Society for Chemical Hazard Communication

 Professional Development Training

Hazard Communication Auditing

PDF Brochure — Available September 23, 2019


Recent years have seen a proliferation of hazardous chemical regulations, from the Globally Harmonized System to REACH-like registration laws to chemical content restrictions.  This increase in regulations is coupled with an increase in customer, consumer, and activist awareness of and demands for safe management of chemicals, creating much more public visibility of your company’s performance in hazard communication.  In this environment, there is a strong need to ensure that your hazard communication compliance programs are effective across all geographies in which you do business.

This presentation will introduce the value proposition for auditing your global GHS program.  It will provide a framework for conducting product hazard communication audits – from pre-audit preparation to after the audit.  Attendees will learn about the practical challenges of conducting GHS audits across multiple jurisdictions, as well as solutions to those challenges. 

Following this course, attendees at the workshop will be able to:

  • Articulate the business case for conducting hazard communication audits
  • Determine the appropriate scope for their company’s hazard communication auditing program
  • Prepare for and conduct a hazard communication audit
  • Obtain resources to assist in hazard communication auditing
The course will include presentation information, case studies, and exercises to assist attendees to internalize the material.  This is an advanced course.  While there are no prerequisites for this course, it is recommended that participants have a good working knowledge of chemical hazard communication.

Intended Audience

1)    Hazard communication professionals looking to build or improve a hazard communication audit program at their company.

2)    Hazard communication service professionals looking to add or grow hazard communication auditing services in their portfolio.

Course Director

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

Sean Bailey

Mr. Bailey is an Advanced Compliance Assurance Specialist for the 3M Company in St. Paul, Minnesota.  He has over twenty years work experience in auditing, compliance assurance and quality assurance.  For the past 4 years he has managed 3M’s Product EHS Self-Assessment program and has led the development and implementation of their Global Product stewardship auditing program.  He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA, Business Administration, Management and Operations degree from the University of Phoenix.

Course Instructor

Maryann Sanders

 Ms. Sanders is a Product Stewardship Technical Director at ERM with more than 20 years of product regulatory experience. Her expertise includes human health toxicology, industrial hygiene, microbiology and regulatory affairs. She has audited against a variety of US and global product stewardship regulations not only to assess regulatory compliance, but to assess and integrate new businesses during corporate mergers and acquisitions. She has a Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Health from Wayne State University.


Course Fee:

$275.00 - Members         $365.00 - Nonmembers


Course Topics and Schedule
(subject to change)

Monday, September 23, 2019

12:30 - 1:00 Registration 
 1:00 - 2:10

Business case for hazard communication auditing

Audit scope
2:10 - 2:25 Break
2:25 - 3:35

Preparing for your hazard communication audit

Conducting a hazard communication audit
3:35 - 3:50 Break
3:50 - 5:00

After the audit

Hazard communication audit resources


Refer to brochure for registration, cancellation, hotel information.