Language editor: Laurence Svirchev Language editor: Laurence Svirchev

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Laurence Svirchev


2048 Triumph St, Vancouver, BC, V5K 1T5, Canada

—Research Interests

Prevention of Population Exposure to Geohazards, Social Research in Relation to Geohazards

-Prevention of Population Exposure to Geohazards


-Social Research in Relation to Geohazards

-Occupational Health and Safety Research, Applied and Behavioral

—The specific areas where you can assist in reviewing or editing manuscripts

Editing papers by Authors whose Second Language is English


MA, Disaster and Emergency Management, 2010, Royal Roads University, Victoria Canada

BS, Occupational Health and Safety, 1992, Montana School of Mines, USA

—Work Experience

August 2012 – September 2012 Manager of Safety, Health, and Environment, SinoHydro Corporation Ltd., Imouraren Uranium Project, Niger.
December 2011 January 2012

Consultant, Prepare Health, Safety, Environment and Community Documents for International Tender Bid, SinoHydro Corporation Ltd., Beijing

January 2010  Current English-language Editor, Journal of Mountain Chengdu, Sichuan, China.
August 2010 December 2011 Manager of Safety, Health, Security, Community Relations and Environment SinoHydro Nadarivatu Renewable Energy Project, Fiji
Oct 2008 – May 2010 Disaster Management Researcher, Wenchuan May 12, 2008 Earthquake. Collaboration with Chengdu University of Technology National Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation, Sichuan, China as MA Candidate, Royal Roads University, Victoria Canada
Apr 2004 Nov 2009
Safety and Hygiene Investigation Officer
Investigations Division
Worker’s Compensation Board of British Columbia
1995 2010
Occupational Hygiene Officer
Worker’s Compensation Board of British Columbia, Canada
1984 – 1995 Occupational Hygienist/Research Coordinator Division of Epidemiology, Biometry and Occupational Oncology, British Columbia Cancer Agency Vancouver, B.C. Canada

—Awards & Honors

Winner, Second Place, 1992 Marsh & McLennan Student Paper Award Sponsored by the American Society of Safety Engineers. Title of Paper: "Use of Capillary Gas Chromatography to Determine Qualitative and Quantitative Aspects of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Air of Aluminum Reduction Plants for Occupational Health Purposes."

—Major Publications

-Svirchev, L., Li, Y., Yan, L., Ma, B, He, CY. (2011). Preventing and Limiting Exposure to Geohazards: Some Lessons from Two Mountain Villages Destroyed by the Wenchuan Earthquake. Journal of Mountain Science. (8) 2011. p. 190-199.

-Svirchev L, Astrakianakis G, Band P, Bert J, Janssen R, Le N, Tang C. Taking the Hazard Out of Chlorine and Chlorine Dioxide Exposures in a Kraft Pulp Mill. Pulp and Paper Canada 100:3 (1999).

-Svirchev LM, Kan D, Lai AM, Ng V, Moody JM, Band PR. Translations of the United States Industrial and Occupational Classifications into the Canadian Standard Industrial and Occupational Classifications. Division of Epidemiology, Biometry, and Occupational Oncology, Monograph No. 4. British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC. 1993.

-Svirchev LM, Gallagher RP, Band PR, Threlfall WJ, Spinelli JJ. Gastric cancer and lympho-sarcoma among wood and pulp workers. Journal of Occupational Medicine. 1986;28:164-265.

—Editorial Work

Journal of Mountain Science

Membership of societies

American Board of Industrial Hygiene, Certified Industrial Hygienist 1994-Current