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Society for Chemical Hazard Communication

 Professional Development Training

Advanced Topics in EHS: Toxicology of the Liver and Kidney (.5-day)

PDF Brochure — Course Offering: September 29, 2014


The Advanced Topics in EHS series of courses is designed to expand on topics that are introduced in the basic SCHC courses.  The topics of the toxicology of the liver and kidney are introduced in the SCHC course Toxicology for Hazard Communication.

The goal of this course is to provide participants with a detailed understanding of the toxicology of the liver and kidney.  Emphasis is placed on an understanding of the basic science of these topics and the development of the technical skills and background necessary to develop, evaluate, and/or apply hazard determinations, hazard classifications, and/or risk assessments involving chemicals or mixtures with the potential to cause adverse effects of the liver or kidney.

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.

Intended Audience:

Hazard communication professionals looking for a comprehensive overview of target organ toxicity.

 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.


Course Instructor


Hillary Carpenter, Ph.D.

Dr. Carpenter is retired from being a Toxicologist at the Minnesota Department of Health in St. Paul, Minnesota. His primary responsibilities included the conducting human health and ecological risk assessments.  In addition he was involved with the development of health-based toxicity values for environmental contaminants such as industrial chemicals, pesticides and metals.  Dr. Carpenter also provided toxicological support for the Minnesota Fish Consumption Advisory Program.



 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 plays a leadership role in 3M Occupational Exposure Guideline development; California Proposition 65 compliance; consumer product labels; and hazard determination, hazard communication, and risk assessment issues.


Course Fee:

$250.00 - Members
$340.00 - Nonmembers

Course Topics and ScheduleS  (Subject to change)

Monday, September 29, 2014

12:30-1:00 Registration
1:00-2:10 Introduction
Overview of Hepatic Structure and Function
2:10-2:25 Break
2:25-3:35 Chemically Induced Adverse Effects of the Liver
Assessment of Adverse Effects of the Liver (Hazard Determination)
3:35-3:50 Break
3:50-5:00 Overview of Renal Structure And Function
Chemically Induced Adverse Effects of the Kidney
Assessment of Adverse Effects of the Kidney (Hazard Determination)


Refer to brochure for registration, cancellation, hotel information.