Chemical policy resources

 

Prepared for the Chemical Policy workshop by Dorothy Wigmore and Eileen Senn

National Worker Safety and Health Summit --  November, 2010

 

Topic

Source

URL, etc.

Alternatives assessment

Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

http://www.sustainableproduction.org/downloads/FinalAltsAssess06_000.pdf

Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI)

http://www.turi.org/library/turi_publications/five_chemicals_study

Cancer

CAREX Canada

www.carexcanada.ca/

National Toxicology Program

http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/

President’s Cancer Panel, National Cancer Institute

http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/advisory/pcp/pcp.htm

Chemicals policies

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

europe.osha.eu.int

European Commission--Environment

http://ec.europa.eu/environment//waste/weee/index_en.htm

European Union activities

REACH: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/reach/reach_intro.htm

GHS: http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/ghs/ghs_welcome_e.html

Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH)

www.ttl.fi/en/Pages/default.aspx

Chemicals policies

Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

http://www.chemicalspolicy.org/downloads/StateLeadership.pdf

Pollution Probe (Canada) and Environmental Defense

http://www.pollutionprobe.org/Reports/Report_Denison_NotThatInnocent.pdf

Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM)

http://www.saicm.org/index.php?ql=h&content=home

Chemicals policies and information

European Environment Agency (particularly the precautionary principle)

reports.eea.eu.int/environmental_issue_report_2001_22/en

National Institute of Occupational Health (Statens arbeidsmiljøinstitutt, Norway)

www.stami.no

Exposure effects

California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) and Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)

For report and public comments: http://oehha.ca.gov/ej/cipa093010.html

Green chemistry

California EPA

http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/PollutionPrevention/GreenChemistryInitiative/index.cfm

Great Lakes Green Chemistry Network

http://www.glgc.org/

E.P. A. Green chemistry

www.epa.gov/greenchemistry

 

www.glgc.org

Green chemistry

Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

http://www.mn-ei.org/projects/images/ChemReg/BkgrdGreenChem/GC3summaryreportcasestudies.pdf

Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry

http://www.warnerbabcock.com

Information about chemicals

Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry (ATSDR)

www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/index.asp

EPA Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)

www.epa.gov/iris/index.html

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/chemical.html, www.cdc.gov/niosh/npg/default.html

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/ptd/

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/index.html

Information about chemicals

Pesticide Action Network (North America)

www.pesticideinfo.org

Scorecard

www.scorecard.org/chemical-profiles/

Tox Net

www.toxnet.nlm.nih.gov

Information about chemicals, and solutions

Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE)

http://www.healthandenvironment.org

Life cycle approaches

United Nations Environment Programme

www.unep.fr/pc/sustain/10year/SCP_Resource_Kit.htm (for the Resource kit)

lcinitiative.unep.fr/ (Life Cycle Initiative)

MSDSs

New Jersey Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets

http://web.doh.state.nj.us/rtkhsfs/indexfs.aspx

MSDSs

The MSDS FAQ

http://www.ilpi.com/msds/faq/index.html

Organisations

Blue-Green Alliance

www.bluegreenalliance.org

 

 

BlueGreen Canada

www.bluegreencanada.ca

Other ways

Clean Production Action

www.cleanproduction.org

SOBANE

http://www.deparisnet.be/SOBANEeng.html

Story of Stuff project

http://storyofstuff.com/

Towards Tomorrow

towardtomorrow.org/

Priority substances

California EPA and Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

http://www.oehha.org/prop65.html

International Chemical Secretariat (Chemsec)

http://www.chemsec.org/

Reducing the use of toxic substances

Dorothy Wigmore

http://www.partnershipagainstcancer.ca/prevention_resources

 

via http://www.wigmorising.ca

Green purchasing or procurement

cleanproduction.org/Steps.Products.Green.php

 

europa.eu.int/comm/environment/gpp (European Union)

Health Care Without Harm

www.noharm.org

Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

www.sustainableproduction.org

Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

http://www.sustainableproduction.org/downloads/UMassLowellRetailersReport.pdf

P2 Gems

www.p2gems.org/

Pharos database

http://www.pharosproject.net/

Reducing the use of toxic substances

Sustainable Hospitals Project

www.sustainablehospitals.org

Toxics Use Reduction Institute

http://www.turi.org

Social network

Wiser Earth

http://www.wiserearth.org 

Use of chemicals

Substances in Preparations in Nordic Countries (SPIN)

http://195.215.251.229/Dotnetnuke/Home/tabid/58/Default.aspx

Worker-friendly materials

Barefoot Research

www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/ses/info/publ/barefoot.htm - line

European Trade Union Technical Bureau for Health and Safety

www.etuc.org/tutb

Hazards Group

www.hazards.org

Worker-friendly materials

International Labour Organisation (ILO) -- “Decent work” and “Safe work” international campaigns

www.ilo.org/public/english/decent.htm

 

www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/index.htm

Labor Occupational Health Program, University of California at Berkeley

http://www.lohp.org/

Toxic Free Canada

www.toxicfreecanada.ca

 

 

Prepared by Dorothy Wigmore and Eileen Senn