Regulatory

Food Packaging for Ink Manufacturers

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates food packaging and food packaging components. Visit NAPIM's Printing Inks on Food Packaging page for more information.

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Hazard Comumnication for Ink Manufacturers

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The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

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EHS Issues for Ink Manufacturers

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Search the NAPIM environmental, health and safety archives for bulletins, whitepapers, links and other ink industry-specific regulatory issues.

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OSHA Recordkeeping
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OSHA regulations require certain employers to routinely keep records of serious (recordable) employee injuries and illnesses.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics - Ink Illness/Injury Data
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The U.S. Department of Labor -Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks occupational illness and injury statistics for all U.S. manufacturing. This page presents the illness/injury data for the printing ink manufacturing sector. Read more

Safety Training
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EPA, DOT and OSHA require employee training based on the type of the type of operations occurring at employers' facilities. This page provides an overview of Federal (EPA, DOT, OSHA) regulatory training requirements and related resources.
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Ink Equipment Safety
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Equipment SafetySafe design, training and operation related to both three roll mills and vertical post mixers are critically important issues for every ink manufacturer.

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Prop 65
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This page provides up to date compliance information on California's Proposition 65's Clear and Reasonable warning requirements as they can apply to printing inks

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TSCA Modernization
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The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act was signed into law on June 22,2016. This legislation reforms the nation’s 40 year-old chemical management law - the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

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State Regulations
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Many states have specific environmental, safety and health regulations. For example: California's Prop 65 and Massachusetts and New Jersey's Right to Know laws. See NAPIM's state regulation page.

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Federal Regulations
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The Federal EPA implements rules covering air emissions, waste disposal and water discharges. The links below discuss how these rules affect ink manufacturers and the graphic arts market.
Air Waste Water

CPSIA 2008
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On August 14, 2008, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) was signed into law and covers third party lead (Pb) testing and certification requirement. This page provides information on the printing ink impacts.
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Shipping Regulations
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The United Stated Department of Transportation regulates the shipment of hazardous materials within the United States. This page provides information about how these regulations can apply to printing ink formulations.

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