Advanced Topics in EHS: Role of Human Data in Hazard Communication (0.5-day)

PDF Brochure — next course offering Spring 2018 - April 23, 2018


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 human data is introduced in the SCHC course Health Hazard Determination and Risk Assessment.

The goal of this course is to provide an examination of the role of human data (experimental, observational, and anecdotal) in hazard communication. Emphasis is placed on an understanding of the technical skills and background necessary to analyze, interpret, and apply these data to hazard determinations and risk assessments. Additional topics will include the regulatory requirements for capturing, analyzing and acting upon allegations of unexpected adverse effects under TSCA 8(c), FIRFA 6(a)(2), and CPSA 15(b).

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 courses, Toxicology for Hazard Communication and Health Hazard Determination and Risk Assessment, or that they are comfortable with the basic principles of toxicology, hazard determination, and risk assessment.

Intended Audience

Hazard communication professionals looking to strengthen their hazard determination and risk assessment skills.

Course Fee

$275.00 for members
$365.00 for non-members

Course Director/Instructor


Robert Skoglund, Ph.D., DABT, CIH

Dr. Skoglund is a Senior Laboratory Manager at the 3M Company.  His primary responsibilities include corporate oversight of material EHS issues including global hazard communication and other applied and regulatory toxicology issues and programs.




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.



Ann C. Thompson, Ph.D.

Dr. Thompson is a Technical Manager at the 3M Company.  Her responsibilities include hazard communication, product stewardship support, training and managing the emergency hotline. She has provided regulatory toxicology support for a number of industrial, healthcare and consumer product divisions within 3M and has developed the business processes, training and teams that help meet 3M's Safety Data Sheet and labeling obligations for REACH, GHS and HazCom 2012.


Course Topics and Schedule (Subject to Change)

Monday, April 23, 2018

7:30-8:00 Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:00-9:10 Overview of human data
Experimental human data
9:10-9:25 Break
9:25-10:35 Observational human data (epidemiology)
10:35-10:50 Break
10:50-12:00 Case reports and anecdotal data
Regulatory obligations for anecdotal data


Registration / Cancellation Policy / Hotel

Refer to brochure.