Introduction to Risk Assessment for Environmental Professionals
Date and Time: Friday, March 25, 2022, 1 PM - 3 PM
- Lisa J. Campe, MPH, LSP, Risk & Toxicology Practice Leader, Woodard & Curran
- Lisa McIntosh, MS, DABT, Senior Technical Manager and Principal, Woodard & Curran
Continuing Education Credits:
The CT State Board of Examiners of Environmental Professionals (LEP Board) has approved this course/webinar for 2.0 hours of continuing education credits (CT LEP–555W). This is a new course and the first time being offered in CT by EPOC.
This course provides an overview of the basic concepts and uses of risk assessment to understand and address potential health risks and direct site investigations and cleanups. This course will describe the basic components and applications of environmental health risk assessment, including hazard identification, exposure assessment, dose-response evaluation, and risk characterization considering the general process and paradigm as denoted by the National Academy of Sciences and the USEPA. The primary objective of this course is to introduce environmental professionals to real world applications of environmental health risk assessment, including some of the associated uncertainties, challenges, and benefits. In addition, this course will provide some background on the current assessment framework of RSRs in Connecticut and some insights into and examples of applied risk assessment and management at other state- and federal-led sites. Lastly, the class will convey key points regarding the communication of potential risks to stakeholders.
- What is risk assessment?
- Summary of Current RSR Process and Options in CT
- Summary of Risk-Based Process/Applications in MA under MCP
- Intro to the key components (with practical examples provided)
- Hazard Identification
- Exposure Assessment
- Dose-response Assessment
- Risk Characterization
- Uncertainties Analysis
- Applications of Risk Assessment
- Risk Communication Basics
Ms. Campe holds a BS in Geology from Duke University and a Masters of Public Health (MPH) from Boston University, and has applied her education as an environmental professional, environmental risk assessor, and Licensed Site Professional (LSP) for over 30 years. Lisa provides environmental consulting services for a wide variety of clients ranging from government agencies, municipalities and developers to Fortune 500 companies. Lisa has also served on a variety of professional committees including being co-chair of the LSPA Regulations Comm., current co-chair of the NAIOP Brownfields Committee, a member of the USEPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) for biosolids panel, and she has been an active participant on both Mass DEP workgroups and New Jersey (NJ) DEP stakeholder groups to assist in revisions to the environmental regulations and preparation of guidance documents. Lisa has focused on developing cost effective, sustainable and protective risk-based solutions to environmental problems and specialties include data assessment and statistics, human health and ecological risk assessments, vapor intrusion assessment and mitigation, emerging contaminants, litigation support and risk communication. She is a frequent lecturer and educator on environmental and health risk assessment topics for such groups as the LSPA, Environmental Business Council, Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA), Association for Environmental Health & Sciences (AEHS) and regularly communicates complex environmental information to stakeholders and the public as part of her practice.
Lisa McIntosh is a senior technical manager at Woodard & Curran, with over two decades of expertise in conducting both human health and ecological risk assessments under various state and federal regulatory programs. In addition to risk assessment, Lisa has additional experience in risk communication, data evaluation, environmental site assessment, wetland science and ecological restoration. Ms. McIntosh holds a BS in Biology and MS in Environmental science and is certified as a general toxicologist by the American Board of Toxicology. She is actively involved in the scientific and regulatory community, including the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Society for Women Environmental Professionals and the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council PFAS, risk communication and microplastics workgroups.