Chemical safety and biosafety

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IOMC toolbox for decision-making in chemicals management

A tool enabling countries to identify the most appropriate and efficient actions to solve specific national problems related to chemicals management. It has been developed by the Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC) of which OECD is a member.

Publications

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Emission scenario document for wood preservatives

This Emission Scenario Document (ESD) is an essential tool in the area of biocidal products assessment to estimate the emission of chemicals from wood treated with wood preservatives. First published in 2003, it has just been revised to take into account 10 years of experience.

Focus

Innovation and green technology

Predicting the properties of chemicals without animal testing, substitution of hazardous substances, the sustainable use of manufactured nanomaterials or integrated pest management are some examples of the way OECD work on chemical safety and biosafety is contributing to green growth.

Environment, Health and Safety News

Read the June issue of this newsletter that provides an update on the main events and activities of the Environment, Health and Safety Programme of the OECD.

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25 years of chemical accident prevention at OECD

This brochure marks 25 years of OECD’s Chemical Accidents Programme. It explains its history, many of its achievements since it was established in 1988, and the key concept summing up the way forward which is vigilance.

The Environment, Health and Safety Programme

This brochure highlights the OECD Environment, Health and Safety Programme on-going and planned work for the coming two years.

Cutting Costs in Chemicals Management: How OECD Helps Governments and Industry

This report analyses the rigorous and comprehensive system for assessing and managing chemicals that helps governments and industry save about EUR 150 million each year, through "work sharing" facilitated by the OECD.

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