Basics & Best Practices: April 3
1:00 - 1:30 PM
Safe Alternatives to Cleaning Methods/Toxics Use Reduction Institute
As the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) Cleaning Laboratory Specialist, Alicia McCarthy assists Dr. Jason Marshall in helping Massachusetts companies with testing in the lab and providing on-site assistance with implementation. She also trains and helps manage student employees within the lab and tries to connect how to apply the knowledge and skills acquired within the lab to their own department and field. She won the Most Valuable Student Pollution Prevention Award in 2016, and she went with her team to present their Phase I EPA P3 research on alternatives for Dichloromethane in paint stripping applications in 2017. Other recent projects include: toxicology for chemists working group; collaboration with local organizations for educational workshops; and conducting performance testing of janitorial and industrial cleaners for a variety of applications. Alicia has a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Health and a Master’s of Science in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.