Monday October 02 2017 - Beyond the MSDS Workshop
Wannalancit Building, Room 305
600 Suffolk St., Lowell, Mass. 01854
11:00 am to 1:30 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
You can attend the workshop free of charge. You must register to attend. Space is limited.
Lunch will be provided.