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Society for Chemical Hazard Communication

 Professional Development Training

Characterizing Industrial Operations to Support Hazard Communication and
Regulatory Submissions for New Chemical Notifications in the US

View Brochure — Available March 30, 2020

Course Description

The focus of chemical regulation in the US is to identify risks posed by the manufacturing, processing, use and disposal of chemicals in commerce. Risk is a function of both the inherent toxicity and exposure potential of a chemical. When conducting risk assessments for industrial chemicals, a significant focus is placed on modeling the exposures and releases from industrial operations to identify appropriate engineering controls and necessary personal protective equipment to inform hazard communication and characterize risk.  This course will exhibit chemical supply chains and lifecycle analysis with a hands on demonstration of the US EPA software program ChemSTEER used to model worker exposures and environmental releases to support new chemical notifications under TSCA Section 5. The course will include background information on the assessment of exposure within the risk assessment context and present a case study for participants to demonstrate the types of details to provide regulatory authorities and include under various sections of the safety data sheets.

Course Objective

The course will educate participants on the importance of communicating details of industrial operations to regulatory authorities and show attendees how those details impact the identification of personal protective equipment and engineering controls, impacts downstream exposure potential and informs the overall risk assessment and potential regulatory outcomes. Attendees are encouraged to have laptops available with the US EPA freeware tool ChemSTEER installed prior to the workshop to take full advantage of the hands-on session.

Intended Audience

HSE and regulatory professionals looking to strengthen their knowledge of regulatory exposure assessment and gain insight into the development of worker exposure, PPE, engineering controls, and hazard communication information. The course material is designed for attendees of all scientific backgrounds, but participants should have some knowledge or experience in chemical regulation or risk assessment.

Course Director / Instructor


Kelly E. Mayo-Bean

Kelly Mayo-Bean is a Senior Regulatory Scientist at knoell USA.  Prior to joining knoell USA, Kelly spent 15 years at the U.S Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics serving as a technical expert on predictive models to assess concerns for industrial chemicals. Kelly helped develop the Sustainable Futures training program to educate stakeholders on the U.S. new chemical review process and use of EPA predictive methods and also participated in numerous international activities including development of the OECD QSAR Toolbox. In 2015 Kelly became Associate Branch Chief in the Risk Assessment Division, focusing on scientific assessments for new chemicals and acting as Division liaison to the Chemical Control Division responsible for issuing regulatory actions on new and existing chemicals.


Course Fee: $275.00 for members $365.00 for non-members


Course Topics and Schedule (Subject to Change)

Monday, March 30, 2020


Registration / Continental Breakfast


Evaluating Industrial Operations and Environmental Releases

The instructor will discuss the principles of chemical lifecycle analysis and exposure assessment and provide direction on developing industrial operation diagrams to include manufacturing, processing, and commercial use and introduce methods to characterize the impact to workers and the environment from those activities. A case study will be presented to outline the appropriate level of detail needed to characterize potential exposures.




US EPA ChemSTEER Hands-On Session

The instructors will lead a hands-on session with the US EPA software to show participants how the information provided to the US EPA is used to develop an exposure assessment, identify the most important information elements in the exposure modeling process, and inform the use of PPE recommendations and engineering controls.


See brochure for Registration information, Cancellation Policy, Hotel Accommodation.