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State of California Proposition 65 Amendment, "Clear and Reasonable Warning"

The California Amendment to Prop 65 Changes How Businesses Display Chemical Warning Labels

Currently, the State of California has a list of over nine-hundred chemicals deemed hazardous. This law previously required businesses to place a warning label on products if it contained one or more chemicals from that list under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforment Act of 1986, better known as Prop 65.

In January 2017, the State of California passed an amendment to the Proposition 65 law causing many businesses to relabel their products with a distinct warning symbol that identifies the chemical or chemicals by August 2018. This amendment also presents an opportunity for businesses to opt out of the new label warning requirements if they can chemically prove to be below the "Safe Harbor" levels determined by the State of California.

Unlike the original Prop 65, the amendment will cause businesses across multiple markets such as dental offices, industrial units (garages and docks), hotels, restaurants, bars, amusement parks, gas stations, etc. to relabel and/or create warning label signs for Californian's significantly exposed to chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm.

Partner Engineering and Science Inc. can help your business comply with the California Prop 65 Amendment by using the following services:

  • Chemical Risk Assessments
  • Warning Label Development
  • Warning Sign Placement Assistance and Audit
  • Product Line Management
  • "Safe Harbor" Testing Services
  • Employee Training

Click here for more information on the State of California Proposition 65 Amendment.