Return to 2019 Spring Meeting

This is a PRELIMINARY agenda. Changes can occur at the discretion of the Program Committee.  The final agenda will be available on the SCHC meeting App. We apologize for any disappointment or inconvenience.

Updated 3/15/2019

Tuesday, March 19

8:00-8:30       Registration - Continental Breakfast provided

8:30-8:50       Business Meeting

Facilitator - Allan Jemi-Alade, SCHC Program Committee

8:50-9:30       OSHA HazCom Update

Eric R. Brooks, M.S., Las Vegas Area OSHA Office

9:30-10:15     GHS 2019 Latin America Update

R. Leticia Cuevas, SILLAC

10:15-10:30    Break

10:30-11:15    California Proposition 65 & Its Impact On Companies

Javaneh Nekoomaram, Keller & Heckman LLP

11:15-12:00    Ingredient Disclosure & Protecting CBI

Jim Jones, Household and Commercial Products Association (HCPA)

12:00-1:30      Lunch (on your own - consider grabbing a small group for a networking lunch)
                       President's Luncheon (by invitation only)

Facilitator - Carrie Decatur, SCHC Program Committee

1:35-2:15          REACH - Restricted Substances and Their Wide Spread Impacts

   Colin Smith, H2 Compliance Limited

2:15-2:30          Break

2:30-3:15          Brexit: its effect on Chemical Regulations / Poison Centre Notification in the EU

   Dr. Iain MacKinnon, Dr. Knoell Consult Ltd.

3:15-4:30          Breakout Sessions Hosted By the SCHC Forum Committee

As the World Turns…so Does GHS!  
Moderators: Michele Sullivan and Lori Burry

While the adoption of GHS is well integrated into our daily practices, there are always new developments.  This Forum session will discuss the on-going implementation of GHS around the world, with a focus on Mexico and South Korea. We will also discuss strategies for tracking updates, and making compliant GHS classifications, GHS SDSs, and GHS labels.  Any other challenges attendees face are also welcome to be brought to the floor!

TSCA: Two years in
Moderators: Ari Lewis and Karin Baron

The passage of the revised TSCA brought some significant changes to the registration of chemicals in the US.  Pre-manufacturer notices (PMNs) and low volume exemptions (LVEs) are receiving more scrutiny, requiring more information on potential risks, and resulting in more use restrictions.  Moreover, the analysis of existing chemicals is on the horizon.  This forum session will discuss members’ experiences with PMNs and LVE under the new rules and how members are preparing for existing chemical assessments.

After REACH 2018-What's Next?
Moderators: Beth Bidstrup and Morgan Hellyer

The deadlines for the registration of existing chemicals in EU commerce has  now passed.  What can you expect from ECHA under REACH in the future?  ECHA dossier reviews and updates? Authorization and Restriction activities? Substances in Articles?

Some process or SOP ideas to consider may include classification of products, authoring, quality control, distribution, classification change notification. Please join us to discuss best practices. Other SOP ideas are welcome!

4:30-5:45          Committee Meetings - Hosted by the Committee Chairs
                         Review our committees and plan to attend a committee meeting!

6:00-8:00          Reception / Poster Session - Food and Cash Bar provided

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Thank You to Our 2019 Spring Poster Sponsors:


Wednesday, March 20

8:00-8:30           Continental Breakfast provided

8:30-9:00           Business Meeting / Committee Reports 

                           Facilitator - Julia MacGregor-Peralta, SCHC Program Committee

9:00-9:50           Starting a HazCom System or Fixing an Ailing One
                           [a Panel Presentation] -- Deeds presentation /  Amable presentation

     Denese A. Deeds, CIH, IHSC, LLC 
    Jennifer Amable, Pilot Chemical Company 

9:50-10:30          Transport, Corrosivity & Harmonizing International Standards

      Vaughn Arthur, DGAC

10:30-10:45         Break

10:45-11:20         Static Electricity and Chemical Safety

      Vahid Ebadat, Ph.D., Stonehouse Process Safety, Inc.

11:20-11:55          Reviewing the SDS: The Importance of Sections 1-3

      Carrie Decatur, Sphera Solutions

11:55-12:00         Concluding Remarks 

                            Jennifer L. Mahoney, SDSRP, SCHC President
                             CGI Technologies and Solutions Inc.

12:00                   Meeting Adjourns 

1:00-5:00             AIHA Registry Exam (Register via AIHA Registry Programs)

 Tag and follow #SCHCLasVegas on Facebook  and Twitter! Engage with others and be eligible for social media awards and prizes. 


 Book the Tropicana Hotel SCHC Rate before February 22, 2019 (Rooms May Sell Out Before Cut-Off)

 Wish to Host a Dinner? Contact the Membership Committee

 AIHA Registry in Las Vegas

 Board Member Meeting Monday, March 18, 2019 - RSVP Your Spot 

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