Society for Chemical Hazard Communication

 Professional Development Training

Labeling for Consumer Products

Keywords: CPSC, FHSA and HazCom 2012, LHAMA, Cosmetics, Hardgoods, Canada, EU, GHS  

Brochure — Available October 2, 2023

Course Description and Objectives

The goal of this course is to provide an understanding of U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) labeling requirements.  Emphasis will be placed on relevant Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) regulations that pertain to the risk-based labeling of consumer labels.  The course will also provide time for working through selected examples of FHSA-compliant labeling and for participant discussion of consumer labeling issues.  This course has been updated to address the co-existence FHSA-compliant labels with the new OSHA HazCom 2012 labels.

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 have either taken the SCHC courses Toxicology for Hazard Communication and Hazard Determination and Risk Assessments or that they are comfortable with the basic principles of toxicology, hazard determination, and risk assessment.

Intended Audience

Hazard communication professionals looking to improve their consumer product labeling skills.

Course Fee   

$275.00 Members     $405.00 Nonmembers

Course Director / Instructor

Robert Skoglund, Ph.D., DABT, CIH

Robert Skoglund, Ph.D., DABT, CIH, CSSP

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

M. Andrew Maier, Ph.D., DABT, CIH, Fellow AIHA

Dr. Maier is the Director of the Occupational Alliance for Risk Science (OARS), a nonprofit worker health initiative. He also serves as a Science Fellow at NIOSH, Principal Science Advisor with Stantec, and Hazardous Materials Course Instructor for the University of Cincinnati.


Course Instructor

Robert Roy, Ph.D., DABT

Robert Roy, Ph.D., DABT, Fellow ATS

Dr. Roy is the Managing Principal Toxicologist at Northland Toxicology Consultants, LLC where his focus is directed towards, but not limited to, developing human health risk assessments and various health-based values including OELs, ADIs, PDEs, DNELS, NSRLs, etc., for the industrial chemical, consumer product, pharmaceutical and medical device sectors.  Rob retired from the 3M EHS/Product Stewardship Group in 2023 as a Corporate Staff Scientist.


Course Topics and Schedule
(Subject to Change)

Monday, October 2, 2023

12:30-1:00 Registration

Overview of Consumer Product Regulations
Labeling of Hazardous Household Products

2:10-2:25 Break

Labeling of Art Materials
Industry Standards for Consumer Product Labels

3:35-3:50 Break
3:50-5:00 Labeling of Hardgoods
Labeling of Cosmetics
Consumer Product Labeling in Canada, EU, and under GHS


Registration / Hotel Accommodations / Cancellation Policy

Refer to Brochure for details.