Risk Assessment

Assessing risk enhances public safety, minimizes environmental impacts, promotes health and well-being and otherwise reduces the uncertainty that accompanies all of our choices.

Risk Assessment

Introduction

What is Risk Assessment?

Is there such a thing as determining risk? Can you observe, analyze, or otherwise evaluate a system, a product, a component, a chemical, or even a public space, and determine what may or may not be a risk concern? And if you can, how then? How can one credibly look at a process and clearly identify the factor or factors that could lead to a failure?

Fortunately, risk assessment is not an entirely new science. For as long as humans have roamed the Earth, we have learned from our mistakes. We have known what may or may not be a risky decision. Then, with the onset of civilization, came the need to find risk in more complex systems. A living, breathing city had many more failure points than a walk through the savannah. Enter the early mathematicians who understood that one could, indeed, calculate an outcome based on both known and foreseen data.

Modern risk assessment dates back only to the mid-1970s, with the publication of the first comprehensive text, the Anatomy of Risk by William Rowe in 1977. Since that time there has been an explosion in the development of new and powerful risk assessment methodologies allowing us to tackle risk management challenges in ways not previously possible.

During this period, a consensus definition of risk as involving both probability – the chance of something bad happening, and consequences – the negative impacts associated with the unwanted event, has emerged. The importance of public perception of risk, which can amplify how people view the consequence side of risk has also been recognized.

Today, quality risk assessment is both a science and, as with our forebearers, a matter of experience. Using a multitude of tools and technologies, experts in risk science are better equipped than ever before to understand, manage and communicate risk. Using statistical models, epidemiology and a multitude of available data points, a bona fide risk assessment can enhance public safety, minimize environmental impacts, and promote health and well-being.

Who benefits from Risk Assessment?

As all things human are intrinsically risky, everyone benefits from professional and rigorous risk assessment. Risk assessment can be applied to familiar every day risks such as safely crossing a street to complex and potentially catastrophic changes affecting global society and the environment.

The list of those benefiting from scientific risk assessment spans a wide range of stakeholders including industry, civil society, government, even the military. This said, there are fields of endeavor that benefit more than others. Some of these fields are very narrow, e.g. quantitative microbiological risk assessment, while others might be broader such as the risk posed by faulty urban traffic patterns. In all cases, the public is the one that ultimately stands to gain. In intermediate terms, those with the most to gain from an RSI risk assessment are manufacturers of all goods, providers of all substances, pharmaceutical firms, municipal authorities directly responsible for public safety and security, and all companies whose environments pose a safety hazard.

Risk Sciences International - Understanding, Managing and Communicating Risk

"One is not exposed to danger who, even when in safety is always on their guard."

by Publilius Syrus (85 BC - 43 BC)

The Service

RSI's Risk Assessment offer, broadly

Risk Sciences International offers a broad range of risk assessment services to meet client needs. A risk assessment can be a summary assessment based on the most obvious elements, just as it can be a very in-depth, longer-term analysis using multiple data sets and risk models of increasing sophistication and complexity. It can take the form of a one day consultation, of a one week assessment, or even a in-depth longer term investigation spanning months or in some cases, years.

What RSI brings to the table is vast experience spanning the full range of risk science, helping clients to understand, manage and communicate risk.

RSI senior experts are regularly called upon to deliver top-line, expert judgement based on minimal indicators, but are also called upon to lead multi-expert efforts using advanced techniques in risk science in complex risk projection models.

RSI's Risk Assessment offer, in detail

RSI experts have extensive experience in approaching challenging risk issues using a wide range of tools and techniques in risk science. Analyses conducted by RSI often rely on data from multiple evidence streams, including toxicology, epidemiology, and clinical and surveillance studies. Exposure to important risk factors is characterized in different ways, including computation approaches for exposure assessment that avoid the need for empirical measurement. These data are combined in different ways to characterize risks and uncertainties, incorporating both probability and consequences as the two key dimensions of risk. When the available data is inadequate to support reliable assessments of risk, RSI may engage in structured expert solicitation as a basis for decision-making under uncertainty. In determining whether or not gathering additional data would serve to support clearer risk decisions, RSI may also use value-of-information analysis to prioritize additional data-gathering efforts. Always on the cutting edge of risk science, RSI experts are able to identify the best possible approaches to help understand and characterize risks of concerns to its clients.

