EBC Emerging Contaminants Webinar: COVID-19 – An Environmental Perspective


Date: October 7, 2020


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Meeting

This EBC Emerging Contaminants Program will provide an update on COVID-19, with a focus on how this virus is being managed in industry in the realm of environmental impacts.  Participants will learn about the rationale, strategies, and procedures for collecting samples for biological residuals, including SARS-CoV-2, in connection with cleaning and disinfection (C&D) programs, environmental testing options available in the analytical laboratory for the COVID-19 virus, how COVID-19 testing of wastewater is being used to monitor early detection of the virus, the differences between cleaning and disinfection including work products and techniques that are available on the market, and finally a perspective on some of the legal risks associated with this virus.

A robust panel discussion with the audience will conclude the program.

Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Please send an email to EBC staff ([email protected]) following the conclusion of the program to receive a certificate.

Final Agenda – Emerging Contaminants Webinar – COVID-19


Program Chair:

  • Elizabeth Denly, Quality Assurance & Chemistry Director, TRC

Speaker Agenda:

Sampling Strategies to Evaluate Safety and Effectiveness of Cleaning and Disinfecting (C&D) Programs

  • David Elam, Jr., Vice President, TRC
  • Heath Howard, CIH, CSP, Senior Project Manager, TRC

Environmental Testing for the COVID-19 Virus: The Laboratory Perspective

  • Michael Berg, Technical Director, Eurofins EMLab P&K

Early COVID Detection and Tracing

  • Frank Ricciardi, P.E., LSP, Vice President, Weston & Sampson

Cleaning and Decontamination: How do they Differ?

  • Jason Potts, Regional Emergency Response Manager, US Ecology

Legal Safety, Health, and Environmental Considerations in a COVID-19 World

  • Andrew Davis, Partner, Shipman & Goodwin, LLP

Attendee List

Tom Biolsi TRC Companies Senior Project Manager
Dana Buske Independent Air Consulting President
Jonathan Curina Fuss & O’Neill Associate
Alison Field-Juma OARS Executive Director
Max Forsythe US Ecology Regional Sales Manager
Mitchell Gayer New Jersey Inst. of Technology (NJIT) Exec. Director EHS
Brandi Hart TRC Senior EHS Specialist
Dylan King Beveridge & Diamond Associate
Jamy Madeja Buchanan & Associates Owner
John Martinelli Forensic Analytical Consulting Services Healthcare Practice Director
David McCarley Clean Harbors Technical Services Professional, NE Business Development Manager
stephen patterson Clarios Global IH leader
Robbin Petrella D&B Engineers and Architects Senior Associate
Laszlo Pinter City of Danbury Managing attorney and deputy corporation counsel
Jennifer Sanborn Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. Project Director
Nathan Sarapas TRC Staff Engineer
Craig Sasse Triumvirate Environmental Technical Services Manager
Jonathan Schaefer Robinson & Cole LLP Attorney
Caleb Scheetz Fuss & O’Neill, Inc. Associate|Regional Office Manager
Jeremy Thebodo Alpha Analytical Technical Sales Associate
Annika Whitcomb BLDI, Inc. Environmental Scientist
Kathleen Young PerkinElmer Environmental Market Lead

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PowerPoint Presentations

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC Emerging Contaminants Webinar: COVID-19 – An Environmental Perspective completed on October 7, 2020, can be viewed below.

Presentations – Emerging Contaminants Webinar – COVID-19

Webinar Recording

Registered Attendees

All registered attendees receive the link to the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar. If you are a registered attendee and did not receive the webinar recording, please contact the EBC office.

EBC Members

The webinar recording is available to EBC Members via the Info Hub. If you are an employee of an EBC Member Company and cannot access the Info Hub, please contact the EBC Office.


Non-Members are welcome to register and pay the Non-Member registration rate to receive access to the webinar recording.

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