Society for Chemical Hazard Communication

 Professional Development Training

Toxicology for Hazard Communication (1-day)

Brochure — Available September 23, 2024

Course Description:

The goal of this course is to develop an understanding of the principles of toxicology as they relate to HazCom and stewardship.  An emphasis is placed on toxicologic principles that directly apply to OSHA health hazards as defined in Appendix A of the HazCom Standard.  The goal of this course is to provide participants with an understanding of the mechanisms by which chemicals produce adverse health effects and provide a foundation upon with hazard determination and classification skills can be developed.  The course is based on an organ and system approach to toxicology.  This involves an understanding of normal organ and system structure, function, and capacity, followed by an assessment of how specific chemicals can alter one or more of these parameters to produce adverse health effects.

This is a basic course and there are no prerequisites.  However, it is recommended that participants have a basic understanding of human anatomy and physiology (i.e., college biology).

Intended Audience:

Hazard communication professionals looking to strengthen their understanding of toxicology and to broaden their hazard determination and risk assessment skills.

Course Fee:      $475.00 / members $610.00 / non-members


Reduced rates are available for students and retirees.  Interested people may contact SCHC for more information. 

Course Director / Instructor:


Robert Skoglund, Ph.D., DABT, CIH

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:


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

Dr. Roy is the Managing Principal Toxicologist at Northland Toxicology Consultants, LLC where his focus is directed towards, but not limited to, developing human health risk assessments and various health-based values including OELs, ADIs, PDEs, DNELS, NSRLs, etc., for the industrial chemical, consumer product, pharmaceutical and medical device sectors.  Rob retired from the 3M EHS/Product Stewardship Group in 2023 as a Corporate Staff Scientist.


Course Topics and Schedule
(Subject to change)

Monday, September 23, 2024

 7:30 - 8:00

Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 9:10

Principles of Toxicology 

 9:10 - 9:25


 9:25 - 10:35

Toxicology of the Endocrine System
Toxicology of the Hematopoietic System
Toxicology of the Immune System

 10:35 - 10:50


 10:50 - 12:00

Toxicology of the Respiratory System
Toxicology of the Reproductive System
Developmental Toxicology

 12:00 - 1:00

 Lunch (buffet lunch provided)

 1:00 - 2:10

Toxicology of the Cardiovascular System
Toxicology of the Nervous System
Genotoxicity, Mutagenicity, and Carcinogenicity

 2:10 - 2:25


2:25 - 3:35

Toxicology of the Liver
Toxicology of the Kidney
Toxicology of the Eye

3:35 - 3:50


 3:50 - 5:00

Toxicology of the Skin
Toxicology of Miscellaneous Target Organs and Systems
Information Resources


 Refer to brochure for registration, cancellation, hotel information.