ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN
WORKSHOP

learn the principles and techniques for safe and accurate environmental fieldwork monitoring

Our practical hands-on workshop is designed to provide training for environmental technicians hired by industry to monitor environmental management practices at mining operations in Ontario.

Students will experience an overview of fieldwork monitoring, environmental data entry and interpretation, environmental regulatory requirements, and compliance reporting.

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).

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

PURPOSE

Participants will benefit from an interactive workshop that includes:

  • An overview of monitoring and sampling best practices for typical environmental programs at mining operations
  • Review of environmental regulatory requirements in the Ontario mining industry
  • Tools for managing environmental regulatory requirements, including preparing for data management and reporting

AUDIENCE

This workshop is applicable to a broad audience of resource industry workers, regardless of previous experience as an environmental professional.

  • Environmental Technicians and Coordinators
  • Environmental Consultants, and Professionals
  • Engineering Consultants, Professionals, Technologist and Technicians

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • 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
  • Environmental Emergency Preparedness and Response Introduction and Regulatory Requirements
  • Spill Response Desktop Scenarios and Live Drills
  • Legal requirements/restrictions
  • Introduction to biological studies and SAR considerations
  • Best Practices
  • Practical Exercises
  • What’s important?
  • How to Interpret and Communicate Information
  • Water – Regulatory Requirements
  • Surface Water and Flow Monitoring Techniques
  • Groundwater – Monitoring Techniques
  • Practical Exercises
  • Air Monitoring Techniques
  • Soil Sampling
  • Practical Exercises and Site-Visit
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Best Practices – Management, Recycling and Diversion
  • Inspection Targets and Tools
  • 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
  • Designing and Implementing Site-Specific Monitoring Programs

ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN
WORKSHOP

learn the principles and techniques for safe and accurate environmental fieldwork monitoring

Our practical hands-on workshop is designed to provide training for environmental technicians hired by industry to monitor environmental management practices at mining operations in Ontario.

Students will experience an overview of fieldwork monitoring, environmental data entry and interpretation, environmental regulatory requirements, and compliance reporting.

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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