Society for Chemical Hazard Communication

 Professional Development Training

Endocrine Disrupters (0.5-day)

PDF Brochure — Course Offering: Fall 2012


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 endocrine disruption is introduced in the SCHC course Toxicology for Hazard Communication.

The goal of this course is to provide an in-depth examination of endocrine disrupters. Emphasis is placed on an understanding of normal endocrine function and how chemicals may interact with and disrupt these functions. Participants will gain an appreciation for the available ecological and human evidence for chemical endocrine disruption. Additional topics will include an overview of both the list-based and criteria-based tools for hazard classification of endocrine disrupters, the hazard communication implications of endocrine disrupters, and an overview of the global regulatory and public perception of endocrine disrupters.

This is considered to be 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 course Toxicology for Hazard Communication or that they are comfortable with the basic principles of toxicology.

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

Hillary Carpenter, Ph.D.

Dr. Carpenter is a Toxicologist at the Minnesota Department of Health in St. Paul, Minnesota. His primary responsibilities include conducting human health and ecological risk assessments.  In addition he is involved with the development of health-based toxicity values for environmental contaminants such as industrial chemicals, pesticides and metals.  Dr. Carpenter also provides toxicological support for the Minnesota Fish Consumption Advisory Program. 


Course Fee

$250.00 - Members
$340.00 - Nonmembers

Course Schedule

(subject to change)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

7:30-8:00 Registration / Continental Breakfast

Understanding normal endocrine function
Mechanisms by which chemicals disrupt endocrine function

9:10-9:25 Break
9:25-10:35 Ecological and human evidence for endocrine disruption
Ongoing research on chemical endocrine disruption
List-based hazard determination for endocrine disrupters
10:35-10:50 Break
10:50-12:00 Criteria-based hazard determination for endocrine disrupters
Global overview of regulatory and public perception of endocrine disrupters


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