Design for the Environment (DfE) Workplace Best Practices
Best practices, or safer work place practices, are designed to increase awareness of health and environmental concerns, minimize pollution, and protect workers, consumers, residents, bystanders, communities.
DfE best practices provide practical information on:
- Use of safer alternative chemical products
- Use of cleaner, more efficient practices and technologies
EPA’s best workplace practices were developed by the Agency’s Design for the Environment Program in partnership with small businesses, including shops and contractors, chemical and product manufacturers and distributors, trade associations, communities, and other federal, state, and local government agencies.
Get our best practices for workplaces:
- Nail salons to help technicians and nail-salon owners make their salons safer workplaces.
- Automotive refinishing industry to identify and promote best practices to reduce exposures to potentially harmful chemicals during spray painting and related tasks.
- Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation to reduce chemical exposures during installation and post-installation in residences, schools, and other buildings.
- Environmental best practices for automotive repair and fleet maintenance.