Society for Chemical Hazard Communication
 Professional Development Training

HazCom Registry Preparation Workshop

PDF Brochure — Offered: Spring 2019

Saturday/Sunday, March 16-17, 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada


Course Description and Objectives


This workshop is designed to assist hazard communication professionals preparing to sit for the AIHA Registry’s Competency Assessment for the SDS and Label Authoring Registry. This course will address both the knowledge and skills portions of the assessment by focusing on the eight rubrics defined as the body of knowledge for SDS and label authoring and by incorporating workshop activities for each rubric. This course has been updated to align with the recently updated and released SDS & Label Authoring Registry Proficiency Study Guide.

This is not intended to be an introductory course. Rather, participants should have much of the education, training and experience expected by the AIHA Registry. Participants can use this course as a final “tune-up” prior to sitting for the Competency Assessment or as an initial assessment of their knowledge and skills within a comprehensive Assessment preparation strategy

Intended Audience

Hazard communication professionals preparing to sit for the AIHA Registry’s Competency Assessment for the SDS and Label Authoring Registry.


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 safety, compliance, stewardship, and sustainability for North America.

Course Instructor


Denese A. Deeds, CIH, FAIHA, SDSRP

Denese Deeds is the Director of Chemical Regulatory Services and co-founder of Industrial Health & Safety Consultants, Inc.  In this role she prepares SDS and other hazard communication documents and assists companies with overall chemical regulatory compliance.  Denese worked for several large companies as an industrial hygienist before focusing her consulting career on hazard communication. She is an active member of the AIHA Stewardship and Sustainability Committee at AIHA.

Course Instructor

Douglas Eisner, M.S.

Doug Eisner has extensive experience managing comprehensive environmental, health, and safety programs, including authoring numerous Safety Data Sheets and product labels, for Fortune 500 companies in the US and he has recently retired from Siemens Water Technologies.  He has been a member of SCHC since 1986 and has served two terms on its Board of Directors.  Mr. Eisner holds a BS in Chemistry and an MS in Organic Chemistry from San Jose State University and is a Registered SDS and Label Author.

Course Instructor

Chandra D. Gioiello, M.S., CIH

Chandra Gioiello is the Vice-President of Industrial Health & Safety Consultants, Inc. She authors SDS and assists clients in compliance with international chemical regulations. She has worked as a consultant and in industry in roles as an industrial hygienist and hazard communicator. Ms Gioiello presently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.

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 Fee

$850.00 / Members
$940.00 / Nonmembers

Course Topics and Schedule

(Subject to change)

Saturday, March 16, 2019
7:30 - 8:00 Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 9:10 Introduction
Rubric 1 - Math & Chemistry
9:10 - 9:25 Break
9:25 - 10:35 Rubric 1 - Math & Chemistry
10:35 - 10:50 Break
10:50 - 12:00 Rubric 4 - Health Hazards
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (provided)
 1:00-2:10  Rubric 4 - Health Hazards
2:10-2:25 Break
2:25-3:35 Rubric 5 - Environmental Hazards
3:35-3:50 Break
3:50-5:00 Rubric 5 - Environmental Hazards


Sunday, March 17, 2019
7:30-8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:00-9:10 Overview of Competency Assessment
Rubric 7 - Risk Analysis
9:10-9:25 Break
9:25-10:35 Rubric 2 - GHS & Hazard Communication
10:35-10:50 Break
10:50-12:00 Rubric 3 - Physical Hazards
12:00-1:00 Lunch (provided)
1:00-2:10 Rubric 6 - Industrial Hygiene and Safety
2:10-2:25 Break
2:25-3:35 Rubric 6 - Industrial Hygiene and Safety
3:35-3:50 Break
3:50-5:00 Rubric 8 - Associated Regulations and Consensus Standards
Practical Skills Assessment

Registration / Hotel Accommodations / Cancellation Policy

Refer to brochure.