May 17, 2017

Free EPA Webinar - The Resilient Business: Disaster Preparation through Pollution Prevention

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Webinar - The Resilient Business: Disaster Preparation through Pollution Prevention

Wednesday June 7, 2017, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EDT

Could your business cope with a major flood, snowstorm, or power failure? Do you use hazardous chemicals? Surveys show that many businesses have not prepared for disasters by taking precautions such as emergency planning, having adequate insurance, & arranging for emergency power. This webinar for Massachusetts businesses will show you how to manage hazardous chemicals safely so that they are not at risk of release during a flood or other natural disaster. Registrants will receive a presentation with links to on-line resources. Learn how to:
  • use online maps to quickly find out if you are in a floodprone area,
  • determine your elevation & assess your flood risk onsite,
  • reduce risk & save money by switching to less hazardous chemicals & using energy more efficiently,
  • comply with regulations for managing hazardous wastes & materials, &
  • find financing & technical assistance.

Speaker Agenda:
  • Roy Crystal, EPA Region 1 - The Resilient Business: Disaster Preparation through Pollution Prevention
  • Tiffany Skogstrom, Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance – Online Maps & Resources for Disaster Preparation & Toxics Use Reduction in Massachusetts
  • Brenda Mirabile, FM Global – Onsite Assessment of Flood Risk & How to Reduce It

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A second webinar covering these topics will be scheduled during the summer.