Working as a risk assessor in BC and Ontario has taught Michelle Ashley many things. It has also caused her hair to turn grey. Taking a “learn to do by doing” approach, Michelle has learned that the regimes share the same goal: to identify contamination that may pose a risk to human and/or ecological heath and determine how to manage the risk. Both jurisdictions use many of the same tools, but the road maps to get to this goal are however, different.
Often when one jurisdiction goes right, the other goes left and the risk practitioner goes greyer and greyer. Whether it is order of operations, report format or review, there are several variances on approach. Michelle will discuss some of the key technical and administrative differences in the maps used by each jurisdiction.