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Expertise Magazine - Edition 3

Whether to pursue subrogation, managing windstorms and tornados, having an occupational hygienist on your claim, and more!

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Expertise Magazine - Edition 2

Case studies and opinion pieces in spill remediation, wind damage investigation, and smoke mapping.

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Expertise Magazine - Edition 1

Knowledge across the spectrum. Industry trends. The latest technology. Expertise Magazine brings it all together.


Accident Reconstruction

To properly investigate an accident, Pario Engineering and Environmental Sciences reconstructs motor vehicle collisions. Pario’s Mario Smolej takes us step by step in the process that helps identify those details pertinent to any collision.

Plumbing Failures

Plumbing failures due to the faulty installation or maintenance of pipes or fixtures can result in untold damage. Here, Pario’s Martin Lazarek explains how Pario investigates these failures to appropriately determine the cause of the failure and the corrective course of action.

Sump Pump Test Rig Technology

Pario Engineering and Environmental Sciences has developed a series of mini videos in which our engineering and environmental experts share information to help further educate on how Pario can support clients. Pario’s James Page looks at how our test rig technology works; detailing the measures we take to identify costly sump pump failures.

Scanning Electron Microscope SEM

Pario’s Scanning Electron Microscope allows for the in-depth examination of fractures or irregularities in any surface, magnifying up to 300,000 times. This technology is available on site at Pario, and Martin Lazarek explains the SEM’s features and functions.

Court Cases

  • Hardy v. Smith, Ontario Court - Provincial Division – Brampton
  • Castoro ats Zaremba, Ontario Court– Toronto
  • City of Sault Ste. Marie ats Booth, Ontario Court - Sault Ste. Marie
  • Regina v. William Thorne, Provincial Offences Court - Deep River
  • Cyr ats Lake, Ontario Court – Timmins
  • Harris et al ats Loviscek et al, Ontario Court– Toronto
  • Bisoukis v. City of Brampton, Ontario Court - Regional Municipality of Peel
  • Regina v. Alexander, Ontario Court - Provincial Division – Newmarket
  • Maplex General Ins ats Jevco Ins, Arbitration Toronto, Ontario
  • Viau et al v. Branje, Ontario Superior Court of Justice - London, Ontario
  • Regina v. Rozakis Dimitrious, Ontario Court of Justice - Tannery Courthouse – Newmarket
  • Certas ats Kwatemaa, Arbitration Toronto
  • Regina v. Blaszkiewicz, Provincial Court – Cayuga
  • El-Maiss v. Coachman, Superior Court of Justice, Windsor
  • Savage ats Monastero, Superior Court of Justice, Hamilton
  • Morsi et al. v. Fermar Paving et al., Superior Court of Justice, Whitby
  • Tri-Way General Construction v. Gurmit and Harbans Hans, Ontario Superior Court of Justice
  • Brandiferri v. Wawanesa Mutual, Ontario Superior Court of Justice
  • The Brick v. B. Gottardo Construction et al., Ontario Superior Court of Justice
  • Dave Dieno v. Claudia Carli & The Corp. Of the Town of East Gwillimbury, Ontario Superior Court of Justice
  • Ayo Akusaga v. Dave Deonariain, Forest Hill Construction Company Inc. & 1482444 Ontario Inc., Ontario Superior Court of Justice
  • Lippa v. Zarrello – Ontario Superior Court of Justice
  • CAA Insurance et al. v. Daynes and Schlacter – Ontario Superior Court of Justice
  • 3021386 NS. LTD. v. Barrington (District), Nova Scotia Provincial Court
  • Dana Drover and Pauline Drover v. HRWC and Tim Frankton and Lyn Frankton - Hfx. No. 303728, Nova Scotia Supreme Court


Concussion v. Whiplash

What you need to know about assessing low-speed motor vehicle impacts. Dr. Howarth simplifies things for claims handlers, in this edition of Canadian Underwriter. Download the article

After the accident

After a commercial trucking accident, what do you do? These occur quickly, and after a loss, even an experienced truck driver may not be sure how to how to proceed.” Download the article

COVID-19 Response Centre

Pario’s team of Health and Safety professionals and Occupational Hygienists provide expert advice on the design, implementation and use of effective protocols, allowing you to provide affordable solutions with little to no change to your current staff.

