Society for Chemical Hazard Communication

 Professional Development Training

Advanced Topics in EHS:
Health Hazard Data for Hazard Communication

PDF Brochure — offered September 23, 2019

Course Description and Objectives

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 searching for health hazard data is introduced in Toxicology for Hazard Communication.

The goal of this course is to provide participants with a detailed understanding of health hazard data. Emphasis is placed on understanding sources for data; its reliability, relevance, and adequacy; and how it is used in hazard communication.  Participants will gain skills and understand to better apply, analyze, and evaluate health hazard determinations and classifications. 

This is an advanced course.  While there are no formal 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 toxicology and the data upon which health hazard classifications are based.

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


Catherine F. Jacobson, Ph.D., DABT

Dr. Jacobson is a Senior Toxicology Specialist at the 3M Company.  Her primary responsibilities include assessing the human health hazards and risks of raw materials, chemical intermediates, and products for several 3M business units.  In addition, she oversees the authoring of hazard communication documents and develops comprehensive health hazard profiles for chemical substances important to 3M.


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 leads the development of the 3M Occupational Exposure Guidelines and has been actively involved in California Proposition 65 assessments, chemical health hazard determination, and the human risk/safety assessment of chemicals/intermediates and finished products.


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


Course Topics and Schedule
(Subject to Change)

Monday, September 23, 2019

7:30 - 8:00 Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 9:10 Types of health hazard data
Sources for health hazard data
9:10 - 9:25 Break
9:25 - 10:35 Read-across for data-gap filling
Evaluation of data quality
10:35 - 10:50 Break
10:50 - 12:00

Adverse vs. non-adverse effects
Industrial use of data
Public health use of data


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