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  • October 2-6, 2010: 2010 Fall Technical Meeting, Arlington, Virginia.
    • October 5, 2010: OSHA Personnel staffed an Alliance exhibition booth.
    • October 5, 2010: Maureen Ruskin, Director, Office of Chemical Hazards - Metals, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA, presented "GHS Update" during the meeting.
  • May 2-8, 2010: 2010 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2010 NAOSH Week, "Mission NAOSH 2010: Safe Workplaces." Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers, an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace.
  • October 3-7, 2009: SCHC Fall Meeting, Marriott Hotel Crystal Gateway, Arlington, Virginia.
    • October 6, 2009: Maureen Ruskin, Director, Office of Chemical Hazards - Metals, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA, and Jennifer Silk, Consultant to OSHA, presented a keynote session entitled "Notice of Proposed Rule Making on GHS during the meeting.
    • October 6, 2009: OSHA personnel staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth.
    • October 7, 2009: Richard Fairfax, Director, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, USDOL-OSHA, presented "Communicating Hazards for Non-Industrial Products on MSDS for Consumer Products, FDA-Regulated Products (Medical, Dental, Pharmaceutical), Cosmetics and Articles" during the meeting.
    • October 7, 2009, Dr. Rosemary Sokas, Director, Office of Occupational Medicine, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, USDOL-OSHA, presented "Communicating Hazards of Exposure to Latex and Other Sensitizers" during the meeting.
  • May 3-9, 2009: May 3-9, 2009: 2009 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The Society for Chemical Hazard Communication and more than 55 other Alliance Program participants supported 2009 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers, an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for 2009 NAOSH Week was "Safety Means Always Coming Home."
  • September 20-24, 2008: SCHC Fall Meeting, Marriott Hotel Crystal Gateway, Arlington, Virginia.
    • September 21, 2008: Maureen O'Donnell, Industrial Hygienist, Office of Chemical Hazards - Metals, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA, presented an OSHA regulatory update focusing on hazard communication during the meeting.
    • September 23, 2008: Maureen O'Donnell, Industrial Hygienist, Office of Chemical Hazards - Metals, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA, presented "OSHA Update: Global Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals" during the meeting.
    • September 23, 2008: OSHA personnel staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth.
  • May 4-10, 2008: 2008 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The Society for Chemical Hazard Communication and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2008 NAOSH Week, "Safety is Good Business." Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace.
  • September 18-19, 2007: SCHC's 2007 Fall Meeting; Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Virginia.
    • September 18, 2007: Maureen O'Donnell, Office of Physical Hazards & Others, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals to more than 200 attendees and addressed a number of issues including OSHA's progress regarding the rulemaking to update the agency's Hazard Communication Standard.
    • September 18, 2007: OSHA personnel staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth during the conference.
  • April 24-25, 2007: SCHC Spring 2007 Meeting, Hilton Palacio del Rio, San Antonio, Texas.
    • April 25, 2007: Mark Cohen, Vice President, SCHC, provided an OSHA/SCHC Alliance activity update to approximately 175 participants.
  • February 1, 2007: Renesselaer at Hartford Campus - Control Banding Workshop Follow-up Session, Hartford, Connecticut. Denese Deeds, Vice President, SCHC, presented "The Industrial Hygiene/Hazard Communication Professional perspective on the future of the GHS and Control Banding."
  • January 19, 2007: University of Connecticut Health Center - Control Banding: a Chemical Risk Management Tool for Health and Safety Committees, Farmington, Connecticut. Denese Deeds, Vice President, SCHC, presented "Hazard Communication: Risk Phrases and Global Hazard Communication."
  • November 16, 2006: Renesselaer at Hartford Campus - Control Banding: a Chemical Risk Management Tool for Health and Safety Committees, Hartford, Connecticut. Denese Deeds, Vice President, SCHC, presented "Hazard Communication: Risk Phrases and Global Hazard Communication."
  • November 9, 2006: Connecticut River Valley Section of American Industrial Hygiene Association, Aqua Turf Club, Plantville, Connecticut. Denese Deeds, Vice President, SCHC, presented "Adopting the GHS - OSHA's ANPR, EU Proposed Legislation."
  • September 12-13, 2006: SCHC's 2006 Fall Meeting; Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Virginia.
    • September 12, 2006: Beth Sherfy, then-Team Leader, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA, staffed the OSHA and SCHC Alliance Program exhibit booth during the conference.
    • September 12, 2006: Jennifer Silk, Deputy Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA, served as a speaker on a panel, "GHS UPDATE United States."
  • March 27, 2006: SCHC's 2006 Spring Meeting, Orlando, Florida. Ann Brockhaus, President, SCHC, gave a presentation on the OSHA and SCHC Alliance.
  • January 10, 2006: National Capital Chapter ASSE and the Chesapeake Area Biological Safety Association, Laurel, Maryland. Ann Brockhaus, Vice President, SCHC, presented "The GHS - What You Need to Know Now."
