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1 July 18, 2012 Darlene Susa-Anderson Vice President, SCHC 1

2  Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC)  Initially incorporated in 1982 as the American Conference for Chemical Labeling (ACCL)  Grew out of the need for a forum to discuss ideas related to chemical labeling after the Chemical Manufacturers Association (CMA) discontinued the Labeling and Precautionary Information Committee (LAPI)  “Labeling” issues expanded over the years to “hazard communication” issues which triggered a name change in 1992 to SCHC 2

3  Promote the improvement of hazard communication for chemicals;  Educate SCHC members on hazard communication issues;  Provide a forum for exchange of ideas and experiences;  Enhance the awareness of members and the general public of new developments in hazard communication; and  Provide guidance or technical expertise to a private group, legislative body or government entity 3

4  Non-profit organization  Professional organization made up of individuals as members (no company memberships)  Operates primarily via volunteer effort 4

5  500+ professionals who represent industrial, consumer and specialty chemical companies, pharmaceutical firms, manufacturers, distributors and importers, government agencies, universities and consultants  Members are located primarily in the northeast but ~5% of the members are located in the EU and Canada 5

6  Signed: October 22, 2003  Renewed: 2005, 2008 and March 1, 2012  Through the Alliance, the organizations will: ◦ Provide information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers ◦ Continue to address hazard communication hazards and issues related to increasing awareness of the Global Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) 6

7  Raise awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives:  To share information on OSHA's National Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process.  To convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on hazard communication in order to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues. 7

8  Outreach and communication:  To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA's and the SCHC's Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.  To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or SCHC's conferences, local meetings, or other events.  To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding SCHC's good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the participants. 8

9  Committees  Semi-annual Conferences  Professional Development ◦ Courses ◦ Webinars  Website Resources 9

10  Arrangements  Exhibit  HazCom Resources  Membership  Nomination  Outreach and Communication  Poster Session  Professional Development  Program  SCHC-OSHA Alliance  Website 10

11  Purpose: Manage Hazard Communication Management Products Display ◦ Features vendors of products that aid in the creation and maintenance of information for hazard communication ◦ Held during Fall meetings only 11

12  Purpose: Identify hazard communication resource materials and sources of information for the development of material safety data sheets, hazard labels and other related documents. Monitor activities in this area and communicate this information to the membership ◦ Tools:  Hazard Communication Translation Resources  Published Research on Comprehensibility  GHS Symbol Library  Hazard Communication References (revised)  Hazard Communication Links 12

13  Purpose: Identify and discuss issues related to professional development ◦ Present professional development courses in conjunction with Spring and Fall meetings ◦ Host relevant webinars and other online training opportunities, i.e., distance learning 13

14  Purpose: Coordinate the agenda and speakers for the Spring and Fall meetings ◦ Mix of topics relevant to hazard communication including emerging issues such as nanotechnology ◦ National and international subjects ◦ Knowledgeable experienced speakers from government and industry 14

15  Purpose: Administer all aspects of Alliance committee including the development of hazard communication training and other tools that will be developed for use by OSHA and SCHC in improving hazard communication ◦ GHS Fact Sheets  Initially developed for GHS awareness raising until Final Rule passed  Completed Fact Sheets are under review to review consistency and reflect HazCom

16  Info Sheet #1: Pictograms  Info Sheet #2: Flammable and Combustible Liquids  Info Sheet #3: What is the GHS?  Info Sheet #4: Labeling – OSHA versus GHS  Info Sheet #5: Eye Damage/Eye Irritation  Info Sheet #6: Germ Cell Mutagenicity  Info Sheet #7: Carcinogenicity  NOTE: Spanish translations of the GHS Fact Sheets were provided by SCHC and vetted by OSHA 16

17  Aspiration Hazard  Corrosivity  Gases Under Pressure  Reproductive Toxicity 17

18  Outreach and communication:  To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA's and the SCHC's Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.  To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or SCHC's conferences, local meetings, or other events.  To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding SCHC's good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the participants. 18

19  Committees  Semi-annual Conferences (total 5 days) ◦ Plenary Session  Information and updates  Networking opportunities ◦ Professional Development  Professional Development ◦ Courses ◦ Webinars  Website Resources 19

20  Plenary Session:  September 20-21, 2012  Professional Development Courses:  September 19, 2012  September 21-23, 2012  Crystal Gateway Marriott - Arlington, VA 20

