The Quick Chemical Assessment Tool (QCAT) webinar December 6

The Quick Chemical Assessment Tool (QCAT): Hazard Assessment Tool for Small and Medium Businesses

Date: December 6, 2012, 2-3 pm eastern

Presenter: Alex Stone Senior Chemist Washington State Department of Ecology

Webinar Description: Because of the high level of technical and resource commitments required by many hazard assessment tools, a simpler alternative called the Quick Chemical Assessment Tool (QCAT) has been developed by the Washington State Department of Ecology. The primary goal of the QCAT is to assign an appropriate grade to a chemical using both a refined group of high priority hazard endpoints identified in the EPA’s Design for the Environment (DfE) Program and fewer data sources.

QCAT was written to enable small and medium sized businesses with limited resources and technical expertise to conduct a basic hazard assessment with the help of technical assistance resources. QCAT provides an introduction to the hazard assessment process and allows the identification of those chemicals with the highest level of concern. For those companies new to the hazard assessment process, the QCAT provides a good starting point.

Registration link for the webinar:

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