TECHNICAL EMERGENCY SPILL RESPONSE COURSE
This is a technical course for people who know basic spill response and want to know more about spill response from the environmental consultants point of view. This course is an online 21 hour course for health and safety professionals, risk management, consultants and spill responders looking to learn more technical aspects of spill response. This course is $5,000 plus tax. Depending on your province/territory there are government grants that can cover up to 100% of the cost of this course. It is online and instructor led. Applicants must apply for acceptance and then ProEnviro can assist with the grant application
Requires knowledge on how to oversee a spill.
Potentially exposed to and manages contaminant situations with operational fluids such as fuels, radiator fluids, motor oil, etc. (excluding specialized contaminants such as radioactive, biomedical, etc.) Preferably has completed some Ground Disturbance, Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS/GHS) orientation and/or training.
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Introduction to Spill Response: Case Studies & Lessons Learned – Review case studies for typical spill situations and best management practices. Gain an understanding from instructor experience, past projects and a deep dive into lessons learned.
Safety Considerations & Reconnaissance – Learn about collecting details to assess safe working conditions. Options to request location data, volume and implement potential recovery actions. Review sources for information on property owners, groundwater wells, protected areas, etc.
Permissions and Approvals – This session is about stakeholder/collaborator approvals and permissions. Understand why spills need to focus on the contaminant of concern when collecting data and preparing assessment scope. Review your plan and confirm your criteria.
Permissions and Approvals – Spill response may require permits for road closures, soil relocation, and crossing agreements. Overview of best practice in line locates, heavy equipment choice and restrictions, protecting infrastructure and reducing migration.
Project Management: Before you Attend Site – Prior planning to have contacts and resources in place. Knowing and engaging regulators such as environmental, highway and jurisdictional officers to update and expedite approvals and exemptions in emergencies. Tips and hints on disposal, equipment and supply preparations.
Project Management: Time is Money – Here we will develop a checklist of services and equipment needed in a spreadsheet. Review of safety protocols specific to the site. Track record of your costs and reduction opportunities.
Containment – Land vs Water Based Spills – Review of different techniques typically used in spill response. Discuss various sampling media and ensuring you have the right resources for both assessment and containment.
Sampling Procedures – Basic Labelling and Cross Contamination Prevention Measures –Samples needed for assessment, interim and confirmatory in soil, sediment, water and air. Go over the differences in sampling equipment, laboratory containers and protocols. Suggested nomenclature and best management practices to prevent contamination.
Remedial Options – Insitu/Exsitu – Depending on time, budget and location, different remedial options can be implemented. In this class we look at the advantages and disadvantages of insitu (leaving contamination in place) and exsitu (removing or relocation contamination) remediation.
Remedial Options – Regulatory – Remediation guidelines, standards and criteria are dependant on exposure pathways. We continue to evaluate remedial options including reviewing the objectives and evaluating if some ‘triggers’ can be removed to help reach our end goals quicker (and with less money).
Reclamation – Pre-Existing Condition – Contamination has been removed and now the site needs to be restored to pre-existing conditions. In this class we discuss processes and protocols to reclamation including backfilling, seeding, erosion control and other typical restorative practices.
Ongoing Monitoring – Some sites require visits in spring or fall to evaluate changing conditions such as vegetative growth or water fluctuations. Discuss some of these uncommon events and what to look for to help facilitate objectives being met quicker.
Reporting – Initial and Interim Providing information to stakeholders is important for trust and awareness of schedule. What information is required to who, when and how. Discuss tables, diagrams and general reporting practises
Reporting – Final – In this session we will cover the final details in reporting required for regulatory closure. We will discuss closure options such as certificates and the benefits and downfalls of applying for them.
- Trainer Instructional Hours: 21
- Class runs twice weekly Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 10:30am MST for 7 weeks
Dates of Training:
- Begin: March 12, 2024 to April 25, 2024
- Technical Spill Response Course
- Technical Spill Response Certificate awarded at the end of course
- Private Trainer
- PO BOX 83113 Webber Greens
Edmonton, Alberta T5T 6S1
- $5,000 plus GST
- You can apply for a grant to cover up to 100% of the course tuition. Using the course syllabus you can apply to the Canada Job Grant. See your provincial training grant to see if you qualify or ask for details prior to signing up: email@example.com
Katrina Patel is a Professional Biologist with nineteen years of industry experience. She is well versed in environmental regulations for British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, Northwest Territories and the bordering United States. Her background includes emergency spill response, site assessments, remediation of soil, water & air using bacterial amendments, natural bio filters, oxidizers and alternative technologies. Past project experience includes permitting of hazardous treatment facilities, third party file review and implementation of emerging technologies.
Over the years, Katrina has helped people, companies and their insurers respond to a variety of spills in a diverse array of environments. She has used both standard and innovative processes and procedures to protect ecologically sensitive areas while keeping costs to a minimum during environmental incidents. As a coordinator for RBW Waste Management she learned about and educated clients on different spill response supply products such as absorbents, covers, plugging compounds and drive-on pads. With her background in microbial science, she developed and implemented remedial procedures using bacteria to digest contamination in soil and water instead of burying it in landfills or placing it down abandoned wells for future generations to deal with.
In 2010 she incorporated KPI, her own environmental consulting firm, where she was commissioned to develop and test recycled tire as hydrocarbon absorbent material. She used the recycled tire to remediate water and soil for Oil & Gas companies, industrial effluent, and water collection at soil treatment facilities. KPI was hired to permit, develop and operate soil recycling treatment facilities throughout Western Canada. Katrina is also an Incident Commander for insurance companies to lead a team responding to catastrophic spills and clean up sites while under the careful examination of spillers, regulators, property owners and insurance companies.
Katrina is the founder of the Alberta Spill Response Association (ASRA) and Project WIN. ASRA is a not-for-profit group collaborating industry subject matter experts to review and endorse spill training programs such as ProEnviro’s Spill Response Courses. Project Working Interactively towards Non-abuse (WIN) Foundation is also a not-for-profit organization developing an educational video game that will incentivize gamers with real tangible prizes donated by corporations seeking to meet their Environmental Social & Governance mandates. It’s where learning meets gaming and corporations fuel the adventure to go green.
Her designations include:
P.Biol – Professional Biologist, Alberta Society of Professional Biologists
R.P.Bio – Professional Biologist, British Columbia College of Applied Biology
Q.P.Sask. – Qualified Person Certificate Saskatchewan