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Caught in the Toxic Impact Zone: Communicating about Worst Case Scenarios

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McDaniel Lambert, Inc. Introduction As the title of this paper indicates, we intend to discuss the requirement for communicating worst case scenarios under the EPA’s recent Risk Management Plan rule. Over the course of the paper, however, you’ll probably notice that we are also discussing a few things, which–at first glance–don’t seem to fit into a worst case scenario. In…

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One-Day Intensive Community Meeting Workshop

By | Case Study, Risk Assessment Management

McDaniel Lambert, Inc. McDaniel Lambert, Inc. offers an intensive one-day Community Meeting Workshop. The workshop is designed to assist clients in preparing for the RMP public meetings now required by law or for other community meetings. The one-day course provides hands-on training in the principles and practice of risk communication. Participants learn how to: · Avoid the pitfalls of presentations…

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Human Health Risk Assessment

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Environmental Health Decisions Environmental Health Decisions has performed and managed several hundred human health risk assessments for local and national clients. Site experience includes federal and state Superfund sites, manufactured gas plant sites, RCRA sites, former gasoline station sites, and Brownfields sites. Using risk assessment, the consultant has successfully negotiated risk-based remedial investigations, cleanup levels, no action alternatives and remedial…

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Risks Due to Lead Exposure

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Plunkett & Associates Lead Exposure and Risk Various Clients National Expertise on issues of lead toxicology and health effects as well as the disposition of lead in both animals and humans has been an important resource for various clients that must address issues related to lead exposures. Experience in this area includes: Critical examination and extensive use of the bokinetic…

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Petroleum Products: Toxicology and Risk

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Plunkett & Associates Petroleum Products: Toxicology & Risk Major Oil Company Southeastern U.S. Provided consulting support to a major oil company involved in litigation at an old oil storage and refining site. The case involved hundreds of plaintiffs claiming a wide variety of health effects as well as fear of future effects. The characteristics of the very weathered petroleum materials…

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Pharmacokinetics and Dermal Exposure Assessment

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Plunkett & Associates Pharmacokinetics and Chemical Exposure Various Industrial Clients National The consultant’s expertise in pharmacokinetics has been a useful tool in re-creating chemical exposure situations or in predicting the impact of a chemical on a population. An example would include work on the dermal exposure to PCBs and predicting safe surface levels of this chemical based on the pharmacokinetics…

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Pesticide Regulatory Database

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Plunkett & Associates Pesticide Exposure and Toxicology International Food Company Worldwide An extensive Microsoft ACCESS database of pesticides used on a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables was developed and is currently maintained by the consultant. This database tracks pesticide toxicology, worker safety concerns, and acceptable residue levels for over 200 chemicals on a number of crops as established in…

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Chemical Risk Assessment: Lead Exposure

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Plunkett & Associates Chemical Risk Assessment Small Municipality North Central Texas A comprehensive assessment of lead exposure in a small city with an active battery recycling facility was performed. The study was designed to determine if there were any potential health risks that could be attributed to lead emissions from the facility. The study was prompted by concerns voiced by…

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Getting Ready for

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by Judy K. Bell, CEM Disaster Survival Planning Network Living in Southern California means always being prepared for “The Big One”. At home, school, or work, you and your family should have a plan. Know what each of you will do, and how you will be reunited. Establish an out-of-area contact who can be called to relay information. Have each…

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Reducing Hazards Before Disaster Strikes

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by Judy K. Bell, CEM Disaster Survival Planning Network How effective is the hazard reduction program in your organization? Most groups discover that they haven’t maintained their program after the latest earthquake. Then everyone scrambles to order more securing devices that may or may not actually get installed, depending on the amount of time that lapses between the last shaker,…

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