ANSI/NAM Network on Chemical Regulation
|ANSI/NAM Network on Chemical Regulation
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the National Association of
Manufacturers (NAM) established the manufacturers Network on Chemical
Regulation (Network) in response to business concerns about the impact of REACH
(Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) and
other global chemical controls.
The purpose of the Network is to:
Identify issues of concern;
Share best practices;
Explore training needs; and
Leverage resources in areas pertaining to chemical-related regulations and
The Network will achieve its objectives by facilitating cooperation and
collaboration across industries, identifying existing and needed standards and
compliance programs, working together to inject scientific research into policy
debates, and encouraging a “risk based” approach rather than a “list based”
approach to chemical references in regulation.
The Network is open to participation from any affected stakeholder, including
representatives of industry, trade/professional associations, standards
developing organizations, code developing organizations, conformity assessment
bodies, government agencies, consumer groups, organized labor, and academia.
The intent is to create a highly inclusive forum with participation from a range
of perspectives that is not disproportionately dependent upon any single
interest, organization, or stakeholder group.
To be added to the Network distribution list, please send an email to
The inaugural meeting of the Network on Chemical Regulation (Network) took place
on Wednesday, October 17, 2007, in Washington, DC.
proceedings of this meeting.
The Network Document Library contains documents relating to the work of the
Network on Chemical Regulation.
Access the Network Document Library
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