Society for Chemical Hazard Communication's (SCHC) Spring Meeting and Technical Poster Session

9 July, 2018

In April, 2018 the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) held its Spring Meeting that included a Technical Poster Session – an informal forum for the exchange of ideas regarding chemical hazard communication. Several knoell team members submitted posters for this session.

Dr. Piyatida (Tung) Pukclai (Dr. Knoell Consult Thai Co. Ltd, Thailand) submitted a poster entitled, “Understanding Thailand’s Chemical Regulations and Current Status.” Thailand’s chemical regulations underwent large-scale reforms in recent years.  As always, changes to the regulatory landscape can be challenging.  Early, in-depth knowledge is important to compliance. This poster shares perspectives and an understanding of existing chemical legislation in Thailand.

Kate Sullivan, Jeffrey Hafer, and Kelly Mayo (knoell USA, LLC) submitted a poster entitled, “Visualizing the US EPA Sustainable Futures Program.”  Under TSCA’s New Chemical Program, the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) must determine the potential risk of a substance before it enters commerce.  When submissions do not include base set testing information, the USEPA uses screening tools to “fill in the blanks” in order to conduct the initial risk assessment.   The US EPA provides these screening tools on their website which allows companies to take advantage of these tools prior to submission of the notification.  This allows companies to 1) identify concerns prior to PMN submission, 2) prepare the submitter for questions that may arise from the agency, and 3) helps companies to estimate the risk of their chemical.

Jeremy Long and Joanne Houck (knoell USA, LLC) submitted a poster entitled, “A Product Classified as a Carcinogen in the United States, But Not in Another Jurisdiction…Why?”  This poster addresses the variances that exist regarding the health classification of carcinogens under OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard as compared to other global jurisdictions.  This includes various OSHA prescribed methods of carcinogenicity classification including the review of evidence from toxicological studies and the use of published lists from IARC and NTP.  Suppliers of chemical substances worldwide must understand these variances in order to produce compliant SDSs and labels.

Download the posters free of charge here.

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