National Occupational Standards for Environmental Site Assessment Assistants


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An Environmental Site Assessment Assistant (ESAA) supports the qualified project team to undertake activities to logically assemble information to assess the presence or absence of potential environmental concerns as they relate to Environmental Site Assessment (ESA). The ESAA may assist with sampling and testing activities; interpretation and evaluation of data; and preparing reports. The ESAA may act as a liaison between the community and the environmental professionals, and bring an understanding and respect for the importance of local or Traditional Knowledge as it encourages local participation, protects the environment, promotes the well-being of the community, promotes cultural sensitivity, e.g., understanding of cultural protocols, and places value on local history, e.g., archaeology, oral history.

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