21  Committees  Semi-annual Conferences  Professional Development ◦ Courses ◦ Webinars  Website Resources 21

22  Basic and Applied Science Courses ◦ Ecotoxicology for Hazard Communication ◦ Hazard Determination and Risk Assessment ◦ Industrial Hygiene and Safety for Hazard Communication ◦ Science for the Hazard Communicator ◦ Toxicology for Hazard Communication 22

23  Regulatory and Industry Standards Courses ◦ Canadian and Mexican Hazard Communication (scheduled for Fall 2012) ◦ Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (scheduled for Fall 2012) ◦ Hazard Communication for Asia, the Pacific Rim and Latin America (scheduled for Fall 2012) 23

24  Regulatory and Industrial Standards Courses ◦ Global (GHS) Implementation Update ◦ Hazard Communication of the European Union ◦ International Chemical Control Laws ◦ Labeling for Consumer Products ◦ Multi-Modal Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods Classification Certification ◦ REACH – Chemical Safety Assessments ◦ REACH – Understanding and Preparing for Chemical Registration in Europe ◦ Regulatory Requirements for Component Disclosure ◦ Standardized Industrial Labeling Systems – NFPA 704 and NPCA HMIS 24

25  Advanced Topics in EHS Courses ◦ Endocrine Disruptors (scheduled for Fall 2012) ◦ Fundamentals of Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering (scheduled for Fall 2012) ◦ Neurotoxicity (scheduled for Fall 2012) ◦ Reproductive and Development Toxicology (scheduled for Fall 2012) ◦ REACH Extended Safety Data Sheets (scheduled for Fall 2012) ◦ Toxicology for Hazard Communication (scheduled for Fall 2012) 25

26  Advanced Topics in EHS Courses ◦ Alternatives in Animal Testing ◦ Clinical Toxicology – First Aid and Notes to Physician ◦ Exposure Control and Personal Protection Equipment ◦ Genotoxicity, Mutagenicity and Carcinogenicity ◦ Human Factors in Hazard Communication for Consumer and Occupational Settings ◦ Immunotoxicology ◦ Life Cycle Assessment 26

27  Advanced Topics in EHS Courses ◦ Occupational Exposure Limits ◦ Respiratory Toxicology ◦ Risk Communication and Management ◦ Role of Human Data in Hazard Communication ◦ Toxicology of the Liver and Kidney ◦ Toxicology of Nanomaterials ◦ Toxicology of Testing for Hazard Communication 27

28  Workshops ◦ California Proposition 65 Labeling Workshop ◦ US Hazard Communication for Workplace Chemicals  Multi-Topic Courses ◦ HazCom 101 – Introduction to Chemical Hazard Communication 28

29  Committees  Semi-annual conferences  Professional Development ◦ Courses ◦ Webinars  Website Resources 29

30  Hazard Communication 2012 – The Revised Standard and What Changes You Can Expect in the Workplace (scheduled for August 13, 2012)  AIHA/SCHC Registry Exam Preparation  GHS Mixtures Series – Bridging Principles  HazCom

31  AIHA/SCHC Registry Exam Preparation  GHS Mixtures Series – Aquatic Endpoints  OSHA’s Adoption of GHS  OSHA’s Adoption of GHS – Practical Implementation 31

32  ANSI Combined Standard  eSDS  GHS Mixtures Series – Acute Toxicity  GHS Mixtures Series – Skin/Eye  HazCom

33  Committees  Semi-annual conferences  Professional Development ◦ Courses ◦ Webinars  Website Resources 33

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39  Purpose: Establish a mechanism to ensure the recognition of competent professionals who specialize in authoring safety data sheets and labels  Developed in partnership with AIHA  Qualifications (based on point system with a minimum 20 points needed) ◦ SDS/label authoring experience (5-15 points) ◦ Continuing education (10 points max) ◦ Higher education (8 points max) ◦ Certifications (2 points max)  /default2.aspx /default2.aspx 39

40  Proficiency evaluation: Demonstrate competency in the skills and knowledge defined by the program’s Body of Knowledge (BOK) through a test plus practical (total 4 hour exam)  Official designation after passing the exam: Registered Specialist: SDS and Label Author  Valid for five years 40

41  Website:  address:  Telephone:  Fax:  Mailing address: ◦ PO Box 1392 ◦ Annandale, VA


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