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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.

Abstract: An organization that promotes safer, more environmentally friendly chemicals for workplaces that would normally use dangerous chemicals.
Source: Clean Production Action

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

Domestic Substances List
Abstract: An inventory of approximately 23,000 substances manufactured in, imported into or used in Canada on a commercial scale, with authoritative rankings on several toxicity endpoints or categorizations.
Source: Environment Canada

Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)
Abstract: An organization that developed green electronics standards and maintains a definitive global registry for greener electronics products that meet these EPEAT standards.
Source: Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool

GreenScreen(TM) (Version 1.2)
Abstract: A systematic chemical screening tool to identify substances that are inherently less hazardous. The tool uses many green chemistry principles, compiling toxicity endpoint data, and defines four benchmarks with a progressively safer chemical.
Source: Clean Production Action

Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2) Safer Alternatives Assessments
Abstract: A wiki designed to provide a dynamic tool for the developing field of alternatives assessment.
Source: Northeast Waste Management Officials Association

Modification of the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to conform with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals
Abstract: Questions and answers from OSHA on the modification of OSHA requirements for transition to GHS.
Source: ss

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

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

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

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

Tool for the Reduction and Assessment of Chemical and Other Environmental Impacts (TRACI)
Abstract: TRACI allows for the examination of the potential for life cycle impacts (including toxicity) associated with raw material usage and chemical releases resulting from the processes involved in producing a product.
Source: US EPA, National Risk Management Research Laboratory


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