Health & Safety

What is the Coalition of Northeastern Governor's (CONEG)?

Numerous states have passed hazardous packaging regulations that will impact both the screen printing and supply industries. This legislation, modeled after the Council of State Governments (CSG) toxics reduction legislation, sets limits on the amount of lead, mercury, cadmium and hexavalent chromium that can be found in any package or packaging components. Packaging components have been defined as any individual assembled part of a package, including inks and labels. The CSG has taken over this legislation originated by CONEG (Coalition of Northeastern Governors). For more information, visit their website at:

Essentially, the law states that no product shall be offered for sale or for promotional purposes in a package that contains levels of the aforementioned heavy metals in excess of 100 parts per million (0.01%), effective January 1, 1994.