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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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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 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
URL: http://chemicalstrategies.org/

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

Environmental Accounting: Environmental Protection Agency
Abstract: Case studies show how environmental accounting can help companies identify areas of efficiency-enhancing opportunity, as well as justify the need to switch to environmentally friendly materials.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/region7/p2/volprog/account.htm

Environmental Accounting: Total Cost Accounting
Abstract: The Total Cost Accounting tool was designed for environmental professionals and other "non-accountant" industry personnel. It helps the user understand the impact of environmental costs to their business, provides instruction on comparing the cost of different processes, and provides a tool for communicating costs and benefits of pollution prevention to management.
Source: Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and U.S. EPA
URL: http://teexcit.tamu.edu/tca/

Green Product Design Network (GPDN)
Abstract: GPDN is a network of partners in industry, government, and NGO's with an interest in inventing sustainable products that can be readily adopted into our larger society. GPDN has been selected as one of the key projects that the University of Oregon is supporting as a major strategic initiative.
Source: Green Product Design Network (GPDN)
URL: http://uo-gpdn.ning.com/

Growing the Green Economy Through Green Chemistry and Design for the Environment
Abstract: This guide, developed by the Green Chemistry Commerce Council and the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable, will help state governments promote green practices, create green opportunities, and move national policy forward by providing options for promoting research, development, and use of GC and DfE to reduce hazardous chemicals in manufacturing.
Source: Washington Department of Ecology
URL: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/biblio/0904010.html

ICCA Chemical Risk Assessment Guide [PDF]
Abstract: This article provides a step-by-step approach to Chemical Risk Assessment. The article begins with showing the reader how to gather the information needed in order to conduct the risk assessment. The article further demonstrates how to perform the risk assessment and communicate the outcome.
Source: International Council of Chemical Associations
URL: http://www.icca-chem.org/ICCADocs/ICCA_GPS%20July2011_LowRes
WEB.pdf

Lean and Environment Case Study: Canyon Creek Cabinet Company (Monroe, Washington) [PDF]
Abstract: Pilot project to integrate lean and environment in two processing areas at Canyon Creek Cabinet Co. Saved over $1.2M per year due to environmental and efficiency improvements.
Source: Washington Department of Ecology
URL: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/pubs/0604024.pdf

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
URL: https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/hazcom-faq.html

Prevention through Design
Abstract: A protocol on preventing workplace exposures and accidents through the design of better products and processes at the earliest possible point in the life cycle.
Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/ptd/

Textile Industry: New Standards Based on Environment, Health, and Safety
Abstract: Bluesign's textile process involves identifying and excluding hazardous materials from the beginning of its process, ensuring economic success and maximum consumer and environmental protection.
Source: Bluesign
URL: http://www.bluesign.com/index.php?id=57

 


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