Volume 02 | April 2018
TNEC E-Quarterly, 2018
The New England Consortium (TNEC) is the region's model Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Worker Health and Safety training organization. Since, 1987, TNEC has provided dynamic hands-on, participatory health and safety training. With simulated work tasks and mock incidents, students gain a better understanding of work site hazards and how to properly respond in an emergency situation.

Professor Craig Slatin Retires
Craig Slatin, Sc.D., MPH, retired from his University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) teaching position last June 2017, and at the end of July this year he will step down as Principal Investigator (PI) of The New England Consortium-Civil Service Employees Association (TNEC-CSEA).

Dr. Craig Slatin
MA Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) conducts Chemical Safety and Climate Change Preparedness Workshops
The Office of Technical Assistance and Technology works to support the growth of environmentally responsible manufacturing and production in the Commonwealth by encouraging businesses to better comply with environmental regulations, implement cost effective toxics use reduction, energy efficiency, water conservation, and other sustainable practices.

TNEC Training Highlights
A student in a recent 8-hour refresher training held at TNEC's training center at UMass Lowell commented on their evaluation, "Very well constructed course, patient instructors, well laid out exercises. Hope to be back for the 8-Hour next year."

Training Matters !!
Highlights of OSHA Safety for Public Employees in MA
On March 9, 2018 Governor Baker signed a bill that amended M.G.L. chapter 149 6 ½. The law was updated to clarify employee safety requirements in public sector workplaces, and will be enforced by the Department of Labor Standards (DLS).

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