Useful Web Links
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Business -- manufacturing, EHS
"The Lowell Center develops, studies, and promotes environmentally sound systems of production, healthy work environments, and economically viable work organizations. The web site has a training guide on sustainable production indicators and a hierarchy for classifying indicators, a valuable tool that enables the companies and other organizations to understand the extent to which they are measuring their overall input to community sustainability."
European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC 1907/2006). REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances. The law entered into force on 1 June 2007 with provisions phasing in over 11 years. The law requires industry to gather information on the properties of chemical substances being used and to register the information in a central public database run by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki. Consumers and professionals will be able to use database to find hazard information, which will allow safe handling of these chemicals and improve management of the risks related to the chemicals.
The law also calls for the progressive substitution of the most dangerous chemicals when suitable alternatives have been identified. For more information read: REACH in Brief.