Environmental Technician Monitor Workshop

Learn the principles and techniques for safe and accurate environmental fieldwork monitoring.

Our Environmental Technician Workshop focuses on a variety of topics that help you become a safer and more effective monitor. Participants will learn proper monitoring techniques at industrial sites, and the laws and regulations that shape environmental monitoring duties.

The topics we cover include: sampling protocols, equipment maintenance and calibration, field navigating, taking proper notes and site photographs, monitoring techniques, and laboratory protocols.

The workshop is a mix of both classroom and field exercises. Proper seasonal apparel and PPE is required (i.e. CSA Approved footwear, reflective vest, hard hat, safety glasses, and gloves).

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Workshop Benefits

  • Updates on the Latest
    Legislation and Regulations

  • Monitoring and Sampling Best Practices

  • How to Conduct
    Site-Inspections

  • Safety Considerations for a Variety of Field Activities

  • Field Navigation and Taking Proper Site-Photos

  • Handling/Labeling Field Samples and Laboratory Protocols

Workshop Topics

INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING
  • Introduction to Environmental Monitors - Responsibilities, Training Requirements, Career Opportunities
  • Introduction to Applicable Legislation (including Permits)
  • Environmental Inspections – Risk Identification and Assessment (field safety and environmental level risk assessments)
  • Field Safety Plans
EMERGENCY AND SPILLS PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE
  • Environmental Emergency Preparedness and Response Introduction and Regulatory Requirements
  • Spill Response Desktop Scenarios and Live Drills
BIOLOGICAL STUDIES AND SPECIES AT RISK
  • Legal requirements/restrictions
  • Introduction to biological studies and SAR considerations
SEDIMENT AND EROSION CONTROL
  • Best Practices
  • Practical Exercises
ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTS/ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS
  • What's important?
  • How to Interpret and Communicate Information
WATER MONITORING AND THE ENVIRONMENT
  • Water – Regulatory Requirements
  • Surface Water and Flow Monitoring Techniques
  • Groundwater – Monitoring Techniques
  • Practical Exercises
AIR/SOIL MONITORING
  • Air Monitoring Techniques
  • Soil Sampling
  • Practical Exercises and Site-Visit
WASTE MANAGEMENT
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Best Practices - Management, Recycling and Diversion
  • Inspection Targets and Tools
POST-FIELDWORK PROTOCOLS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Field Navigation and GIS
  • Taking Proper Field Notes and Photos
  • Sample Handling and Shipment
  • Laboratory Protocols and Data Management
  • Interpreting Values and Data
  • Practical Exercises
WRAP UP/DEBRIEF
  • Designing and Implementing Site-Specific Monitoring Programs
 

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