Society for Chemical Hazard Communication
 Professional Development Training

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

Keywords: Federal and state regulations, Impact on SDSs, OSHA, EPA, FDA, CPSC, DOT, State RtK, CA Prop 65, TSCA, VOCs

Brochure — available October 2, 2023

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 and the legislation behind them.  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, but the emphasis will be on the provisions that impact the authoring of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and the hazard portion of product labels.  This is not a “how to” for the authoring of SDS and the hazard portions of labels.  Rather, the goal of this course is to provide participants with the fundamental understanding of the regulatory basis for these.  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 Fee

$450.00 Members     $580.00 Nonmembers

Course Director / Instructor:


Robert Skoglund, Ph.D., DABT, CIH, CPPS

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


Course Instructor 


Robert Roy, Ph.D., DABT, Fellow ATS

Dr. Roy is the Managing Principal Toxicologist at Northland Toxicology Consultants, LLC where his focus is directed towards, but not limited to, developing human health risk assessments and various health-based values including OELs, ADIs, PDEs, DNELS, NSRLs, etc., for the industrial chemical, consumer product, pharmaceutical and medical device sectors.  Rob retired from the 3M EHS/Product Stewardship Group in 2023 as a Corporate Staff Scientist.


Course Instructor


Scott Strand

Scott Strand is the Hardgoods Regulatory Engineering Technical Manager for the US at 3M Company.  His primary responsibilities include leading Product Compliance Engineering and Risk Management Engineering Teams, as well as Performance Validation, EMC, and Product Safety Laboratory Teams.  He has over 30 years of experience in product stewardship centering around Product EHS compliance, Life Cycle Management, and the assessment, classification, and communication of physical and chemical hazards and risks.


Course Topics and Schedule
subject to change

Monday, October 2, 2023

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 Pesticide Regulations
Food, Drug, and Cosmetics 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 Regulation
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
Hardgoods Regulations


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