Risk Assessment 101

On April 6, 2010, the RTC held a free, one-day Risk Assessment 101 workshop for its researchers, trainees and invited stakeholders from partnering agencies. Over 20 participants had high praise for the event, led by nationally recognized risk assessor, Dr. Charles Menzie, who was invited to cover the basic principles and application of risk assessment for Hazardous Waste and Superfund Sites in the Northeast U.S., from both a human health and ecological perspective.

Dr. Menzie provided an interactive overview of the risk assessment process, up-to-date risk assessment information, and tailored his talk to fit the attendees' different backgrounds and varying levels of expertise in risk assessment. The design of the workshop also allowed for networking between program researchers and stakeholders and created the potential for future collaboration. The presentation is available in four parts plus a case study.