Norm Healey, B.Sc. DABT Toxicologist
Norm has more than 10 years experience as a risk assessor and toxicologist, both as a practitioner and as a regulator. Most recently, the focus of his work has been on various human health projects including the development of Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines, derivation of toxicological reference values, and development of Health Canada risk assessment policy and guidance documents. Norm represented Health Canada at the World Health Organization and also chaired Health Canada’s Vapour Intrusion Working Group. He also conducted and published research on exposures and health effects of environmental contaminants. When Norm was an Environmental Officer with the Canadian Coast Guard he managed detailed ecological and human health risk assessment of a diverse contaminated sites portfolio. As a research Associate with Royal Roads University, Norm worked on ecological and human health risk assessments of varied terrestrial and marine contaminated sites.
Norm is experienced in sampling a diversity of media, including human exposure biomonitoring, indoor air, groundwater and surface water, biota, and aquatic sediments. His work has spanned urban centres through to remote locations, including the west coast of BC and Arctic Canada. Through his involvement in various Remedial Action and Site Closure Plans, Norm has developed strategies to use the findings of risk assessment to support remediation planning and risk management. His strengths lie in integrating the work of specialists to collaboratively design programs that collect the right data for use in decision making and risk management.
Norm earned his Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology in the Fall of 2008.