Faculty Advisor

Tuler, Seth


Climate change has caused an increase in severe weather patterns. Wind gusts, extreme temperatures, and extreme precipitation can cause floods, structural damage, or power loss to toxics-using facilities, leading to risk of chemical disasters. The goal of our project was to assess the effectiveness of the MA Office of Technical Assistance and Technology’s (OTA) climate change resiliency and chemical safety program. The program supports the Toxics Use Reduction Act and consists of trainings and confidential site visits. We defined criteria to determine program effectiveness and interviewed and surveyed program participants to gain feedback on their experiences. We used this feedback to develop recommendations to improve the future trainings, site visits, online resources, and feedback.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs