EMA’s 2016 Workshop + GeoEnviroPro Course Dual Registration

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  • February 18, 2016
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Foreshore Projects and Considerations in Emergency & Spill Response

Thursday February 18, 2016 – all day (8am – 5pm)
SFU Segal Building – Beedie School of Business, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver

The 2016 EMA of BC Workshop will explore the complexities of BC coastal projects through their various stages, and incorporate emergency and spill response considerations. Discussion will revolve around successes and challenges associated with foreshore development as well as emergency and spill response strategies. Panels representing consultants, emergency response, government, industry, shipping and spill response will discuss projects / case studies with a high level ‘lessons learned’ approach. Focus will be on key issues faced by stakeholders as they seek to balance the business and environmental risks associated with BC’s economy.

(1)  Fundamentals of Spill Response (now includes Incident Command System – ICS – Level 100 certification!): This “Spills 101” is an ideal introduction to response operations for environmental managers and environmental service suppliers new to response operations (or newly responsible for their direction). Get a clear overview of response operations, preparedness, training requirements, health and safety, pending regulatory changes and specialty skill sets like SCAT (Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Technique) and ICS (Incident Command System). No one session in BC offers a clearer “roadmap” to responses. Presented in coordination with BCHAZMAT, one of BC’s leading sources for the ICS, TDG, HAZWOPER and SCAT training critical to safe and effective emergency response.

(2) Clean Enough – Closing Out Response Liability: Invaluable for those managing spill response liability, this seminar covers the strategic transition from response phase to project phase, Provincial legal instruments as an endpoint and the use of both risk assessment and monitored natural attenuation to close out responses and extinguish liability. This presentation *specifically* includes new and exciting approaches to ecological risk assessments for large wildlands site derived from VERY RECENT LARGE SCALE SPILL RESPONSE WORK IN BC. The information in this session is critical to those storing, hauling or handling hazardous materials: *while remediation to pristine conditions is frequently impossible, closing out a response project isn’t*.

A certificate of completion is available (2 hrs continuing education).

Each course is priced at $175, but sign up for both and we’ll reduce your EMA Workshop fee to our Morning Workshop rate!

*If your organization is not yet a member, but you would like to become a member to pay member rates for this event, please see here for more information.