Society for Chemical Hazard Communication

 Professional Development Training

Advanced Topics in EHS:
Health Hazard Data for Hazard Communication

PDF Brochure — offered March 27, 2017

Course Description and Objectives

The Advanced Topics in EHS series of courses is designed to expand on topics that are introduced in the basic SCHC courses.  The topic of searching for health hazard data is introduced in Toxicology for Hazard Communication.

The goal of this course is to provide an understanding of where to find health hazard data; how to evaluate the data’s reliability, relevance, and adequacy; how to determine if observed effects are adverse or non-adverse; and how to use health hazard data for selected hazard communication endpoints that are frequently encountered.

This is an advanced course.  While there are no formal prerequisites for this course, it is strongly recommended that participants have taken the SCHC course Toxicology for Hazard Communication or be comfortable with the basic principles of toxicology.

Intended Audience

Hazard communication professionals looking to strengthen their understanding of toxicology and the data upon which health hazard classifications are based.

Course Director


Robert Skoglund, Ph.D., DABT, CIH

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


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 products and other materials for several 3M business units.  In addition, she oversees the authoring of hazard communication documents, develops comprehensive health hazard profiles for chemical substances important to 3M, and serves as the corporate lead for product air quality regulations.


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 plays a leadership role for California Proposition 65 compliance, consumer product labels, and hazard determination, hazard communication, and human risk assessment issues.


Course Fee

$275.00 for members
$365.00 for non-members

Course Topics and Schedule (Subject to Change)

Monday, March 27, 2017

12:30 - 1:00 Registration
1:00 - 2:10 Types of health hazard data
Sources for health hazard data
2:10 - 2:25 Break
2:25 - 3:35 Read-across for data-gap filing
Evaluation of data quality
3:35 - 3:50 Break
3:50 - 5:00

Adverse vs. non-adverse effects
Industrial use of data
Public health use of data


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