LSPA Continuing Education Webinar

Principles of Risk Communication, Applied to PFAS Site Issues

When: Wednesday, June 9, 2021  
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:15 PM EST (Please note: registration closes 15 minutes prior to the start of the webinar.)  
Live Webinar via Zoom
Registration: In your LSPA registration confirmation email, you will receive a link to a Zoom Registration for this topic. Registration for LSPA webinars requires a two-step process. 1) Complete the LSPA registration, and 2) In your LSPA confirmation email, you will receive a link to a Zoom "Webinar Registration". You must also complete this registration in order to receive the webinar link, and reminder emails with course materials. 
Cost: Members $200 | Non-members $350
Instructors:

  • Linda Dell, Senior Managing Consultant, Ramboll
  • Ray Frigon, Assistant Director of the Remediation Division, CTDEEP
  • Paul Locke, Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup, MassDEP
  • Lisa McIntosh, Senior Technical Manager and Principal, Woodard & Curran
  • Eric Wood, LSP and Principal, Ramboll

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This course has been approved for 2.0 DEP Regulatory credits and 2.0 LSP Technical credits. This is a new course. To ensure you receive continuing education credit for your attendance in this webinar, please read the LSPA's guidelines here.     

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Webinar Description: 

The course objective is to familiarize LSPs with the principles and tools of risk communication and specifically, how they can be implemented at disposal sites impacted by PFAS contamination. The course is designed to provide experiences and perspectives from a variety of stakeholders, with a presentation team that includes an LSP, environmental and risk communication professionals, and state regulators representing Massachusetts and Connecticut. Attendees will benefit from stakeholders from the two states addressing similar issues and concerns regarding how they approach risk communication at a site with PFAS contamination. The course will provide LSPs guidance and practical insights for communicating risks associated with PFAS in the environment, and for helping affected persons understand how disposal site cleanup decisions are made to achieve regulatory compliance.

Case studies of two high profile disposal sites impacted by PFAS will be integrated throughout the course to highlight the application of specific risk communication techniques; this will include identifying approaches that have worked well and those that have not, presenting questions and concerns raised by communities and other entities affected by PFAS contamination, explaining how such questions and concerns can be addressed effectively, and evaluating if/how project goals have been achieved. Brief summaries of the two disposal sites will be sent to registered participants in advance of the course to allow sufficient time to become familiar with the case studies.

Fifteen minutes will be allotted at the end of the webinar for Questions & Answers with participants and presenters. To view course outline, click here.

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