…the tools are not what matter most.

RSI counsels its clients that the tools are not what matter most. What makes RSI unique, is its ability to use the best available tools in risk science as a basis for understanding risk, providing clients with the insight needed to identify innovative and effective ways of managing risk.

As recognized experts in the inter-disciplinary field of risk science, RSI is able to help clients from multiple sectors. Historically, RSI has worked with clients in diverse sectors ranging from chemical and product safety to public safety and security, to food safety and defense. Although the subject matter of the risk issues of concern to RSI clients varies, RSI is able to help its diverse clientele through its mastery of cross-cutting principles, procedures, and practices grounded in modern risk science.

Concretely, imagine the risk assessment of an urban intersection. The first order of business will be to gather traffic, accident, driver demographic, and weather data. The results will identify what type of driver had what type of accident at what time of day in a given type of weather. What it might not tell you, unless it is factored in, is the fact that most accidents occur in the late afternoon when the sun is reflected in a building on the southwest corner of the intersection. This is actually a real example wherein it was determined that the real risk factor had nothing to do with the intersection per se, or even the drivers. Indeed, on two previous occasions, the municipality had tried to solve the problem by changing the pause between light changes assuming that a longer double red would solve the issue. As long as the sun blinded drivers, preventing them from seeing the red light, there would be no solution. It was only by staying on-site for three days that an RSI staff member determined that the sun was the problem. The building windows were coated with a non-reflective material and, no surprise, accidents at that intersection dropped by 74% the following year.

In sum, RSI offers data, methods, analytics, and results in risk assessment, second to none. More importantly RSI experts offer insight into those results to help clients resolve risk mitigation issues they face in their respective sectors.

What are the benefits of Risk Assessment?

Everyone benefits from evidence-based risk assessment. People and organizations are constantly confronted with risks that need to be assessed – implicitly or explicitly – on an ongoing basis. Even a simple activity such as crossing an urban intersection involves risk, and risk decisions based an individual’s appraisal of risk.

At the societal level, safe foods, safe drugs, and safe roads matter. Almost every sector in which people are engaged presents risks of varying degrees. The advanced techniques in risk science brought to bear by RSI experts can help in reducing these risks in an equitable and cost-effective manner.

What can you expect?

RSI risk assessments can range from a short-term consultation to a long-term, in-depth analysis. RSI knows how to provide the right deliverable: gone are the days when one was paid for the thickness of the report. Enlightened clients want the right answer. If that answer is a single word, so be it. If it is a 5,000 page report, that’s fine too, if that report is necessary for a better outcome.

On the extreme low end of deliverables, is an example of a contract performed by RSI staff for a large telecommunications firm in Europe. Their new three-tower headquarters featured a magnificent covered agora in the middle. Its park, stream, benches, and food vendors were designed to attract staff, especially during weather extremes. It would protect them from the elements and encourage dialogue and camaraderie. Unfortunately, the agora was a failure. People were not taking their breaks there and, at the time – believed to be unrelated – was a surge in headaches throughout the company. Two firms failed to find fault. They conducted staff interviews, changed the lighting, even changed food vendors. RSI staff determined, very quickly, that the problem was actually air-pressure related. The ventilation system was designed to evacuate air in order to create a balance with the inbound airflow in the buildings. The result was that this agora’s air pressure was several millibars lower than the three buildings and the outdoors. As people transited through, there was a very noticeable change. As soon as the airflow was equalized, the agora filled up and headaches dropped. There was no report produced. There was no need.

This example is representative of the broader RSI risk assessment portfolio. Much of RSI’s work results in lengthy, detailed technical reports providing in-depth analyses using cutting-edge methods in risk science. However, at the direction of RSI’s leadership, the goal is to deliver what is needed, not what will look more expensive.

What is our expertise in Risk Assessment?

