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Spring 2018
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel
1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
(407) 827-4000

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 to Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Category: Events

Spring 2018 -
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel

Walt Disney World Resort - 1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 - 407.827.4000
Online Reservations // Phone Reservations: 800-782-4414 (use code "CHC")

Special rate of US$199/night available until March 28, 2018, includes complimentary high speed internet access in sleeping rooms.
As of March 8, there are still rooms available; if the online hotel system reflects that there are no rooms, please call them directly to check - 800-782-4414.
NOTE: The hotel requires a 1 night deposit at the time of reservation which will be charged to the credit card immediately.  The deposit is fully refundable any time up to 5 days before arrival date.
Optional Resort Package:  During the hotel check in process, attendees will be offered the opportunity to purchase an optional Resort Package for the duration of their stay.  The Resort Package fee is $24 plus tax per day and includes:
-   Unlimited local telephone calls and 800 number access;
-   Two regular 16 oz Starbucks coffees or two 16.9 oz bottles of Nestle Pure Life water
         per room night at the Main Street Market;
-   Unlimited DVD rentals from DVDNow.
The hotel is located within easy walking distance of the new Disney Springs entertainment area, an exciting mix of over 150 shopping, dining, and entertainment venues, many of which cater to adult tastes.  In addition, the hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to Disney Springs and Disney World.

Poster Session Sponsor

Media Sponsor


News from the Membership Committee

  • information on networking dinners
    contact Adriene Bopp (Membership)

    to sign up in advance for dinner /
    shuttle service
  • parking
  • transportation
  • local attractions


Poster Session --

  • Review the Poster Abstracts
    [to be posted when available]

REGISTER ONLINE for the Spring 2018 Meeting and/or Courses

Meeting Registration Fee:  $180 Members // $230 Nonmembers 
Course Registration Fees:  Vary depending on length of course

SCHC may take photographs during its events – including the plenary session, the poster session, and the professional
development courses – which it may post on the SCHC web site and social media.  Individuals will not be identified in these photographs. 
If you have any concerns or seek to opt out of having your image or likeness included please contact

Professional Development Courses

          - The following courses are scheduled in conjunction with SCHC’s spring meeting:

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Globally Harmonized System for Classification & Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) - day 1 of 2-day course -- $850 Members // $940 Nonmembers

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Globally Harmonized System for Classification & Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) - day 2 of 2-day course
Multi-Modal Hazardous Materials / Dangerous Goods Classification Training - day 1 of 2-day course - $850 Members // $940 Nonmembers
Industrial Hygiene and Safety for Hazard Communication - 1-day course - $450 Members // $540 Nonmembers

Monday, April 23, 2018

Multi-Modal Hazardous Materials / Dangerous Goods Classification Training - day 2 of 2-day course
Advanced Topics in EHS: Genotoxicity, Mutagenicity, & Carcinogenicity - 1/2 day course (a.m.) - $275 Members // $365 Nonmembers
Advanced Topics in EHS: Role of Human Data in Hazard Communication - 1/2 day course (a.m.) - $275 Members // $365 Nonmembers
Labeling for Consumer Products  1/2 day course (p.m.) - $275 Members // $365 Nonmembers
New Course!  Advanced Leadership Skills for Hazard Communication  - 1/2 day course (p.m.) - $275 Members // $365 Nonmembers  
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
AIHA Registry Exam (p.m.) - register through the AIHA Website

Monday, April 23, 2018 - Board Meeting
All members are invited to attend the Board Meeting, which starts at 1:00pm and concludes at 5:00pm.
Advance reservation required, but additional seating may be available.  Sign up to attend the Board meeting.

General Meeting (Preliminary Agenda)

Updated 2/22/2018

This is a PRELIMINARY agenda. Changes can occur at the discretion of the Program Committee. 
The final agenda will be available on the SCHC meeting App. We apologize for any disappointment or inconvenience.
Tuesday, April 24
8:00-8:30       REGISTRATION - Continental Breakfast provided
8:30-8:50       BUSINESS MEETING
                         Facilitator - Allan Jemi-Alade, SCHC Program Committee
8:50-9:30       What's New with the Hazard Communication Standard?
                             Joan Spencer, OSHA
9:30-10:15     WHMIS 2015 - An Implementation Update
                             Rosslynn Miller-Lee, Health Canada
10:15-10:30   Break
10:30-11:15   Mexican GHS Update
                             Michael Wenk, The Acta Group
11:15-11:55   GHS in South America
                             Michael Wenk, The Acta Group
11:55-12:00   Special Topics (A Description of the Afternoon's Breakout Sessions)
                            SCHC Forum Committee
12:00-1:30     LUNCH (on your own - please consider signing up for a small group networking lunch)
                         PRESIDENT'S LUNCHEON (by invitation only)
                         Facilitator - Julia MacGregor, SCHC Program Committee
1:35-2:20       State Consumer Activities
                             Mark N. Duvall, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
2:20-2:35        Break
2:35-3:00        Challenges & Solutions To Revamping An SDS System
                             Barbara Cotton, Afton Chemical
3:00-3:25        GHS By Design: Using Pragmatic Decisions to Create SDS/Labels For Multiple Countries
                             Carrie Decatur, Sphera Solutions
3:25-4:30        Breakout Sessions

A. Perfecting Safety Sheet Development: From Big Picture Management to Small Technical Issues
B. Optimizing the Protection of Confidential Business Information Around the World
C. Proposition 65, Back in the Spotlight
D. GHS Around the World: What's New?

                              Hosted by the SCHC Forum Committee
                        Review our committees and plan to attend a committee meeting!
6:00-8:00     RECEPTION / POSTER SESSION - sponsored by the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI
                        - Food and Cash Bar Provided
                        - POSTERS SUBMITTED - Abstract of all posters [to come]

Wednesday, April 25

8:00-8:30       Continental Breakfast provided
                        Facilitator - TBA, SCHC Program Committee
9:00-9:40      US EPA Strategic Plan for Developing and Implementing Alternative Test Methods and Strategies
                        to Reduce, Refine or Replace Vertebrate Animal Testing Under the Amended TSCA
                             Dr. Louis Scarano, EPA
9:40-10:20    Non-Animal Testing Technologies and Strategies Used for Chemical Hazard and Risk Assessment
                             Dr. Gertrude-Emilia Costin, Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc.
10:20-10:40  Break
10:40-11:15  PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Selection in Hazard Communication
Ron Pearson, Environmental Health & Safety, Inc.
11:15-11:55  Emergency Preparedness/Response
                             Eddie Ferguson, Albemarle Corporation
                        Ann C. Thompson, Ph.D., SCHC President
                        3M - Minneapolis, MN
12:00             MEETING ADJOURNS
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September 22-26, 2018 - Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel - Arlington, Virginia
March 16-21, 2019 - Tropicana Las Vegas, a DoubleTree by Hilton - Las Vegas, Nevada
September 23-27, 2019 - Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel - Arlington, Virginia