The EHS+ mission:

EHS+ provides leadership, guidance and support that will bring about continual improvement in worker safety, environmental and product regulatory performance in the plastics industry, while supporting the use of good science and public policy, and promoting and serving member interests. This includes using its Worker Health and Safety, Environmental Issues, and Product Regulatory Task Groups to:

  • Deliver environmental health and safety (EHS) information and tools for members;
  • Provide input and direction on legislative and regulatory proposals;
  • Protect polymer market interests, including providing information on domestic and international activities that affect product management

What's New:

Upcoming Meetings:

October 12-13, 2016

Committee Meeting; SPI Offices, Washington, DC
Registration Coming Soon 


Recent Meetings:

January 28, 2016
(Webinar) Safe Handling of Combustible Dust
Online recording available for download 


Who are the members of EHS+?

Plastics company representatives include safety specialists, corporate directors of safety and training, EHS associates, directors of environmental affairs, product stewardship managers, directors of regulatory affairs and industrial hygienists.


What are the eligibility requirements for EHS+ membership?

SPI full, associate or service provider members in good standing are eligible to participate in EHS+. Representatives must have an interest in worker health and safety, environmental or product regulatory matters, and must meet basic participation requirements to remain active.


What are the benefits of an EHS+ membership and participation?

  • Connect and network:
    • Combine expertise and perspectives to evaluate and address issues that impact the industry
    • Exchange information in meetings and on calls
    • Gain insight from guest speakers on regulatory issues and compliance assistance programs
  • Keep informed:
    • Regulatory and legislative activities from the state to international levels
    • Recent, ongoing and emerging topics include activities of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), combustible dust, targeted enforcement and compliance programs, air quality and emissions standards, water quality and discharges, chemical risk assessments, product stewardship initiatives, supply chain management and corporate responsibility, and U.S. and international chemicals restrictions activities affecting plastics
  • Protect the plastics industry against unwarranted legislation and regulations by providing technical support to SPI government affairs activities, domestically and internationally
  • Access and develop training tools and resources
  • Recognize safety stewardship through SPI's Safety Statistics and Awards Program
  • Leverage efforts with and provide support to other SPI groups; liaise with other trade associations, codes and standards organizations, and other U.S. and international groups


EHS+ Resources


For more information, contact:

Marie Gargas
Senior Technical Director - Environment, Health & Safety 

Recycle Plastics 365 - Pursuing Zero Waste

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