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Thursday September 11 2014 - Toxics Use Reduction Planner Training Course - Registration Date Has Been Extended!

Toxics Use Reduction Planner Course

September 11, 18, 25; and October 2, 9, (Note week skipped) and October 23, 2014

8:30am - 4:30pm

Four Points by Sheraton 1125 Boston Providence Turnpike Norwood, MA  02062

Please Note:  Registration Has Been Extended to September 4, 2014

Toxics Use Reduction (TUR) protects workers, communities, and the environment, while promoting competitiveness through efficient materials use and management. The key to effective, long-term TUR is good planning and measurement.

This course will prepare you to create an effective TUR plan or improve an existing one. You will learn a systematic approach to compare and implement opportunities to reduce toxics, identify waste and inefficiencies, and continually improve a TUR program, all while creating a positive impact on financial performance.

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Take the DEP TUR Planner Certification exam
  • Assemble teams to leverage diverse expertise within the facility
  • Enlist upper management support
  • Perform process characterizations of facility operations
  • Identify and prioritize toxic chemical and resource use reduction opportunities
  • Perform technical and economic evaluations of TUR options
  • Develop results-focused goals and objectives for reducing toxics
  • Make your operations more sustainable by reducing waste and conserving resources

About the course format: Online and in-class sessions

In the past, this course met for a full day once each week for seven weeks. Starting this year, we are transitioning to a course format in which part of the content is delivered on-line, to be taken before the live in-class sessions. After you have registered for the course, you will be issued login credentials for taking the online portion. The online modules will include exercises and quizzes which you must take and pass BEFORE the live class sessions. Course participants who have not completed the online exercises will not be admitted to the in-class sessions. There will be six live in-class sessions taught by one of a team of highly-qualified instructors, most of whom represent Massachusetts industries. Instructors use a mix of lecture, facilitated discussion, and group learning techniques. The course also features a real-world case study exercise. 

Becoming a Certified General TUR Planner

The course is open to anyone.  It is a prerequisite for taking the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) examination to become a state-certified General TUR Planner. As required by 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 50.52, General Planners must: (1) complete this course with a passing grade; (2) document their education and experience; and (3) pass the DEP exam.  Simply taking this course alone will not certify you as a Toxics Use Reduction Planner.

NOTE:  Course attendance is required in order to receive a certificate of completion. If you have any questions about certification requirements, contact DEP at (617) 292-5982.

How to Enroll

You may register online and pay by credit card (see below). To register by mail, download and complete the application form and return it by the due date. Make checks payable to “UMass Lowell” for the full amount of the course fee, which must be received prior to the first day of class. The registration will not be complete  and the space will not be held until  payment and registration forms  are received.  If courses are canceled due to low enrollments, or if courses are over-subscribed, applicants will be notified and any fees paid will be refunded. Applicants admitted for this course will receive information prior to the class start date with specific course information and directions to the facility.

Registration Fee:
 If your facility has ever filed a TURA Form S, your fee is $630.00.  DEP Facility I.D.# (required for the lower rate).  If your facility has not filed a TURA Form S, your fee is $2,000.00.  Registration fee includes materials, lunch, and breaks for each day.

Registrations are now due by September 4, 2014. Registration is first come/first served. A confirmation packet - including login information for the online portion and directions to the training facility for the class - will be mailed to you upon successful enrollment.
Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received by September 3, 2014  (5 business days) before the first day of class.
Cancellations received by September 3, 2014 will receive a credit that may be used for a future TURI-sponsored event. There will be no credit for cancellations received less than 5 business days prior to the start of the course. 

Fax cancellations to (978) 934-3050 or call Anne Basanese at(978) 934-3144

Register early!  Class size is limited and the course usually fills.  Applicants are registered on a first come/first served basis with a completed registration. 

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

For more information about this course or other trainings, please contact Mark Myles at Mark.Myles@turi.org



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