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ASTM, ICC ES pool resources in PCR-, LCA-, EPD-centered consortium

Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff

Officials from ASTM, the (International Code Council) ICC Evaluation Service and Michigan-based NSF International have announced the first Program Operator Consortium, serving as an expert resource for creating product category rules (PCR), reviewing life cycle assessment (LCA) reports, plus verifying and publishing environmental product declarations (EPD).

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OSHA’s revised Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines build on VPP, SHARP

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHA is accepting comments through February 15 on the updated Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines, published in 1989 to help employers implement workplace plans, but now revised to reflect modern technology and practices. The new document builds on the previous version; lessons from successful approaches and best practices under OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program and Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program; plus, similar industry and international initiatives such as ANSI/AIHA Z10 and OHSAS 18001.

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Supply Chain group finalizes LEED Materials & Resources credit guidance

Sources: U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

After nearly a year of stakeholder exchanges, the USGBC Supply Chain Optimization Working Group recommends three minimum steps to supplement the Materials & Resources credit (Building Disclosure and Optimization–Material Ingredients, option 3) for LEED v4 certification:

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