PVPC and Mass OTA are co-sponsoring a no-cost workshop designed to build awareness and educate city officials, community leaders, R/LEPCs, and municipal users of hazardous chemicals about the hazardous chemicals stored, used, and transported through their communities. The trainings will build models for incorporating hazardous chemical use reduction into community and regional emergency preparedness and resiliency planning and supply chemical users with the tools they need to prevent industrial accidents. The first training, taking place on Sept 5, is specifically geared to emergency responders and managers, R/LEPCs, planners, and municipal facilities. Participants will walk away with templates for emergency pre-plans and plans; the links online hazard and emergency planning resources and smart phone apps and an understanding of how to use them; and ideas for next steps in making their communities safer and more resilient. A cold breakfast and coffee will be available.
Training topics include:
- regulatory review
- templates for pre-plans and plans
- confidential technical assistance
- online resources & smart phone apps
- next steps for collaborating between local emergency professionals and users of hazardous chemicals
Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, 60 Congress St, Springfield, MA