-12:00

Concluding Remarks

Ann C. Thompson, Ph.D., SCHC President
3M - Minneapolis, MN

12:00 MEETING ADJOURNS


WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT OUR FUTURE MEETINGS:

September 23-27, 2017 - Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel - Arlington, Virginia

April 21-25, 2018 - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel - Orlando, Florida

September 22-26, 2018 - Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel - Arlington, Virginia