Society for Chemical Hazard Communication

 Professional Development Training

International Chemical Control Laws (1-day)

PDF Brochure — Course Offering: September 23, 2017


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, FAIHA

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

Michelle Baker, MPH, CHMM, CDGP, SDSRP

Ms. Baker has more than 25 years' experience in product stewardship and regulatory compliance. She has a BS in Occupational Safety and Health and a Master's Degree in Public Health. She is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager and Certified Dangerous Goods Professional. She is a Registered SDS and Label Author by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Registry Programs. She is currently employed at Zeon Chemicals L.P. in Louisville, KY as a Product Stewardship Manager. Michelle is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Chemical Hazard Communication, SCHC, and former Program Committee Co-Chair.


Course Instructor


Robert Kiefer

Robert Kiefer is the General Manager of REACH24H USA Inc., located in Washington, DC. REACH24H USA is a subsidiary of REACH24H Consulting Group, a global regulatory consulting company located in Hangzhou, China. Robert’s career spans more than twenty-five years in Washington, DC working for two major trade associations in the chemical and formulated products industries. Prior to REACH24H, Robert served as Director of Regulatory and Technical Affairs for the American Chemistry Council (ACC), and before that with the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) where he served as Director of Scientific and International Affairs. He has extensive regulatory advocacy experience in domestic and global chemical control regulations, trade policy, hazard communication, consumer products and pesticides. Robert earned a BS in Biology from James Madison University.

Course Topics and Schedule

(Subject to Change)

Saturday, September 23, 2017


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.