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Thursday April 03 2014 - TUR Planner Continuing Education Conference - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

TUR Planner Continuing Education Conference

April 3, 2014 - Taunton Holiday Inn

700 Myles Standish Blvd, Taunton, MA 02780

Conference presentations available here


8:00am - 8:30am - Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30am - 11:45am - Concurrent Morning Sessions A, B, C

11:45am - 12:30pm - Lunch

12:30pm - 12:50pm - Afternoon Plenary - TURA Program Update

1:00pm - 4:00pm - Concurrent Afternoon Sessions D (a continuation of Session A), E, F

4:00pm - Adjourn


8:30 to 11:45 - Concurrent Morning Sessions A, B, C (Choose One)

Sessions A and afternoon Session D (must be taken together): TUR Plans – Maximizing the Value - (SESSION A & D IS NOW CLOSED)
Did you miss the special autumn 2013 CE conference on improving the value of TUR planning? If so, DEP strongly encourages you to register for this repeat presentation of sessions which will span both the morning and afternoon. Our presenters include veteran TUR Planners who can demonstrate how TUR Planning can improve profitability and operational performance, as well as TURA program staff who will clarify requirements and describe best practices from the best plans they have reviewed over the years.

Session topics include:

  • Management Policy, Plan Scope, Employee Involvement, and Planner Ethics - optimizing involvement from top to bottom
  • Process Characterization and Materials Accounting - making the most of available data and information to best understand toxics use, inefficiencies, and byproduct.
  • Options Identification and Evaluation - leveraging technical expertise from staff and external resources to find feasible solutions
  • Financial Analysis and Making the Business Case - determining the true costs of toxics and ensuring that opportunities for improvement are not missed

These sessions will include highly interactive small group exercises.

Session A and D qualify for a combined 12 TUR credits

Highly recommended for all TUR Planners, from long-time veterans to recent TUR Planner course grads. Credit cannot be awarded for sessions already taken.

Session B: Building Envelope Energy Efficiency, Toxics, and Indoor Air Quality


Retrofitting buildings by improving insulation and sealing air leaks can contribute enormously to improved energy conservation. At the same time, however, these energy efficiency measures can dramatically reduce indoor air quality, as toxic constituents found in building materials, including the insulation and sealants, can remain in the air much longer – leading to declines in worker health and productivity. This session will provide information on the toxics used in building materials and ways to make ventilation more effective while minimizing energy requirements. Qualifies for 6 TUR and 3 RC-energy CE credits

Session C: Focus on Higher Hazard Substances
This session will focus on Higher Hazard Substances (HHS), both from the policy and regulatory standpoint, as well as from the technical perspective of viable safer alternatives. We will review recent regulatory changes involving HHS, including the new designation of methylene chloride, and changes to the air permitting regulations for sealants and adhesives. Experts in green chemistry research and development will present information on safer solvents as alternatives to methylene chloride. Qualifies for 6 TUR CE credits.

11:45am - 12:30pm - Lunch

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM Afternoon Plenary

The TURA program Partners will update us on the activities of the Administrative Council, Advisory Committee, and the Science Advisory Board as well as new MassDEP compliance assurance initiatives.

1:00 - 4:00 Concurrent Afternoon Sessions D, E, F (Choose One)

Session D is a continuation of Session A and the two sessions must be taken together

Session E: Recent Case Studies in TUR
Case studies are often the best sources of information about best practices and practical information on implementing TUR and RC projects. This session will go in depth on recent company experiences with TUR projects that have produced positive results and improved financial performance. Qualifies for 6 TUR CE credits.

Session F: Integrating TUR with Mandated Changes in ISO Management Standards
All of the ISO management system standards (environmental, quality, health & safety, etc.) are being substantially revised to harmonize structure, text, and definitions. Moreover, the structure has been focused on the principles, framework, and process found in the ISO risk management guidance. In this interactive section, you will have an opportunity to understand how the TUR requirements can be managed within the ISO risk management structure, benchmark an environmental management system (EMS) to the ISO 14001:2015 revisions, and accommodate other management system standards like ISO 9001. Qualifies for 6 TUR CE credits


Registration for this conference can be done by using our on-line registration. You will receive an email confirmation of your registration. You may also mail or  fax the registration form to (978) 934-3050.

The full day TURA filers fee is $200.00. Facility ID is required.
Non-TURA filers fee is $250.00.
Half- day fee is $125.00

The registration fee includes workshop materials, a continental breakfast, lunch and breaks.

Conference fees can be paid using a credit card through our on-line credit card site.  Fees may also be paid by mailing a check to Brenda Wilson at TURI-UMass Lowell, 600 Suffolk Street, Suite 501, Lowell, MA 01854. Checks may also be brought to the conference.

Make checks out to UMass Lowell

Cancellations must be received by March 25, 2014. Cancellations received 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 received after March 25, 2014

DEP has approved this event for double credits. The full day conference will be worth 12 credits. RC credits will not be doubled. These credits may be used to apply to DEP for recertification.

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

For questions about the conference contact Mark Myles at Mark.myles@turi.org


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