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Subject: GHS Update: Where we are in 2009 - Upcoming Society for Chemical
Hazard Communication Webinar
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Society for Chemical Hazard Communication

GHS Update: Where we are in 2009
May 20, 2009
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET

After a decade of work by international stakeholders, the Globally  
Harmonized System was adopted in December 2002 by the International  
Labor Organization.  SCHC has been a major educational resource for  
the GHS and updating members in the implementation process.  
Recognizing the need to provide this information to the membership in  

a timely manner, SCHC is now offering a webinar on the status of  
implementation of the GHS in 2009.

This 90 minute webinar will include a discussion of the status of the  

country- /region-specific implementation proposals to align with the  

The country/regions that will be specifically addressed include:

United States  Canada
Australia   China
European Union  Japan
Korea     New Zealand
Singapore    Taiwan

Highlights of the updates to the 2009 GHS =93Purple Book=94 will also be 
discussed so participants will be keenly aware of the changes.

The cost of the program is $75.00 for SCHC members and $125.00 for non  


Registration: To register for the program, please contact Lori Chaplin  

at schc.lori**At_Symbol_Here** or at (703) 658-9246. Once the registration  
has been confirmed, instructions for the webinar will be sent to the e- 

mail address provided.

Society for Chemical Hazard Communication

About the Speakers:

Michele R. Sullivan, Ph.D. is a recognized expert in domestic and  
international hazard communication and author of MSDS and GHS Guidance  

Manuals. She testified as an expert witness at the Senate Subcommittee  

hearing on =93Hazard Communication in the Workplace=94. Dr. Sullivan  
participated in the ANSI Z400.1 MSDS and Z129.1 Labeling Standards  
development and training.

She participated on the NACOSH Hazard Communication Work Group that  
advised OSHA about 29 CFR 1910.1200, the Hazard Communication  
Standard. In the transportation area her experience includes:  
participation at the United Nations Committee of Experts on the  
Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNCETDG); a rapporteur for the Ottawa  
meeting on the Harmonization of Physical Hazards.

Michele developed GHS situational analyses for USA regulations and  
designed GHS training for Asia-Pacific countries. Her GHS activities  
include: industry member of the USA delegation to the Earth Summit  
preconferences, the IOMC Coordinating Group on the Harmonization of  
Chemical Classification Systems, the OECD Task Force on the  
Harmonization of Classification and Labeling and the ILO Working Group  

for the Harmonization of Chemical Hazard Communication. She is listed  

on the UN Roster of GHS Experts.

Her professional activities are related to SCHC: recipient of the SCHC  

Distinguished Lecturer Award for outstanding contributions to the  
field of hazard communication; a SCHC Board Member and former  
Chairwoman & President of SCHC; professional development trainer and  
HAZCOM 101 director.

Dr. Sullivan received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of  

Virginia and her BA in chemistry from Newton College of the Sacred  

Paul W. Brigandi is a recognized expert in US and international hazard  

communication regulations.  The majority of Paul=92s career was with  
Mobil Oil Corporation (20 years), where he was involved in a wide  
variety of research assignments.  He spent 10 years in the Product  
Safety group where he led multi-disciplinary teams, on the planning  
and implementation of global product safety compliance programs, not  
to mention writing thousands of SDS along the way. While at Mobil Paul  

was a member of the OECD Expert Group on classification criteria for  
mixtures and he chaired both the BIAC to the OECD Expert Group and the  

American Chemistry Council Global Harmonization Task Force.

He holds a BS in chemistry from Rutgers University.

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