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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:

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

Forthcoming SCHC Events  

  • Globally Harmonized System For Classification & Labelling Of Chemicals (GHS)

    Intended Audience

    The 9th revision of the GHS launched this year. Are you and your team up-to-date on the new content and modified guidance? Our latest course walks attendees through an intermediate-level understanding of the GHS and the latest changes. Registration is NOW OPEN for "Globally Harmonized System for Classification Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)."

    This distance-learning course is considered an intermediate course. While there are no specific prerequisites, it is strongly recommended that participants have a working knowledge of EU and USA hazard communication principles.

    The course will be offered via the virtual platform GoToTraining over four days: October 12, 14, 19, and 22, 2021, from 1-5 p.m. ET. The course involves lectures, classroom problem-solving, and practical examples. Participants must attend all four sessions to receive a certificate of completion. The sessions will NOT be recorded.

    Member Registration Rate: $850.00 // Nonmember Registration Rate: $940.00


    Michele R. Sullivan, Ph.D. and Paul W. Brigandi

    View the Brochure .... Register Now 

  • SCHC Annual Meeting
    1 - 5 November 2021, online

    SCHC is pleased to announce that the 2021 Annual Meeting planning is well underway! With thoughts of safety and convenience for our attendees in mind, we will be hosting this as a virtual event in the first half of November, packed with innovative topics, access to industry leaders and policymakers, trade resources, and SCHC-exclusive events. It’s the perfect time to learn and network with fellow HazCom professionals.

    CHCS members can register at the same rate as SCHC members:
    • Early Bird Discount is available until 8th October: CHCS Members: $275 (Non-members: $350)

    • After 8th October: CHCS Members: $325 (Non-members: $400)

      If you are a CHCS member, please email the CHCS Office and we will provide you with a discount code. 

      For more information, please check out the SCHC 2021 Annual Meeting web page.

    Registering For Events

    CHCS Members
    CHCS members can book onto SCHC events at SCHC member rates and vice-versa. If a CHCS member wishes to book onto an SCHC event, please download your CHCS Membership Card and email it to 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. Email your request to SCHC will provide you with details on how to register.

    SCHC members can find CHCS information on the SCHC website

    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 July 2021 Newsletter.

    SCHC Contact Details

    CHCS News

    GHS Revision 9 
    Globally Harmonised System (GHS) Revision 9 has been published and is available online in both English and French. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 20 September 2021]

    CHCS' September 2021 Newsletter is now available, containing several important updates on the many recent changes to the regulation framework. See CHCS September 2021 Newsletter. 

    UK Cosmetics Regulation
    A new web page in the extensive set of Legislation pages on this website. For more details, see our Legislation web page[Posted on 1 September 2021]

    ** New CHCS Webinar **
    "The Use Of Safety Data Sheets During Chemical Incidents"
    28 September 2021, 14:00. For more details and to register, please visit: SDS / Emergency Response Webinar[Posted on 20 August 2021]

    MLA 340 And RID 06/2021 Counter-Signed By The United Kingdom
    The United Kingdom has counter-signed Multilateral Agreement 340 and RID 06/2021 permitting sodium-ion batteries and sodium-ion cells using an organic electrolyte, or sodium-ion batteries and sodium-ion cells using an organic electrolyte contained in equipment or packed with equipment, to be carried without assignment of a UN number. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 20 August 2021]

    Publication Of The Draft 18th ATP To The CLP Regulation
    The European Commission has published the draft 18th adaptation to technical progress (ATP) to Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (the CLP Regulation). CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 17 August 2021]

    Dangerous Emails Disguised As Coming From NPIS
    Beware of potentially dangerous emails disguised as coming from the National Poisons Information Service - NPIS, which include attachments which the email encourages you to click. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 29 July 2021]

    SDS Will Be The Focus For Enforcement In 2023
    At the most recent Enforcement Forum meeting it was agreed that safety data sheets (SDS) would be the main focus for 2023. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 20 July 2021]

    Government Updates Their Guidance On Poison Centres
    The guidance page on poison centres has been updated with additional information on 'How to generate a UFI if you are a company based outside the EU or if you do not have a VAT number.' CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 29 June 2021]

    Webinar: Substance Identity Testing Requirements for UK REACH
    The presentation and recording from our webinar held on 22 June 2021 are now available to members linked from the Past Events page of our website. [Posted on 22 June 2021]

    CHCS 2021 AGM & Annual Lectures
    We are delighted to announce this year's AGM & Annual Lectures, taking place online over two afternoons: 22 & 23 November 2021. Details and timings to be confirmed, but registration now open. For more information, please see: CHCS 2021 AGM. [Posted on 21 June 2021]

    Inception Impact Assessments (Roadmaps) For REACH & CLP - deadline 23:00 GMT, 1 June 2021
    It is not too late to respond to the Inception Impact Assessments (Roadmaps) for the planned revisions to the REACH and CLP Regulations. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 31 May 2021]

    Poison Centre Practical Guide updated
    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) have their practical guide relating to poison centre notifications. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 20 May 2021]

    ECHA Survey On Recycling Of Waste (deadline to respond: 27 April 2021)
    The European Chemicals Agency is inviting stakeholders with ‘an interest in chemical recycling’ to respond to a short survey, which will feed into a larger study on chemical recycling of waste. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 26 April 2021]

    The Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Code List 2021
    The new list has again been produced by the NCEC, in co-operation with the UK Home Office, and is published by TSO. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 26 April 2021]

    ECHA Updates Poison Centre Guidance
    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) have updated their poison centres guidance document. Now on Version 4.0 the updated document gives information on some of the sector specific workability challenges. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 6 April 2021]

    Webinar: “Brexit - Do You Know What You Don't Yet Know?”
    The presentations and recording from our webinar held on 1 April 2021 are now available to members linked from the Past Events page of our website. [Posted on 1 April 2021]

    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]

    CHCS News Summary
    • Update From HSE On UK REACH
      (5 March 2021)

    • Updates To ECHA’s Brexit Pages and Q&As
      (17 March 2021)

    • Update From HSE On UK REACH
      (5 March 2021)

    • The GB Mandatory Classification and Labelling (MCL) List
      (1 February 2021)

    • Update to Canada GHS (Aligned with 7th Edition) (26 January 2021)

    • UK Exit Of EU: Resources To Help As Transition Period Ends (11 December 2020)

    • End Of UK Transition Period – HSE Podcasts Series (9 December 2020)

    • Second Amendment Of Annex VIII of CLP (Poison Centres) Is Published (23 November 2020)

    • Poison Centre Portal Updated (30 October 2020)

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

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