Safety & Environmental Regulations & Standards

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, visit our complete list of wood industry associations that are influential in the woodworking industry.

Government Resources

Air Resources Board (CARB)
CARB Compliance information from the Composite Panel Association
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Federal Register
Lacey Act
LEED information from the US Green Building Council
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Office of Energy Efficiency and Health Administration
OSHA Combustible Dust
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
National Safety Council
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


Non-Government Resources

American Green Business, LLC
American Tree Farm System
A.R.E.’s Sustainable Retail Environments
AWI Quality Certification Program (QCP)
BIFMA’s Furniture Sustainability Standard and level Certification Program
Canadian Standards Assn.
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
NAHB’s National Green Building Standard
Pan European Forest Council
Rainforest Alliance/SmartWood Certification
Scientific Certification Systems
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
World Green Building Council
Yale Program on Forest Policy & Governance



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