Lab Division Update: Revised Chemical Management Manual Available

The Vision Council's Lab Division is proud to release the newly updated Chemical Management Manual—a compilation and explanation of federal safety and environmental laws of relevance to optical labs.

The updated manual can be accessed, here.

This new version has been revised from the original OLA document to reflect changes in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. This manual is simply meant as a guide to members and does not constitute and is not a substitute for legal advice for each individual operation. Additionally, this manual does not cover state and local laws. The appendix does include contacts for state OSHA and EPA offices for further information. It is important to note that it is the responsibility of the user to ensure that they are in compliance with all federal, state and local laws that apply to their company.

Questions regarding the updated manual can be directed to Steve Sutherlin, The Vision Council's Lab Division Liaison, at

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