We can help guide you with:

  • Education and training regarding COVID-19 and other pathogens
  • Identifying contamination hot spots
  • Implementing risk management plans and controls
  • Review and verification of cleaning procedure

Do you know your organization's level of risk?

As COVID-19 continues to change the way we work, providing a clean and disinfected workspace is paramount to the safety and security of your business.

What's a thorough clean? Get your money's worth. Get it done right.

In these times of great uncertainty, it can feel like guidelines and best practices shift and change daily. Indeed, when it comes to cleaning workplaces, there is no formal certification, no government oversight, and little true understanding of how to judge the cleanliness of a space.

How an Environmental Hygienist evaluates a worksite

An Industrial Hygienist, like the experts in the Pario Engineering & Environmental Sciences Environmental Hygiene Team, helps to determine your site’s level of risk.

An Evironmental Hygienist - Your worksite's best defence against COVID-19

A Registered Industrial Hygienist works to provide valuable assistance at all stages of assessment and abatement of pathogen decontamination, and has the knowledge, competence and experience required to provide sound guidance.

Best Guidelines for Pathogen Abatement

So how clean is clean? As with the COVID-19 pandemic itself, there is misinformation and uncertainty regarding the real and perceived risks associated with the cleaning and disinfection of workplaces.

Case Studies

New Berla Technology Opens Doors to Vehicle Collision Data

Berla Technology Opens Doors to Vehicle Collision Data: A whitepaper. Pario Report, national.

A closer look at the Berla iVe system

The technology allows the expert to access information stored on the Infotainment Systems common in today’s vehicles. It provides objective information on risk factors including driver cell phone use, driver or passenger distraction, and even impulsive road behavior.

Download the Full Whitepaper (PDF)

FARO 3D Scanner Finds The Big Picture

FARO 3D Scanner Finds The Big Picture: A Case Study. Pario Report, Toronto, Canada.

A Trucking Accident Hotspot Investigation.

It all started on the busiest highway in North America. Ontario’s Highway 401 is active 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so when trucks started going off the road near Napanee, experts at Pario Engineering and Environmental Sciences knew they faced a formidable situation when they were contacted to find out why.

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Abatement Verification

Abatement Verification: A Case Study. Pario Report, Toronto, Canada.

The Environmental Hygiene Services team was called to assist an organization running multiple medical centres.

What is clean? When a site is clean, it should be sanitized and free of biological matter, destroying all viruses and germs, and eliminating all of the biological matter that could harbour a virus and provide a place for it to replicate and spread. The Environmental Hygiene Services team was called to assist an organization running multiple medical centres within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

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Wind Uplift Effects on Buildings

Wind Uplift Effects on Buildings: A Case Study. Pario Report, Toronto, Canada.

Pario was involved in a case of wind uplift damage.

This paper will discuss the identification of the cause and the reconstruction of the building to the requirements of the 2005 National Building Code of Canada (NBCC). The case is noteworthy because the damage occurred to a brand new aircraft hangar that was designed and constructed in 2008; the building was exposed to about only half of the design wind loading; and, the building had to be repaired and commissioned back to service as soon as possible.

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Vehicle Fires on Highways

Highway Vehicle Fires. Pario Report, Ontario, Canada.

The vehicle fires on highway case study explores the reasons why these fires occurs and preventative measures

The highway vehicle fires case study discusses the prevalence of highway vehicle fires and preventative ways to decrease the alarming number of vehicle fires that occur each year. A thorough examination of a site where a fire occurred, on the side of a highway, yields useful data to determine the cause and ways in which such tragedies can be prevented. Download Full Case Study (PDF)

Oil Spill Forensics

Oil Spill Forensics. Pario Report, Ontario, Canada.

