California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

LEA and Facility Operator Training

Elements of Risk Assessment Training

There are no Risk Assessment training classes scheduled at this time.


This six-hour class is designed to introduce the use of risk assessments in regulatory decisions with a special focus on landfills. The goal of the class is to provide students with an understanding of their role as risk managers/decision makers, the role of risk assessment in the decision-making process, and how the Office of Environmental Health and Hazards Assessment (OEHHA) staff can assist by ensuring that the risk assessments conducted for waste sites represent valid assessments of risks to human and environmental health.

The class addresses issues on site characterization, exposure assessment, toxicity assessment and risk characterization. The course is not intended to make students risk assessors, but to provide enough information so they will be able to use OEHHA more effectively in review of risk assessment at their sites. The roles and responsibilities of OEHHA reviewers and limitations of OEHHA reviewers will be covered.

Students will gain knowledge that will help them avoid problems in the assessment of risk at sites on which they must make decisions.

Training Objectives

  • What is risk assessment?
  • Basics of site risk assessment for landfill applications.
  • When risk assessment should be used and when one may not be needed.
  • Types of data collected, when and how.
  • Outline internal CalEPA, CIWMB and OEHHA risk assessment.
  • Introduce OEHHA staff and how they can help.

Dates and Locations

  • June 1, 2006: Sacramento
  • June 15, 2006: San Diego
  • June 29, 2006: Diamond Bar

These classes have been postponed until Fall 2006. Please check this page periodically for the new class dates.

The class begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. There is no cost for the class.

Registration Protocol

Please register early, so that the CIWMB’s LEA training staff may accurately estimate the attendance at each venue. If the demand exceeds the capacity, a waiting list will be created. If the demand is low, the class may be cancelled.

Registrants will receive a confirmation notice by e-mail, which includes a map and directions. You will be notified via e-mail if the meeting site has been changed. Late enrollment may be possible, if room is still available. Ask us, so that we can better meet your training needs.

Last updated: May 17, 2006
LEA Training,
Melissa Parker: (916) 341-6398