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Region’s Premier Health, Safety Program Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The New England Consortium Has Trained More Than 30,000 People Since 1988

Prof. Craig Slatin will deliver the keynote address at the 25th anniversary event.


Contacts for media: Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209 or and Nancy Cicco, 978-934-4944 or

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The New England Consortium Has Trained More Than 30,000 People Since 1988

Friday, March 22
9:30 a.m. to Noon

WHAT: From advising those tasked with cleaning up oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico to training workers who respond to hazardous material emergencies, the New England Consortium has worked with more than 30,000 people and 2,000 employers across the region since it was founded 25 years ago. 

TNEC will mark that anniversary with a program that looks at policies and protections for the future of worker health and safety. 

The program’s keynote address will be delivered by Craig Slatin, TNEC director and professor in UMass Lowell’s Department of Community Health and Sustainability. 

A panel of experts on the topic will include:
  • Chip Hughes, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Worker Education and Training Program;
  • Shannon Beard, industrial hygienist with NIEHS and the National Institute of Health (NIH);
  • Marcy Goldstein Gelb, executive director of the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH);
  • Jim McIntosh, environmental health safety technician of EMD Millipore.
Other speakers are scheduled to include Brian Mitchell, executive director of the New Hampshire Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health; UMass Lowell Executive Vice Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney; TNEC Project Director Paul Morse; and John Wooding, professor of political science and economic and social development of regions.

WHERE: Cumnock Hall Auditorium, North Campus, 31 University Ave., Lowell. Contact UMass Lowell media relations for directions and parking information.

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