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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
Complete List of Links

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Alternative technologies / Assessment / Best management practices / Chemical engineering / Chemical industry / Chemical spills / Chemical tracking / Chemical treatment / Chemicals / Chemistry / Coating processes / Coatings / Energy conservation / Environmental chemistry / Environmental degradation / Environmental exposure / Environmental health / Environmental management / Environmental protection / Environmentally safe products / Health / Health effects / Incentives / Lean and environment / Paint / Products / Solvents / Toxic chemicals / Toxic release inventory / Toxicity / Toxicity testing / Toxicology / Wood / Wood waste


Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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2012 Levi Strauss & Co. Restricted Substance List [PDF]
Abstract: Levi Strauss & Co.'s restricted list of substances for suppliers.
Source: Levi Strauss & Co.
URL: http://m.dev.levistrauss.com/sites/levistrauss.com/files/lib
rarydocument/2012/7/rsl-2012.pdf

BizNGO
Abstract: An organization that promotes safer, more environmentally friendly chemicals for workplaces that would normally use dangerous chemicals.
Source: Clean Production Action
URL: http://www.bizngo.org/guidingPrinciples.php

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
URL: http://www.zerowaste.org/cars/about.html#whatis

Chemicals Prioritization: An Approach by the American Chemistry Council (ACC)
Abstract: The American Chemistry Council's (ACC)'s approach to prioritizing chemicals is used to identify priority substances that should be further evaluated and could lead to risk management measures. The ACC's approach is both science and risk-based, and utilizes existing data used by industry and regulation.
Source: American Chemistry Council
URL: http://www.americanchemistry.com/Prioritization-Document

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
URL: http://www.subsport.eu/images/stories/pdf_archive/substituti
on_tools/1_columnmod_en.pdf

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
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/emfact/elearning/03_trainin
g/emf/index.html

GoodGuide
Abstract: Good Guide is a products database designed to provide authoritative, ranked information about health, environmental and societal performance of products and companies.
Source: GoodGuide
URL: http://www.goodguide.com/about

Healthystuff.org (Toys)
Abstract: HealthyStuff.org has tested thousands of toys since 2007. Test results provide customers with information they need to make better choices when purchasing toys and other children's products.
Source: HealthyStuff.org
URL: http://www.healthystuff.org/departments/toys/

OSHA Brief: Hazard Communication Standard: Labels and Pictograms [PDF]
Abstract: Brief factsheet on how OSHA has adopted GHS labels and pictograms as part of the revision of the Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200 (HCS), bringing it into alignment with the United Nations’ system.
Source: OSHA
URL: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3636.pdf

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
URL: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/reach/reach_intro.
htm

Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators
Abstract: RSEI is a computer-based screening tool that analyzes risk factors to put TRI release data into a chronic health context.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/rsei/

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
URL: https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/ghs.html#4.3

Skin Deep Cosmetics Database
Abstract: EWG's Skin Deep database provides online safety profiles for consumer cosmetics and personal care products.
Source: Environmental Working Group
URL: http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

VOC Reduction at ESP Lock Products, Inc. [PDF]
Abstract: ESP Lock products replaced highly volatile lubricating oils use in making key blanks, with a non-VOC lubricant and began using ultra-low volume misting units. They saved on materials, and eliminated air quality and flammable compliance requirements.
Source: Toxics Use Reduction Institute
URL: http://www.turi.org/content/download/5288/57621/file/esp_loc
k.pdf

 


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