> >First, the premise is wrong. "reducing the hazardous waste profile" does not ultimately "reduce hazard potentials." The two objectives are unrelated.
This is an interesting point that came up in yesterday's discussion - the change in hazard profiles and exposure scenarios at different points in the supply chain and use of chemicals. There's also the challenge of translating trade names into chemical ingredients. Fortunately, many of the products in our shops have GHS labels as the turnover in the inventory is reasonably high. But GHS addresses a specific portion of the life cycle of the chemical. This all leads to a lot of moving pieces in trying to assess the environmental footprint of a chemical product.
Thanks to everyone for their comments on this topic.
Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Environmental Safety Manager
Keene State College
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