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Society for Chemical Hazard Communication

 Professional Development Training

Advanced Topics in EHS:
Risk Management and Communication (0.5-day)

PDF Brochure — Course Available March 29, 2020


The Advanced Topics in EHS series of courses were designed to expand on topics that are introduced in the other SCHC courses.  The topic of risk management and communication is introduced in the SCHC course Hazard Determination and Risk Assessment.

The objective of this course is to provide an understanding of risk management and communication.  For the purposes of this course, risk management is the process of selecting an appropriate response to the risks of chemicals and risk communication is the exchange of information on the risks of chemicals.  Emphasis in this course is placed on balancing the technical information from a risk assessment with an understanding of the basis for risk-based decisions, the trust and integrity of those involved in the process, and the social, economic, and political concerns that impact a response to risk.  The goal of this course is to provide participants with an understanding of the technical and interpersonal aspects of risk management and communication.

This is an advanced course.  While there are no formal prerequisites for this course, it is recommended that participants have a working knowledge of chemical hazards and risks and that they have either taken the SCHC course Hazard Determination and Risk Assessment or that they are comfortable with the principles presented in this course. 

Intended Audience

Product EHS professionals that want to expand their understanding of the technical and interpersonal aspects of risk management and communication.

Course Fee:

$275.00 - Members

$365.00 - Nonmembers


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 safety, compliance, stewardship, and sustainability for North America - including hazard communication.


Course Instructor


Tannie Eshenaur, MPH

Ms. Eshenaur is a Principal Planner at the Minnesota Department of Health in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Her primary responsibilities include serving as a state specialist for health education, community involvement and risk communication activities related to hazardous waste sites and toxic chemical releases.  She is also active in research, development and production of health professional education resources relating to non-occupational exposures to hazardous substances.


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 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 Topics and Schedule 
(Subject to Change)

Sunday, September March 29, 2020

7:30 - 8:00 Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 9:10 A Framework for Risk  Analysis
Overview of Risk Assessment
9:10 - 9:25 Break
9:25 - 10:35 Principles of Risk Management
10:35 - 10:50 Break
10:50 - 12:00 Principles of Risk Communication
Risk in a Regulatory Framework


Refer to brochure for registration, cancellation, hotel information.