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     We hope you’ve been enjoying the improvements we’ve made in our website over the past several months, and there are several still to come, including soon completing the posting of all of GLGN’s webinars  since our very first one in 2008.  We will also be populating our resources tab with a number of useful reports and articles conveniently located now all in one place.

     The cost of this update stretched our budget a little farther than anticipated and we’re turning to you to help us make up the difference. As you know, we operate on what can generously be called a shoestring budget and a lot of donated hours – your contributions are tax deductible and hugely appreciated!

The Great Lakes Green Chemistry Network is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible. [Your donation will show up as a donation to the Atlantic States Legal Foundation, our 501(c)(3) fiscal agent.]

Now Available on this site from the
Great Lakes Green Chemistry Network and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Great Lakes Workshops on Green Chemistry Tools for Business

Under Resources/Documents and Reports:

 Safe Products Made Safely: Green Chemistry Tools for Business Resource Guide


Under Webinars:

3-Part Webinar Series

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The Great Lakes Green Chemistry Network

The Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse


August 6, 2014


“Transitioning to Safer Chemicals:
OSHA’s Toolkit for Employers and Workers”


Jessica Schifano


Health Scientist, US Department of Labor
Occupational Health and Safety  Administration

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While establishing occupational exposure limits (OELs) for hazardous chemicals helps to reduce workers’ risk of adverse health effects, the process can be costly, data intensive, time consuming, and frequently under-protective.  Proactive, preventative approaches that drive the elimination of chemical hazards at the source and promote the development and adoption of safer alternatives are needed to complement OELs in order to protect workers from the many hazardous chemicals used in occupational settings.  OSHA’s Toolkit for Transitioning to Safer Chemicals ( outlines a systematic process for understanding and evaluating chemical use, identifying and assessing alternatives, and implementing those alternatives that are safer.  This presentation will provide an introduction to the toolkit, highlighting existing methods, tools, databases, and guidance that can help achieve chemical use that is safer for workers and better for business.