EPA Restoring and Expanding Safer Choice Program

November 9, 2021

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the agency will restore its Safer Choice program, as well as add new product categories, identify additional safer chemicals for use in products, and update and strengthen its standards. In June of this year, ISSA signed on to a letter to Congress expressing strong support for the Safer Choice program. The letter asked Congress to “provide funding at a level that allows the program to be fully staffed and resourced.”

“Safer Choice works with companies to develop innovative products that meet the growing demand for products that possess an exemplary environmental, health, and safety profile,” said ISSA Director of Government Affairs John Nothdurft. “As a longtime supporter of Safer Choice, ISSA is excited to see EPA recognize the importance of this program. We will continue to advocate for a strong and robust Safer Choice program.”

For questions regarding ISSA advocacy, including the Safer Choice program, contact ISSA Director of Government Affairs John Nothdurft.