Every year, six million workers are injured or made ill on the job in the U.S. alone. Many workplace injuries result from the use of or exposure to toxic chemicals. Workers who do not have access to information on hazards posed by workplace chemicals are especially prone. We pay particular attention to business types that could potentially result in greater occupational health issues and could benefit from training and technical support. For instance, we created campaigns for nurses on toxics in the health-care setting and for dry-cleaning workers on least toxic dry-cleaning solvents. We are actively working on developing a multilingual training curriculum on green cleaning for janitorial workers and on identifying safer nail products for use in nail salons.
San Francisco is habitat for 800,000 people – meeting needs for space to work, play, and learn; for food, water, and air; for community with local flora and fauna. SF Environment provides support for urban agriculture and forestry and green buildings, helping residents and businesses harness environmental opportunities.