and Course Topics
June 5, 2019
Resolution Site Characterization
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
Sweet is the technical lead for SCG Industries
high-resolution site characterization tools and services. He has
completed his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from
Acadia University and a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the
University of New Brunswick. Ben is a key member of SCG team playing
a major role in research & development, remedial action planning,
pilot testing, technical design, and contaminated site data interpretation.
In these roles he has completed numerous projects across North America,
conducting both large and small scale remediation projects and high
resolution site characterization investigations. Ben strives to
ensure SCGs clients are equipped with the latest innovative
technologies and strategies to help cost-effectively address their
environmental liabilities. Ben has presented at numerous conferences
and been involved in technical workshops for both government and
private organizations. Mr.Sweet will lecture on high-resolution
site characterization tools and techniques.
Ferguson, Ph.D., QPRA, is a Vice President and Senior
Environmental Health Scientist for Intrinsik Corp. with more than
25 years of experience in the areas of toxicology, epidemiology,
human health and ecological risk assessment, health impact assessment
and risk communication. Dr. Ferguson has a Ph.D. from the University
of Waterloo specializing in environmental toxicology and risk assessment.
Glenn has been declared an expert witness on issues related to toxicology
and risk assessment in both the Ontario Court of Justice and the
Ontario Municipal Board, as well as both the Alberta and British
Columbia Environmental Appeal Boards. Glenn has managed or been
technical lead for all phases of risk assessment projects related
to new petroleum refineries, electrical power generation facilities,
active mining facilities, occupational health assessment, community-based
risk assessments, contaminated industrial and residential sites,
smelter and incinerator emissions, landfills, pits and quarries,
rail corridors, highways, major airports, abandoned mine sites,
fuel oil spills, microbial risk assessment, and drinking water contamination.
Ferguson'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 hotel 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
and video recorders are permitted.