The Oil Spill Case discusses the problem and solutions to minimize the impact of oil spills

Oil spills continue to occur at an alarming rate despite improved regulations, standards and Ontario laws. Environmental oil impact statistics are maintained by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and the TSSA. In 2008, over 5,000 spills occurred in Ontario. Approximately 46% of these spills affected land, and spills to water numbered over 1,030. Download Full Case Study (PDF)

Accident Reconstruction

At the Forefront of Accident Reconstruction: Forward Thinking, Backwards Compatibility. Pario Report, Toronto, Canada.

The accident reconstruction case study discusses the progress of minimizing motor vehicle accidents.

Since 1980, worldwide vehicle manufacturers and roadway designers have made many advances in safety and have been able to reduce collision fatalities by approximately 50% of their 1980 value. A Transport Canada study showed that this reduction value was approximately 30% for Canadian motor vehicle fatalities over the past 20 years. At this rate, Canada would only near eradicating motor vehicle accidents by the mid twenty-fifth century! Download Full Case Study (PDF)

Accident reconstruction / the black box

Accident Reconstruction: The Infamous Black Box – Not So Black and White. Pario Report. Toronto, Ontario.

The black box case study explores the differences between a FDR and a EDR

“Black Box” is a term used in the Aerospace industry describing a module called the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and is typically found in the tail section for obvious reasons. The Flight Data Recorder is usually painted bright orange (not black) and is designed to withstand intense heat and pressures. Download Full Case Study (PDF)

Accident Reconstruction / Software

Accident Reconstruction: The Latest Software and Studies. Pario Report, Ontario, Canada.

Advanced Accident Reconstruction and 3D Accident Simulation Software are some of the most powerful and technically advanced accident simulation software programs available to date. It is recognized by the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) and is also constantly being improved and updated. PC Crash allows an engineer to vary every critical detail in order to accurately simulate any accident involving any combination of cars, trucks, trailers, pedestrians, cyclists or even fixed objects such as trees or barriers. Download Full Case Study (PDF)

Accident Reconstruction / The Impact of Light Bulbs

More commonly known as burnout. Over time the filament in a bulb will become pitted and thinner due to a chemical process that occurs. Download Full Case Study (PDF)

Moisture Control in Buildings

Moisture Control Within Buildings. Pario Report, Ontario, Canada.

This case study discusses how to limit moisture in structures

Moisture migration into a building can occur anywhere between the basement level and roof level. The moisture migration can be in the form of bulkwater or water vapour. Both bulkwater and water vapour will travel through apertures in the building envelope. Water vapour can also diffuse through building materials that form the building envelope. Download Full Case Study (PDF)

Accident Reconstruction / Lawnmower Injury

A young claimant suffered significant injuries as a result of having her bare feet exposed to a turning riding lawn tractor blade.Our client acted on behalf of the defendant, the owner and operator of the riding lawn tractor.

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Subrogation Support / Tank Spill

A transport truck driver stopped for lunch unaware that a saddle tank was leaking. An Emergency Response Contractor was called to the scene to prevent the flow of diesel before it exceeded the boundaries of the pavement. Samples from the under the pavement were taken, and the consultant intimated that lube or hydraulic oil may have leaked, rather than diesel.

Pario was assigned to determine the impact from the alleged release and to comment on the approach and costs of the remediation. Learn the process they followed and the methodologies they employed.

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Subrogation Support / Gas Station Spill

At a retail gas station that had operated for more than 40 years and had a history of spills and hydrocarbon impacts, the insured, who had done some tank maintenance at the top of one of the underground gasoline tanks, was accused of causing a release via a damaged gasket at the top of one tank.

It fell to Pario to review site conditions to determine if a release in fact occurred. Read more about their methodology, the ensuing investigation, and the settlement of the claim.

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