Safer Products

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Priority Product Work Plan

Final 2018-2020 Priority Product Work Plan

DTSC is pleased to announce that the Final 2018-2020 Priority Product Work Plan is now available. DTSC must issue a Work Plan every three years that identifies the product categories DTSC will evaluate during that three-year period to identify Priority Products. The Work Plan provides a general explanation of DTSC’s decision to select the product categories identified in the Work Plan.

View the Final 2018-2020 Priority Product Work Plan.

DTSC held a written comment period for the public to comment from February 12, 2018 until March 9, 2018. Comments regarding the Draft Work Plan can be reviewed on the CalSAFER site.

DTSC held a public workshop regarding the Draft Work Plan on February 26, 2018. The workshop was held in Sacramento, California and was open to the public. The purpose of the workshop was to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on the Work Plan.

Below are downloads related to this workshop:

View the 2015-2017 Priority Product Work Plan.

DTSC hosted a series of stakeholder engagement workshops for implementing the Work Plan. Visit our Workshops page to view the presentations and recordings. Sign up for our e-list to receive new program announcements.

Product Categories

The product categories in the Work Plan were selected based on information generated using various screening approaches and in accordance with the many factors identified in the SCP Regulations. In addition, our policy objectives and priorities played an important role in guiding our selection of product categories.

  • Beauty, Personal Care, and Hygiene Products
  • Cleaning Products
  • Household, School, and Workplace Furnishings and Décor
  • Building Products and Materials Used in Construction and Renovation
  • Consumable Office, School, and Business Supplies
  • Food Packaging
  • Lead-Acid Batteries
For more information, read DTSC's Draft Initial Priority Products List.

Policy Priorities

DTSC felt it important to identify policy priorities that would guide our selection of product categories for the Work Plan. These priorities will also inform our selection of specific product-chemical combinations during the current three-year Work Plan cycle.Our policy objectives and priorities played an important role in guiding our selection of product categories. The categories include products that:

  • To protect children from exposures to harmful chemicals from consumer products, especially carcinogens, mutagens, reproductive toxicants, neurotoxicants, developmental toxicants, and endocrine disruptors.
  • To protect workers from exposures to harmful chemicals from consumer products.
  • To protect California's valuable and limited water resources and aquatic ecosystems from consumer product-derived chemical contamination.
  • To protect Californians from exposure to harmful chemicals from consumer products that may be found in the indoor environment.
  • To protect Californians from chemicals that migrate into food from food packaging.