Safety & Environmental Regulations/Resources

Click the links below to get important wood industry research about combustible dust and other topics, find wood industry standards about safety and find out how to get more wood industry training. Also, check out the list of national and international wood industry associations.

Government Resources

California Air Resources Board (CARB)
•  Canada - Government site for Innovation, Science and Economic Development
CAREX (CARcinogen EXposure research organization)
• Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
• Federal Register 
• Lacey Act
• LEED information from the US Green Building Council
• National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
National Labor Relations Board

• National Safety Council
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
• Office of Energy Efficiency and Health Administration 
• OSHA Combustible Dust

Statistics Canada
• U.S. Census Bureau 
• U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission 
• United States Department of Commerce
• United States Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics
• U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
• U.S EPA Lead Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP) Rule
 U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)
 USITC Import & Export Tariff Information
USATrade Data Online/U.S. Census Bureau


Non-Government Resources

• American Green Business, LLC
American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC)
• American Tree Farm System
• A.R.E.’s Sustainable Retail Environments
American Wood Finishing Institute
• AWI Quality Certification Program (QCP)
• BIFMA’s Furniture Sustainability Standard and level Certification Program
• Canadian Standards Assn.
CARB Compliance information from the Composite Panel Association

• CPA’s Eco-Certified Composite (ECC) Sustainability Standard
• Forest Stewardship Council
• Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI)
• Green Globes
• International Research Group on Wood Protection (IRG)
• KCMA’s Environmental Stewardship Program
The Mesothelioma Center (; carpenter information
• NAHB’s National Green Building Standard
• Pan European Forest Council
• Rainforest Alliance/SmartWood Certification 
• Scientific Certification Systems
• Sustainable Forestry Initiative
• World Green Building Council