Course Description

The course is designed for aspiring and junior risk assessors and others that want to gain a working understanding of contaminated sites risk assessment such as government regulators, project managers, lawyers and land owners.

Identification of human receptors, contaminants of concern, and exposure pathways, conceptual exposure model development, chronic daily intake estimation, identifying toxicity reference values, estimating and interpreting hazard quotients and incremental lifetime cancer risk estimates.


Scott Steer

Scott is an environmental toxicologist and the principal at Steer Environmental Associates, a consulting firm specializing in the performance and technical management of contaminated sites risk assessment. He is an Approved Risk Assessment Specialist with the Society of Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals of British Columbia with more than fifteen years of experience in contaminated site assessment, human health and ecological risk assessment, and environmental toxicology.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Part 1: Introduction, Problem Formulation & Exposure Assessment


    • Part 1 Lecturette

    • Assignment #1 Video

    • Assignment #1 Worksheet

  • 2

    Part 2: Effects Assessment & Risk Characterization

    • Part 2 Lecturette

    • Assignment #2 Worksheet

  • 3

    Assignment Solutions and Quiz

    • Assignment #1 Solutions Video

    • Assignment #2 Solutions Video

    • Quiz to Test Your Learning