Safer Choice

Design for the Environment (DfE) Workplace Best Practices

Best practices, or safer work place practices, are designed to increase awareness of health and environmental concerns, minimize pollution, and protect workers, consumers, residents, bystanders, communities.

DfE best practices provide practical information on:

  • Use of safer alternative chemical products
  • Use of cleaner, more efficient practices and technologies

EPA’s best workplace practices were developed by the Agency’s Design for the Environment Program in partnership with small businesses, including shops and contractors, chemical and product manufacturers and distributors, trade associations, communities, and other federal, state, and local government agencies.

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