… over 150 assessments in the fields of chemical, microbial and micro-nutrients alone

RSI has a breadth of proven risk assessment expertise, applied to multiple sectors. To date, the company has delivered over 150 assessments in the fields of chemical, microbial and micro-nutrients alone. RSI also has experience with ergonomic risk, crime, population movements, urban development, and food supply chain safety. RSI staff have provided risk assessment services to over 350 clients in Canada and internationally and have published over 1,000 scientific and technical articles in risk science. RSI teams are inherently trans-disciplinary, including experts in epidemiology, toxicology, medicine, biostatistics, quantitative and qualitative research methods, public and population health, economics, regulation and health policy. Collectively, RSI staff have the skills and experience to help clients resolve critical risk issues important to them.

Superior risk assessment occurs when quantitative and qualitative are one.

Risk Assessment Case Studies

RSI Staff Case Studies listed here are examples, but by no means the limits, of RSI work in Risk Assessment. These are included here to provide prospective clients with a first glance into the type of work that RSI staff are qualified and able to deliver.

Measuring impact of zoonotic animal diseases in Canada

A large number of domestic and foreign animal diseases with zoonotic health impacts to humans must be managed carefully to prevent disease transmission and spread. Risk management decisions often involve the comparison of different types of risk and the cost-effectiveness of different control measures for reducing risk. This requires that different types of risk be assessed in a consistent manner to allow cross-comparisons. The use of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) as a measure of the burden of human disease from domestic and foreign animal pathogens was completed for several zoonoses in Canada.

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Services

RSI's services cover needs before, during, and after a risk event.

Scientific Advice

Scientific Advice

Risk Sciences International experts provide independent peer review for scientific research and studies that can lend peace of mind and authority to years of hard work. RSI staff and affiliated experts from around the world have provided peer reviews of corporate risk assessments and scientist productivity for clients who demand the highest standards of...

Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment

Risk Sciences International has a wealth of experience in risk assessment to enhance public safety, minimize environmental impacts, and promote health and well-being. RSI staff have more than of 100 years of combined experience in human health risk assessment and quantitative microbiological risk assessment. Furthermore, we have...

Risk-Based Decision Making

Risk-Based Decision Making

Risk Sciences International provides clients with the confidence needed to make important decisions. By identifying all relevant evidence, evaluating its quality, and distilling it into a comprehensive, integrated risk assessment, RSI ensures business decisions are evidence-based and rock solid. The assessment provides the foundation for data-informed risk...

Risk Perception and Communication

Risk Perception and Communication

Risk Sciences International understands the value of communicating risk with confidence and authority. Risk communication involves understanding the perspective, concerns, and values of the intended audience – their perception – and then presenting the right information to project confidence and ensure understanding...

Modeling and Decision Support

Modelling and Decision Support

Risk Sciences International knows the value of having proven trusted models for ongoing decision-making. Models can save time and money by helping to simplify the synthesis of diverse data sets, specialized scientific knowledge, and complex analysis into something reliable and reusable. Capturing corporate knowledge in reusable risk models...

Software

Software Solutions

Risk Sciences International specializes in creating user-friendly software solutions that can synthesize multiple models and simulations into actionable results and data that lead to effective decision-making. Well-designed software eliminates much of the repetition, data entry, and research required in analysis that can be detrimental to timely decision making.

Training

Training

Risk Sciences International offers training in risk analysis to assist clients in extending their in-house capacity for risk assessment and management, or for those wishing a more sophisticated understanding of the field. Training ranges from short courses and hands-on workshops covering the technical aspects of risk assessment (such as probability...

Program and Process Review

Program and Process Review

Program and project reviews can be applied to a range of risk management contexts. Though RSI works with many government risk regulators and is very familiar with their regulatory environments, risk analysis and management processes and challenges are common to many types of settings both in business and civil society. RSI approaches risk program and...

