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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")

Check-in:   Friday, April 20, 2018   //   Check out: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Special rate of US$199/night available until March 28, 2018, includes complimentary high speed internet access in sleeping rooms.
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.


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News from the Membership Committee

  • information on networking dinners
  • parking
  • transportation
  • local attractions


Poster Session --

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


REGISTRATION IS NOT YET AVAILABLE 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 - tentative schedule

The following courses are scheduled in conjunction with SCHC’s spring meeting: 
1/2 day course:  $275 Member  /  $365 Nonmember
1-day course:     $450 Member  /  $540 Nonmember
2-day course:     $850 Member  /  $950 Nonmember

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Globally Harmonized System for Classification & Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) - day 1 of 2-day course

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
Industrial Hygiene and Safety for Hazard Communication - 1-day course

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.)
Advanced Topics in EHS: Role of Human Data in Hazard Communication - 1/2 day course (a.m.)
Labeling for Consumer Products  1/2 day course (p.m.)
Advanced Leadership Skills for Hazard Communication Workshop - 1/2 day course (p.m.)  New Course!
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 11/21/2017

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 - ___, SCHC Program Committee
8:50-9:30       Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012) - An Update
9:30-10:15     WHMIS 2015 - An Implementation Update
10:15-10:30   Break
10:30-11:15   Mexican Update
11:15-11:55   GHS in South America
11:55-12:00   Special Topics (A Description of the Afternoon's Breakout Sessions)
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 - ___, SCHC Program Committee
1:35-2:20        CPSC Current & Future Programs
2:20-2:35        Break
2:35-3:00        Challenges & Solutions To Revamping An SDS System
3:00-3:25        Approach To Preparing SDS/Labels For Multiple Countries
3:25-4:30        Breakout Sessions - Hosted by the SCHC Forum Committee:
[Details to come]
                        Review our committees and plan to attend a committee meeting!
                        - To submit a poster, see the Call for Abstracts and Guidelines
                        - Food and Cash Bar Provided
                        - POSTERS SUBMITTED - Abstract of all posters

Wednesday, April 25

8:00-8:30       Continental Breakfast provided
                        Facilitator - ___, SCHC Program Committee
9:00-9:40      Non-Animal Testing - Strategy
9:40-10:20    Non-Animal Testing - Technology
10:20-10:40  Break
10:40-11:10  PPE Selection Material
11:10-11:55  Emergency Preparedness/Response
                        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