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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.
URL: http://m.dev.levistrauss.com/sites/levistrauss.com/files/lib
rarydocument/2012/7/rsl-2012.pdf

Alternatives Assessment Framework of the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production [PDF]
Abstract: Framework designed to evaluate and identify environmentally and sociall preferable alternatives in production, chemicals, materials, products, and economic systems. Core elements include a foundation, assessment process, and evaluation.
Source: Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
URL: http://www.istas.ccoo.es/descargas/Alternative%20Assessment%
20J%20Tickner%20K%20Geiser.pdf

American Apparel & Footwear Association Restricted Substance List (RSL)
Abstract: This RSL provides apparel and footwear companies with information related to regulations and laws that restrict or ban certain chemicals/substances in finished home textile, apparel, and footwear around the world.
Source: American Apparel & Footwear Association
URL: https://www.wewear.org/industry-resources/restricted-substan
ces-list/

Assessment of Alternatives to Perchloroethylene for the Dry Cleaning Industry
Abstract: Alternatives assessment of seven common alternatives to perc to help dry cleaners find technically viable and environmentally preferred methods for cleaning clothes
Source: TURI
URL: http://www.turi.org/About/Library/TURI_Publications/TURI-Met
hods-Policy-Reports/Assessment_of_Alternatives_to_Perchl
oroethylene_for_the_Dry_Cleaning_Industry

California's Green Chemistry Initiative
Abstract: Reducing impacts of toxic chemicals on public health and the environment by expanding P2, developing green chemistry workforce education and training, creating an online product ingredient network and toxics clearinghouse, requiring industry to find greener and safer alternatives through regulations, and moving toward a "cradle to cradle" economy.
Source: California Department of Toxic Substances Control
URL: http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/pollutionprevention/greenchemistryini
tiative/

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/

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

Data Sources for Chemicals of Concern
Abstract: An annotated bibliography (with links) of toxicity and hazarad data sources for specific chemicals of concern.
Source: Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse
URL: http://www.ic2saferalternatives.org/page/Data+Sources+for+Ch
emicals+of+Concern#fbid=uUE4omYQpdD

Design for the Environment (DfE) Program Alternatives Assessment Criteria for Hazard Evaluation [PDF]
Abstract: The EPA's DfE Program developed this criteria as a transparent tool for evaluating and differentiating among chemicals based on their human health and environmental hazards.
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/dfe/alternatives_assessment_criteria
_for_hazard_eval.pdf

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
URL: http://www.ec.gc.ca/lcpe-cepa/default.asp?lang=En&n=5F213FA8
-1

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

Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3)
Abstract: GC3 provides a business-to-business forum to convene on the challenges and opportunities for a successful transition to safer alternatives. They facilitate workgroups, host webinars, and provide other information.
Source: Green Chemistry and Commerce Council
URL: http://www.greenchemistryandcommerce.org/home.php

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/

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
URL: http://www.ilpi.com/msds/ref/hmis.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

Labelling for Hazardous Communication
Abstract: An explanation, from Lab Safety Supply, on chemical hazard labelling, including ratings, exemptions, training, and which label is right for different situations and chemicals.
Source: Lab Safety Supply
URL: http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/static/hazard-communication
-labeling-200.html?r=l&cm_mmc=LabSafety-_-Integration-_-
AllPages-_-AllPages#

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Chemical Hazard Ratings
Abstract: A searchable database of both flammable substances and hazardous chemicals and their National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) ratings as designated in NFPA Standard 704.
Source: National Fire Protection Association
URL: http://www.safetyfile.com/articles/NFPA-Chemical-Hazard-Labe
ls.html

Nike Restricted Substances List and Sustainable Chemistry Guidance
Abstract: Corporate restricted substance list for every material used in Nike products, and implementation guide.
Source: Nike, Inc.
URL: http://nikeinc.com/pages/responsibility

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

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
URL: http://www.ilpi.com/msds/osha/index.html

Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products as Pollutants (PCPP)
Abstract: Information on PPCPs, their environmental impacts, ongoing research, and environmental stewardship opportunities.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ppcp/

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)
URL: http://www.turi.org/Our_Work/Research/Alternatives_Assessmen
t/Chemical_Hazard_Comparison_Tools/P2OASys_Tool_to_Compa
re_Materials

Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge
Abstract: Program recognizes chemical technologies that incorporate the principles of source reduction and green chemistry into their design, manufacture and use.
Source: US EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/greenchemistry/pubs/pgcc/presgcc.html

REACH Restricted Substances List (RSL)
Abstract: REACH Annex XVII places restrictions on certain hazardous substances on use in a specific product are not allowed to be used, to avoid any unnecessary testing. Typical hazardous substances that are restricted in products include lead, AZO dyes, DMF, PAHs, Phthalates, and PFOS.
Source: REACH
URL: http://www.cirs-reach.com/Testing/REACH_Restricted_Substance
s_List.html

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

SIN List Database
Abstract: The SIN (Substitute It Now!) List is a list of 378 chemicals that are identified as Substances of Very High Concern based on the criteria established by chemical regulation under REACH.
Source: International Chemical Secretariat
URL: http://www.chemsec.org/what-we-do/sin-list

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/

The Retailer Portal: Tools to Evaluate Chemical Ingredients in Products [PDF]
Abstract: A pending database and summary document designed to help retailers become educated about the tools and systems available to evaluate and manage chemical ingredients in products.
Source: Green Chemistry and Commerce Council
URL: http://chemicalspolicy.org/downloads/LCSP-ProductChemicalsMa
nagementWebResourceforRetailers.pdf

Toxics Use Reduction Institute: Journal of Cleaner Production Articles, March 2011
Abstract: Annotated bibliography of articles in the March 2011 special issue of the Journal of Cleaner Production, which includes several articles discussing safer alternatives selection and implementation.
Source: Toxics Use Reduction Institute
URL: http://www.turi.org/About/Library/TURI_Publications/Journal_
of_Cleaner_Production_--_Special_Issue/JCLP_Articles

Toxipedia.Org
Abstract: A wiki covering many toxic chemicals, their impacts, and current trends in toxics reduction.
Source: Toxipedia.org
URL: http://toxipedia.org/display/toxipedia/Welcome+to+Toxipedia

Twelve Principals of Green Chemistry
Abstract: The 12 Principals of Green Chemistry, publised by EPA Assistant Administrator Paul Anastas, Ph.D. and John Warner, Ph.D., provides a roadmap for chemists to implement green chemistry.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/sciencematters/june2011/principles.htm

U.S. EPA Design For Environment - Alternative Assessments
Abstract: This collaborative program helps industries choose safer chemicals for applications such as fire safety in circuit boards and furniture. Alternatives assessments provide a basis for informed decision making by developing an in-depth comparison of potential human health and environmental impacts.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/dfe/alternative_assessments.html

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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