Guidance documents – Contaminated sites – Environmental and workplace health
The guidance documents below are intended for use by federal government custodial departments responsible for the assessment, management and/or remediation of contaminated sites in Canada, and their consultants, to conduct assessments of the human health risks associated with federal contaminated sites.
- Overview of Health Canada guidance documents related to human health risk assessment of federal contaminated sites
- Guidance on human health preliminary quantitative risk assessment, version 3.0
- Toxicological reference values, version 3.0
- Part III: Guidance on peer review of human health risk assessments for federal contaminated sites in Canada, version 2.0
- Part IV: Spreadsheet tool for human health preliminary quantitative risk assessment (discontinued)
- Part V: Guidance on human health detailed quantitative risk assessment for chemicals (DQRACHEM)
- Part VI: Guidance on human health detailed quantitative radiological risk assessment (DQRARAD)
- Part VII: Guidance for soil vapour intrusion assessment at contaminated sites
- Air quality, version 2.0
- Checklist for peer review of detailed human health risk assessment (HHRA)
- Contaminated sediments: Direct contact pathway
- Country foods (HHRAFoods)
- Developing a contract statement of work (SOW) for human health preliminary quantitative risk assessment (PQRA) and detailed quantitative risk assessment (DQRA)
- Indoor settled dust
- Oral bioavailability of substances in soil and soil-like media
Supplemental guidance documents on other aspects of human health risk assessment will be published from time to time, as the need is identified.
Health Canada has also developed a series of guidance documents that will consolidate best practices in stakeholder engagement and provide advice and techniques.
- A guide to involving Aboriginal Peoples in contaminated site management
- Addressing psychosocial factors through capacity building: A guide for managers of contaminated sites
- Improving stakeholder relationships: Public involvement and the federal contaminated sites action plan: A guide for site managers
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