AIHce Indianapolis



PDC 110
Product Stewardship: Chemical and Consumer Products Risk Management

intermediate | 1.34 CM Points/ 8 Contact Hours/ 1.0 CEU/COC Point | Saturday | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Limit: 35

Stewardship and Sustainability

This PDC will provide an overview of product stewardship and its history. Instructors will give examples of chemicals management systems that are presently being used and discuss key elements of chemical management systems. Basic consumer product stewardship management systems and key elements of consumer product stewardship will be highlighted. Participants will take part in a workshop that ties all the information together for chemicals and product stewardship management systems. Post workshop, instructors will provide insights to assist in understanding the connections between product stewardship and IH.

An introductory product stewardship PDC and/or presently be assigned to lead and/or participate in a product stewardship process or team.

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe how product stewardship came about in North America.
  • Discuss the basics of a chemicals product stewardship management system.
  • Explain how and why product stewardship became a part of many management systems including “Responsible Care.”
  • Develop or upgrade their own organizations product stewardship management systems.
  • Understand the basics of Consumer Product Stewardship managment systems.
  • See the correlation between IH/OH &S risk management and product stewardship and how they draw on similar skill and knowledge and experience sets that enable the IH/OH professional to become more involved in the organizations management decisions and processes.


  • Introductions and PDC overview
  • Basic review of stewardship risk management systems and how industrial hygienists come to the table with the skill sets to integrate well into this management process
  • Chemical risk management and “Responsible Care”
  • Consumer products stewardship
  • Workshop for chemicals and consumer product stewardship
  • Final Q&A

Transfer of Knowledge:
Instructors will evaluate participants understanding of the materials presented based on:

  • Workshops
  • Group activities

Sponsoring Committee:
Stewardship and Sustainability

Important PDC dates

  • May 18 — E-handout download instructions are e-mailed.
  • June 1  — Contact the AIHA if you have not received your e-handout e-mail.
  • June 1  — AIHce 2012 online communities for collaborative learning open.
  • June 15-17 — AIHce 2012 PDCs are presented. Participants must bring a printed or electronic copy of their PDC handout.
  • August 31 — AIHce 2012 online communities for collaborative learning close.
  • August 27 Educational transcripts updated and available for download