and Course Topics
June 9, 2021
of Human and Ecological Risk Assessment
and Safety at Contaminated Sites
Outdoor Demonstrations of Contaminated Site Technology and
Techniques (Offsite - Lunch and Transportation will be provided
Sigal, B.Sc., QPRA, is the Vice President President and
Senior Toxicologist for Intrinsik Corp. Mr. Sigal graduated with
an Honours B.Sc. in Toxicology from the University of Toronto in
1988 and has over 25 years of experience in toxicology, human health
and ecological risk assessment, and risk communication. Mr. Sigal
has been responsible for leading risk assessment teams in determination
of potential for exposure of and risk to receptors associated with
complex contaminated sites, mining/smelting facilities, military
base closures, underground storage tanks, incinerator/WTE emissions,
landfill sites, consumer products and industrial processes. He has
overseen and contributed to hundreds of risk assessments, including
many successfully completed in compliance with federal and provincial
regulations in Canada. Mr. Sigal's lecture will provide an introduction
to the underlying concepts and general approaches for Human Health
and Ecological Risk Assessment (HERA). Participants of this lecture
will gain an understanding of the role of HERA in contaminated site
assessment and remediation, basic components of HERA, complexity
of planning a HERA, identifying HERA objectives, basic approaches
to toxicity and exposure assessments, receptor and risk characterization,
and dealing with uncertainty in HERA.
Barrett manages Accuworxs Emergency Services division.
Specializing in high hazard chemical releases and containment. Logan
has extensive training in chemical fire-fighting, hazardous materials
response, railway emergency response, clandestine lab mitigation,
chemical security and crude oil releases. Logan has been contracted
by various agencies across Canada to teach hazardous materials and
emergency response techniques. With the ability to design structured
curriculum and industry specific lesson plans Logans course
content has proven to be extremely effective when applied to field
scenarios. With over 2000 deployments Logan has developed his reputation
on an international scale for quick, efficient, and safe responses.
Mr. Barrett will be discussing and demonstrating occupational
health and safety issues for contaminated and hazardous waste sites.
demonstrations of site characterization and remediation
technologies will be held at a location near the course venue from
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Full-scale soil and groundwater remediation
technologies, and drilling, geophysical, and sampling and analysis
equipment will be demonstrated. The temperature in early June in
Toronto ranges from 10-22 C. Attendees should have appropriate apparel,
such as rain gear, casual work clothes, and good walking shoes.
Cameras are permitted.