A Community Collaboration to Prevent Climate Change Related Chemical Accidents and Releases
Through a grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), The Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) and seven Regional Planning Agencies (RPAs) are conducting workshops designed to build awareness and educate Local and Regional Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs and REPCs), first responders, businesses and community stakeholders about toxic chemicals in their communities. This effort will build sustainable and replicable models for incorporating toxics use reduction into emergency preparedness and climate change resiliency planning.
Municipal Training Schedule
Business Training Schedule - TBA
Contact Tiffany Skogstrom, OTA’s Outreach and Policy Coordinator, at (617) 626-1086 or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive more information and get connected to the project.
Map of Known Toxics Users, Vulnerable Communities and Areas at Risk to Climate Change Weather Events
Visit the ArcGIS Map online to view climate-vulnerable facilities.
To view the climate vulnerability factors associated with a particular address, type the address into the search bar on the top right of the map. To change the information displayed by the map, click on the "Layers" drop down menu to customize the view to your needs.
For assistance navigating this map, contact OTA at (617) 626-1060.
Tools & Resources
- OTA Climate Change Resources For Local Governments
- OTA Climate Change Resources for Toxics Users
- TNEC-CSEA Training Program
The New England Consortium-Civil Service Employee Association (TNEC-CSEA) is a worker health and safety training program based at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Climate change impacts are increasing the likelihood of extreme weather events and TNEC-CSEA has developed courses and curriculum that address post-storm recovery, clean up and resiliency. Programs can be offered on-site and at our training center for public agencies and private companies.
Find the OTA industry specialist who best fits your needs:
The Office of Technical Assistance and Technology (OTA) provides a host of free, non-regulatory, confidential assistance services to Massachusetts businesses. OTA is staffed by chemists, engineers and public health experts who can assist businesses in pollution prevention and toxics use reduction.
Contact an industry expert directly for a site visit or phone consultation at no cost to your facility. If you're not sure who to contact, you may contact the general OTA number, (617) 626-1060, or fill out this form: Request an OTA Site Visit.
Contact Information & Other Expertise
|Chemicals and Allied Products|
Electronics/ Electrical equipment
Wholesale Trade Goods
SIC codes: 28, 34, 36, 51
Lumber and Wood
Furniture and Fixtures
SIC codes: 20, 24, 25, 72, 76
SIC codes: 33, 35, 37, 39
John (Jack) Illingworth
Measuring Instruments/ Medical
SIC codes: 29, 32, 38, 49
Rubber and Plastics Product
SIC codes: 22, 26, 27, 283, 30,
For Other OTA-Related Needs, Contact:
Rich Bizzozero, OTA Director.
Areas of expertise include: TURA, policy development, training, regulatory compliance, toxics use reduction, pollution prevention. Industry specific knowledge: metal finishing, jewelry, textiles, plastics, industrial coatings. email@example.com (617) 626-1080
Maia Rodriguez-Semp, OTA Communications Coordinator.
Areas of expertise include: environmental and worker health and safety topics, environmental justice, communications, event planning, training & webinar development, qualitative research & evaluation, data management. firstname.lastname@example.org (617) 626-1083
For This Project, Contact:
Tiffany Skogstrom, OTA Outreach & Policy Coordinator. Areas of expertise include: Grant administration, training, environmental health and worker exposures, environmental justice issues, community organizing, public health, climate change, chemical safety and emergency preparedness. Industry specific knowledge: Automotive, dry cleaners, personal care products, beauty and salon industry. email@example.com (617) 626-1086
This information provided by the Office of Technical Assistance and Technology.