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SCHC (Society For Chemical Hazard Communication)

Society for Chemical Hazard Communication – SCHC – a US-based member society with reciprocal arrangements with UK-based CHCS

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.

In September 2019, SCHC President, Jennifer Mahoney (left in photo, below) and CHCS Chair, Gill Pagliuca (right) signed a new Memorandum of Understandng during Gill's visit to the SCHC Fall Meeting.

Society for Chemical Hazard Communication, SCHC and Chemical Hazards Communication Society (CHCS)


Benefits To Our Members

Our relationship is governed by a Memorandum of Understanding with 3 main aims:
  1. to engage in mutual advertising for organisation-sponsored events such as webinars, conferences, and training
  2. to offer reciprocal member discount pricing for these events
  3. to maintain a link to each other's websites
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 2020 Newsletter.

Forthcoming SCHC Events  

CHCS members can register for the event as described above in the "Benefits To Our Members".

  • Globally Harmonized System for Classification & Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)
    Saturday 28 March through Sunday 29 March 2020
    Charlotte Marriott City Center – Charlotte, North Carolina
    Detailed Information

  • Toxicology for Hazard Communication (1-day)
    Sunday 29 March 2020
    Charlotte Marriott City Center – Charlotte, North Carolina
    Detailed Information

  • Advanced Topics in EHS: Risk Management and Communication
    Sunday 29 March 2020
    Charlotte Marriott City Center – Charlotte, North Carolina
    Detailed Information
  • Characterizing Industrial Operations to Support Hazard Communication and Regulatory Submissions for New Chemical Notifications in the US
    30 March 2020
    Charlotte Marriott City Center – Charlotte, North Carolina
    Detailed Information

    • Advanced Topics in EHS: Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology
      30 March 2020
      Charlotte Marriott City Center – Charlotte, North Carolina
      Detailed Information
    • Advanced Topics in EHS: Toxicology of the Liver and Kidney
      30 March 2020
      Charlotte Marriott City Center – Charlotte, North Carolina
      Detailed Information

    • Advanced Leadership Skills for Hazard Communication
      30 March 2020
      Charlotte Marriott City Center – Charlotte, North Carolina
      Detailed Information


    CHCS News


    14th ATP Published
    The 14th ATP has just been published, including the controversial titanium dioxide classification, which will apply from 9th September 2021. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page[Posted on 18 February 2020]

    Third Corrigendum To ADR 2019 Published
    A third corrigendum to ADR 2019 has been published is available for download from the UNECE website. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page[Posted on 10 February 2020]

    CHCS 2020 AGM & Annual Industry Lectures

    Our annual event will take place:

    on: Wednesday 25 November 2020

    at: Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport

    CHCS members free-of-charge. Non-members can Join CHCS, then register.

    Register now at: CHCS 2020 AGM & Annual Industry Lectures. [Posted on 30 January 2020]

    US-Based Society For Chemical Hazard Communications (SCHC)
    We've updated our SCHC web page, to include new SCHC events. Don't forget that CHCS members can access SCHC events at the same rates as their own members (the same for SCHC members at CHCS events). Visit our SCHC web page to find out more. [Posted on 29 January 2020]

    Poison Centres - Annex VIII amendment published
    Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/11 amending Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures as regards information relating to emergency health response, has been published. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page
    [Posted on 13 January 2020]

    New CHCS Training Course: "SEVESO Directive / COMAH Regulations: Determine whether your site is in scope of the Directive, understand compliance duties for lower tier sites, and get an outline of upper tier duties"
    Registration is now open, with discounted "Early-Bird" bookings available until 28 January 2020. Register / Download The Flyer / Find Out More. [Posted on 7 January 2020]

    CHCS AGM & Annual Lectures: Presentations Now Available
    CHCS members can now download copies of the presentations given at our 8th Annual Lectures on 20 November 2019. Visit our "Past Events" page. [Posted on 21 November 2019]

    CHCS October 2019 Newsletter Now Published
    Our October 2019 Newsletter is now available, which includes an in-depth, special report titled "Titanium Dioxide - Stakeholders Demand An Impact Assessment". See our CHCS Newsletters page for more details [Posted on 20 October 2019]

    Endocrine Disruptors - 1st CHCS Video
    We have produced our first video for members: "Endocrine Disruptors", which is available to members free-of-charge.

    This introductory video explains the various components of the human endocrine system and how they interact, to help understand the mechanisms of endocrine disruptors on human systems.

    The video is just over 10 minutes long.

    To register for access to the video, please visit our video registration page: Endocrine Disruptors Video Registration.

    [Posted on 1 July 2019]

    News Briefings Summary
    • 21 November 2019
      Commission Directive (EU) 2019/1831 Establishes  A 5th List Of Indicative Occupational Exposure Limit Values (IOELVs)

    • 12 November 2019
      ECHA publishes draft CoRAP for 2020-2022

    • 22 October 2019
      GHS Revision 8

    • 21 October 2019
      Model Regulations, 21st Revised Edition

    • 20 October 2020
      IATA Publishes Significant Changes To The 61st Edition Of The Dangerous Goods Regulations

    • 1 October 2019
      Draft amendment to REACH Annex II

    • 30 September 2019
      Poison Centre First Deadline To Be Postponed

    • 23 September 2019
      Updated advice for UK-based companies intending to export chemicals listed in the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Regulation to EU countries in the period immediately following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU

    • 28 August 2019
      14th ATP To CLP: Outcomes For TiO2, Cobalt & DPTA

    • 22 July 2019
      Draft Amendment To "Poison Centre" Regulations

    • 22 July 2019
      Possible Annex VIII to CLP Extension?

    • 29 June 2019
      Workability Issues: Notification to Poison Centres

    • 24 June 2019
      Eurotunnel publishes 2019 guidance

    • 24 April 2019
      HSE Consultation on revision of Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs) for a range of carcinogens


    • 28 March 2019
      Poison Centre Guidance Document Published

    • 22 March 2019
      Poison Centre Guidance Document Published

    • 23 January 2019
      Links To Guidance & Legislation Recently Laid Before Parliament

    • 23 January 2019
      RPA Seeks Input From Companies In Chemicals Supply Chain To Assess Impacts Of Brexit

    • 11 January 2019
      Preparing For A Potential 'No-Deal' Brexit

      CHCS Members can read these News items, and older posts, on the CHCS News Briefings page.

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

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      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, events, training, invoices, payments, etc. enquiries:

        enquiries@chcs.org.uk, tel+ 44 (0) 333 210 2427

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