Society for Chemical Hazard Communication

 Professional Development Training

Industrial Hygiene and Safety for Hazard Communication

Keywords: Principles of industrial hygiene and safety, Physical hazards, Exposure controls, Application of SDS sections 4 through 10

Brochure — next offering October 1, 2023

Course Description and Objectives

This course is an introduction to the principles of industrial hygiene and safety in their role hazard communication and product stewardship.  An emphasis is placed on the physical hazards of chemicals and the control and management of exposures to chemicals.  The requirements of the OSHA HazCom 16-section SDS serve as the framework for the course.  This is not a "How To" course for SDS and label writing.  Rather, the goal of this course is to provide participants with an understanding of the technical skills and background necessary to develop, evaluate, and/or apply sections 4 through 10 of a 16-section SDS and the corresponding portions of a label.

This is a basic course and there are no prerequisites.  However, it is recommended that participants have a working knowledge of MSDS and labels and that they have either taken the SCHC course Toxicology for Hazard Communication or that they be comfortable with the basic concepts of toxicology.

Intended Audience

Hazard communication professionals looking to strengthen their understanding of industrial hygiene and safety and to broaden their hazard communication and product stewardship skills.

Course Fee:

$450.00 Members     //     $540.00 Nonmembers

Course Director / Instructor


Robert Skoglund, Ph.D., DABT, CIH, CPPS

Dr. Skoglund is the Director of Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs at Covestro LLC.  His responsibilities include safety, compliance, sustainability, and stewardship for North American - including hazard communication and product stewardship.

Course Instructor      


M. Andrew Maier, Ph.D., DABT, CIH, Fellow AIHA

Dr. Maier is the Director of the Occupational Alliance for Risk Science (OARS), a nonprofit worker health initiative. He also serves as a Science Fellow at NIOSH, Principal Science Advisor with Stantec, and Hazardous Materials Course Instructor for the University of Cincinnati.  

 Course Instructor      


Robert Roy, Ph.D., DABT, Fellow ATS

Dr. Roy is the Managing Principal Toxicologist at Northland Toxicology Consultants, LLC where his focus is directed towards, but not limited to, developing human health risk assessments and various health-based values including OELs, ADIs, PDEs, DNELS, NSRLs, etc., for the industrial chemical, consumer product, pharmaceutical and medical device sectors.  Rob retired from the 3M EHS/Product Stewardship Group in 2023 as a Corporate Staff Scientist.


Course Topics and Schedule 
(Subject to Change)

Sunday, October 1, 2023

7:30 – 8:00

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 9:10

The Practice of Industrial Hygiene and Safety
Role of Industrial Hygiene and Safety in HazCom and Product Stewardship

9:10 - 9:25


9:25 - 10:35

Physical-Chemical Properties and Hazards

10:35 - 10:50


10:50 - 12:00

Fire-Fighting Measures
Combustion and Decomposition Toxicology

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch (provided)

1:00 – 2:10

Hierarchy of Exposure Control

2:10 – 2:25


2:25 – 3:35

Exposure Assessment
Occupational Exposure Limits

3:35 – 3:50


3:50 – 5:00

Chemical Handling, Storage, and Disposal
Management of Accidental Releases


Refer to Brochure for registration information.