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WEBINAR: How much do you really understand in a SDS? Maybe Less than you think!
Thursday, April 28, 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET 

SCHC will present this webinar at no charge to SCHC and Affiliate Members.  Registrations will be monitored.

If you are not a member of SCHC or one of its affiliate members, your name will be removed from the registration.

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The objective of this webinar is NOT to tell EHS, IH, and Hazardous Material Professionals that you are not competent in truly understanding SDS’s, but rather to address an endemic situation that affects how employers manage hazards of materials that their employees handle or may be exposed to.  This webinar will highlight where common but unrecognized deficiencies are in HAZCOM compliance SDS’s, truly understanding SDS content, and provide a path forward on how to improve your program and employee safety.


OSHA requires employees to have access to SDS’s and understand them.  Very few safety, hazardous material, and industrial hygiene professionals truly know how to understand the data in an SDS let alone “all employees.”  This webinar will provide you with a good self-assessment of where you are and provide options to increase your skills if desired.  This is considered an intermediate to the advanced webinar.


  1. Baseline review of the current understanding of
    1. Rating systems
    2. Toxicology
    3. Common SDS terminology
  2. Common misleading data in SDS’s
  3. Discussion on the accuracy of SDS’s
  4. What’s an employer to do?

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Presenter Bruce A. Donato, CSP, CHMM, QEP, CECD

Bruce Donato is a principal with K & A First Aid and Safety Inc., providing safety consulting, training, and emergency preparedness services for many industries. Recently he has been lecturing nationally about the pandemic including how to prepare for the next phase and how to return to work.

He conducts numerous “train the trainer” courses for safety, industrial hygiene, hazardous materials professionals on various topics such as

  • Respiratory Administrator Training
  • Respiratory Protection Training and Fit Testing
  • Understanding the GHS and SDS
  • State COVID/Pandemic Implementations
  • Confined Space Entry

He is very active in many EHS associations. He has been the president and chair of the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP) and the Chair of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Local Section Council (LSC). He has held every position in local chapters/sections. He currently is an officer locally in 6 organizations.

He holds a BSE in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.