August 1, 2017

August 2017 Newsletter

SDS and Label Authoring Registry – Standard​​​ Setting Meeting

AIHA Registry Programs hosted a wide-ranging group of subject matter experts July 26, 2017 to perform the standard setting for the updated SDS and Label Authoring Registry competency assessment. Standard setting is the process by which the passing score is set for the assessment and is a vital part of a valid and reliable credential. Thank you to our volunteers for their exceptional work!

AAT Asbestos​ Survey

AIHA Registry Programs is requesting the assistance of AAT participants. If you are a current AAT participant, please help us, and the program, by taking a short, anonymous survey. The survey covers sample preparation, microscope filter, test slide type and usage, and sample characteristics. Take the surve​​y!

Guidelines for Use of the SDSRP Designation f​or Registered Professionals

The SDS and Label Authoring Registry has adopted a designation for the program in order to make showing the achievement of being registered more convenient. The SDS Registered Professional (SDSRP), will now be used to recognize registered individuals. If you are registered in the SDS and Label Authoring program, please familiarize yourself with the guidelines for use of the SDSRP designation and then discontinue use of the previously provided insignia. View the guidelines (PDF).

Update on the SDS​ and Label Authoring Examination

September 27 2017, AIHA Registry Programs will be launching a new SDS and Label Authoring Registry examination. This new exam will be based on the updated SDS and Label Authoring Body of Knowledge, which can be found on the AIHA website: SDS & Label Authoring Body of Knowledge. Learn more here...

Opportunities for Group Testing for the SDS and ​Label Authoring Registry

Does your company have a number of individuals interested in becoming registered? Does your local section or chapter want to offer testing to local professionals? AIHA Registry Programs offers group testing at your location. Contact us​ to discuss your group testing needs.

Registered Specialist Credential Renewal Sch​eme

The SDS and Label Authoring Registry is approaching a milestone! The first Registered Professionals are about the hit the end of their initial registration cycle in 2017. Registered Professionals may now submit information documenting professional development, presentations given, volunteer service, employment, etc., to maintain the credential, or they may renew via examination. Are your credentials expiring in 2017? If so, you may wish to review the Renewal Scheme before you start the online renewal form (log in required).

Take the SDS and Label Authoring Registry​ Assessment Online

AIHA Registry Programs now offers qualified SDS and Label Authoring Registry candidates the option to take the competency assessment online via a remote proctoring solution. Candidates may schedule their preferred assessment date and time through our remote proctoring partner, ProctorU. Learn more here...


Why should I obtain an AIHA Registration?

AIHA Registration is one way to demonstrate proof of your experience and competence to employers, regulators, professionals, and the public. Inclusion in the listing recognizes that you possess the relevant experience, and have demonstrated and tested competence in a specialized area of practice covered by the Registry. Your experience may be focused in a particular area of practice and you are looking to be recognized for achieving a high level of competency in that area. Visit our website to learn more about our programs!​


The SDS and Label Authoring Registry program recognizes chemical hazard communication and environmental health professionals who specialize in authoring safety data sheets (SDS) and labels. This registry program was developed through a partnership with the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) to assure the recognition of competent professionals. To gain the Registered Specialist: SDS and Label Author credential, individuals must meet the established qualifications and must demonstrate competency in the skills and knowledge defined by the program’s Body of Knowledge. Learn more about the benefits of registering!​


Blood tests significantly underestimated lead levels, FDA and CDC warn​​

By Laurie McGinley
Washington Post, May 17, 2017

Federal officials are warning that some blood tests may have “significantly” underestimated lead levels, and they are urging the retesting of some children, as well as pregnant and breast-feeding women.

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the tests in question were made by…

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Setting the Standard – SDS and Label Authoring Examination 2.0​

RegistryRECON blog, July 10, 2017

Hopefully by now, most of you reading the blog are aware that the SDS and Label Authoring test, or competency assessment, is being updated. This revision is based on the updated Body of Knowledge, completed mid-2016, and with questions, or items, that were developed and thoroughly reviewed near the end of 2016. As we prepare to release the updated assessment, there is one final piece to complete – determine the passing score of the test...

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AIHA Registry Programs will be attending the Fall SCHC Meeting in Arlington, VA, September 26–27, 2017. We are very excited to be joining SCHC at this incredible event. We look forward to growing our network and learning more about how best to serve our current and future Registrants!


  • 8/29/17: AAT 122 Retest Results Due
  • 8/18/17: AAT 123 Enrollment Deadline
  • 9/1/17: AAT 123 Samples Ship – Contact us if your samples are not received by 9/10/17.
  • 9/12/17: AAT 122 Retest Results Post
  • 9/27/17: SDS and Label Authoring Assessment at Fall SCHC Meeting​​​