Joy OnaschEmail: Joy@turi.org
Phone Number: (978) 934-4343
Fax Number: (978) 934-3050
600 Suffolk Street, 5th Floor
Lowell, MA 01854
Joy Onasch oversees the community and small business program at TURI. She manages the community grants which are awarded each year to community-based or municipal organizations and the small business grants, all striving to reduce or eliminate toxics. Focus areas of the community and small business program currently include reducing or eliminating toxics in the home (including cleaning and building materials), food and beverage processors, pesticides, perchloroethylene in dry cleaning, the cosmetology industry, and auto shops.
She is an engineer with over fifteen years of experience with industry, government, and institutions, assisting them with environmental compliance issues and pollution prevention projects. Her technical focus areas include hazardous waste, stormwater, wastewater, oil storage, and toxics use reduction. Joy earned a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Union College and a Master's in Engineering and Policy from Washington University in St. Louis. She is a registered Professional Engineer in three states and a registered Toxics Use Reduction Planner in Massachusetts.
Journal of Environmental Health, Vol. 79, No. 6 Jan/Feb 2017 “From Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning to Professional Wet Cleaning: Making the Health and Business Case for Reducing Toxics” E Journal Bonus Article, pp E1-E7.
Joy Onasch, Paul Shoemaker, Hoa Mai Nguyen, and Cora Roelofs (2011), “Helping Small Businesses Implement Toxics Use Reduction Techniques” Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 19, Issue 5, Pages 408-413. Available at: http://www.turi.org/content/view/full/7552
Joy Onasch (2011), “A Feasibility and Cost Comparison of Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning to Professional Wet Cleaning” Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 19, Issue 5, Pages 477-482. Available at: http://www.turi.org/content/view/full/7543
Onasch, Joy, "Getting the Lead Out One Sinker at a Time" Massachusetts Wildlife. Vol LVIII No. 1, 2008. pg. 4-7.
Grillon, Joy; Morgan, Robert P.; and Strickland, Donald E. "Academic Engineering Research Contributions to Industry" American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Prism, October 1995.
Morgan, Robert P; Strickland, Donald E.; Kannankutty, Nirmala; and Grillon, Joy, "Research on Academic Engineering Research" American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Prism, November 1994.