TURI » Calendar » Fall Continuing Education Confer...  

Fall Continuing Education Conference

Event details

November 13, 2019
All day
Four Points by Sheraton
Norwood Hotel & Conference Ctr.
1125 Boston Providence Turnpike
Norwood, MA  02062

To Register

Conference Details

7:30 - 8:30 - Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 - Welcome and TURA Program Update 

9:00 - 9:45 - Keynote Speaker: Barbara Karn - (Co-Founder and Executive Director, Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization)

9:45-10:00 - TURI's Halogenated Solvents Alternatives Assessment Project

10:15-11:45 - Sessions A - (All Conference Attendees)


Session A: Tools and Guidance to Strengthen Your Planning Efforts

All attending this conference will participate in this 90-minute fundamentals session designed to prepare you for the 2020 planning year. We will explore materials accounting in depth and discuss other common planning challenges. We will also review the TUR planning guidance that was recently updated.    

11:45-12:45 - Lunch 


12:45-2:15 - Concurrent Sessions B, C and D - Please Choose One

Session B: Nanotechnology Applications and TUR Implications 

Learn about nanotechnology and its implications for your TUR efforts from a panel of experts from industry and academia. Topics covered will include applications and properties of nanomaterials, safer design, industrial hygiene and the role of nanomaterials in TUR.  Audience members are encouraged to bring their questions to this session.

Session C: Making the Switch to Aqueous Cleaning 

The session will cover the pros and cons of various aqueous cleaning methods and equipment options as well as recent advancements in cleaning technology that could provide new opportunities for TUR Planners searching for feasible options.

Session D: Regulatory Drivers for TUR - Part 1

Many of our planners have expressed a need for more information on various global regulatory drivers. Al Voskian, an expert in navigating European Union regulations, will review the current status of EU regulations including REACH and RoHS, as well as the role of TUR in emerging regulatory trends. This is a two-part session. Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to attend both parts of the session


2:30-4:00 - Concurrent Sessions E, F & G - Please Choose One 

Session E: Using Safety Data Sheets to Help Guide Your TUR Decisions

This session focuses on safety data sheets (SDS) and their role in the TUR planning process. This refresher will cover the type of information presented on an SDS, hazard identification, constituent information for reporting, and tools that you can use to find additional information. This is an interactive session, so please bring your laptop if you are able.

Session F:  Toxics Use Reduction Industrial Stories - From Searching for Safer Alternatives to Finalizing the Switch

Panelists from several Massachusetts companies will discuss their experiences with switching to alternative cleaning methods, including the challenges faced, factors considered, and technologies implemented. Audience participants are encouraged to consider their own goals and bring questions for discussion.

Session G:  Regulatory Drivers for TUR - Part 2  

As a follow on to the earlier regulatory drivers session, we will explore Asia Pacific regulations and their impact on Massachusetts businesses. Cathy Benjamin from Essilor USA will share experiences navigating these issues with her Asian supply chain partners, focusing on compliance challenges and useful tools to facilitate the process. In addition, Al Voskian will discuss resources for complying with EU regulations, and Rachel Massey will present brief updates on federal and state chemicals policy activities within the US.  This is a two-part session. Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to attend both parts of the session

Register Here!


Payment Options: 
TURA Filer or Limited Practice Fee ($200) 
TURA Non-Filer or General Practice Fee ($250) 
Half Day Fee ($125)

TUR Planner Credits:

MassDEP has approved this event for double credits. The full-day conference is worth 12 TUR Planner continuing education credits.

For questions about registering, please contact Brenda Wilson at 978-934-3275

If you have any special needs contact Stacie Caldwell at 978-934-3275

For questions about the conference content, contact Pam Eliason at 978-934-3142 or Andrea Lynch at 978-934-4964

MADEP has approved this event for double credits.  The full day conference is worth 12 TUR Planner continuing education credits.
Planners may use these credits to apply to MADEP for recertification.

Go To View All Events