Society for Chemical Hazard Communication

 Professional Development Training

Occupational Exposure Limits (0.5-day)

PDF Brochure — Course Offering: Fall 2016

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 occupational exposure limits is introduced in the SCHC course Industrial Hygiene and Safety for Hazard Communication.

The goal of this course is to provide a detailed understanding of occupational exposure limits. Emphasis is placed on the science and various methodologies used for establishing occupational exposure limits as well as the appropriate uses of occupational exposure limits in hazard communication. The goal of this course is to provide participants with an understanding of the technical aspects of occupational exposure limits as well as an appreciation of their global role in hazard communication.

Intended Audience

This is an advanced course. While there are no formal prerequisites for this course, it is strongly recommended that participants have a working knowledge of MSDS and labels and that they have either taken the SCHC course Toxicology for Hazard Communication or that they are comfortable with the basic principles of toxicology.

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


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 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 Members
$365.00 Nonmembers

Course Topics and Schedule

(Subject to Change)

Monday, September 26, 201

7:30-8:00 Registration / Continental Breakfast

Overview of Occupational Exposure Limits
Occupational Exposure Limits from Governmental Agencies
Occupational Exposure Limits from Professional Organizations

9:10-9:25 Break
9:25-10:35 Toxicological Basis for Occupational Exposure Limits
Methodologies for Establishing Occupational Exposure Limits
10:35-10:50 Break
10:50-12:00 Hazard Banding
Role of Occupational Exposure Limits in Hazard Communication

Registration / Hotel Accommodations / Cancellation Policy

Refer to brochure for details.