To comply with Proposition 65, all California businesses are required to provide “clear and reasonable warning.” This requirement can take many forms depending on the type of exposure. If a listed chemical is present in a consumer product, a clear labeling in the packaging may suffice. On the other hand, if a listed chemical is present inside of a building or airborne, posting signs, distributing notices, or even publishing notices in newspapers in the affected areas may be required.
As with every law, there are exceptions in Proposition 65. Government agencies and businesses that employ less than 10 people are exempt from both the warning and water discharge prohibitions. In addition, businesses that cause exposure to a listed chemical, but in quantities determined to be of insignificant risk to public health, are exempt from the Proposition 65 requirements.
If you have any Proposition 65 questions, concerns, or needs, please reach out to our Davenport Engineering subject matter experts. We can help you comply with this important regulation and avoid significant fines for noncompliance.