Risk characterization, management, and communication are important elements of Grace's Product Stewardship Program. Our risk characterization and management program is intended to identify, reduce, manage and communicate the environmental, health, and safety impacts associated with our products. A cross-functional team approach is utilized to consider the full product lifecycle.
Risk characterization begins with an evaluation of the hazards associated with the ingredients to be used in the product. The detailed composition is defined and any reaction compounds, by-products, impurities, or other minor components are included in the evaluation. Available physio-chemical, health hazard and environmental effects information is reviewed and studies are commissioned to obtain additional data as required. During the exposure evaluation, manufacturing processes, packaging, distribution, use, handling, and disposal are considered. Risks are characterized for workers making the product, customers using the product, and others who may be affected.
Prior to product commercialization, a risk management evaluation occurs. This evaluation is intended to assure products can be sold and safely used in all intended applications.
Grace primarily communicates product safety information through Safety Data Sheets and product labels. Additional communication methods such as training presentations and videos, safe use bulletins, and regulatory summaries are used when necessary to adequately communicate risk information.
Click here to access the Grace Product Risk Characterization, Prioritization, and Management Process.
Product Stewardship Summary Finder
Grace has committed to make publicly available Environmental, Health, and Safety summaries for its products globally. Each product summary is intended to give general information about the chemical or family of chemicals covered. This is not intended to provide and in-depth analysis of all environmental, health and safety information or to provide guidance on use or disposal of the product. Additional information is available through the relevant Safety Data Sheets. These should be reviewed prior to the actual use of one of our products.
To access a specific Product Stewardship Summary, simply click on the links below. Should you have additional questions or comments, please feel free to contact one of the following Grace representatives:
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