Past Seminars & Webinars

November 2021

SCHC Virtual Fall Meeting, November 9-11, 2021, via webinar

The 2021 SCHC Fall Meeting includes plenary sessions with key information from high-profile leaders on the latest topics that are impacting the Hazcom community, as well as a Virtual Exhibit Hall where vendors will display contemporary solutions and introduce new products to help you and your clients meet regulatory requirements and a Poster Session where presenters can showcase special industry subjects, and attendees can ask questions and get in-depth answers from presenters. Karin F. Baron, MSPH, Senior Regulatory Consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) will present.

December 2019

2019 ASPA Winter Meeting, December 10-11, 2019, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

The 2019 Automotive Specialty Product Alliance (ASPA) Winter Meeting provided members an opportunity to discuss the regulatory climate for the industry. Karin F. Baron, MSPH, Senior Regulatory Consultant, The Acta Group (Acta®) presented “GHS Overview and Implications of an Update to HCS 2012.”

April 2018

Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Spring 2018 Meeting, April 21-25, 2018, Orlando, Florida

The SCHC Spring 2018 Meeting included professional development courses, a board meeting open to all members, and a general meeting with poster session. Michael S. Wenk, M.S., Senior Regulatory Consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in Central America and Mexico.

November 2015

Understanding and Complying with HCS 2012, November 9, 2015, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (EST), Washington, D.C., In-person and via Webcast

Understanding and Complying with HCS 2012, an interactive webcast and workshop presented by the Council of Producers & Distributors of Agrotechnology (CPDA) helped chemical manufacturers understand how to reclassify their hazardous chemicals, develop the appropriate labels and SDSs, or demonstrate "due diligence" to inspectors.  Speakers included B&C's Karin F. Baron, M.S.P.H., Dionne Williams, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, OSHA, and Adam Hamrick, OSHA Philadelphia Regional Office. 

April 2015

WEBINAR -- Avoiding HCS Citations: OSHA Issues Useful “How To” Guidance, April 2, 2015, 1:00 p.m. (EDT)

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On February 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published the "Enforcement Guidance for the Hazard Communication Standard's (HCS) June 1, 2015, Effective Date " (Guidance). The Guidance offers important insights into OSHA's HCS enforcement strategy and is a must read for stakeholders. B&C, Acta, and 3E Company presented a complimentary webinar on the steps companies should take before June 1, 2015, to comply fully with HCS, or else to document sufficient diligence toward full compliance to avoid enforcement action. 

December 2014

WEBINAR—NAFTA Members’ GHS Programs: A Comparative Analysis, December 10, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (EST)

While the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) model provides a backbone for hazard communications, it is only a tool for other nations to utilize, adopt, and amend as appropriate for their country-specific needs. There are substantial differences between approaches taken by Canada, Mexico, and the United States in GHS implementation, and professionals responsible for compliant Safety Data Sheets and labels in these countries should pay close attention to the variations. The webinar, hosted by Bloomberg BNA and presented by Karin F. Baron MSPH, Regulatory Specialist with B&C, provided background information on the major building blocks of UN GHS, and examined the specific similarities and differences between GHS in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. For more information : NAFTA Members’ GHS Programs: A Comparative Analysis.

2nd Annual Chemical Watch U.S. Regulatory Summit, December 2 - 3, 2014, Arlington, Virginia

A program for U.S. businesses. This two-day event brings together 23 experts in global chemicals regulation. Through presentations, round table discussions and Q&As, delegates will hear about the latest regulatory challenges facing the safe management of chemicals and learn how best to respond. Kathleen M. Roberts, Vice-President of B&C Consortia Management, will present a session on “The Biobased Economy and Green Chemistry – U.S. Regulatory Background.” Click here for more information.

November 2014

WEBINAR-- The Globally Harmonized System Of Classification & Labeling of Chemicals (GHS): Requirements, Challenges, and Opportunities, November 20, 2014

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Major changes for chemical manufacturers and importers are in store on June 1, 2015, when the key provisions of US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard ("HazCom" 2012) take effect. HazCom 2012, which mandates alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), adds the US to a growing number of countries adopting a GHS-based hazard communication approach. Gradient and Bergeson & Campbell. P.C. provided a complimentary webinar and online discussion series regarding the scientific, legal, and business implications brought on by the widespread implementation of GHS principles. Click here for more information.  

May 2014

American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) 2014 + Stewardship 2014, May 31 - June 5, San Antonio, Texas

A world-class conference designed exclusively for product stewardship professionals. Hosted by AIHA’s Product Stewardship Society, Stewardship 2014 brought together prominent product stewardship professionals to present and discuss global emerging issues, case studies, practical experiences, and new developments. Lynn L. Bergeson gave two presentations: “Emerging Legal and Product Stewardship Implications of Products of Nanotechnology,” and “Managing Confidential Business Information in Supply Chain Communications.”

December 2013

Chemical Watch Regulatory Summit Washington - - "Practical Solutions to Emerging Issues in the Global Chemical Supply Chain," December 5, 2013, Arlington, Virginia

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was an exhibitor. The 1-day program included sessions on Emerging Regulatory Challenges in Asia, North America and the EU. Click here for more information.

September 2013

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Fall Conference, September 28 - October 2, 2013, Miami, Florida

Lynn L. Bergeson presented “Nanotechnology: The Industrial Hygienist’s Role in Moving Out of the Lab and Into the Marketplace.” Click here for more information and click here to request a copy of the presentation.

February 2013

CPDA GHS Workshop, February 28, 2013, Arlington, Virginia.

A hands-on tutorial and forum with representatives from EPA, OSHA, DOT. Lynn L. Bergeson participated in a session on key issues pertinent to GHS compliance with a focus on the interface between GHS and FIFRA. Presented by CPDA and B&C. Click here for more informationClick here to request copies of these presentations, and the two EPA documents discussed at the workshop.

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