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Fall Toxics Use Reduction Planner Certification Course

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Upcoming Events:
  • August 11, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • September 29, 2022, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • October 5, 2022, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • October 13, 2022, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • October 27, 2022, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Kickoff Zoom meeting - registration required (see below)

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The location for in-class meetings will be held at UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren Street, Lowell, Massachusetts.

Why You Should Attend:

Companies increasingly recognize that what is good for human health and the environment is also good for business and the bottom line. Effective toxics use reduction (TUR) protects workers, communities, and the environment, while sharpening a company's competitive edge.

TUR Planners are Essential to this Process. Learn more about the role of the TUR Planner.

The Toxics Use Reduction Institute offers the TUR Planner Certification course annually to train professionals responsible for assuring a company's TUR planning is done in good faith.

Course Format:

This course kicks off on Thursday, August 11, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM. Click here to register for this mandatory Zoom meeting. You will receive your individual Zoom participant link after registering.

Class participants will then work on the 11 online training modules and discussions at their own pace.

Four in-class sessions (September 29, October 5, 13, and 27) follow. This portion of the course features veteran TUR Planners and other subject matter experts sharing best practices. Small group work on a practicum, based on a real manufacturing operation, helps to hone your planning skills.

You can contact Pam Eliason at 978-934-3142 for more information. If you have any questions about Planner certification requirements, email Walter Hope at MassDEP or contact him at (617) 480-7100.

Registration Fees:
  • Limited Practice TUR Planners: If your facility (your sole employer) has ever filed a TURA Form S, your fee is $630. (MassDEP Facility I.D.# required for the lower rate.)
  • General Practice TUR Planners: If your facility/employer has not filed a TURA Form S, or if you intend to do TUR Planning for more than one facility, your fee is $2,000. Registration fee includes materials, lunch and breaks for each day.
  • Participation in the online-only portion of the course is available. The fee for this option is $250 for current Limited Practice TUR Planners and $500 for all others. Current TUR Planners may be eligible to receive up to 20 CEUs for completing the online portion of the course (please note that this may be utilized only once in your TUR Planner career).

Registrations are due by August 10, 2022. Registration is first come/first served. A confirmation packet, including the Zoom link for the mandatory kick-off meeting and login information for the online portion of the class, will be emailed to you upon successful enrollment.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be received by August 8, 2022 (3 business days before the first day of class).  Cancellations received by August 8 will receive a credit that may be used for a future TURI-sponsored event. There will be no credit for cancellations received less than 3 business days prior to the start of the course. To cancel your registration, please contact Brenda Wilson at (978) 934-3275 or email [email protected].

STEP 1:    Register Now!

If you plan to use a credit card, please note you must return to this announcement after you complete the registration form to access the appropriate payment option.

STEP 2:  CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS: (Click on appropriate fee)

NON FILERS:  $2,000
Online Only - Limited TUR Planners:  $250
Online Only - Others:  $500

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