Environmental Health and Safety
LORD Corporation holds environmental, health and safety management to be among its highest priorities. Procedures and practices exist to protect employees, the community and our environment. Ongoing efforts ensure compliance with all relevant legislation and regulations; compliance with other requirements to which the organization subscribes; prevention of pollution; and the continuous review and improvement of the systems in place. Global oversight of EHS management is provided internally through the Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Regulatory Compliance.
For further information regarding our ESH and Regulatory Compliance Programs please contact:
George M. Kickel
Director Environment, Safety, Health and Regulatory Compliance
LORD Corporation will convert Safety Data Sheets (SDS) to the Globally Harmonized System in early 2015. Should you have an interest in switching from a hardcopy to an electronic version, please send a request to MSDS@lord.com.
- For chemical emergencies, please contact the Regulatory Compliance Group at +1 (814) 868 3180 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- For after hour emergencies, please call +1 (814) 763 2345.
- For transportation emergencies, please call Chemtrec at +1 (800) 424 9300. Please be sure to have the specific product name.
For emergencies outside of the United States, call (703) 527 3887.
In 2007, the REACH Regulation (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) 1907/2006/EC entered into force. The purpose of REACH is to streamline and improve the former legislative framework regarding chemicals in the European Union (EU). LORD is fully committed to meeting its legal obligations with regard to REACH and GHS compliance.
If you need further information, please send an email to Compliance_REACH@lord.com for any REACH-related matters.
RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances and impacts the entire electronics industry and many electrical products as well. RoHS, also known as Directive 2002/95/EC, originated in the European Union in 2002 and restricts the use of six hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. All applicable products in the EU market since July 1, 2006 must pass RoHS compliance.
Directive 2011/65/EU was published in 2011 by the EU, which is known as RoHS-Recast or RoHS 2. RoHS 2 includes a CE-marking directive, with RoHS compliance now being required for CE marking of products. RoHS 2 also added Categories 8 and 9, and has additional compliance recordkeeping requirements.
Any business that sells applicable electrical or electronic products, equipment, sub-assemblies, cables, components, or spare parts directly to RoHS countries, or sells to resellers, distributors or integrators that in turn sell products to these countries, is impacted if they utilize any of the 10 restricted substances.
What are the restricted materials mandated under RoHS?
The substances banned under RoHS are listed below. RoHS specifies maximum levels for the following 10 restricted substances. The first six applied to the original RoHS while the last four were added under RoHS 3.
- Lead (Pb): < 1000 ppm
- Mercury (Hg): < 100 ppm
- Cadmium (Cd): < 100 ppm
- Hexavalent Chromium: (Cr VI) < 1000 ppm
- Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB): < 1000 ppm
- Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE): < 1000 ppm
- Bis(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP): < 1000 ppm
- Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP): < 1000 ppm
- Dibutyl phthalate (DBP): < 1000 ppm
- Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP): < 1000 ppm
Are LORD products RoHS Compliant? If you are looking to see if a specific LORD product is RoHS Compliant, please send an email request to EHS@lord.com
For more information on RoHS – please visit: http://www.rohsguide.com