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Click the links below to get important wood industry research about combustible dust and other topics, find wood industry standards about safety and find out how to get more wood industry training. Also, visit our complete list of wood industry associations that are influential in the woodworking industry.

Government Resources

• Air Resources Board (CARB)
• CARB Compliance information from the Composite Panel Association
CAREX (CARcinogen EXposure research organization)
• Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
• Federal Register 
• Lacey Act
• LEED information from the US Green Building Council
• Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
• Office of Energy Efficiency and Health Administration 
• OSHA Combustible Dust
• National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
• National Safety Council
• U.S. Census Bureau 
• U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission 
• United States Department of Commerce
• United States Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics
• U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
• U.S EPA Lead Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP) Rule
 U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)
 USITC Import & Export Tariff Information


Non-Government Resources

• American Green Business, LLC
American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC)
• American Tree Farm System
• A.R.E.’s Sustainable Retail Environments
American Wood Finishing Institute
• AWI Quality Certification Program (QCP)
• BIFMA’s Furniture Sustainability Standard and level Certification Program
• Canadian Standards Assn.
• CPA’s Eco-Certified Composite (ECC) Sustainability Standard
• Forest Stewardship Council
• Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI)
• Green Globes
• International Research Group on Wood Protection (IRG)
• KCMA’s Environmental Stewardship Program
• NAHB’s National Green Building Standard
• Pan European Forest Council
• Rainforest Alliance/SmartWood Certification 
• Scientific Certification Systems
• Sustainable Forestry Initiative
• World Green Building Council



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