  • December 13, 2005: Jennifer Silk, Deputy Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA; Michelle Sullivan, Chair, Board of Directors, SCHC; and Jon Hellerstein, CIH, American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) member, MeadWestvaco Corporation; participated in a teleWeb virtual seminar jointly sponsored by SCHC and AIHA on "The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for Worldwide Hazard Communication: Status and Update on U.S. Implementation."
  • September 27-28, 2005: SCHC's 2005 Fall Meeting; Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Virginia.
    • September 27, 2005: Jennifer Silk, Deputy Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA, presented, "U.S. Move Toward GHS Implementation.
    • September 28, 2005: Jackie Annis, Industrial Hygienist, Directorate of Enforcement, USDOL-OSHA, presented, "Hazard Communication Enforcement: OSHA's Perspective.
    • September 27-28, 2005: Beth Sherfy, then-Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA, staffed the Alliance Program exhibit booth during the conference.
  • May 19-20, 2005: ISSA Legislative and Regulatory Forum, Arlington, Virginia. OSHA and SCHC representatives made the following presentations during the meeting:
    • May 19, 2005: David O'Connor, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA; and Michele Sullivan, Chair, Board of Directors, SCHC; presented, "GHS Update on U.S. Implementation."
    • May 19, 2005: Maureen O'Donnell, Industrial Hygienist, Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP), USDOL-OSHA; Jackie Annis, Industrial Hygienist,DEP, USDOL-OSHA; David O'Connor, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA"OSHA Hazard Communication Initiative."
  • April 12-13, 2005: SCHC's 2005 Spring Meeting; Wyndham Phoenix Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona. Ann Brockhaus, Vice President, SCHC, presented "Alliance Update."
  • March 30, 2005: Ohio Safety Congress & Expo, Columbus, Ohio. Michele Sullivan, Chair, Board of Directors, SCHC, presented "Global Harmonization of MSDS and Hazard Communication."
  • March 2, 2005: American Society of Safety Engineers National Capital Chapter and American Industrial Hygiene Association Potomac Section, Washington, DC. Michele Sullivan, Chair, Board of Directors, SCHC, presented "Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling: Overview."
  • November 16, 2004: The Chemical Producers and Distributors Association and Consumer Specialty Products Association Implications of the Globally Harmonized System for Pesticide Products, Alexandria, Virginia. Michele Sullivan, Chair, Board of Directors, SCHC, presented "GHS Panels."
  • November 15, 2004: ISSA HazCom 101, New Orleans, Louisiana. Michele Sullivan, Chair, Board of Directors, SCHC, presented "GHS, ANSI Z400 MSDS Standard."
  • October 26-27, 2004: SCHC's 2004 Fall Meeting; Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Virginia.
    • October 26, 2004: Jennifer Silk, Deputy Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance (DSG), USDOL-OSHA; Maureen O'Donnell, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, USDOL-OSHA; and David O'Connor, DSG, USDOL-OSHA; presented, "OSHA's New Hazard Communication Initiative."
    • October 26, 2004: Jennifer Silk Deputy Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA, presented "Emerging Issues: Control Banding - What Hazard Communication Professionals Need to Know."
    • October 27, 2004: Jennifer Silk, Deputy Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA, presented "GHS - US Update on Implementation."
    • October 26-27, 2004: The Alliance Program exhibited during the conference.
  • June 14-18, 2004: 2004 Compliance Assistance Training Sessions, "Integrating Compliance Assistance and Enforcement," Falls Church, Virginia. SCHC exhibited during the event.
  • May 8-13, 2004: AIHce: "Promoting OEHS Excellence," Atlanta, Georgia.
    • May 11, 2004: Jennifer Silk, Deputy Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA, presented "The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals."
    • May 12, 2004: Jennifer Silk, Deputy Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA, presented "Creation and Evolution of Material Safety Data Sheets: Cradle-to-Cradle -- Birth of the New GHS SDS Era! Government Perspective."
    • May 12, 2004: Michele Sullivan, Chair, Board of Directors, SCHC, presented "Professional Society Perspective."
  • April 27-28, 2004: Connecticut Business and Industry Association Health and Safety Conference, Southington, Connecticut.
    • April 28, 2004: Denese Deeds, President, SCHC, presented "GHS: Hazcom for the 21st Century."
  • March 25, 2004: Senate Subcommittee on Employment, Safety and Training's Hearing, "Hazard Communication in the Workplace," Washington, DC. John Henshaw, former-Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health; and Michele Sullivan, Chair, SCHC; testified about OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard and the value of material safety data sheets.
  • March 20-24, 2004: SCHC Spring 2004 Meeting; New Orleans Marriott Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana.
    • March 23, 2004: John Miles, then-Regional Administrator, Region VI, USDOL-OSHA, presented "OSHA's Hispanic Initiatives/Multilingual HazCom Issues."
  • November 1-7, 2003: Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety IV, "Chemical Safety in a Vulnerable World." Bangkok, Thailand.
    • November 1,2003: Rober Skoglund, then-President, SCHC, presented "Implementing the GHS: Opportunities and Challenges."