Training

Risk Sciences International currently offers several training tracks: Made-to-order courses customized to meet your specific needs; Master classes designed specifically for practicing professionals; Modular, ongoing training programs leading to certifications in risk science; Condensed seminars in risk science with cutting-edge content.
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Software Solutions

Each client has unique requirements and RSI works with you to find the best fit for your situation. Some tools are better suited for individual risk assessments and others for integrated decision-making. Cost and time are always factors to consider as well.
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Scientific Advice

Risk Sciences International provides scientific advice to government, industry, academia, and other stakeholders. We collaborate with regulators and industry representatives, providing scientific and pragmatic perspectives to support mutually beneficial risk solutions.
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Risk-Based Decision Making

RSI’s RBDM services apply to all levels and scales of a regulator’s functions, and are elaborated as required by the client. This can begin with the development of an appropriate decision-making framework, and the identification of necessary analytical capacities and positioning of existing capacities, a process that may include key informant interview and consultation process to identify organizational needs and capabilities.
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Risk Perception and Communication

RSI risk perception and communication services range from target audience research to the ex-post-facto assessment of a campaign, and every concept, design and production step in between.
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Risk Assessment

Risk Sciences International offers a broad range of risk assessment services to meet client needs. A risk assessment can be a summary assessment based on the most obvious elements, just as it can be a very in-depth, longer-term analysis using multiple data sets and risk models of increasing sophistication and complexity. It can take the form of a one day consultation, of a one week assessment, or even a in-depth longer term investigation spanning months or in some cases, years.
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Program and Process Review

Program and project reviews can be applied to a range of risk management contexts. Though RSI works with many government risk regulators and is very familiar with their regulatory environments, risk analysis and management processes and challenges are common to many types of settings both in business and civil society.
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Modelling and Decision Support

In modelling and decision support we got from questions to insight and understanding through model development and application. We use models to distil and describe the real-world complexities of the situation and provide meaningful outputs to support the decisions being faced.
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Clients and Stakeholders

400+

Gov & IGO

Federal, regional and local government authorities and international/multilateral organizations including the United Nations and UN Agencies:
 

  1. Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC)
  2. Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES)
  3. Agriculture - Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
  4. Alberta Health and Wellness Services
  5. Arctic Aquatic Research Division
  6. Australian Food Safety Centre (FSC)
  7. Basel Convention on the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Waste
  8. BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC)
  9. BC Ministry of Environment (BCMoE)
  10. BC Ministry of Transport (BCMoT)
  11. Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
  12. Canadian Heritage (PCH)
  13. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) of FDA
  14. Central Research Institute of Japan
  15. China Institute for Radiation Protection
  16. Chinese Center for Disease Control & Prevention
  17. City of Barrie
  18. City of Calgary
  19. City of Kingston
  20. City of Mississauga
  21. City of Ottawa
  22. City of Toronto
  23. Community of Federal Regulators (CFR)
  24. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
  25. Credit Valley Conservation Authority (CVCA)
  26. Crown Indigenous and Northern Affairs (CIRNA)
  27. Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC)
  28. Dene First Nation
  29. Department of Finance Canada (FIN)
  30. Department of Health, UK
  31. Department of Justice Canada (JUS)
  32. Department of National Defence (DND)
  33. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
  34. Environmental Commission of Ontario (ECO)
  35. European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
  36. European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA)
  37. European Union (EU)
  38. Fisheries & Oceans Canada (DFO)
  39. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  40. Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI)
  41. GIZ
  42. Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  43. Global Observatory for eHealth (WHO)
  44. Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health (WHO)
  45. Government of New Brunswick (GNB)
  46. Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT)
  47. Greater Vancouver Regional District
  48. Green Cross International (GCI)
  49. Health Canada (HC)
  50. Homeland Security Centers of Excellence (HS-Centers) of U.S. Dept of Homeland Security.
  51. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)
  52. Industry Canada (IC)
  53. International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO)
  54. International AIDS Society (IAS)
  55. International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  56. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  57. International Labour Organization (ILO)
  58. International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  59. International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
  60. International Social Security Association (ISSA)
  61. International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  62. Japan Atomic Energy Agency
  63. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
  64. Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
  65. Measurement Canada (MC)
  66. MetroLinx
  67. National Centre for Food Protection & Defense (NCFPD) Homeland Security Center of Excellence)
  68. National Research Council Canada (NRC)
  69. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
  70. New Brunswick Government (GNB), Dept. of Environment and Local Government
  71. Northern Ontario Public Services
  72. Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA)
  73. Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPCC)
  74. Ontario Association for Impact Assessment (OAIA)
  75. Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR)
  76. Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure
  77. Ontario Ministry of the Environment & Climate Change (OMECC)
  78. Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
  79. Public Health England (PHE)
  80. Public Safety Canada (PSC)
  81. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)
  82. Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC)
  83. Regional Municipality of Durham
  84. Regional Municipality of Waterloo
  85. RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
  86. Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership (WHO)
  87. Statistics Canada (StatCan)
  88. Stop TB Partnership
  89. Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA)
  90. Tobacco Free Initiative TFI (WHO)
  91. Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)
  92. Toronto Public Health (TPH)
  93. Transport Canada (TC)
  94. Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada (TBS)
  95. UN Watch
  96. UN-Habitat
  97. UNITAID
  98. United Nations (UN)
  99. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  100. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  101. United Nations Human Rights (OHCHR)
  102. United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
  103. United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)
  104. United Nations Volunteers
  105. Universal Postal Union (UPU)
  106. UNplus
  107. US Army Natick Soldier RD&E Center - Combat Feeding Directorate (DFAS)
  108. US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  109. US Dept of Homeland Security (DHS)
  110. US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  111. US Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
  112. USAID Office of Transitional Initiatives
  113. USDA Agricultural Research Service - Eastern Regional Research Center (ARS-ERRC)
  114. USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)
  115. Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB)
  116. World AIDS Day (WAD)
  117. World Alliance for Patient Safety (WHO)
  118. World Health Day (WHO)
  119. World Health Organization (WHO)
  120. World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA)
  121. World Trade Organization (WTO)
  122. World Urban Campaign (WUC)
  123. World Water Day (WHO)

