Society for Chemical Hazard Communication
 Professional Development Training

Toxicology of Nanomaterials (0.5-day)

PDF Brochure — Course Offering: October 3, 2010

Nanotox, Nanotoxicology, Nanotox training, Nanoparticles


This course is designed to be an overview of the unique health hazards and risks associated with nanometer-sized materials (nanomaterials). This course will assume that participants have a basic understanding of the concepts and terminology of toxicology and will focus on the unique aspects of nanomaterials, including their physical-chemical characteristics, potential to cause adverse health effects, toxicokinetics, and exposure pathways. In addition, there will be a discussion of the unique hazard communication and regulatory considerations for these materials. The skills developed in the course will allow participants to better participate in the assessment, management, and communication of the hazards and risks of nanomaterials.

This is an advanced course. While there are no formal prerequisites for this course, it is recommended that participants have a working knowledge of the principles of hazard communication, toxicology and risk assessment. Participants should have taken the SCHC course Toxicology for Hazard CommunicationHazard Determination and Risk Assessment, and Industrial Hygiene and Safety for Hazard Communication or be comfortable with the principles presented in these courses.

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

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

Hillary Carpenter, Ph.D.

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)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

12:30-1:00 Registration

Understanding Nanoparticles

2:10-2:25 Break

Unique Toxicology of Nanoparticles
Unique Exposure to Nanoparticles

3:35-3:50 Break
3:50-5:00 Hazard and Risk Assessment
Hazard Communication
Registration / Hotel Accommodations / Cancelation Policy

Refer to brochure for registration, cancellation, hotel information.