Using toxic chemicals in products and manufacturing processes can put workers and your business's reputation at risk. Switching to safer alternatives can reduce:
- Risk to your staff, customers, and the environment.
- Your hazardous waste disposal costs.
We provide resources to help your business find safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals through:
- Training and events.
- Tools and databases.
- Free, non-regulatory, hands-on assistance from our staff.
Assessing chemicals and their alternatives
How much do you know about the hazards of the chemicals you use? How do you know whether potential alternatives are really any safer? Databases and other tools can help you identify and compare chemical hazards and evaluate alternatives. If you need assistance assessing chemicals or finding replacements, we can help.
Training and events
We work with other organizations to offer webinars, in-person training, and other opportunities to build the skills you need to explore safer chemicals.
On-demand webinars and videos
Virtual and in-person class training
Free, non-regulatory technical assistance
Our chemists, engineers, and other specialists provide free technical assistance to help you assess the chemicals your company uses and look for safer alternatives. Our help is non-regulatory and free.
Safer alternatives funding
To support businesses that want to purchase and sample safer alternatives and equipment, we may be able to provide funding. Contact our toxics reduction staff to see if your company’s next project qualifies.