Society for Chemical Hazard Communication
 Professional Development Training

Overview of US Environment, Health, and Safety Regulations (1-day)

PDF Brochure — Course Offering: Spring 2017

Course Description:

This course is intended for those individuals new to the practice of hazard communication and is an introduction to, and an overview of the relevant US Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) regulations.  Participants will be provided with a general understanding of major US federal and state regulations affecting the practice of hazard communication.  Elements covered will include the history, purpose, and overall scope of the regulations, but the emphasis will be on the provisions that impact the authoring of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and hazard labels.  This is not a “how to” for the authoring of SDS and hazard labels.  Rather, the goal of this course is to provide participants with the fundamental understanding of the regulatory basis for SDS and hazard labels.  The foundation upon which the technical skills necessary to be an author of hazard communication documents can be built.

This is a basic, introductory course and there are no prerequisites.

Intended Audience:


Course Director / Instructor:


Robert Skoglund, Ph.D., DABT, CIH

Dr. Skoglund is the Director of Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs at Covestro LLC.  His responsibilities include compliance, safety, and stewardship, including hazard communication.


Course Instructor

Catherine F. Jacobson, Ph.D., DABT

Dr. Jacobson is a Senior Toxicology Specialist at the 3M Company.  Her primary responsibilities include assessing the human health hazards and risks of products and other materials for several 3M business units.  In addition, she oversees the authoring of hazard communication documents, develops comprehensive health hazard profiles for chemical substances important to 3M, and serves as the corporate lead for product air quality regulations.


Course Instructor


Robert Roy, Ph.D., DABT

Dr. Roy is a Lead Toxicology Specialist at 3M in St. Paul, Minnesota. His primary responsibilities include assessing the human health hazards and safety of products and other materials for several 3M business units. In addition, he leads the development of the 3M Occupational Exposure Guidelines; and plays a leadership role for California Proposition 65 compliance, consumer product labels, and hazard determination, hazard communication, and human risk assessment issues.


Course Instructor:


Scott Strand

Scott Strand is an Information Specialist at the 3M Company.  His primary responsibilities include the development, maintenance and enhancement of IT systems and business processes for chemical data management and hazard communication.  In addition he has over 15 years of experience in the assessment, classification, and communication of chemical hazards and risks.


Course Instructor:


Ann C. Thompson, Ph.D.

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


Course Fee:

$450.00 - members
$540.00 - nonmembers

Course Topics and Schedule
subject to change
Monday, March 28, 2017

7:30-8:00 Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:00-9:10 Introduction
Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
9:10-9:25 Break
9:25-10:35 Environmental Regulations
Food and Drug Regulations
10:35-10:50 Break
10:50-12:00 Consumer Product Regulations
Transportation Regulations
12:00-1:00 Lunch (buffet lunch provided)
1:00-2:10 State Right-To-Know Regulations
CA Proposition 65 Regulations
2:10-2:25 Break
2:25-3:35 Chemical Control Regulations
Volatile Organic Compounds Regulations
3:35-3:50 Break
3:50-5:00 Environmental Response Regulations
Disposal Regulations


Refer to brochure for registration, cancellation policy, and hotel information.