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TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act)

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the purpose and goals of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the responsibilities for you and your employer according to TSCA.
  • Describe the purpose of the TSCA Inventory and where it can be obtained.
  • Describe the purpose and importance of the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule and compliance monitoring.

Available in English

10 Minutes

In this lesson you will learn about the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), using the TSCA Inventory to identify chemicals in the workplace, requirements for retaining files and reports related to allegations of environmental or health risks associated with toxic substances, and best practices for using PPE when working with and around chemicals.

Course Outline
  • TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act)
Regulations
  • 40 CFR - Protection of Environment, Chapter I - Environmental Protection Agency, Subchapter R - Toxic Substances Control Act, Part 721 - Significant New Uses Of Chemical Substances, Subpart A - General Provision
  • 15 U.S.C. §2601 et seq. (1976) The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976
  • Industry Testing Requirements under TSCA Section 4 - Assessing and Managing Chemicals under TSCA, EPA.gov
  • Actions under TSCA Section 5 - Reviewing New Chemicals under TSCA, EPA.gov
  • Summary of the Toxic Substances Control Act, EPA.gov