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Avoiding Environmental Setbacks During Construction Webinar: February 25, 2021

Presented by Matt Laneville, B.E.S. 

March 3, 2021

ECOH’s webinar included discussions on a variety of topics related to environmental, health and safety (EH&S) issues encountered on construction projects. Matt Laneville highlighted the impacts of unaddressed issues and the best approaches to control potential setbacks, using a number of case studies to demonstrate real-world examples of good (and bad) practices.

ECOH’s Expertise

ECOH is committed to providing excellent and timely services to assist you in identifying potential EH&S concerns, prior to construction, to minimize negative outcomes related to, for example:

· Asbestos

· Lead

· Abandoned Chemicals and Laboratories

· Wastewater

· Mould

· PCB’s

These EH&S concerns can have potentially negative impacts on a project, such as:

· Worker health and safety hazards

· Project delays

· Cost overruns

· Regulatory non-compliance (potentially leading to order, stop-work orders, fines, etc.)

To avoid environmental setbacks during a project, ECOH emphasizes and promotes the following:

· Proper training for individuals

· Pre-construction surveys of hazardous materials and reviews of planned construction activities

· Development of safe work procedures and use of engineering controls

To access a PDF copy of the Avoiding Environmental Setbacks During Construction webinar slide deck, please click the link below. You can also watch the full webinar recording at the top of the page.

If you have any further questions, please contact us via email.

Matt Laneville

Senior Project Manager

Matt Laneville manages ECOH’s Ottawa team. He has 13 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry in the National Capital Region and throughout North America. He has supervised, conducted, and managed thousands of hazardous materials surveys, abatement projects, environmental assessments, and industrial hygiene assessments for a wide range of clients. Matt was a senior consultant on the investigation and abatement associated with the explosion of the Cliff Heating and Cooling Plant which consisted of a two-year remediation project, ranging from asbestos and lead abatement to hydrocarbon contamination. Matt has also been involved with laboratory decommissioning and the investigation of various research facilities prior to construction/renovation or change in use.

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