Control Banding: A Chemical Risk Management Tool
for Health and Safety Committees
Save the Date for Workshop III
Does the Model Work?
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
(snow date December 11, 2007)
8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
(Registration at 7:30 a.m.)
Rensselaer at Hartford Campus
The workshop is free.
Pre-registration is required.
Download an Adobe PDF file
of a registration form
This workshop has been awarded 0.5 industrial hygiene CM points by the ABIH
The Nuts and Bolts of Control Banding: Testing the Model
Does the Model Work in the Real World?
Case Studies from Worksites that Have Used Control Banding
(select one break out session)
- Manufacturing Sector Case Studies
- BASF Catalysts, LLC
- Pratt and Whitney
- Teknor Apex
- Laboratory/Pharmaceutical Sector Case Studies
- Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
- Avecia Oligo Medicines
- State of Connecticut Laboratory
Control Banding Experiences from the Pharmaceutical Sector
OSHA and the GHS: An Opportunity for Control Banding in the U.S.?
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Archived Materials from the Previous Control Banding Workshops
Control Banding Workshop I:
Control Banding Workshop II
Control Banding Resources
Contact Anne Bracker for more information:
Control Banding a “do it yourself” qualitative chemical risk management model, has received international acclaim. Joint labor/management teams from our region have been using the model for the past year. They represent some of the first workplaces in the country to use Control Banding. As OSHA moves closer to adopting the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for Hazard Communication, Control Banding becomes a real possibility. The health and safety professionals who attend this workshop will have the unique opportunity to hear about workplaces’ real world experiences with the model. After the workshop participants will be able to:
- Complete a workplace risk assessment using COSHH Essentials, a Control Banding tool
- Evaluate the effectiveness of using Control Banding in the real world
- Summarize the "lessons learned" from several Control Banding validation and verification efforts
- Comment on the GHS for Hazard Communication and the implications for Control Banding
Anne Bracker, MPH, CIH is an industrial hygienist with the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (DOEM) at the University of Connecticut Health Center. She has 20 years of experience training health and safety committees on chemical hazards. She has given numerous presentations on “Control Banding” at national and international conferences.
Denese Deeds, CIH is the past president of the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication and a consultant with Industrial Hygiene and Safety Consultants (IH&SC). She is a nationally recognized expert in chemical hazard communication.
Dave Eherts, PhD, CIH is VP of Aviation Safety, EHS and Medical for Sikorsky Aircraft. Prior to this he was the Executive Director of EHS for Purdue Pharma and Global Director of IH, Environmental Health and Product Stewardship for Aventis Pharma. He has used Control Banding in the pharmaceutical sector.
Tim Morse, PhD, CPE is an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut Health Center. As the training coordinator for the DOEM
he has over 30 years of training and education experience. His innovative, participatory training programs are respected by labor, management and professional communities.
Control Banding- link to:
Globally Harmonized System- link to:
COSHH Essentials- link to:
Brochure for the December 4, 2007 Control Banding Workshop in Adobe PDF format
Financial support for this workshop series
was provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (1 R13 OH008949-01)
Workshop planning activities involved a partnership among business, labor, federal agencies, state agencies and professional associations. Representatives from these organizations participated in the program.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
- Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA)
- Connecticut Council on Occupational Safety and Health (ConnectiCOSH)
- Connecticut Department of Public Health- Environmental and Occupational Health Assessment Program
- Connecticut Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- Connecticut River Valley Local Section- American Industrial Hygiene Association (CRV-AIHA)
- Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (FedOSHA)
- Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC)