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Thursday February 09 2017 - Beyond the MSDS

TURI Library
Wannalancit Building, Suite 501
600 Suffolk Street
Lowell, Mass.
11:30 am to 2 pm

Solvents, cleaners, catalysts, and other chemicals can contribute to cancer, asthma, neurological disease, birth defects, and other health problems.  But safer alternatives often exist. This free, 2 ½ hour, informal, interactive workshop presented by the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) will give you a hands-on opportunity to use online databases and other tools for choosing the safest chemical alternatives.  If you use chemicals, we encourage you to attend.

What You Will Learn:
The basics of toxicology, and how chemicals can affect your health and safety

How chemicals enter and potentially impact the environment

How to use - and understand the limitations of - information found on [Material] Safety Data Sheets ([M]SDS), which are available for every chemical

How to determine whether something may be a potentially safer alternative to a toxic or hazardous substance you now use 

How TURI can help you to research chemical hazards and safer options

Who Should Attend:
UMass Lowell instructional and research faculty 
Researchers - from Principal Investigators to research assistants and student interns
Staff who are responsible for laboratories, facilities, or employee safety where chemicals are used

You can attend the workshop free of charge. Registration for this workshop will open mid-January, and is necessary to attend. Space is limited.
Lunch will be provided.

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