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Background and Overview
Reasons for Action
Identifying Chemical Hazards - Labeling Systems
Related Efforts, Tools, and Resources
Case Studies and Examples
Where to Go for Help
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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Chemical Assessment and Ranking System (CARS)
Abstract: A decision support tool that uses a credible database of chemical hazard related information, in conjunction with chemical use, to assess and rank chemicals and set goals for substituting or eliminating.
Source: Zero Waste Alliance

Chemical Strategies Partnership (CSP)
Abstract: CSP is a non-profit that works with manufacturing companies to redefine the way they purchase and manage chemicals. The model shifts away from a traditional supplier relationship to a strategic alliance with a chemical service provider.
Source: Chemical Strategies Partnership

Column Model for Chemical Substitutes Assessment [PDF]
Abstract: A model to use risk and safety data of a chemical to assess potential toxicity or hazard to humans and the evironment.
Source: BGIA

Energy and Materials Flow and Cost Tracker (EMFACT)
Abstract: EMFACT is a software tool designed to track materials and energy use, releases, discharges, wastes, products, and associated costs. The program provides a template where the user can input measurement data and generate calculations and reports.
Source: Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association

Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals
Abstract: Worldwide initiative to promote standard criteria for classifying chemicals according to their health, physical and environmental hazards.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency

HMIS - Hazardous Materials Identification System
Abstract: Description of the Hazardous Materials Identification System, HMIS® ( developed by the National Paint & Coatings Association) which helps employers comply with OSHA's Hazard Communication (HCS), 29 CFR 1910.1200.
Source: Safety Emporium

OSHA Regulations and Official Inspection Guidelines
Abstract: Provides information on how OSHA laws regulate communication of hazard communication and MSDS information for materials found in the workplace. Primary topics include Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS's), Labeling/Signage, and Training.
Source: Interactive Learning Paradigms Incorporated

OSHA Small Business Handbook [PDF]
Abstract: This handbook helps small business employers meet the legal requirements of OSHA regulations and passing inspections, including understanding and using chemical labeling.
Source: OSHA

Pesticides: International Activities Regarding the Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
Abstract: GHS specifies certain elements such as hazard statements, pictograms, and signal words to be required on pesticide labels. Precautionary statements are required on all labels. GHS implementation will require extensive outreach, education, and training.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Pollution Prevention Options Assessment System (P2OASys)
Abstract: This systematic tool helps companies determine compare toxicity and hazard of replacement or substitution options they are considering.
Source: Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI)

Proposition 65: Chemicals Known to Cause Cancer or Reproductive Toxicity (California) [PDF]
Abstract: The Prop65 list of toxic chemicals that are known, in the state of California, to cause cancer or reproductive harm.
Source: California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical Substances)
Abstract: Manufacturers and importers are required to gather information on the properties of their chemical substances, which will allow their safe handling, and to register the information in a central database run by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
Source: European Union

Section 4.3 of OSHA's Guide to The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals
Abstract: OSHA section of guidance on the GHS labeling system.
Source: OSHA

Sustainable and Safe Products at P&G - Experience with DfE [PDF]
Abstract: Presentation on Proctor & Gamble's efforts to reformulate and improve safety of their products.
Source: Proctor & Gamble

Abstract: A wiki covering many toxic chemicals, their impacts, and current trends in toxics reduction.


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