Society for Chemical Hazard Communication

 Professional Development Training

Advanced Topics in EHS:
Risk Management and Communication (0.5-day)

View Brochure — Course available September 19, 2022

Course Description:

The Advanced Topics in EHS series of courses were designed to expand on topics that are introduced in the other SCHC courses.  The topic of risk management and communication is introduced in the SCHC course Hazard Determination and Risk Assessment.

The objective of this course is to provide an understanding of risk management and communication.  For the purposes of this course, risk management is the process of selecting an appropriate response to the risks of chemicals and risk communication is the exchange of information on the risks of chemicals.  Emphasis in this course is placed on balancing the technical information from a risk assessment with an understanding of the process and basis for a risk-based decision, the trust and integrity of those involved in the process, and the social, economic, and political concerns that impact a response to risk.  The goal of this course is to provide participants with an understanding of the technical and interpersonal aspects of risk management and communication.  This course has been updated to include information from EPA’s approach to risk management under TSCA and the growing impact of Environmental Justice on the practice of risk assessment.

This is an advanced course.  While there are no formal prerequisites for this course, it is strongly recommended that participants have a working knowledge of chemical hazards and risks and that they have either taken the SCHC course Hazard Determination and Risk Assessment or that they are comfortable with the principles presented in this course.

Intended Audience

Product EHS professionals that want to expand their understanding of the technical and interpersonal aspects of risk management and communication.

Course Fee:          

$275.00 - Members

$405.00 - 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 America - including hazard communication and product stewardship.


Course Instructor


Tannie Eshenaur, MPH

Ms. Eshenaur is the manager of the Water Policy Center at the Minnesota Department of Health in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Her primary responsibilities include leading activities that ensure safe drinking water in Minnesota now and in the future. These activities include protection strategies for public and private water supplies, risk management of contaminants of emerging concern, and policy development with other state agencies and local government partners. In the past, she served as a state specialist for health education, community involvement and risk communication activities related to hazardous waste sites and toxic chemical releases.


Course Instructor

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

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

Course Topics and Schedule
(Subject to Change)

Monday, September 19, 2022

7:30 – 8:00

  • Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 9:10

  • A Framework for Risk Analysis
  • Overview of Risk Assessment

9:10 – 9:25


9:25 – 10:35

  • Principles of Risk Management

10:35 – 10:50


10:50 – 12:00

  • Principles of Risk Communication
  • Risk in a Regulatory Framework

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