• Communicating Clearly
    • Turning Conflict into Co-operation
    • Coping with Difficult/Toxic Employees
    • Non-Verbal Communications – What are they saying and what are you saying
    • Dealing with People and Trauma
    • People Management Processes and Culture
    • Hoarding I – Identifying the hoarders in your industry and the environmental risks
    • Hoarding II – Creating the Game Plan
    • Asbestos Abatement
    • Mould Remediation
    • Black Mould Remediation
    • Odour Control – Hydroxyl/Ozone
    • Fire and Soot
    • Wildfires and Smoke
    • Dangers in the Workplace (Lead; Silica; Radon)
    • Hantavirus
    • Bed Bugs
    • Applied Structural Drying and Psychometrics
    • Bio-Hazard Clean-up
    • Unattended Deaths
    • Pathology and Blood-borne Pathogens
    • Forensic Remediation
    • Marijuana Awareness (Cannabis I)
    • Legalization of Marijuana (Cannabis II) – One year later
    • Methamphetamine and Breaking Bad Underground Chemistry Labs
    • Fentanyl and the Opioid Epidemic
    • The Science of Addiction


Call or email us with any questions you may have about a course or registering:

403-204-2259 or


Participants are reminded that Alberta Fire and Flood provides the bio-restoration seminars for their valued-clients and Advance Insurance Education Services provides the accreditation that you require for the seminars.  It is a partnership that has served everyone in the insurance industry well for the past 10 years.

Patrick MartensPatrick Martens has a long career pathway from high school teacher/principal to an Academic Coordinator at Olds College and an Academic Dean at SAIT. Currently, he is the CEO of an Alberta company that started teaching competency management and safety in the oil and gas industry back in1994.

Patrick has Bachelor’s degrees in both Science and Education plus a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. The Majors in University in Microbiology and Zoology were the prime motivators for his interest in the development of the many bio-hazard seminars that he has developed and delivered for adjusters and property managers. His research and collaboration with the leading environmental researchers in the USA have provided him with the most recent mitigation practices in bio-restoration. This research has extended beyond mould and asbestos and into lead, silica, radon, forensics, cannabis, methamphetamine, fentanyl and many others. The world is changing and it is imperative those in the restoration business stay ahead of the game in keeping your clients and their families safe and healthy.

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The fall seminars will begin in September and will be delivered via both classroom and online instruction.

Online participants must watch the entire webinar and complete the online evaluation to earn credit hours and obtain a CE certificate.

Several days after the webinar, registered participants who attended the entire activity will receive a link to the online evaluation system with instructions to complete their online evaluation to receive CE credits.

COURSE # 43029      CREDIT 2.0 G/A

Seminar Overview

Today’s Front-Line Workers face many hazards on the job.
One of these hazards is exposure to communicable diseases that are spread by blood and other bodily fluids.
A generation ago, we did not concern ourselves with bloodborne diseases.

Seminar topics include:

  • What is a Blood Borne Pathogen, Infectious Disease or Communicable Disease?
  • Review of Routes of Transmission.
  • Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Disinfection of Equipment
  • Exposure Control Plan.
  • Exposure Reporting.
  • Vaccinations

COURSE # 43191       CREDIT 2.0 G/A

“We Cannot NOT Communicate”

Seminar Overview

  • Review the Communications Process.
  • Identify the Communication Barriers in the workplace.
  • When to use the different kinds of Communications Media.
  • Identify the two types of Nonverbal Communications.
  • How do our bodies change our minds?
  • How nonverbal communications govern how we think and feel about ourselves.
  • How can external and internal imagery improve our performance?
  • What is the nonverbal communications strategy?
  • What are your Next Steps?

COURSE # 54172        CREDIT 3.25 G/A

Seminar Overview

Employers, workers, and supervisors all have legal duties regarding occupational health and safety, including workplace bullying and harassment. Today’s session meets part of our workplace obligation to train supervisors and workers about this issue.

Seminar topics include:

  1. Our legal duties under the Workers Compensation Act;
  2. Recognizing the potential for workplace bullying and harassment;
  3. The legal duties of employers, workers, and supervisors for preventing and responding to workplace bullying and harassment;
  4. Possible workplace reporting procedures;
  5. How our workplace will deal with incidents or complaints, including investigations;
  6. What co-workers can do to stop bullying and harassment;
  7. Tips for how to talk to a bully, if you’re a target or witness of bullying and harassment; and
  8. Case studies on today’s incidents of workplace bullying.

COURSE # 51460       CREDIT 2.75 G/A

Seminar Overview

Workers desire healthy and comfortable working conditions.  When these conditions are not met, job satisfaction, productivity and health may be compromised.  It is important that before you start your renovation or demolition project, you need to know about the hazardous materials that could be present at the worksite. They can pose a danger to your employees, contractors and you. Health and safety are important to everyone.

In this seminar, we will address only three of the hazardous materials that could potentially invade the worksite. The three that we will cover in this seminar are: Radon, Lead and Silica

There are many other hazardous materials in the workplace that one needs to be aware of as well such as mould, asbestos, bacteria, etc. These potentially hazardous materials are addressed in other seminars.

COURSE # 43035     CREDIT 2.0 G/A

Seminar Overview

  • Discuss the definition of death.
  • Distinguish between four manners of death: natural, accidental, suicidal, and homicidal.
  • Distinguish between cause, manner, and mechanisms of death.
  • Explain how the development of rigor, algor, and livor mortis occurs following death.
  • Use evidence of rigor, algor, and livor mortis to calculate the approximate time of death.
  • Describe the stages of decomposition of a corpse.
  • Use evidence from the autopsy’s report on stomach contents to estimate time of death.
  • Explain how time of death can be estimated using insect evidence.
  • Provide an example of the succession of different types of insects that are found on a body as it decomposes.
  • Given insect evidence, livor, rigor, and algor mortis data, be able to estimate time of death.
  • Describe how various environmental factors may influence the estimated time of death.