Disaster Site Safety - Webinar (IINL)


St John's - Online, NL [Map]
Date and Time: May 09, 2023 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM NST

This is the registration page for IINL . Please register with your local Insitute: IINB , IIPE , IINS

We understand the importance of speed and response in the aftermath of a catastrophe. It is also important to know your resources and have experience on hor to handle disaster site safety.

Join us on May 9th to learn more on:

• 1st & 2nd Responder Duties
• Disaster Site Classification
• Identifying Safety Hazards
• Mitigating Injury Risk
• Protective Equipment Overview
• Psychology of Disaster Sites


Dr. Farhood Nowzartash
Senior Vice President | Forensic Architecture
& Engineering - Canada Lead

Dr. Nowzartash is a proven leader with a broad and varied technical background. He is a qualified expert witness in Civil/Structural Engineering with a specialty in the forensic investigation of complex construction claims/litigation matters, the standard of care assessment and root cause analysis. He has over 25 years of experience in structural design and construction, including reinforced and pre-stressed concrete, structural steel, formworks, and wood structures. He has been an active member in the design process of multi-story and high-rise buildings, low-rise commercial buildings, bridges, oil and gas pipelines, sports complexes, stadiums, earth shoring, and concrete shoring. In addition, he has extensive experience with forensic investigations, large-scale commercial losses, industrial losses, building systems, surface water management, structural failure analysis, seismic hazard assessment, building rehabilitation, and stress analysis of component failures using Finite Element Modeling. Dr. Nowzartash has extensive knowledge of building code compliance and assessments in Canada and internationally, including CSA, OBC, NBC, ACI, and AISC. He has been the lead investigator in numerous Major and Course-of-Construction losses.

Andrew Ross
Executive Vice President |
Building Consulting Practice Lead

Andrew Ross brings more than 30 years of experience in the insurance restoration and building consulting industry to the role of Building Consulting Practice Lead.

Andrew shifted his career from Restoration Project Management to Building Consulting in 2005 and has since been involved in estimating, damage assessment, construction contract administration, expert opinion reports, appraisal (both umpire and appraiser roles) and onsite project monitoring. He has had extensive involvement in numerous major loss assignments and has consulted on large, complex insurance losses including high-rise residential and office buildings, apartment complexes and condominiums, institutional facilities, healthcare facilities, cruise ships, and manufacturing and industrial facilities. In addition, Andrew has coordinated and executed large-scale catastrophe responses and liaised with local governments, insurer groups and NGOs on coordinated disaster recovery projects.

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Christine Doucet
E: cdoucet@insuranceinstitute.ca
Education Coordinator
Insurance Institute of Canada