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NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series

Chen, Tina

Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (PST)

NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series

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The National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health invites you to attend the upcoming Environmental Health Seminar. Webinar instructions will be included in the confirmation email. Presentation recordings will be posted on the NCCEH website

Seminar details

Title: Guidance for the Characterization and Management of Public Health Risks from the Acute Release of Chemicals of Concern: Crude Oil

Speaker: Marc Lafontaine, Science Advisor, Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit, Health Canada

The Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit (CEPRU) of Health Canada is developing guidance documents to assist public health and emergency management practitioners in preparing for and responding to the acute release of high-risk chemicals. These guidance documents are intended to be used for awareness and education purposes; they cover considerations spanning the emergency management continuum of prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. They are complementary to chemical-specific response data sheets, include case studies, and promote freely available authoritative data sources and risk management best practices. Using a common structure and Q&A style, guidance documents for chlorine, ammonia, hydrogen fluoride and crude oil are being finalised. The guidance document on crude oil - currently under final review and planned to be made available in both official languages in the summer of 2017 - will be presented during the webinar.

Please note: Citrix GoToMeeting webinar capacity is limited to 100 attendees. To accommodate this, please consider attending the webinar as part of a group. If you are unable to attend after registering, please cancel your registration prior to the event. Thank you!


These sessions are eligible for CIPHI Professional Development Hours. If you would like a letter of credit validation for CIPHI PDHs, please specify this on the registration form. Letters are sent out annually in January.

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When & Where

BC Centre For Disease Control / Online webinar
655 12th Ave W
Lane Level Lecture Hall
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4R4

Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (PST)

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