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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

Forthcoming SCHC Events   

  • CHCS members can read about Forthcoming SCHC events on the Upcoming Events page.

  • Annual Meeting - 2022
    September 17-22, 2022 - Crystal Gateway Marriott

  • Annual Meeting - 2023
    September 30 - October 5, 2023, Crystal Gateway Marriott


      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-admin@schc.org. 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-admin@schc.org. 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 November 2021 Newsletter.

      CHCS members can also access previous issues of the newsletter from this link: SCHC Past Newsletters.

      SCHC Contact Details



      CHCS News

      Poison Centres Portal - Belgium Connects
      The Belgium poison centre has announced that they are now connected to the poison centre portal. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 24 January 2022]

      Revision Of The REACH Regulation
      Following the Roadmap issued last year, the European Commission has today launched a consultation on a revision of the REACH Regulation. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 20 January 2022]

      CHCS' January 2022 Newsletter is now available, containing several important updates on the many recent changes to the regulation framework. See CHCS January 2022 Newsletter. 

      EAC Corrigendum Published
      The National Chemical Emergency Centre have published a corrigendum for the Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Code list 2021. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 17 December 2021]

      Alternative Arrangements For UK REACH Registration Being Considered By Defra
      The GOV.UK website has just been updated with important news from Defra on UK REACH. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 6 December 2021]

      Webinar: Chemical Regulations In Asia-Pacific Region
      The presentation and recording from our webinar held on 1 December 2021 are now available to members linked from the Past Events page of our website. [Posted on 1 December 2021]

      CLP Annex VI Correction Published
      The European Commission has published a regulation correcting the Classification, Labelling and Packaging regulations (CLP). CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 17 November 2021]

      Model Regulations, 22nd Revised Edition
      The United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, Model Regulations, 22nd Revised edition is now available in English and French. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page[Posted on 1 November 2021]

      The Deadline To Submit A Downstream User Notification (DUIN)
      The deadline to submit a downstream user notification (DUIN) is almost here. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page[Posted on 26 October 2021]

      The Carriage Of Dangerous Goods And Use Of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations Amendments Now Combined
      The Dangerous Goods division of the Department for Transport (DfT) had been planning a consolidation of all the existing regulations on the carriage of dangerous goods, so that the UK industry need refer only to one Statutory Instrument. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page[Posted on 21 October 2021]

      The Carriage Of Dangerous Goods And Use Of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 Amended
      The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 has been amended by the Radiation Emergency and Consultation Regulations 2021. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 21 October 2021]

      ECHA - Safer Chemicals Recordings Available
      On the 6th October 2021 The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) held its safer Chemicals conference. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page[Posted on 20 October 2021]

      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]

      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]

      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 .gov.uk 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]

      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
      • Inception Impact Assessments (Roadmaps) For REACH & CLP - deadline 23:00 GMT
        (31 May 2021)

      • Poison Centre Practical Guide updated
        (20 May 2021)

      • ECHA Survey On Recycling Of Waste (deadline to respond: 27 April 2021)
        (26 April 2021)

      • The Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Code List 2021
        (26 April 2021)

      • ECHA Updates Poison Centre Guidance
        (6 April 2021)

      • 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)

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

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