Mental Health - T. Anderson

Let’s Talk – by Senior Project Manager Tawnya Anderson

Mental health is awkward and difficult to talk about. It is that elephant in the room. It is feeling alone. It is tears, frustration and anger. It is feeling like your own worst enemy.  Mental health is many different things to different people - but one thing for certain is that it can affect anyone. It does not discriminate.  Even so, it does not have to be stigmatized.

My personal experience is that mental health is also talking, listening, and holding space to be kind to yourself and others. It is about sharing your concerns, fears, and struggles and in doing so, learning that you are not as alone as you thought.  Mental health is learning about you and how to take care of you.  It is about learning to listen without judgements; toward yourself and toward others.

Mental health is so many different things and as a friend put it to me, if you had something wrong with your toe you would go and see a doctor.  So why would it be any different for mental health when it involves a far more complex organ?

Help lift the stigma #BellLetsTalk

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Health and Safety Review - D. Nuell

Nichols Environmental is never satisfied with status quo and continues to look for ways to improve our safety program.  Upon review of our incident statistics for the past three years, we have identified critical trends related to in-field metrics.  With these trends, Nichols Environmental has instituted a ‘Safety Pause’ as part of our PJHA and FLHA documents to give our staff the necessary tools to complete the job safely.

Diesel Fuel Spill - Client Testimonial

From one of our clients:

"Folks at Nichols - I have a few things to say:

  1. One is thank you; and
  2. YOU GUYS ROCK !!

So glad to have you on our team!  We call with emergency and within minutes you are on the road looking after our client’s best interests. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

Nichols Environmental has helped this client... how can we help you too?

Naturally Occurring Toluene

Has anyone ever heard of naturally occurring toluene?

By: Anna Durante, Hydrogeologist

As we all know, toluene is a highly mobile, water-insoluble, toxic petroleum hydrocarbon compound that can be harmful to the environment/ public, so it’s pretty obvious why toluene can be problematic in even small concentrations (and explains why it has very strict guidelines). However, it is an organic chemical compound and specific ecological niches support the accumulation of biogenic toluene and therefore, can confound remedial investigations of petroleum impacts.

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Women in Science

#WomeninScience - Yes.  There is a hashtag for this, and a day even (February 11).

Thinking about this hashtag (or more appropriately a pound/number sign to us older folks) stirs a lot of emotions.  There is a little bit of anger and disgust, but also appreciation and pride.  Do you feel the same?  #WomeninScience have often been perceived as pioneers, and sometimes oddballs, going it "on their own" with an "anything you can do I can do better" attitude.  However, isn’t that the root of discovery? Taking a risk? Looking at something differently?  Accepting the challenge to "make it better"?  Many of my own role models have shown me that this is the way of science, regardless of your gender.

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New Employee - Justin Zunti

Nichols Environmental (Canada) Ltd. is pleased to have Mr. Justin Zunti join our Head Office in Edmonton, Alberta as an intermediate project manager.  Justin graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.Sc. and has six years of environmental consulting experience.

 

Locations

Head Office – Edmonton
17331 – 107th Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1E5

Phone: (780) 484-3377
Fax: (780) 484-5093

Calgary Office
427 Manitou Road SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 4C2

Phone: (403) 452-1820
Fax: (403) 984-8803

What's New

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    During our latest monthly HSE meeting, we facilitated an open discussion regarding issues involving winter safety. The discussion was engaging and topics ranged from identifying the signs of hyp...
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    It's October 1st and here in Alberta, we have already experienced several snow events and even driving conditions you would expect in the middle of January!  Now that summer is behin...

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