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First Aid for Pesticide Exposure

APRIL 21, 2022

9AM - 10AM PACIFIC TIME

This presentation examines the acute health risks associated with the use of pesticides, based on their relative toxicity and the degree of exposure.  While we cannot change the toxicity of a pesticide, we CAN change the extent of our exposure to it. In this presentation we will look at ways to reduce exposure through best practices such as; limiting the frequency and duration of pesticide use, selecting appropriate application technology and personal protective equipment, and other approaches to providing a safety-conscious work environment.
 
Even with all the safeguards and training in place, incidents still happen, and it is important that everyone involved is prepared to administer First Aid, should an accidental exposure occur.  We will discuss the practical approaches to handling the common routes of exposure; however, this does not replace the need for proper Standard First Aid training through an authorized training provider.

Continuing Education Credits

This webinar is approved in British Columbia and Alberta for one Continuing Education Credit (CEC) towards recertification in the Human Health & Pesticide Safety category. To qualify for this credit, you must attend the webinar for one hour and answer the quiz at the end. Please contact us with questions or comments.

Presented by:

Lisa Rybchuk

Woodchuk Enterprises Ltd.

Lisa Rybchuk is the owner/operator of Woodchuk Enterprises Ltd., a vegetation management and safety training company operating near Carstairs, Alberta.  As a Licensed Pesticide Applicator, Lisa provides weed control services in Landscape, Industrial, Forestry, and Agricultural settings.  She also teaches the Authorized Assistant course and provides tutorials for those preparing to write their Pesticide Applicator or Commercial Dispenser exams.  In addition to pesticide-related training, Lisa is also a National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) and a licensed safety instructor in First Aid, H2S Alive, Fall Protection, Confined Space, and Ground Disturbance training.

This webinar will not be recorded and will only be available on the presentation date.

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Continuing Education Credits

This webinar is approved in British Columbia and Alberta for one Continuing Education Credit (CEC) towards recertification in the Human Health & Pesticide Safety category. To qualify for this credit, you must attend the webinar for one hour and answer the quiz at the end. Please contact us with questions or comments.

WEBINAR

What Cost a Weed:

Social and Ethical Considerations of Invasive Vegetation Control in Indigenous and Non‑Indigenous Communities

MARCH 24, 2022

9:30AM - 11AM PACIFIC TIME

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Continuing Education Credits

This webinar is approved in British Columbia for 1.5 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) in the Professionalism category and in Alberta for 1 CEC. To qualify for this credit, you must attend the webinar for one and a half hours and answer the quiz at the end. Please contact us with any questions or comments.

Industrial vegetation control involves working within communities which may well have differing perspectives of the desirability of different forms of controls.

Concerns around herbicide applications focus upon human and ecosystem health, although within Indigenous communities these concerns also involve cultural survival and integrity. While not all control measures involve herbicide applications, alternate control measures can be expensive and time-consuming for companies and agencies concerned about the bottom line. However, professionals overseeing weed control activities have obligations to the publics whose communities might be affected and those with professional designations actually have Codes of Conduct mandating their obligation to the public good. How can these needs be addressed?
 
In this webinar, practitioners will work to identify their own values and perceptions of the public before considering the social and ethical challenges underpinning responses to invasive vegetation control activities within Indigenous Nations and within other publics. Ideas for engaging with communities effectively will be discussed, with opportunities for workshop participants to develop their own approaches and strategies for working in communities.

"They spoil it. They spoil the berries, and they spoil our water there. They spoil our fishing. They kill our fish, too. You spoil everything! You really kill the moose. I said, 'You get the hell out of here, because I don’t want you here. You come on and want to spray everything'. I said, 'Get the hell out of here'."

(Indigenous Elder interviewed by Annie Booth)

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Presenter: Dr. Annie Booth

PhD, MES, BA, MCIP, RPP
University of Northern British Columbia

 

Annie Booth has a PhD in environmental ethics and a Masters in environmental policy and is a Registered Professional Planner in BC. She has taught for 29 years at the University of Northern British Columbia, working with students in forestry, planning, fish and wildlife, among others, to understand ethics, engaging with the public effectively and meaningfully and to understand their social obligations as the next generation of natural resources professionals.

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The "EVERYTHING" in
Vegetation Management Forum

NOVEMBER 2-4, 2021

Kamloops, BC

Virtual and In-Person!

TOP ACADEMIC AND INDUSTRY SPEAKERS

– CEC CREDITS –

The IVMA of BC is a non-profit society that advocates for the responsible practice of all aspects of vegetation management including ecosystem maintenance, restoration, and erosion control. We are a recognized organization of professional people working for and providing information to our members in British Columbia and across Canada. 

 

At the 2021 IVMA of BC Biennial Forum, "The 'EVERYTHING' in Vegetation Management Forum", leaders in the vegetation management field will present up to date information on industry practices, technology, equipment and products as well as the ethics and social cost of programs. This will be a hybrid event with the option if necessary for those who do not want to, or cannot travel to attend virtually, however we hope we can meet in person.

 

The IVMA of BC is the Continuing Education Credit Coordinator for Aerial, Forestry General, and Industrial Vegetation applicator certification categories. This Forum's Continuing Education Credits are approved in British Columbia only. The pre-Forum workshop November 2 with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy has been approved for 3.5 Continuing Education Credits for pesticide applicators. A further 6.75 credits can be obtained by attending the sessions held on November 3 and 4. Therefore applicators who attend the entire Forum can be approved for a total of 10.25 credits. You must attend the entire presentation including the question period in order to obtain the credits.

$100 Forum Fee

Includes a 2-year IVMA of BC membership! 

☀️ In compliance with our venue's safety requirements, please be advised that proof of full vaccination will be necessary to attend the IVMA of BC 2021 Biennial Forum in person. A BC vaccination card and government photo ID will be requested upon arrival at Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference Centre.

SPEAKERS

Audiovisual Conference

Top Industry Speakers

Recognized experts from government, industry, and universities will be presenting.

AGENDA

Social Gathering

3 Value-Packed Days

The forum will include a half-day workshop from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.

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If you are interested in sponsoring the IVMA of BC’s Biennial forum “The Everything in Vegetation Management“ you can do so using the following link. We thank you and appreciate your support.

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