Online Toolbox for Safer Chemical Substitution
The EPA, the University of Wisconsin Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development have launched an online toolbox to help companies use safer chemicals.
The OECD Substitution & Alternatives Assessment Toolbox includes resources relevant to chemical substitution and alternatives assessments. Alternative assessments are processes for identifying, comparing and selecting safer alternatives to replace hazardous chemicals with the objective of promoting sustainable production and consumption.
The Toolbox has four resource areas:
- Alternatives Assessment Tool Selector
- Alternatives Assessment Frameworks
- Case Studies and Other Resources
- Regulations and Restrictions
Last November the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration developed a step-by-step toolkit to help businesses eliminate or reduce hazardous chemicals in the workplace.
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