TSCA compliance checklist: Meeting the requirements of U.S. chemical regulation
TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act) compliance refers to the compliance with the U.S. federal law that regulates the production, use, and disposal of chemicals. The TSCA is enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is responsible for ensuring that chemicals are used in a safe and responsible manner.
To comply with TSCA, organizations need to ensure that they have followed the requirements of the law when using, producing, or disposing of chemicals. This can be achieved through a number of steps, including:
Conducting a thorough analysis of the chemicals used in the manufacturing process to identify any substances that are regulated under TSCA.
Implementing a robust supply chain management system to ensure that all chemicals used in the manufacturing process are TSCA compliant.
Providing training to all employees involved in the manufacturing process to ensure that they are aware of the requirements of TSCA and the steps that need to be taken to comply with the law.
Conducting regular audits and testing of the finished products to ensure that they do not contain any chemicals that are regulated under TSCA above the allowable limit.
Developing a robust system for tracking and recording the chemicals used in the manufacturing process to ensure that they are TSCA compliant.
Implementing a system for reporting any non-compliance issues and taking corrective action to address them.
Maintaining a comprehensive record of all TSCA-related activities and documentation, including materials analysis reports, test results, and corrective action plans.
By following the above steps, organizations can ensure that they are compliant with TSCA and avoid potential fines and penalties for non-compliance.