Printing Ink Regulatory Information

Environmental Protection Agency
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Read the NAPIM Bulletin on the 2013 EPA rule on management of solvent wipes.
List of EPA Regulation 40 CFR Parts 1 - 999.
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Ink manufacturing operations are covered by numerous Occuptational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations. This page shows the OSHA regulations that may be applicable to ink manufacturers.

Responsive image The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates food packaging and food packaging components. Visit NAPIM's Printing Inks on Food Packaging page for more information.
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The U.S. Department of Labor -Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks occupational illness and injury statistics for all manufacturing locations. This page shows current ink industry illness/injury statistics. See 2016 OSHA eReporting Rule information.

Responsive image The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regulates consumer products including children's toys. These CPSC regulations cover inks, coatings and components used on toys. See NAPIM's CPSIA 2008 for Ink Manufacturers page.
Responsive image Many states have specific environmental, safety and health regulations. For example: California's Prop 65 and Massachusetts and New Jersey's Right to Know laws. See NAPIM's state regulation page.
Responsive image Printing inks sold to foreign countries must comply with receiving country's regulations.See NAPIM's Foreign Regulations page.
Environmental testing laboratories are certified under the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAC). Find a certified lab in your area:
Responsive image Training - OSHA, EPA & DOT List of Training Required by Regulation
Responsive image GHS/HazCom compliance information for Ink Manufacturers.
Responsive image Equipment SafetySafe design, training and operation related to both three roll mills and vertical post mixers are critically important issues for every ink manufacturer.
NAPIM webinars covering health, safety and food packaging safety compliance.

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Responsive image Prop65 information for Ink Manufacturers.
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Safety trainingis an essential part of every company's EHS program. NAPIM's Safety First program provides member companies with a valuable online training resource.