SESHA Webinar
Safer Chemicals in the Supply Chain

October 9, 2019, 4:00 PM EST


In this webinar, we will explore technical strategies for seeking and procuring safer chemicals, based on an evaluation of intrinsic chemical hazards, authoritative listings, and consideration of data gaps. A globally-recognized method of comparative Chemical Hazard Assessment (CHA), GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals, will be described. GreenScreen has been used at all stages along the supply chain, to identify chemicals of high concern and safer alternatives. It informs materials procurement, product development, and EHS priorities. This method is used by organizations such as Hewlett Packard in considering chemical substitutions; HP used this method to evaluate flame retardants (non-halogenated options) and find replacements for phthalates that they were phasing out. Market drivers, tools, and successful case studies will be presented.

Speaker
Catherine Bobenhausen, MS, CIH, CSP, FAIHA, LEED AP BD+C

Catherine Bobenhausen is a Senior Consultant in Colden Corporation’s New York City office. She is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, AIHA Fellow, an Authorized GreenScreen Practitioner®, a Certified Safety Professional, and a LEED BD+C Accredited Professional. Catherine has a Master of Science degree, toxicology option, from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, a joint graduate program with Rutgers Medical School and University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. She has consulted on chemical restrictions, certifications and test protocols, for informed selection of lower impact products. Catherine has contributed to the Health Product Declaration Collaborative’s Technical Committee and ASTM International, E60 Committee on Sustainability.