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TWO NEW ISSE '12 SESSIONS ADDED: Measurement uncertainty in lab results; plus, clandestine drug labs

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By: HazMat Staff
October 26, 2012 2012-10-26

Two new sessions have been added to the schedule for the International Sites and Spills Expo at the International Centre in Toronto for November 7 to 8, 2012. For the full schedule, click on the pdf document at the top right of this web page. 

Marcus Maguire is Senior Vice President of AGAT Laboratories’ coast to coast operations and is responsible for the continued development of an interconnected laboratory network, integrating various multidisciplinary scientific operations serving diverse industries across Canada and around the world. 

SESSION: Current legislation in Canada does not consider the measurement uncertainty when reporting laboratory results. This may often make decisions more difficult for Qualified Professionals, specifically when the results are at the legislative reporting limit and the method detection limit (MDL). Existing guidance has concentrated mainly on the evaluation of measurement uncertainty arising from the processes carried out in the laboratory itself. This presentation focuses on the additional factors that contribute to measurement uncertainty, specifically when dealing with the uncertainty arising from taking the initial sample as well as the uncertainty with respect to assessing compliance with a regulation or specification.

Shawn Barton joined Tervita in 2004 and is currently Operations Supervisor and lead of Tervita’s Emergency Response teams nationwide, based out of the Richmond District. 

Luc Chicoine joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1993. Upon graduation from the RCMP Academy in Regina, Saskatchewan, he began his career in Surrey, British Columbia. Subsequent to his initial posting in Surrey, he undertook assignments in Vancouver, Langley, British Columbia and most recently in Ottawa, Ontario.

SESSION: An in-depth look at the unique hazards and challenges faced by responders to synthetic drug production sites, and exploration of complexities associated with the legal requirements of responding to a crime scene in Canada.  Topics of discussion include chemical hazards,  evidence preservation/tracking and management of waste materials and controlled substances.  Following this interactive presentation, attendees  will have the opportunity to participate in a question and answer period with responders and law enforcement representatives.

To register for the International Sites and Spills Expo 2012, please click here!

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