As you develop your chemicals management system, it is important to know and understand which regulations do and do not apply to your company. Numerous regulations exist for chemical, occupational, environmental, and product safety. In order to ensure your company is aware of all applicable legal requirements, procedures should be in place to accomplish the following:

  • The assignment of dedicated staff members to the monitoring of applicable chemicals, environmental, and product safety regulations
    • Annual (or more frequent) reviews of legal requirements should be conducted
  • The creation of a legal register, which should include:
    • A List of applicable regulations
    • Applicable requirements as dictated by the relevant regulation(s)
    • Procedures to ensure compliance with all legal requirements (i.e. employee training, product testing, etc.)

Regulatory Compliance Resources

When looking for resources or support with regulatory compliance, it may be helpful to engage with industry groups and/or third party consultants. By doing this regularly, you can better ensure that your company is up-to-date on both national and international regulatory compliance requirements. Industry groups and organizations that provide these types of resources include, but are not limited to:

American Apparel and Footwear Association – AAFA

AFIRM Group – AAFA

Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America – FDRA

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