Society for Chemical Hazard Communication

 Professional Development Training

Endocrine Disrupters (0.5-day)

Keywords: Normal endocrine function, Testing frameworks, Hazard classification, Regulation and public perception 

Brochure — available October 1, 2023

Course Description

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 endocrine disruption is introduced in the SCHC course Toxicology for Hazard Communication.

The goal of this course is to provide an understanding of what endocrine disruption is and how chemicals are evaluated for endocrine disruption potential.  Emphasis is placed on an understanding of normal endocrine function and how chemicals interact with and disrupt these functions. Participants will gain an appreciation for the available ecological and human evidence for endocrine disruption and the testing frameworks, and how they relate to hazard classification.  Additional topics will include the hazard communication implications of endocrine disrupters and an overview of the global regulatory and public perception of endocrine disrupters.

This is an advanced course.  While there are no prerequisites for this course, it is recommended that participants have taken the SCHC course Toxicology for Hazard Communication or be comfortable with the basic principles of toxicology.

Intended Audience

Hazard communication professionals looking to strengthen their understanding of endocrine disrupters and to broaden their hazard determination and product stewardship skills.

Course Fee:

$275.00 - Members          $405.00 - Nonmembers

Course Director / Instructor

Robert Skoglund, Ph.D., DABT, CIH, CPPS

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

Robert DeMott, Ph.D., DABT

Dr. DeMott is a Principal Toxicologist at Ramboll.  He specializes in risk assessment and stewardship for products and has more than 25 years of experience evaluating human health and environmental risks associated with the production, distribution, use and disposal of ingredients and products - including endocrine disrupting materials.


Course Schedule 
(subject to change)

Sunday, October 1, 2023

7:30-8:00 Registration / Continental Breakfast

Understanding normal function and roles of the endocrine system
Mechanisms by which chemicals disrupt endocrine function

9:10-9:25 Break
9:25-10:35 Ecological and human evidence for endocrine disruption
Hazard Determination for endocrine disruption
10:35-10:50 Break
10:50-12:00 Hazard communication for endocrine disrupters
Global overview of regulatory and public perception of endocrine disrupters


Refer to brochure for registration, cancellation, hotel information.