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Fall 2018
Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel
1700 Richmond Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
United States

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Saturday, September 22, 2018, 8:00 AM to Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 5:00 PM EDT
Category: Events

SCHC Fall 2018

September 22 - September 26, 2018

Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel

1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA (Washington DC)
Phone: 1-703-920-3230
Fax: 1-703-271-5212

Check-in: Friday, September 21, 2018
Check out: Wednesday, September 26, 2018



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Course Information

Register for the AIHA Exam

Web Streaming Registration


Hotel Information & Discount

Dinner & Tour Information

Exhibitor Info & Registration


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See the Event Schedule

See the List of Fall 2018
PDC Awardees



Fall Meeting/Course Registration

Member Rates: $180

Non-Member Rate: $230 (Become a Member to Save)

Cancellation Deadline (No refunds after this date): August 17, 2018

Registration is open until the event is grayed out.

Your registration fee includes admission into the General Meeting (see the Event Schedule for details)

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Professional Development Courses

The following courses are scheduled in conjunction with SCHC's general meeting.

Saturday, September 22, 2018
NEW COURSE!  Classification, Labelling and Safety Data Sheet Requirements in EU (day 1 of 2-day course)
Registration fee:  $850/members    $940/nonmembers


Sunday, September 23, 2018
Classification, Labelling and Safety Data Sheet Requirements in EU (day 2 of 2-day course)

Health Hazard Determination and Risk Assessment (1-day course)
Registration fee:  $450/members    $540/nonmembers

Registration fee:  $450/members    $540/nonmembers
Monday, September 24, 2018
Asia-Pacific SDS and Labelling Essentials (1-day course) (course is a modification of a previous course)
Registration fee:  $450/members    $540/nonmembers

Hazard Communication Auditing (1/2 day course, a.m.)
Registration fee:  $275/members    $365/nonmembers
Registration fee:  $275/members    $365/nonmembers
Registration fee:  $275/members    $365/nonmembers


AIHA Registry Exam

Wednesday, September 26 - 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

AIHA will offer the Registry exam following the SCHC meeting.  You will need to register through AIHA. 


Web Streaming Option - Register Now

SCHC will offer web streaming of the morning session.  
Registration fee is US$120.  
Member rate is US$95 -- Members: check your email for the discount code.


Hotel Information & Discount

Take advantage of the SCHC Special Discount rate at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. This special rate will be available until Friday, August 31, 2018, or when the group block is sold out.

Use Group Code: SCH to get the rate US$207 per night, which includes complimentary guest room internet access


Beware of SCAMS—No one from the Hotel will contact you to solicit reservations!

Take advantage of the hotel's complimentary shuttle from the Ronald Reagan Airport (2 miles away). Call the Hotel for specifics. Shuttle phone number: 1-703-920-3230.

Please note—for your GPS please use 1601 South Eads Street, Arlington, VA, 22202.

On-site parking is available—$20 USD hourly, $37 USD daily, Valet parking: $41 USD daily.

Network Dinner Information
Link to TripAdvisors Arlington Top 100 


EXHIBIT at the Hazard Communication Management Products Display

- VIEW the list of Exhibitors

- Exhibitor Fall 2018 Invitation and Contract Details

- Exhibitor Fall 2018 Online Registration - CLOSED 

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Event Schedule

Board Meeting

Monday, September 24, 2018

All members are invited to attend the Board Meeting, which starts at 1:00pm and concludes at 5:00pm.
Advance reservation required, but additional seating may be available.


General Meeting

This is a PRELIMINARY agenda. Changes can occur at the discretion of the Program Committee.
The final agenda will be available at the meeting. We apologize for any disappointments or inconveniences.

Updated 8/10/2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
 7:30 - 8:30        REGISTRATION (Continental Breakfast provided in Exhibit Hall)
Hazard Communication Products Display is Open
(view the list of Fall 2018 PDC Awardees)
MORNING PROGRAM - KEYNOTE SESSION:  Facilitator - John Howell, SCHC Program Committee
North America Session
 8:50 - 9:30       What's New With The Hazard Communication Standard?
Rundman PPT / Ruskin PPT
Presented by:
Maureen Ruskin, OSHA Deputy Director Standards and Guidance
Sven J. Rundman III, OSHA Office of Health Enforcement

 9:30 - 10:15       WHMIS 2015 - An Implementation Update & Range Disclosure
Presented by:
Kim Godard, Director - Health Canada
10:15 - 10:30       BREAK - Hazard Communication Products Display is Open    
10:30 - 11:15       Toxic Substances Control Act - Update on Implementation of 2016 Amendments
Presented by:
Tala R. Henry, Ph.D., Acting Deputy Director - OPPT U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
11:15 - 12:00       TSCA: SNUR and Consent Order Evolution and its Impact on the SDS
Presented by:
Rose Passarella, Ph.D., J.D., Senior Manager Regulatory - Intertek
12:00 - 1:30       LUNCH (On your own)
President's Luncheon - By Invitation Only

AFTERNOON PROGRAM: Facilitator - Julie MacGregor, SCHC Program Committee

EU Session
1:35 - 2:15         Final Stages of REACH, EU HazCom, Brexit
Presented by:
Gill Pagliuca, CHCS Chair - Denehurst Chemical Safety Ltd
2:15 - 2:35        EU Poison Centre Update
Presented by:
Jon Gibbard, Chemical Risk Practice Director - NCEC
2:35 - 2:50        Break - Hazard Communication Products Display is Open    
Asia-Pacific Session
2:50 - 3:25       Tracking New and Updated Regulations
Presented by:
Barbara Lantry-Miller , Director, Hazmat Center of Excellence, NAFTA Region - Givaudan

New presentation
9:00 a.m. Wed.

      China Update: GHS Requirements, 2 100% Inspection Process
Presented by:
Cloris Pan, Manager of GHS Division of R&D Center - Chemical Inspection & Regulation Service Ltd (CIRS)
3:25 - 3:55       Management of Hazardous Chemicals in Asia Pacific Regions
Presented by:
Chuck Zhang, REACH24H
3:55 - 4:30       Revision of K-REACH and K-BPR (Biocides Safety Act)
Presented by:
Robert Kiefer, General Manager - REACH24H USA Inc.
4:30 - 5:45       COMMITTEE MEETINGS    
6:00 - 8:00       RECEPTION / Hazard Communication Products Display    
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
 8:00 -   8:30       Continental Breakfast    
MORNING PROGRAM: Facilitator – Robert Kiefer, SCHC Program Committee

Overview of Regulatory Compliance Requirements for Hazardous Chemicals and Dangerous Goods in China
presented by:
Xiang Guozhao

9:35-10:10       Properly Sourcing EHS Regulatory Phrase Translations
Presented by:
Douglas Strock, Vice President - Global Language Translations and Consulting, Inc.
10:10-10:25       Break    
10:25-11:00       Q&A Session with the Experts!    
      Kyle Flicker – A Case Study in Combustible Dust Hazards
Presented by:
Elizabeth BurnettPrincipal, Business LitigationRobins Kaplan LLP

Update Regarding AIHA Registry ExamPresented by:
Angela Oler, Manager - AIHA Registry Programs

11:55-12:00       CONCLUDING REMARKS
Jennifer L. Mahoney, SDSRP, SCHC President - CGI
12:00         MEETING ADJOURNS    


Future Meetings

March 16-21, 2019 - Tropicana Las Vegas DoubleTree by Hilton - Las Vegas, Nevada

September 21-25, 2019 - Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel - Arlington, Virginia