Society for Chemical Hazard Communication

 Professional Development Training

Engineering Controls and Personal Protective Equipment Selection (0.5-day)

View Brochure — Course Offering: September 24, 2018

PPE Selection, Engineering Controls, Ventilation, Occupational Exposure Limits, PEL, TLV, MSDS Section 8


The Advanced Topics in EHS series of courses were designed to expand on topics that are introduced in the basic SCHC courses.  The topic personal protective equipment (PPE) and engineering controls was introduced in the SCHC course Industrial Hygiene and Safety for the Hazard Communicator.

The goal of this course is to provide a more detailed look at the information needed to complete Section 6-8 of the SDS including various considerations in the use of engineering controls and personal protective equipment in controlling exposures in the workplace. Both normal operations and emergency situations such as fire and accidental releases will be discussed. As hazard communicators, we often write SDS that contain little useful guidance to our end-users on how to protect themselves from chemical exposures in the workplace. Since the purpose of SDS and label are not only to communicate hazards but to recommend control measures that will protect workers from these hazards, improvement in quality of this information should be a goal of the SDS author.

To assure that participants receive a greater understanding in the use of PPE, samples of the different types of gloves, eye and face protection, protective clothing and respirators will be modeled and available for inspection.

In addition to presenting information on the concepts of engineering controls and the use and selection of PPE, information resources to assist in the development of these recommendations for the SDS will be presented in detail. OSHA, NIOSH, PPE manufacturer’s websites and other resources will be reviewed.

The final topic of the course will be examples of SDS sections 6-8, what information should be included, how much detail is appropriate and a discussion of the liability issues.

This is considered to be an advanced course for hazard communicators and SDS authors but is not intended to be an advanced industrial hygiene course. While there are no formal prerequisites for this course, it is strongly recommended that participants have a working knowledge of SDS and labels and that they have either taken the SCHC course Industrial Hygiene and Safety for the Hazard Communicator or that they are comfortable with the basic principles of industrial hygiene.

Intended Audience

Hazard communication professionals looking to strengthen their understanding of the use of engineering controls and PPE in the workplace and improve their SDS recommendations in these SDS sections.

Course Director / Instructor

Denese A. Deeds, CIH, FAIHA, SDSRP

Denese Deeds is the Director of Chemical Regulatory Services and co-founder of Industrial Health & Safety Consultants, Inc.  In this role she prepares SDS and other hazard communication documents and assists companies with overall chemical regulatory compliance. Denese worked for several large companies as an industrial hygienist before focusing her consulting career on hazard communication. She is an active member of the AIHA Stewardship and Sustainability Committee at AIHA.


Course Instructor

Chandra Deeds Gioiello, MS, CIH, SDSRP

Chandra Gioiello is the Vice-President of Industrial Health & Safety Consultants, Inc.  She authors SDS and assists clients in compliance with international chemical regulations.  She has worked as a consultant and in industry in roles as an industrial hygienist and hazard communicator.  She is the chair of the SCHC Social Media Committee, and is active with the AIHA Communications and Training Methods Committee and Mentorship Committee.


Course Fee:     $275 / Members       $365 / Nonmembers


Course Schedule
(subject to change)

Monday, September 24, 2018

12:30 - 1:00 Registration
1:00 - 1:45

Occupational exposures – how are they evaluated?

1:45 - 2:15 Engineering Controls
2:15 - 2:45 Respiratory Protection
2:45 - 3:15 Gloves and Skin Protection
3:15 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 3:45 Eye and Face Protection
3:45 - 4:00 Other PPE Issues: Infectious Materials, Intended End Use, Trade
Secret Issues
4:00 - 4:15 Spill Response
4:15 - 4:30 Handling and Storage Controls
4:30 - 5:00 MSDS Examples and Sources of Information


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