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Subject: SCHC Upcoming Webinars - OSHA NPRM on GHS Implementation in the US
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Subject: SCHC Upcoming Webinars - OSHA NPRM on GHS Implementation in the US

I am forwarding the information for two GHS Webinars that the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) is sponsoring. We believe that this timely topic will be very informative and useful to many of your member companies.

For registration questions, interested individuals should contact Lori Chaplin at schc.lori**At_Symbol_Here** or at (703) 658-9246. E-mail addresses must be provided so that connection information can be circulated as the meeting approaches.

Kind Regards, 
Jennifer L. Mahoney 
Chair, Professional Development Committee 
Society for Chemical Hazard Communication 
P: (318) 255-2700


Society for Chemical Hazard Communication
SCHC Upcoming Webinars

#1 Changes to the Hazard Communication Standard- An In-depth View of OSHA=92s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

Speaker: Jennifer Silk

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009
2 - 3:30 p.m. ET

This 90 minute presentation will discuss in detail the specific building blocks that have been proposed by OSHA in the NPRM and the proposed changes to SDSs and labels.

To register, please visit https://www2.goto

#2 The GHS - The Impact on US Hazard Communication, Classification, SDS and Labeling

Speaker: Michele R. Sullivan, Ph.D., MRS Associates

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2009

2 - 3:30 p.m. ET

This 90-minute presentation will look at how OSHA=92s NPRM on the GHS could impact the classification of chemicals, Safety Data Sheets and product labels. Practical effects on SDSs and labels and implications for U.S. hazard communication practices will be highlighted.

To register, please visit https://www2.goto

Participants should have a familiarity with the OSHA and GHS hazard communication requirements.


These webinars will be presented using the GoToWebinar Meeting Platform. Registration will be via GoToWebinar and a separate SCHC Registration link.

Cost (each):

$75.00 - SCHC members

$125.00 - Non-members

Additional information on these webinars will be available on the SCHC website

About the Speakers:

Jennifer Silk is retired from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) where she was the Deputy Director of Standards and Guidance. Jennifer was the team leader for development of the original Hazard Communication Standard. She represented the US Government in negotiations to develop the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, chaired the international coordinating group that managed development of the GHS, and served as the US expert to the United Nations Subcommittee of Experts on the GHS. She is now a consultant to OSHA, and a Training Advisor to the United Nations Institute of Training and Research on GHS issues. Jennifer was on the Board of Directors for SCHC for many years, and as served as President and Chair of the Board.

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 Heart.

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