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UKATA and BSSS Team Up for Free Webinar

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UKATA announce Contaminated Soils and the Impact on Human Health webinar in collaboration with The British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) to take place Wednesday 3 April 2024.

Following UKATA’s partnership announcement with BSSS in 2023, the two organisations have joined forces to run a webinar with leading experts in their fields.

Graham O’Mahony, UKATA Chair and Margaret Oliver, BSSS Honorary Member will discuss “Contaminated Soils and the Impact on Human Health” during a free Zoom into Soil webinar on Wednesday 3 April 12:00 – 13:00.

Graham O’Mahony has worked in the asbestos industry for over 20 years with roles including 'Building Surveyor' for the local authority, managing their asbestos issues. For nearly 30 years, he has worked in the construction industry. His career started as a gas engineer, then qualifying as a building surveyor before heading up the asbestos surveying and management department for a local authority in the late 1990s. Since leaving the public sector, Graham has worked as an asbestos training consultant, dealing with all aspects of asbestos training, and assisting clients in all matters relating to asbestos, including contaminated land and land remediation. Graham is the managing director of Asbestos Training Limited and is also the chairman of UKATA.

Professor Margaret Oliver, BSSS Honorary Member and former Editor in-chief of the European Journal of Soil Science, has made outstanding contributions to soil survey through innovative sampling design, estimation, and spatial prediction, especially in the application of geostatistical theory. She has provided new knowledge on radioactivity and pollutants in soil, and comprehensively reviewed current knowledge on role of soil on human health.

Speaking on the announcement UKATA’s Events & Marketing Manager, Victoria Castelluccio said “We are delighted to bring Graham O’Mahony and Margaret Oliver together to share invaluable insights to delegates on the topic of Contaminated Soils and the Impact on Human Health. This topic complements the asbestos in soil courses available from UKATA’s extensive training portfolio. There will be an opportunity for delegates to ask questions to both speakers following their presentations.”

Figures from BSSS show Zoom into Soil sessions have been viewed appropriately 5,000 times online. The latest webinar in the series is free to attend, providing an opportunity to exchange knowledge and information for use in future practices. This webinar chaired by BSSS includes one hour BASIS and NRoSO CPD points.

UKATA currently offer two major courses focused on asbestos in soils, designed for individuals involved in the development of brownfield sites, which are crucial in addressing the housing crisis: ‘Asbestos Awareness in Soil and Made Ground’ and ‘Management of Asbestos in Soil and Made Ground’.

For further information regarding the training courses provided by both UKATA and BSSS, please visit https://www.ukata.org.uk/training/training-course-portfolio/ and https://soils.org.uk/education/soil-training/ respectively.

UKATA, a leading association, is dedicated to enhancing the quality and standards of asbestos training with the aim to shield workers and the public from the hazards of asbestos exposure.

The association collaborates closely with its members to guarantee that they have access to the latest information, training resources, and industry updates. They provide a suite of support services to assist them in accomplishing their training objectives. Their membership encompasses a diverse array of organisations involved in asbestos training, including training providers, asbestos removal contractors, consultants, and equipment suppliers.

UKATA is fervent about promoting safe and responsible working practices, committed to working with members and partners to realise a shared vision of protecting workers and the public from the hazards linked with asbestos exposure.

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Published on Wednesday 13th March 2024

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