Society for Chemical Hazard Communication
 Professional Development Training

Health Hazard Determination & Risk Assessment (1-day)

PDF Brochure — Course Offering: Fall 2016


This course is designed to be an overview of the principles of health hazard determination and risk assessment as they relate to hazard communication.  An emphasis is placed on the scientific and regulatory requirements for defensible hazard determinations and risk assessments.  The goal of this course is to provide participants with the basic tools necessary to determine the potential hazards of a material and the likelihood or probability that these hazards will cause adverse effects in a particular situation.  The skills developed in this course will better allow participants to understand and/or participate in the decision-making aspects of MSDS and label development and the determination of appropriate markets and uses for products. 

This is considered to be an advanced course. While there are no formal prerequisites for this course, it is recommended that participants have a working knowledge of MSDS and labels and that they either have taken the SCHC courses Toxicology for Hazard Communication, Industrial Hygiene and Safety for Hazard Communication, and Ecotoxicology for Hazard Communication or be comfortable with the principles presented in these courses.

Intended Audience:

Hazard communication professionals looking for a comprehensive overview of health hazard determination and risk assessment.

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 product EHS and stewardship, including hazard communication, for North America.


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 risks 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 risk assessment issues.


Course Fee:

$450.00 - members
$540.00 - nonmembers

Course Topics and Schedule
subject to change
Sunday, September 25, 2016

7:30-8:00 Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:00-9:10 Introduction
9:10-9:25 Break
9:25-10:35 Hazard Determination - Acute Toxicity, Irritation / Corrosion and Genotoxicity
Hazard Determination - Sensitization
10:35-10:50 Break
10:50-12:00 Hazard Determination - Subchronic/Chronic Toxicity and Carcinogenicity
Hazard Determination - Endocrine Effects
Hazard Determination - Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity
12:00-1:00 Lunch (buffet lunch provided)
1:00-2:10 Dose-Response Assessment
Exposure Assessment
2:10-2:25 Break
2:25-3:35 Risk Characterization
3:35-3:50 Break
3:50-5:00 Assessment of Mixtures
The National Research Council's Silver Book


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