Society for Chemical Hazard Communication

 Professional Development Training

International Chemical Control Laws (1-day)

PDF Brochure — Course Offering: Spring 2015


This course is designed to give overviews of various international chemical control laws.  In particular, it will focus on chemical inventories, notification procedures for new chemicals, restrictions on import or export of chemicals, and other related matters.  There will be overviews of systems in Canada, Europe, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Philippines and China with a focus on analogies to the US Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The course will address differences in chemical inventories, timelines and requirements for notification of new substances, restrictions of which to be aware, US import and export issues, as well as impacts on MSDSs and labels.

Topics to be covered

  • Relevant laws and regulations and the responsible agencies
  • Chemical inventory and registration procedures of new chemicals
  • Timing, logistics and potential exemptions
  • Import and export requirements
  • Enforcement and penalties

Intended Audience

This is considered an introductory course to global movement of industrial chemicals.  Students should have some familiarity with TSCA. Laws affecting pesticides, biocides, food, drugs, veterinary products, fertilizers, cosmetics and radioactive materials will NOT be covered.  MSDS authors, EH&S personnel, individuals new to the field of global compliance will benefit from this course.

Course Director / Instructor

Denese A. Deeds, CIH

Denese Deeds is the Director of Chemical Regulatory Services and co-founder of Industrial Health & Safety Consultants, Inc.  In this role she prepares MSDS and other hazard communication documents and assists companies with overall chemical regulatory compliance.


Course Instructor


Chandra D. Gioiello

Chandra Deeds Gioiello received her Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from Franklin and Marshall College in 2003.  She received her Master’s Degree in Industrial Hygiene from University of New Haven in 2009.  She is a registered Safety Data Sheet and Label Author and a Certified Industrial Hygienist.  She specializes in international hazard communication regulations.  She regularly help clients navigate the regulations across the globe.  She is highly active with the Society of Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) and serves on multiple committees, including acting as Chair of the Social Media Committee.  She is active with the American Industrial Hygiene Association.  She helped create the SDS and Label Author registry for AIHA and is a member of the subject matter expert team.

Course Instructor

Pamela Kreis

Ms. Kreis is the Vice President and co-founder of Scientific & Regulatory Solutions, LLC, an environmental consulting firm that specializes in assisting chemical manufacturers, importers, and processors with the reporting and recordkeeping requirements of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), TSCA-like chemical regulations in other countries, and the requirements under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). Pam assists companies in developing comprehensive product safety programs, auditing existing programs, supporting client efforts in generating both domestic and international Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and/or product labels.

Pam is a frequent speaker at in-house company TSCA training courses, public TSCA seminars, international hazard communication courses and international chemical control law courses. She earned her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Delaware and has taken a variety of other courses and seminars in the sciences and product safety areas. She is an active member of the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication.


Course Instructor


Cloris Pan

Ms. Cloris Pan is currently the GHS team leader and senior regulatory consultant of CIRS, a chemical regulatory firm providing chemical compliance services for companies doing businesses in/with EU and Asia. She has several years working experience in global GHS compliance along with inventories researching and hazardous chemical managements in East Asia area.

Ms. Cloris Pan earned a B.S. in Polymer Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University in China and a MSc in Polymer Composites Materials from University of Sheffield in UK.

Course Topics and Schedule

(Subject to Change)

Monday, March 16, 2015


Registration / Continental Breakfast




TSCA Basics
Public vs Confidential Inventory
Exemptions and Chemicals automatically included
PMN process


Canada – Canadian Environmental Protection Act
Similarities and Differences to TSCA
Inventories (DSL v. NDSL), updates, exemptions
New Substance Notifications
Enforcement and Penalties


Europe - REACH
Introduction, Regulations, Jurisdiction
Registration of New and Existing Substances




Introduction & Difference in Overall Approach
Inventory (ENCS)
Notification of New Substances
Industrial Health & Safety Law


S. Korea
Introduction, Laws, Regulations
Inventory (ECL)
Notification of New Substances


Lunch (provided)


Introduction, Laws, Regulations
Inventory (IECSC)
Notification of New Substances


Introduction, Laws, Regulations
Notification of New Substances




Introduction, Laws, Regulations
Inventory (PICCS)
Notification of New Substances


Introduction, Laws, Regulations
Inventory (AICS)
Notification of New Substances


New Zealand HSNO
Introduction, Laws, Regulations
Notification of New Substances


On the Horizon, Discussion; Q&A


Registration / Hotel Accommodations / Cancellation Policy

Refer to brochure for details.