Green Chemistry, Sustainability, Sustainable Chemistry, Sustainable Engineering


Society for Chemical Hazard Communication

 Professional Development Training

Fundamentals of Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering (0.5-day)

PDF Brochure — Course Offering: September 21, 2012


This course is designed to be an overview of the principles of sustainable or green chemistry and engineering. Sustainability is relevant throughout the life cycle, but this course will focus on sustainability from a product EHS and hazard communication perspectives. The course will start with an understanding of the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry as originally published by Anastas and Warner and then focus sustainable or green attributes of products. The course will then address the technical and regulatory aspects of an alternatives assessment and then address the communication of sustainable or green attributives. The understanding and skills developed in the course will better allow participants to participate in the assessment of sustainable attributes, decision about alternatives, and the communication of sustainable attributes.

This is an advanced course. While there are no formal prerequisites for this course, it is recommended that participants have a working knowledge of the principles of hazard, risk, and life cycle assessments. Participants should have taken the SCHC courses Toxicology for Hazard Communication, Ecotoxicology for Hazard Communication, and Life Cycle Assessment or at least be comfortable with the principles presented in these courses.

Intended Audience:

Hazard communication professionals looking to broaden their role in product EHS from a narrow focus on hazard to the more comprehensive perspective of sustainability.

 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


Ann Johnson, M.S.

Ann Johnson is a Senior Technical Supervisor at the 3M Company. In additional to supervising regulatory analysts and leading a team a product EHS regional coordinators, her primary responsibility is serving as the regional coordinator for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Her expertise is in European product EHS regulations and is part of the teams working on the implementation of GHS and REACH within 3M.



 Course Instructor


Nancy Walsh, Ph.D.

Dr. Walsh is a Lead Regulatory Specialist at the 3M Company. In addition to consulting on the compliance with existing product EHS regulations, she has responsibilies to track, interpret, advocate, and prepare for the evolution of existing regulations and emergence of new ones. Areas of focus include consumer products, end-of-life responsibilities, safer alternatives, and green procurement.


Course Fee:

$250.00 - Members
$340.00 - Nonmembers

Course Topics and ScheduleS  (Subject to change)

Friday, September 21, 2012

12:30-1:00 Registration
1:00-2:10 Introduction
Overview of Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering
12 Principles of Green Chemistry
2:10-2:25 Break
2:25-3:35 Sustainable Attributes of Products (Hazard, Chemical Footprint,
Energy, Water, Environmental Impact, and Materials)
3:35-3:50 Break
3:50-5:00 Communication of Sustainable Attributes
Safer Alternatives and Green Procurement Regulations


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