Date and Time
May 1, 2019
10 a.m. EST
Continuing Education Credits
TUR Planners can receive 1 credit for attending and actively participating in this webinar.
Details and Speakers
Heat waves, flooding, intense storms, power outages and other climate change weather events pose a significant threat to communities where large toxic chemical users reside when critical infrastructure and services fail or are damaged.

  • Tiffany Skogstrom of the Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) will demonstrate an online mapping tool to identify toxics users in relation to climate change-related vulnerability factors such as flood, hurricane, and environmental justice zones.
  • Rick Ferreira of the Taunton Emergency Management Agency will discuss the importance and value of building strong community partnerships between businesses and local government as part of emergency preparedness planning.
Related Grant Opportunity for Communities and Businesses
Massachusetts communities may consider applying for a Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) grant to help draw local industries and businesses into regional emergency planning processes and assist them with proactively implementing toxics use reduction techniques to preserve the business and protect the surrounding community from chemical releases and accidents. Likewise, industrial facilities and small businesses may apply for toxics use reduction grants to find safer alternatives to toxic chemicals.