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Integrating Regulatory Compliance with Tort Law in Authoring & Managing Labeling & SDS

Friday, September 28 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Learning Level: Experienced | Topic: Hazard Communication

Regulatory compliance does not necessarily ensure compliance with tort law and effective chemical hazard communication means going beyond regulatory compliance. This session examines both the overlap and important distinctions between regulatory compliance and tort law in authoring and updating labeling and SDS for hazardous chemicals. It also examines the regulatory and tort consequences of shortcomings in managing labeling and SDS data bases for hazardous chemicals.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand regulatory compliance does not ensure compliance with tort law.
  2. Recognize that effective chemical hazard communication means going beyond regulatory compliance. 
  3. Appreciate the user/reading audience when preparing labeling and SDS.
Lawrence Halprin, Partner, Keller & Heckman