Adam M. Safruk, M.E.S., B.Sc., QPRA
Mr. Safruk is a Scientist and project manager with Intrinsik and has 9 years experience in the areas of toxicology and human health and ecological risk assessment. Mr. Safruk is a Qualified Person for Risk Assessment (QPRA) under Ontario’s Record of Site Condition (RSC) Regulation and has successfully completed numerous risk assessments accepted under the Regulation for the purpose of obtaining an RSC. While at Intrinsik, Mr. Safruk has managed or been the technical lead on both human health and ecological risk assessments involving exposure and toxicity assessments, risk characterization, and the derivation of site specific risk management criteria. His work at Intrinsik has also focused on the fate and toxicity of chemicals in the aquatic environment as they impact both human and ecological receptors. He is responsible for the development of computer models used to predict fate and transport as well as potential exposure and risk to human and ecological receptors for contaminated sites and community-based risk assessments. Mr. Safruk has significant experience in predicting fate, transport and potential exposure of human receptors to volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) at contaminated sites. Mr. Safruk has also predicted childhood blood lead levels for numerous mining and smelting sites in Canada and abroad and has been a team leader on human biomonitoring studies to evaluate environmental exposure to lead, arsenic and mercury.
- Conducted numerous contaminated site risk assessments accepted under Ontario Regulation 153/04 to facilitate the redevelopment of properties for commercial, industrial, community, parkland, and residential use.
- Senior technical human health risk assessor for a community-based risk assessment and biomonitoring study for a northern community impacted by mining and smelting activities.
- Conducted preliminary and detailed quantitative risk assessments for sites under Federal jurisdiction.
- A Qualified Person for Risk Assessment (QPRA) in Ontario.
- Conducted probabilistic human health risk assessments for proposed landfill modifications in Ontario and brick factory clusters in Egypt.
- Predicted childhood blood lead levels for numerous sites across Canada and in Peru.
- Critical review of scientific literature for expert advice to Federal agencies on the human health toxicology of environmental contaminants.
- Numerous ecological risk assessments involving fate and transport and food chain modelling in both aquatic and terrestrial environments.
M.E.S., Master’s of Environmental Studies- Toxicology and Risk Assessment, York University
B.Sc., Honours, Fish and Wildlife Biology, University of Guelph