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Tuesday November 13 2012 - Fall Continuing Education Conference - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI),
in collaboration with
The Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance (OTA),
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection,
and
The Toxics Use Reduction Administrative Council
Presents

A Toxics Use Reduction Planner One-Day Continuing Education Conference

November 13, 2012

Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center,
1657 Worcester Road
Framingham, Massachusetts

AGENDA:
8:00am - 8:30am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30am - 9:30am - Keynote Address - Dr. Ken Geiser
9:45am - 12:15pm - Concurrent Morning Sessions A, B, C
12:15pm - 1:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - 1:20pm - Afternoon Plenary - TURA Program Update
1:30pm - 4:00pm - Concurrent Afternoon Sessions D, E, F
 
Keynote Address - 8:30am - 9:30am
Dr. Ken Geiser - Professor of Work Environment, UMass Lowell
"Reflections Towards the Future"

Ken Geiser, a principal architect of the Toxics Use Reduction Act, founder of TURI and the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, and a well-known colleague of TUR Planners and all of us in the TURA program, is approaching retirement at the end of this year.  With that milestone in mind, Ken will reflect on his long career in Pollution Prevention, Cleaner Production and Chemicals Policy, as well as what he sees for the future of our field.

9:45 to 12:15 - Concurrent Morning Sessions A, B, and C - Choose One

A:  New Regulations of Interest to TUR Planners
Several new federal and state regulations are effecting TUR Planning and the work of TUR Planners. In this session, we will review key provisions of the new Massachusetts Process Chemical Safety regulation (527 CMR 33), changes to the federal Solvent Wipes regulation, plus the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Chemical Classification and Labeling and its affect on OSHA hazcom, and anticipated changes to the EPA RICE and boiler rules.

  
B:  Solid Waste Management - Composting
Diverting food waste to composting and anaerobic digestion is a key aspect of the state's Solid Waste Master Plan and Clean Energy Results Program. John Fischer, who heads up MassDEP's Commercial Waste Reduction program, will present a workshop on food waste reduction and diversion programs.  Qualifies for 3 RC-Solid Waste Reduction CE credits.

C:  Alternatives Assessment Workshop (Part One)
(Session C and F are combined into an all day session) - This is a repeat of the highly-rated Alternatives Assessment Workshop presented in November, 2011, so please do not attend this workshop if you attended it then. 

 
Alternatives Assessment is a modification of the TUR planning framework that focuses on identifying chemical alternatives that are not only technically and economically feasible, but are in fact safer. This day-long session will feature a hands-on case study. Session C will focus on the identification and assessment of safer chemical substitutes using open-source tools for assessment and evaluation. Session F will focus on the technical and economic feasibility assessment of safer alternatives. Registrants for afternoon Session F must also register for morning Session C; however, you may register for Session C alone without registering for Session F.   Recommended for new TUR Planners.   

12:15 PM -  1:00 PM - Lunch

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM Afternoon Plenary - TURA Program Update - REQUIRED

Representatives from MassDEP, OTA, and TURI will present news and updates on the TURA program of interest to TUR Planners.

1:30 - 4:00 Concurrent Afternoon Sessions D, E, and F - Choose One 

D.  Chemicals and Health: Preventing Chronic Disease through Toxics Use Reduction
This session will explore the public health impacts of toxics use reduction. It will include information on new research linking chemicals to chronic disease; the latest science on preventing occupational and environmental cancers; and a new analysis of the use of carcinogens under TURA. It is designed to be useful for planners who want a deeper understanding of the human health basis for reducing toxic chemical use.
 
E. Industrial Case Studies
Real-world stories of companies who have successfully implemented TUR are invariably popular among TUR Planners. This session will present a couple of the best recent examples of TUR and RC projects: statistical analysis of energy use, and an ongoing project in which TUR is contributing to greater product quality in a high-precision optics company. Recommended for new TUR Planners. Qualifies for 1 RC-Energy CE credit

F. Alternatives Assessment Workshop (Part Two)
(Session C and F are combined into an all day session)  Registrants for afternoon Session F must also register for morning Session C; however, you may register for Session C alone without registering for Session F.
This is a repeat of the highly-rated Alternatives Assessment Workshop presented in November, 2011, so please do not attend this workshop if you attended it then. This day-long session will feature a hands-on case study. This session will focus on the technical and economic feasibility assessment of safer alternatives.  Recommended for new TUR Planners. 

4:00 Conference Conclusion
 
Fees:
The registration fee includes conference materials, a continental breakfast, lunch and breaks.  The full day fee for TURA filers is $200.00 and the fee for non-filers is $250.00.  The half day fee is $125.00 and includes lunch.  Fees include lunch.
Make checks out to UMass Lowell.

Cancellations:
Cancellations must be received by November 6, 2012.  Cancellations by this date will receive a credit for the registration that may be used for a future training.  There will be no credit given for cancellations after November 6, 2012.  Fax cancellations to (978) 934-3050 or mail to:
Brenda Wilson, CE Conference
TURI-UMass Lowell
600 Suffolk Street
Wannalancit Mills
Lowell, MA  01854

CE Credit:
Department of Environmental Protection has approved this event for double credits. Attendance for a full day will be worth 12 credits. These credits may be used to apply to DEP for TUR Planner recertification.  RC credits are also available as indicated in the session descriptions.

If you have any questions or special needs contact Anne Basanese at 978-934-3144 or Anne_Basanese@uml.edu

To Register:
You can download the registration form from this website, or register on-line (see Step 1 below, with link).  If you download the registration form, you can fax  the form to (978) 934-3050 or mail it to:
Brenda Wilson
CE Conference
TURI-UMass Lowell
600 Suffolk Street, 5th Fl.
Wannalancit Mills
Lowell, MA  01854

Registration Deadline:
The registration deadline is November 6, 2012.
Seating is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first come/first served basis.  We will confirm session selections with your conference confirmation.  Attendance will be tracked to ensure that planners receive a certificate of completion for sessions attended.

STEP 1:
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