Society for Chemical Hazard Communication

 Professional Development Training

Advanced Topics in EHS:
Genotoxicity, Mutagenicity, & Carcinogenicity (0.5-day)

View Brochure — Available September 19, 2022

Description / Objectives:

The Advanced Topics in EHS series of courses are designed to expand on topics that are introduced in the basic SCHC courses. The topics of genotoxicity, mutagenicity, and carcinogenicity are introduced in the course Toxicology for Hazard Communication.

The goal of this course is to provide participants with an understanding of the topics of genotoxicity, mutagenicity, and carcinogenicity.  Emphasis is placed on an understanding of the basic science of these topics and an introduction to the technical skills and background necessary to develop, evaluate, and apply hazard determinations, hazard classifications, and risk assessments involving genotoxicants, mutagens, and carcinogens.

This is an advanced course. While there are no formal prerequisites for this course, it is strongly recommended that participants have a working knowledge of MSDS and labels and that they have either taken the SCHC course, Toxicology for Hazard Communication, or that they be comfortable with the basic concepts of toxicology.

Intended Audience

Hazard communication professionals looking to expand their knowledge of target organ toxicity.

Course Fee:

$275 / members $405 / non-members


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

Catherine F. Jacobson, Ph.D., DABT

Dr. Jacobson is a Lead 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.

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 Topics and Schedule
(Subject to Change)

Monday, September 19, 2022

12:30 – 1:00

  • Registration

1:00 – 2:10

  • Introduction
  • Basic Science of Genetic Material

2:10 – 2:25


2:25 – 3:35

  • Genotoxicity
  • Mutagenicity

3:35 – 3:50


3:50 – 5:00

  • Carcinogenicity



Refer to brochure for registration, cancellation, hotel information.