NGO & PPP

Non-governmental organizations, other civil society organizations, as well as private-public partnerships that RSI has either served or partnered with:
 

  1. 4TRANSIT Joint Venture
  2. Air and Waste Management Association (AWSA)
  3. Aluminium REACH Consortium (ARC)
  4. America Frozen Food Institute (AFFI)
  5. America Water Works Association (AWWA)
  6. Americal Chemistry Council (ACC)
  7. American Blood Centers
  8. American Cancer Society
  9. American Childhood Cancer Organization
  10. BioVision - World Life Sciences Forum
  11. Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI)
  12. Bureau de Normalization du Quebec
  13. Canadian Blood Services (CBS)
  14. Canadian Climate Forum (CCF)
  15. Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)
  16. Canadian Gas Association (CGA)
  17. Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC)
  18. Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
  19. Cancer Care Ontario (CCO)
  20. Center for Product Safety (CPS)
  21. Centre for Public Management
  22. Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics
  23. Children's National Medical Center
  24. Clarity Healthcare
  25. Clean Air Partnership
  26. Climate Risk Institute (CRI)
  27. Clinton Foundation
  28. Conceptis Inc (WebMD)
  29. Council of Canadian Academies
  30. Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA)
  31. Ecumenical Loan Funds For Human Development (ECLOF)
  32. Europa Donna, The European Breast Cancer Coalition
  33. European Aluminum Association (EAA)
  34. Fonterra Co-Operative Group
  35. Franciscans International (FI)
  36. Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
  37. Global Forum for Health Research (GFHR)
  38. Global Movement for Children (GMC)
  39. GRACE GmbH - SASforREACH Consortium
  40. ICF International Inc. (ICF)
  41. Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté
  42. Institute for Safe Medical Practices (ISMP)
  43. Institute of Food Research (IFR)
  44. International Aluminium Institute (IAI)
  45. International Bridges to Justice (IBJ)
  46. International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC)
  47. International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
  48. International Copper Association (ICA)
  49. International Council on Mining and Metals Limited (ICMM)
  50. International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions (ICEM)
  51. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
  52. International Federation of University Women (IFUW)
  53. International Hospital Federation
  54. International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
  55. International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI)
  56. International Manganese Institute (IMnI)
  57. International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF)
  58. International Prevention Research Institute (IPRI)
  59. International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
  60. International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  61. ISGlobal Barcelona Institute for Global Health
  62. Joint Expert Meeting on Microbiological Risk Assessment (JEMRA) Tof FAO/WHO
  63. Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) UMD-FDA
  64. Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences
  65. Livestock Innovation Research Corporation (LRIC)
  66. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
  67. Medicines Patent Pool (MPP)
  68. Mining Innovation, Rehabilitation, and Applied Research Corporation (MIRARCO)
  69. Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
  70. National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
  71. National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  72. National Pork Board
  73. Netherlands Cancer Institute
  74. Northern Climate Exchange (NCE)
  75. Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO)
  76. Oak foundation
  77. Ontario Power Generation (OPG)
  78. Ontario Regional Climate Change Consortium (ORCCC)
  79. Organization of African First Ladies Against AIDS (OAFLA)
  80. PregMedic
  81. Public Services International (PSI)
  82. Radiation Effects Research Foundation
  83. Ramsar convention on wetlands
  84. Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  85. RTI International
  86. Science and Technology Center in Ukraine
  87. Small Arms Survey
  88. Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)
  89. South Carolina College of Pharmacy
  90. Standards Council of Canada (SCC)
  91. Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate ENSI
  92. The Aluminum Association (AA)
  93. Toronto Community Housing (TCH)
  94. Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment
  95. Trade Union Advisory Committee
  96. Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
  97. Union Network International (UNI)
  98. WaterSMART Solutions Ltd
  99. World AIDS Campaign (WAC)
  100. World Council of Churches (WCC)
  101. World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM)
  102. World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF International)
  103. World YWCA Young Women's Christian Association

