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STEM Ed Announcement: Integrated Chemical Management Free Program



This is not a UMass program.
 Contact information is below.
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 Integrated Chemical Management (ICM) Schools Program
 Offer for Free On-Site Assistance-Summer 2014!
 
 DO YOU HAVE:
 
 "	A real-time chemical database of all stock chemical
 containers
 "	Chemicals that are inappropriate for educational institutions
 "	Outdated and unwanted chemicals 
 "	A RCRA hazardous waste program
 "	A laboratory safety plan
 "	A safe, secure, chemical storage area 
 
 If you answered no to more than 2 of these questions, EPA can help
 you to systematically address any of the above issues at no cost. EPA
 will provide a team of experts to sweep, inspect, segregate,
 consolidate, inventory, and properly store your chemicals at no cost.
 
 WHY IMPLEMENT AN INTEGRATED CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM? 
 
 "	Reduce risk of accidents
 "	Decrease chemical exposure
 "	Ensure chemical security
 "	Provide accurate inventory
 "	Reduce solid & hazardous waste
 "	Control chemical purchasing
 "	Minimize liability
 "	Save money & Prevent pollution
 
 HOW TO GET STARTED?
 
 The US EPA's New England office is offering free assistance to a
 limited number of communities based on need and location during the
 summer of 2014.  
 
 EPA has partnered with 100+ public schools, including the Boston
 Public School System, and their science departments to help identify
 and correct improper chemical management and implement an integrated
 chemical management system.  
 
 EPA also provides training for science teachers on laboratory safety,
 waste management, pollution prevention, laboratory safety planning,
 and safer & healthier chemistry during the school year. 
 
 If your school needs help, please contact us ASAP for more
 information:
 
 Dwight Peavey, Senior Scientist, US EPA, Region 1
 At 617-918-1829 or peavey.dwight@epa.gov

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