HazCom, GHS & SDS's
Green Chemistry/Safer Alternatives
Welcome to the University of Oregon's Green Chemistry website. In the links that follow there is information about our green chemistry curriculum, research programs, database of educational materials, workshop on incorporating green chemistry into the undergraduate curriculum and our textbook on Greener Organic Chemistry.
“Green” means more than just the environment: it means safer for people, too, and that includes workers. Below are tips, examples, and resources for successfully integrating with green chemistry initiatives in your workplace.
E-fact 71: Hazard identification checklist: Occupational safety and health issues associated with green buildinghttps://osha.europa.eu/en/tools-and-publications/publications/e-facts/e-fact-71-hazard-identification-checklist-occupational-safety-and-health-issues-associated-with-green-building/view
This checklist accompanies the e-fact on the same topic and aims to help identify the potential hazards to workers’ safety and health associated with the planning and construction of green buildings, their maintenance, renovation (retrofitting), demolition, and on-site waste collection.
|(European Agency for Safety and Health at Work)|
This blog, by Dr. Kristi Pullen, describes opportunities and limitations of non-animal toxicity testing (high throughput) data, using as a case study the California Safer Consumers Product chemicals of concern list.
The TURI Community projects are organized here by topic area. If you are looking for ideas for your own projects, this is a great place to start. We encourage community groups to replicate and build upon past projects.
The webinars allow for networking and sharing of experiences of government experts in chemical alternatives assessment, both chemical assessment and application. These webinars are open to local, state and federal government agencies. T
|(Lowell Center for Sustainable Production)|
The Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2) published today a Guide designed help create safer products and reduce the impact that chemicals have on human health and the environment.
OSHA has developed this step-by-step toolkit to provide employers and workers with information, methods, tools, and guidance on using informed substitution in the workplace.
ChemHAT, the Chemical Hazard and Alternatives Toolbox, is a new internet database designed to offer up easy to use information that we can use to protect ourselves, our families and our co-workers against the harm that chemicals can cause.
Certain flame retardants pose serious health and environmental risks without significantly increasing fire safety, according to a consensus statement being circulated this week at the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild convention in San Francisco.
This four-page fact sheet includes summary results of an alternatives assessment of seven common alternatives to perc. It is provided by Toxic Use Reduction Unit at UMass Lowell.
Initiative encourages faster uptake of green chemistry and toxicology in the undergraduate curriculum
Building on the foundational efforts of several countries and at least four states, California has released the nation’s first comprehensive approach for reducing toxics in products. Our proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulation requires manufacturers to ask the questions: “Is this toxic ingredient necessary?” and “Is there a safer alternative?”
Here you can find information to support your search for safer alternatives.
This article, by Valerie J. Brown, appears in the July 2012 edition of Environmental Health Perspectives.
Webinar presentations and resources from CROET's June 15, 2012 symposium.
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Have you ever heard the term "green chemistry" and wondered what it's all about? Read our new green chemistry page for definitions, the twelve principles, and links to numerous articles and websites about this emerging and critical topic.
This July 2010 Edition of Health Research for Action UC Berkeley addresses toxic chemicals used in the workplace and offers a prescription for change.
|(University of California, Berkeley)|
The following is a list of all partners and products recognized under the DfE Formulator Program. DfE commends these companies for their leadership in designing products that are good for their business and for the environment.