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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
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
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
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.
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
Abstract: Good Guide is a products database designed to provide authoritative, ranked information about health, environmental and societal performance of products and companies.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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