This post serves to provide Valley Box Company Inc. (“Valley Box”) customers with warnings pursuant to the California Health and Safety Code commonly referred to as Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”).
According to Prop 65, no person in the course of doing business in California shall knowingly and intentionally expose individuals to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, and chemicals known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
As a supplier of raw wood products that are secured with nail or screw fasteners Valley Box is required to provide written notice that supplied raw wood products could expose individuals to wood dust when such products are drilled, sawed, sanded, machined, or otherwise handled in the manner that would produce wood dust Valley Box provides the following short warning under 27 CCR §25603(b):
Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
For customers who plan to visit our manufacturing facility in Santee, Ca Valley Box provides the following warning under California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 27, Section 25605(a) [27 CCR §25605(a)]:
Entering this area can expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm, including wood dust from drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products and carbon monoxide from welding metal products. For more information go to https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov/
Affected area is in the Valley Box manufacturing facility only
Proposition 65 (Prop 65), the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was adopted by California voters on November 4, 1986. Prop 65 requires that businesses responsible for “exposing” individuals to chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm provide clear and reasonable warnings of that exposure. This includes warnings for Environmental Exposures outside of a facility, as well as warnings at entrances to indoor environments and outdoor spaces.
The law requires California to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity, and for businesses with 10 or more employees to provide warnings when they knowingly and intentionally cause significant exposures to listed chemicals. The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is the lead agency for implementing Prop 65, and they have published a list of more than 850 chemicals.