California’s Proposed Change to Small Warning Label Could Have Big Repercussions

January 29, 2024Article
Corporate Compliance Insights

Environmental Partners, Sedina Banks and Sherry Jackman, authored, "California’s Proposed Change to Small Warning Label Could Have Big Repercussions" in Corporate Compliance Insights.


In October 2023, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), the lead California regulatory agency tasked with implementing California’s Proposition 65, proposed significant changes to the Proposition 65 warning requirements that may impact businesses’ Prop 65 compliance strategy. In particular, OEHHA is once again considering changes to the “short-form warnings,” as well as other provisions, on which the regulated community heavily relies. Accordingly, manufacturers and suppliers across many industries are on high alert.

Proposition 65, officially referred to as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, requires businesses with 10 or more employees to provide a “clear and reasonable” warning before exposing individuals in California to any listed chemical that may cause cancer or reproductive harm.

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