Business

Companies both large and small:
 

  1. A-Maps Environmental Inc. 
  2. AECOM Canada Limited 
  3. Ajilon Consulting 
  4. Arcelor
  5. Associated Engineering Alberta Ltd. (ASENG)
  6. BGC Engineering Inc.
  7. BMW Gmbh
  8. Bull Hausser and Tupper LLC
  9. Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz
  10. Canadian National (CN)
  11. Coca Cola Company
  12. Copp Clark Ltd.
  13. Crawford and Company Canada Inc
  14. CRDF Global
  15. Dillon Consulting Limited
  16. Dow Chemical Company 
  17. Emdata Co. Ltd. 
  18. Emmons & Olivier Resources Canada Inc. (EOR)
  19. Engineers Canada
  20. ESSA Technologies Ltd. 
  21. Federated Press
  22. FNC Technology Co., Ltd.
  23. Geneva International Airport
  24. Hatch Limited
  25. Helmholtz Zentrum München
  26. Hydro Ottawa
  27. ICF International
  28. Intersol Group Ltd.
  29. Intertek Health Sciences Inc.
  30. IRIS Legal
  31. Japan Nus Company Ltd.
  32. King & Spalding
  33. Lakind Associates LLC
  34. Lansdowne Technologies
  35. Lapointe Engineering Ltd 
  36. Lockheed Martin
  37. Lumina Decision Systems
  38. Manulife Financial Real Estate
  39. MARS Foods (China) Co. Ltd.
  40. Matrix Solutions Inc
  41. McCague Borlack LLP
  42. McCarthy Tetrault LLP
  43. Meat and Livestock Australia
  44. MITACS 
  45. Mondelēz International
  46. Morrison Hershfield
  47. Moto Internationale
  48. Motosport Plus
  49. Nodelcorp Consulting Inc
  50. NORR
  51. Novel Futures Corporation
  52. NTNU Regnskapsseksjonen
  53. Phillips & Paolicelli LLP (P2Law)
  54. Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) 
  55. Querencia Partners Ltd.
  56. R.V. Anderson Associates Ltd
  57. Restaino Law Firm
  58. Rio Tinto
  59. RWDI Air Inc 
  60. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) 
  61. Social and Scientific Systems, Inc
  62. Stantec Consulting Ltd. 
  63. Summit Toxicology LLP
  64. TetraTech Inc.
  65. Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited
  66. Torys LLP
  67. TriEdge & Associates
  68. Unilever 
  69. Versar, Inc.
  70. WSPA-Maps Environmental Inc. 
  71. AECOM Canada Limited 
  72. Ajilon Consulting 
  73. Arcelor
  74. Associated Engineering Alberta Ltd. (ASENG)
  75. BGC Engineering Inc.
  76. BMW Gmbh
  77. Bull Hausser and Tupper LLC
  78. Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz
  79. Canadian National (CN)
  80. Coca Cola Company
  81. Copp Clark Ltd.
  82. Crawford and Company Canada Inc
  83. CRDF Global
  84. Dillon Consulting Limited
  85. Dow Chemical Company 
  86. Emdata Co. Ltd. 
  87. Emmons & Olivier Resources Canada Inc. (EOR)
  88. Engineers Canada
  89. ESSA Technologies Ltd. 
  90. Federated Press
  91. FNC Technology Co., Ltd.
  92. Geneva International Airport
  93. Hatch Limited
  94. Helmholtz Zentrum München
  95. Hydro Ottawa
  96. ICF International
  97. Intersol Group Ltd.
  98. Intertek Health Sciences Inc.
  99. IRIS Legal
  100. Japan Nus Company Ltd.
  101. King & Spalding
  102. Lakind Associates LLC
  103. Lansdowne Technologies
  104. Lapointe Engineering Ltd 
  105. Lockheed Martin
  106. Lumina Decision Systems
  107. Manulife Financial Real Estate
  108. MARS Foods (China) Co. Ltd.
  109. Matrix Solutions Inc
  110. McCague Borlack LLP
  111. McCarthy Tetrault LLP
  112. Meat and Livestock Australia
  113. MITACS 
  114. Mondelēz International
  115. Morrison Hershfield
  116. Moto Internationale
  117. Motosport Plus
  118. Nodelcorp Consulting Inc
  119. NORR
  120. Novel Futures Corporation
  121. NTNU Regnskapsseksjonen
  122. Phillips & Paolicelli LLP (P2Law)
  123. Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) 
  124. Querencia Partners Ltd.
  125. R.V. Anderson Associates Ltd
  126. Restaino Law Firm
  127. Rio Tinto
  128. RWDI Air Inc 
  129. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) 
  130. Social and Scientific Systems, Inc
  131. Stantec Consulting Ltd. 
  132. Summit Toxicology LLP
  133. TetraTech Inc.
  134. Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited
  135. Torys LLP
  136. TriEdge & Associates
  137. Unilever 
  138. Versar, Inc.
  139. WSP

