Workshops & Events

DTSC hosts workshops when the Safer Consumer Products program announces a new plan, products list, regulation, or other significant steps taken. The workshops provide the public an opportunity to discuss the scope and content of these milestones. DTSC staff also participate in a variety of other public events for interested parties, such as describing and providing updates regarding the SCP program, hosting sessions or speaking at technical meetings.

Upcoming Workshops & Webinars

February 26, 2018 Workshop
Draft 2018-2020 Priority Product Work Plan Workshop & Webinar

DTSC will hold a public workshop regarding the Draft Work Plan on February 26, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Pacific Time. The workshop will be held in the Sierra Room of the CalEPA building located at 1001 I Street in Sacramento, California and is open to the public. The purpose of the workshop will be to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on the Work Plan. DTSC is also holding a written comment period for public comment from February 12, 2018 until March 9, 2018. Anyone interested may submit comments regarding the Draft Work Plan to DTSC on the CalSAFER site.

Those that wish to participate in the workshop but are not able to attend in person may register to join via webinar Here.


March 5, 2018 Webinar
Monetizing Impacts to Public Health - A Case Study of Select Air Pollutants by the US EPA

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control's Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Program is pleased to announce the upcoming SCP Alternatives Analysis Webinar to be held on March 5, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM PST. This will be the first of a series of webinars aimed at expanding the toolkit available to responsible entities when conducting Alternatives Analysis (AA). The goal of this presentation is to provide an example of how expert practitioners have conducted analyses monetizing chemical impacts to human health. In this webinar, Dr. Ali Kamal of US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) will present an example of monetizing the health impacts of select air pollutants.

Featuring:             Ali Kamal, PhD
                           Health Scientist, Risk & Benefits Group

Health &Environmental Impacts Division
                           Office of Air Quality Planning &Standards

                           U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


March 7, 2018 Workshop and Webcast
Public Workshop on Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in Carpets and Rugs

PFASs are a class of more than 3,000 man-made chemicals with numerous applications, including as stain- and soil-repellents for carpets and rugs. Members of this chemical class display several hazard traits including persistence, mobility in the environment, bioaccumulation, and toxic effects in humans and biota. On January 31, 2017, DTSC held a workshop on PFASs in carpets, rugs, indoor upholstered furniture, and their care and treatment products. Since the workshop, DTSC has been researching the hazard traits of PFASs and potential exposures from carpets and rugs. Based on research results and stakeholder input, DTSC intends to propose carpets and rugs treated with PFASs as a potential Priority Product.

DTSC is holding a workshop on March 7, 2018 to receive public input on the Product-Chemical Profile on PFASs in Carpets and Rugs, which outlines the scientific basis for selecting this Priority Product. To submit a comment regarding this proposal, please visit the CalSAFER site. Input from the workshop and public comment period will be taken into consideration as the Department finalizes the Product-Chemical Profile in preparation for rulemaking.

Please click here to register to attend the workshop.

Below are downloads related to this workshop:

Past Workshops & Webinars

2018  |  2017  |  2016  |  2015  |  2014


January 8, 2018 Public Hearing
Public Hearing on SCP Proposal to List Paint or Varnish Paint Strippers Containing Methylene Chloride as a Priority Product

DTSC hosted a public hearing for the SCP Proposal to List Paint or Varnish Containing Methylene Chloride as a Priority Product. During this hearing the public had an opportunity to present oral and written testimonies regarding this proposal. The public hearing was held in Sacramento. 

To view comments regarding this proposal, please visit the CalSAFER site.

Work Plan Implementation Update Webinar Presentation Work Plan Implementation Update Webinar Presentation Background Document for Nail Products Background Document for Nail Products Questions for Nail Products Stakeholders Go to CalSAFER