Society for Chemical Hazard Communication
 Professional Development Training

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

PDF Brochure — available September 23, 2019

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. This course provides 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:

Individuals new to the hazard communication professions.

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 product safety, compliance, stewardship, and sustainability for North America - 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 raw materials, chemical intermediates, and products for several 3M business units.  In addition, she oversees the authoring of hazard communication documents and develops comprehensive health hazard profiles for chemical substances important to 3M.


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 has been actively involved in California Proposition 65 assessments, chemical health hazard determination, and the human risk/safety assessment of chemicals/intermediates and finished products.


Course Instructor:


Scott Strand

Scott Strand is the Global Regulatory Manager for the Abrasive Systems Division at 3M Company.  His primary responsibilities include leading a team implementing processes and completing tasks for product regulatory compliance, LCM, NPI, Risk Assessment, and hazard communication activities. He has over 25 years of experience in the assessment, classification, and communication of chemical hazards and risks.


Course Fee:       $450.00 - members      $540.00 - nonmembers


Course Topics and Schedule
subject to change

Monday, September 23, 2019

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.