Society for Chemical Hazard Communication

 Professional Development Training

Neurotoxicology (0.5-day)

PDF Brochure — available September 22, 2019

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 neurotoxicology was introduced in the SCHC course Toxicology for Hazard Communication.

The goal of this course is to provide participants with a detailed understanding of neurotoxicology. Emphasis is placed on an understanding of the basic science of this topic and the development of the technical skills and background necessary to apply, analyze, and evaluate hazard determinations, hazard classifications, and risk assessments involving neuotoxic chemicals or mixtures.

This is an advanced course. While there are no formal prerequisites for this course, it is 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 expand their understanding of specific topics in toxicology and/or sharpening their hazard determination and risk assessment skills.

Course Director / Instructor

Robert Skoglund, Ph.D., DABT, CIH

Robert Skoglund, Ph.D., DABT, CIH

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


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 raw materials, chemical intermediates, and products for several 3M business units.  In addition, she oversees the authoring of hazard communication documents and develops comprehensive health hazard profiles for chemical substances important to 3M.

Course Instructor

Robert Roy, Ph.D., DABT

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

$250.00 Members

$340.00 Nonmembers


Course Topics and Schedule

(Subject to Change)

Sunday, September 22, 2019

12:30-1:00 Registration 

Overview of the Nervous System

2:10-2:25 Break
2:25-3:35 Central Nervous System Toxicology
Peripheral Nervous System Toxicology
Developmental Neurotoxicology
3:35-3:50 Break
3:50-5:00 Neurotoxicology Testing Methods
Regulatory Aspects of Neurotoxicology


Refer to brochure for details.