Society for Chemical Hazard Communication

 Professional Development Training

Respiratory Toxicology (0.5-day)

PDF Brochure — Course Offering: Fall 2013

The Advanced Topics in EHS series of courses were designed to expand on topics that are introduced in the basic SCHC courses. The topic respiratory toxicology was introduced in the SCHC course Toxicology for Hazard Communication.

The goal of this course is to provide an in-depth examination of the toxicology of the respiratory system. Emphasis is placed on an understanding of normal respiratory function and how chemicals may interact with and disrupt these functions. Participants will gain an appreciation for the technical skills and background necessary to develop, evaluate, and/or apply hazard determinations, hazard classifications, and/or risk assessments involving chemicals or mixtures with the potential to cause adverse effects of the respiratory system.

This is considered to be an advanced course. While there are no formal prerequisites for this course, it is strongly 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 are comfortable with the basic principles of toxicology.

Intended Audience

Hazard communication professionals looking to expand their understanding of specific topics in toxicology and/or sharpening their hazard determination and risk assessment skills.


Course Director / Instructor

Robert Skoglund, Ph.D., DABT, CIH

Dr. Skoglund is a Senior Laboratory Manager at the 3M Company.  His primary responsibilities include corporate oversight of material EHS issues including global hazard communication and other applied and regulatory toxicology issues and programs.


Course Instructor

Catherine F. Jacobson, Ph.D., DABT

Dr. Jacobson is a Senior Toxicology Specialist at the 3M Company.  Her primary responsibilities include assessing the human health hazards and risks of products and other materials for several 3M business units.  In addition, she is responsible for authoring of hazard communication documents, tracking emerging material EHS regulations, and developing comprehensive health hazard profiles for substances important to 3M.


Course Instructor

Robert Roy, Ph.D., DABT

Dr. Roy is a Lead Toxicology Specialist at 3M in St. Paul, Minnesota. His primary responsibilities include assessing the human health hazards and risks of products and other materials for several 3M business units. In addition he plays a leadership role in 3M Occupational Exposure Guideline development; California Proposition 65 compliance; consumer product labels; and hazard determination, hazard communication, and risk assessment issues.


Course Fee

$250.00 - Members
$340.00 - Nonmembers

Course Schedule

(subject to change)

Saturday, September 28, 2013

7:30-8:00 Registration / Continental Breakfast

Overview of the Structure and Function of the Respiratory System
Classification of Inhaled Toxic Materials

9:10-9:25 Break
9:25-10:35 Chemical Fate in the Respiratory System
Chemically Induced Adverse Effects of the Respiratory System
10:35-10:50 Break
10:50-12:00 Assessment of Adverse Effects of the Respiratory System
Regulatory Standards for Airborne Materials


Registration / Hotel Accommodations / Cancelation Policy

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