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When Public Agencies Collide

This one-day managerial course uses lecture, discussion and a progressively complex four-part exercise to present sources of and solutions to conflicts between public agencies. The course is interactive and utilizes the experiences of the facilitator and participants, text material and lecture. The goal of the course is to provide participants with insights and tools for avoiding, resolving, and managing conflicts in the public sector.

This course is designed for those who seek enhanced skills at resolving conflict within or between public agencies and utilities.

Course tuition includes the participant manual with a copy of the course presentation.

Educational Objectives

  • The participant will be able to define either verbally or in writing the five sources of conflict in public agencies and develop strategies for dealing with challenges presented.
  • The participant will be able to identify the drivers of organisational behaviour for competing public agencies and find solutions that will satisfy both.
  • The participant will be able to utilize an understanding of the five personality types that present themselves in public agency conflicts to guide these personality types towards conflict resolution.
  • The participant will learn how to develop and utilize a Conflict Resolution Plan to resolve future challenges.

Asbestos Awareness Training

This one-day course presents the nature of the material, its use in Canada, health risks, and the regulatory framework and management practices. The course is offered by Resource Environmental Associates Limited (REA). 

MODULE 1 – BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT THE COURSE

1.1   Nature of the Material
1.2   The Properties that Make it Useful
1.3   Commercial Uses of Asbestos
1.4   Use in Canada and Elsewhere
1.5   Prevalence of Asbestos in the Environment

MODULE 2 – HEALTH HAZARDS

2.1   Discovery of Health Risks
2.2   Role of Respirable Fibers
2.3   Types of Asbestos Lung Disease
2.3.1        Lung Cancer
2.3.2        Mesothelioma
2.3.3        Asbestosis
2.3.4        Other Asbestos-Related Diseases
2.4   Importance of Material Form for Health Risk
2.5   How Asbestos Fibers are Released to Air
2.6   How Much Airborne Fiber is Hazardous
2.7   Exposure and risk to Workers in Buildings
2.8   Factors Affecting Fiber Release and Potential for Exposure
2.9   Occupations at Potential Risk of Exposure

MODULE 3 – REGULATIONS OF ASBESTOS IN ONTARIO

3.1   History of Asbestos Regulations in Ontario
3.2   Statutory Context – Occupational Health and Safety Act

MODULE 4 – INTRODUCTION TO THE ASBESTOS REGULATION FOR CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDINGS

4.1   Prior Regulatory Framework for Asbestos
4.2   Reasons for Regulatory Updating
4.3   Regulation Amendment Timeline
4.4   Key Changes
4.5   Applications

MODULE 5 – DUTIES OF OWNERS, OVERVIEW

5.1   Part 1 - Site Asbestos Record
5.1.1        Where the Asbestos Record is Required
5.1.2        Relationship to Asbestos Examination
5.1.3        Contents of the Asbestos Record
5.1.4        Updating the Asbestos Record
5.2   Part 2 - Information Sharing Requirements
5.2.1        Overview
5.2.2        Regulatory Requirements
5.2.3        Key Difference in Information Sharing Requirements
5.2.3.1    Information for Employers Not Performing Demolition/Alteration/Repair Work and Occupiers
5.2.3.2    Information for Demolition/Alteration/Repair Work and Occupiers
5.2.3.3    Information for the Owner’s Workers
5.2.3.4    Updating the Parties
5.3   Part 3 - Worker Instruction and Training
5.4   Part 4 - Periodic Inspection
5.5   Part 5 - Dealing with Fallen Material
5.5.1        Examination of Fallen material
5.5.2        Duty to Clean Up
5.5.3        Duty to Perform Abatement
5.5.4        Exemption for Closed False Ceilings

MODULE 6 – DUTIES OF CONTRACTOR

6.1   Part 1 – Employee Health & Safety Programs
6.1.1        Employee Training
6.1.2        Respiratory Protection Program
6.1.3        Asbestos Work Records
6.2   Part 2 – Pre-DAR Report Distribution to Subs
6.2.1        Distribution of Pre-DAR ACM Survey Reports
6.3   Part 3 – Asbestos Work Procedures
6.3.1        Operations Classes as Type 1
6.3.2        Type 1 Procedures
6.3.3        Operations Classed as Type 2
6.3.4        Type 2 Procedures
6.3.5        Type 2 Procedures – Glove Bag
6.3.6        Operations Classes as Type 3
6.3.7        Type 3 Procedures
6.3.8        Prior Notice to MOL of Type 2 and 3 Projects
6.3.9        Notification of ACM Not on Pre-DAR Survey Report
6.3.10     Owner Notification of Discovery of Suspected ACM

MODULE 7 – EQUIVALENCY AND VARIANCE

MODULE 8 – BULK SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS

MODULE 9 – AIR SAMPLING AND ANAYLSIS

9.1   Requirements for Type 3 Abatement Air Clearing Sampling
9.2   When, Where and How to Perform Sampling
9.3   Procedures for PCN Sampling and Analysis
9.4   Procedure for TEM Sampling and Analysis
9.5   Required Number of Clearance Samples
9.6   Criteria re: Acceptability of Fiber Concentration
9.7   Reporting and Record Keeping

MODULE 10 - PROHIBITIONS

Energy Monitoring

Discover New Tools for Tracking Energy Consumption and Performance!  

In this workshop participants will learn how to effectively monitor, energy consumption and savings, taking into account weather and other driving factors to create picture of a building energy performance. The workshop will be a hands-on and highly interactive experience. The two facilitators will utilize a variety of software demonstrations, calculation worksheets, graphic slides, case studies and discussion to create an effective learning environment. This workshop will feature a series of hands-on analysis sessions with software based monitoring tools including simple Excel based tools and RETScreen®. 

All participants will be encouraged to bring their own computers, with RETScreen®  pre-installed. The RETScreen®  Suite can be downloaded and installed from www.retscreen.net

Workshops topics include:

  • Managing Energy – A Context for Monitoring
  • Energy Monitoring – Basic Principles
  • Energy Star PortfolioManager™ – An Overview & Case Study
  • Hands-On Energy performance Analysis
    • Excel Based Tools
    • RETScreen® Plus
  • Measurement & verification of Savings – A Primer
  • The Financial Case – Looking Beyond Simple Payback to NPV & IRR

Earned Value Management (EVM) Workshop

“If you can’t measure it you can’t manage it”

Earned Value Management provides objective reporting of project performance – a proven methodology that integrates scope, schedule and cost.

Using readily available project data, key performance indicators (KPIs) are calculated to provide project managers and senior management with the information to readily analyze project state and to take early corrective action where necessary.

Because measurement of performance uses the same metrics across all projects, EVM allows objective and consistent measurement of program and portfolio performance.

This workshop consists of four sessions:

  1. EVM Basics – this presentation introduces the principles, methodology and KPIs.
  2. EVM Project Model - participants use a simple project model to calculate the KPIs for various project scenarios.
  3. EVM Perspective – a different approach is required in the application of EVM depending on the perspective, from Consultant to Contractor to Client. These perspectives are first presented and then participants use the project model from workshop#1 to examine these different approaches.
  4. EVM & Risk Interface – this presentation explores how these individual practices can be enhanced by interfacing these two disciplines.

Each participant requires a laptop with a USB port (to load the workshop template) together with excel software in order to participate in the workshops. Excel skill level required is “basic”.

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