SCHC (Society For Chemical Hazard Communication)

CHCS is delighted to have a relationship with US-based SCHC - a relationship that offers benefits to members of both organisations. 

SCHC is a professional society with a mission to: 

  • 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 governmental entity.
You can find out more by visiting the SCHC website: www.schc.org.

Benefits To Our Members

Our relationship is governed by a Memorandum of Understanding with 3 main aims:
  1. making our respective members aware of the existence of both organisations (via our websites)
  2. publicising each other's events, webinars, conferences, training etc.
  3. offering reciprocal member discount pricing for these events
CHCS Members
CHCS members can, therefore, book onto SCHC events at SCHC member rates and vice-versa. If a CHCS member wishes to book onto an SCHC event, please email schc-admin@schc.org, providing your full name and organisation. SCHC will verify your membership status and email you back with instructions on how to register for the event.

SCHC Members
SCHC members can book onto CHCS events, at CHCS member rates by emailing enquiries@chcs.org.uk, providing your full name and organisation. CHCS will verify your membership status and email you back with instructions on how to register for the event. 

SCHC members can find CHCS information on the SCHC website.  

SCHC Contact Details


SCHC Consultants Listing

SCHC provide a list of their members who offer consultancy services. To view the list, please visit the "Hazcom Consultants" page of the SCHC website. 

SCHC Newsletter

The latest SCHC Newsletter is now available, as a PDF download, from this link: SCHC January 2019 Newsletter.

Forthcoming SCHC Events  

  • WEBINAR: The Role of Consumer Safety Regulations in North America
    Tuesday, February 26, 201910:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

    Objectives:

    To provide an explanation of the different requirements and criteria for hazard determination for consumer product labels in United States, Canada and Mexico. The presentation would discuss the following topics: (1) the applicable consumer product laws, regulations and guidance documents published by each jurisdiction; (2) the regulatory criteria used to determine hazard classifications of consumer products; (3) specific scientific test methods used to evaluate a product’s physical and health risks; and (4) the warning information required on the labels of consumer products which pose hazards determined in the evaluation of the product. The presentation will focus more heavily on determining if a product meets the criteria of one or more hazard categories according to consumer product regulations, and less on the specific label formatting (for example, word placement, font size, layout, etc.). However, the mandatory label elements will be reviewed for each jurisdiction.

    More information: Consumer Safety Regulations


  • 2019 SCHC Spring Meeting

    Saturday, March 16, 2019 to Wednesday, March 20, 2019

    Tropicana Las Vegas, 3801 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89109, USA

    Registration now open at: Register For SCHC Spring Meeting

    CHCS Members can register at same price as SCHC members: 

    Early-Bird: $280.00 available through 
    February 9, 2019
    Full rate: $330.00

    For more details and to register see the SCHC web site: SCHC Spring Meeting

    Present Your Poster

    While you’re at the SCHC Spring Meeting, we hope you’ll join us for the Technical Poster Session, which takes place only in the Spring! The Poster Session not only offers interesting technical content, but also an opportunity to engage with your peers in a casual environment, over a drink and a bite to eat.

    For those who wish to present a poster, this is also an excellent learning opportunity—for you, as you deep-dive on a topic, and for your attendees, with whom you’ll be discussing it. Like networking? By presenting a poster, you’ll talk to more people at the conference than you can imagine!

    Interested? See the guidelines at the link below, to learn how easy it is. When you are ready, e-mail your abstract to Joshua Nevels for review by the submission deadline, February 1, 2019.

    Guidelines

    Call for Abstracts



CHCS News

Links To Guidance & Legislation Recently Laid Before Parliament

Links to new Guidance and Regulation amendments.

CHCS Members can read more on the CHCS News Briefings page.

RPA seeks input from companies in chemicals supply chain to assess impacts of Brexit

The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs has commissioned RPA to assess the impacts of the UK’s exit from the EU and the consultancy is now seeking participation of companies in the chemicals supply chain to assist it with this analysis.

CHCS Members can read more on the CHCS News Briefings page.

Preparing for a potential ‘no-deal’ exit from the EU New information from BEIS on the steps businesses need to take to prepare for a potential ‘no-deal’ exit.

CHCS Members can read more on the CHCS News Briefings page.


News Briefings Summary
  • 12 December 2018
    Impacts Of Additional Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs) & Other New Measures Under The Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive (CMD)

  • 11 December 2018
    HSE Adds Additional No-Deal Brexit Guidance On REACH 

  • 11 December 2018
    Latest Consolidated Version Of CLP


  • 7 November 2018
    EU Withdrawal Stakeholders Meeting (held October 2018)

  • 11 October 2018
    13th ATP for CLP Published

  • 11 October 2018
    Regulating chemicals (REACH) if there’s no Brexit deal

  • 25 September 2018: Microplastics and the current situation

  • 4 September 208: IATA publishes significant changes to the 60th Edition of the Dangerous Goods Regulations

  • 26 July 2018: REACH or CLP regulatory measures proposed for persistent, mobile and toxic (PMT/vPvM) substances

  • 26 July 2018 - REACH or CLP regulatory measures proposed for persistent, mobile and toxic (PMT/vPvM) substances

  • 6 July 2018 - HSE provide a "Chemicals" EU Exit web page.

    CHCS Members can read more on the CHCS News Briefings page.

    26 July 2018 - CHCS Labelling Competition

    Have you overcome a tricky labelling problem? Are you labelling a small or awkwardly shaped package, printing on a difficult surface, or have overcome another problem?

    Are you proud of your label designs that make it easier for customers to read and understand your labels?

    CHCS Members can enter our new competition. For more details please visit: CHCS Labelling Competition.

    9  July 2018 - CHCS Needs Your Help!

    CHCS has a number of vacancies on our committees and are looking for volunteers to fill them. For more information please see: CHCS Vacancies.

    Next 3 CHCS Training Courses:

    For a full list of our CHCS Training Courses, please visit our Training page. 

    OTHER CHCS EVENTS

    • Other events are in preparation. Please visit again soon.

    HOW TO JOIN CHCS

    CHCS Membership is open to any person with an interest in chemical hazard communications. You can join by completing the simple on-line form at Join CHCS. Membership is currently £85.00 (+ £17.00 VAT where applicable; a total of £102.00). 

    Contact CHCS

    • General, membership and events/training enquiries: enquiries@chcs.org.uk, tel+ 44 (0) 333 210 2427 (option 1)

    • For all enquiries related to invoices, payments and any other accounting issues:
      accounts@chcs.org.uk, tel:
       + 44 (0) 333 210 2427 (option 2)

    See full CHCS Contact Details.

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