EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL TRAINING
For many years MTO’s approach to erosion and sediment control during highway design and construction has been focused primarily on the use of sediment control measures such as silt fences along watercourses.
MTO’s erosion and sediment control program requirements are in the process of being updated for projects that involve earth disturbing activities. This new program includes more rigorous and defined processes and qualifications for design and construction.
The overall intent is to enhance MTO staff and Service Provider understanding of erosion and sedimentation processes and the fundamentals of effective erosion and sediment control practice, in order to facilitate a greater focus on erosion control at the source rather than solely on sediment control at receptors.
VOI TRAINING GROUP
To educate its staff on this important issue, MTO has retained VOI Training Group to deliver its Erosion and Sediment Control training course to more than 350 policy, engineering, operations, environmental and maintenance staff in head office and its 5 regions in 2016 and 2017.
To support the ministry’s Service Providers, VOI Training Group will be scheduling additional Erosion and Sediment Control training sessions in each MTO region. This will provide the opportunity for engineering, contract administration and environmental consultants, contractors and environmental regulators to benefit from the same training MTO staff receive.
Erosion and Sediment Control training sessions open for general registration in MTO’s regions for spring 2017 are:
Thunder Bay, ON. May 1-2, 2017
North Bay, ON. May 8-9, 2017
Kingston, ON. May 15-16, 2017
London, ON. June 13-14, 2017
Newmarket, ON. June 20-22, 2017
Dates, registration and cost information for additional training sessions can be found at VOI Training Group
TORONTO AND REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) offers an e-learning Introduction to Erosion and Sediment course that has been completed by more than 450 MTO staff.
TRCA also offers a Certified Inspector for Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC-Canada) course that has been imported and adapted from the U.S., among other courses related to erosion and sediment control.
Dates, registration and cost information regarding TRCA courses related to erosion and sediment control can be found at TRCA The Living Campus