Safe Products, Made Safely: Tools for Businesses
This day long workshop will provide a framework for evaluating the best approach and tools for your business in meeting goals to eliminate or reduce the use of toxic chemicals in products and processes throughout the supply chain. Increasingly companies are looking at the chemicals used in their products and processes with an eye to reducing their environmental impacts. Many are using green chemistry and life cycle assessment as frameworks for increasing the sustainability of their products and processes and assuring the use of safer chemicals throughout their supply chains. These businesses recognize the value and cost savings from reducing toxic inputs, including regulatory compliance, reduced liability, and meeting consumer demand for safer products.
This workshop is supported by a 2012 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Grant by U.S.EPA.
Regulatory landscape, chemicals of concern
Evaluating chemical hazards, identifying needs
Overview of hazard assessment tools
Green Screen for Safer Chemicals
Unique issues with biopolymers
US EPA toxicity assessment tools
The Fawcett Center, Ohio State University (View)
2400 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus, OH 43210