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Instructors and Course Topics

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Course Offerings (Morning)

Overview of Human and Ecological Risk Assessment
Health and Safety at Contaminated Sites
Afternoon
Outdoor Demonstrations of Contaminated Site Technology and Techniques (Offsite - Lunch and Transportation will be provided to site.)

Elliot Sigal, B.Sc., QPRA is the President of Intrinsik Environmental Sciences Inc. and Intrinsik Health Sciences Inc. 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. 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.

Logan Barrett manages Accuworx’s 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 Logan’s 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.

Outdoor 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 camcorders are permitted.

 
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