 

Academia

Universities and research institutes that RSI has served or partnered with:
 

  1. Carleton University
  2. Dankook University
  3. Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal  
  4. George Washington University 
  5. Harvard University  
  6. International Prevention Research Institute (IPRI)
  7. International University of Health and Welfare, Tochigi, Japan
  8. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  9. Keio University 
  10. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  11. McGill University
  12. McLaughlin Centre for Population Health
  13. Medizinische Hochschule Brandenburg Theodor Fontane
  14. Nagasaki University
  15. Oak Ridge Associated Universities 
  16. Ottawa Hospital Research Institute 
  17. Rutgers University
  18. Trent University 
  19. Universitätsmedizin Greifswald
  20. Université de Montréal 
  21. University of Alberta
  22. University of Bergen
  23. University of Calgary
  24. University of California, Berkeley
  25. University of California, San Francisco
  26. University of Guelph
  27. University of Korea 
  28. University of Manchester
  29. University of Maryland
  30. University of Melbourne
  31. University of Minnesota
  32. University of Ottawa 
  33. University of Pennsylvania
  34. University of Prince Edward Island
  35. University of Southern California
  36. University of Tasmania 
  37. University of Toronto
  38. University of Washington
  39. University of Windsor
  40. Vanderbilt University
  41. Yukon College

The list of organizations, companies, and governments above in no way denotes or implies support or endorsement by these entities. The list is intended as an indication of the breadth of work led and undertaken by Risk Sciences International staff.

During these unique times during which physical distancing is affecting all aspects of society and our economy, RSI is well prepared. Since its inception, the company has been equipped and trained to deliver results remotely. We use virtual meeting applications extensively, as well as virtual training and webinar software. The nature of risk management is such that all RSI staff have always been a moment's notice away from intervening in urgent matters.

Important: Our sincere thanks go out to all first responders worldwide who have so bravely helped us all to face this unique challenge.

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