A closer look at Prop 65 compliance in the electronics industry

Overview of Proposition 65 (Prop 65) compliance requirements and issues for the electronics industry

  • Consumer product exposure
  • Occupational exposures
  • Environmental exposures

Introduction to Prop 65 compliance strategies for companies in electronics industry value chains

  • Developing a compliance policy for your company
  • Prop 65 compliance audit
  • Prop 65 supplier/customer certifications and specifications

Introduction to Prop 65 exposure assessment

  • Regulatory options
  • Interpretative guidelines
  • Safe use determinations
  • Third party determinations of no significant risk

Putting it all together

  • Compliance best practice for:
    • Legal;
    • Technical;
    • Customer/vendor relations; and,
    • Risk management.

This topic will also be discussed in more detail at the inaugural Chemicals Management for Electronics and Electricals USA 2018, a new conference unique to the industry, which will be held in San Francisco, CA, on 8-9 November 2018



Carol R. Brophy, Senior Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, San Francisco

Carol Brophy is a seasoned litigator representing clients in environmental law, administrative law, and state and federal litigation. She represents a wide range of companies in matters involving federal and California laws including Proposition 65, California Unfair Trade Practice (UCL), the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, the California Clean Air Act, the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Act, the California Environmental Quality Act, and other state and local regulations.  Carol's background as both an engineer and an environmental assessor enables her to apply these skills to not only the legal aspects of compliance, but the scientific and technical aspects as well. She has extensive experience developing cost-effective compliance solutions for manufacturers and chemical processors, working both with clients’ in-house technical staff and consulting scientists.