The Great Exchange

Wednesday & Thursday, Sept. 20-21, 10 am – 12 noon, and 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Come check out our Greatest ever inventory of office, facilities, safety, shipping, kitchen, craft supplies.  Also – new and gently used facility equipment and office furniture available for a nominal donation.

View pics of items to plan ahead.  Don’t miss this Great savings opportunity.

Members – Free: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 10:00 am – 12 noon, & 3:00 – 4:30 pm, Limit 6 boxes/bags, RSVP today.

Non-members – $25.00, Thursday, Sept. 21, 10:00 am – 12 noon, & 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Limit 5 boxes/bags, RSVP or Join today.

 

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Chemical Safety & Climate Resiliency Training – Reducing Toxics in Your Community

Thursday, September 28, 9:00 – 12:30pm

The Office of Technical Assistance and Technology and the Montachusett Regional Planning Commission will host a free training session to educate municipalities about incorporating toxics use reduction strategies into community and regional emergency preparedness. Content will especially benefit community planners, emergency responders, EMDs, R/LEPCs, and municipal users of hazardous chemicals. See related flyer for more info.

DEP Regulation and Violation Review

Friday, September 8th, 8:00 – 9:30 am

Is your facility’s operation complying with the Mass. Department of Environmental Protection’s regulations? Is there a potential risk of violation or could you benefit from clarification of requirements?

The Regional Section Chief, Compliance and Enforcement, Bureau of Air and Waste, will provide a brief overview of DEP regulations and compliance on air pollution, hazardous waste, industrial wastewater, solid waste, and toxics use reduction. Giles T. Steele-Perkins’ presentation will focus on common violations observed at facilities in central MA and will review enforcement and resources you can go to for assistance. This Roundtable will be valuable to business leaders, facility managers, EHS professionals, and others.

Please RSVP. Non-member registration $30; join and start saving today! Refreshments will be served. Meeting will be held at 33 Andrews Parkway, Devens.

Mark your calendar for upcoming Roundtable meetings: October 6, 8:00-9:30 am, Networking Forum, and November 3, 8:00-9:30 am, OSHA Compliance; details coming soon.

Celebrate Summer Hike

Wednesday, June 21, Noon-1:00p
The first day of summer, June 21, is the perfect time to take to a noon-time walk and check out the US Fish and Wildlife Visitor Contact Station in Devens!  Brown bag your lunch and join us for a guided tour of the facility with an impressive list of eco-friendly features.  You can view and learn about the new pollinator gardens, walk the hiking trail, and check out the outdoor amphitheater, the boat launch and education pavilion.  A representative from Fish and Wildlife will be our guide and teach us more about the site!  This is a great opportunity to learn more about what the center has to offer.
RSVP tracypierce@ecostardevens.com for location logistics. 

The Great Exchange – A Great Event

Wednesday, Thursday, May 24-25, 10:00a – noon, 3:30 – 4:30p

Check out “treasures available” for pictures of the wide range of new and gently used items that will be available. This is a great opportunity for local businesses and not-for-profits to achieve significant savings on office supplies, packing materials, paper/plastic/ reusable kitchen items, plastic and glass containers of various sizes, arts and crafts supplies, and much much more!

Members welcomed for FREE “shopping” on Wednesday. Other firms and organizations welcome Thursday for a nominal registration fee of $25 for up to 5 full boxes or bags. More boxes/ bags only $5 each. RSVP here ; join today for more savings.

Need filing cabinets, tables, desks, other office furniture? Sign up for an upcoming event – $25 per piece! For more info: donaneely@ecostardevens.com or call Dona 978-772-8831 x3304.

Engagement is Key to Workplace Safety (May, 2017)

This forum’s conversation focused on Employee Motivation and Engagement Strategies to promote safe and healthy work settings.
A recent study found that engaged business units had 62% fewer safety incidents than units with lower employee engagement. We reviewed research findings and published tips, then share approaches to promote staff investment in and enthusiasm for a safe workplace.