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Ken Desson M.A., M.Ed., PMP
President, Androcom CLS
263 Second Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 2H8
Tel:   (613) 238-3639
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UXO Safety Handbook

UXO and Legacy Sites Program, National Defence Canada

The Need

The UXO and Legacy Sites Program works to reduce risks posed by unexploded explosive ordnance (UXO) at all legacy sites across Canada. A legacy site is any property not owned by DND that contains UXO, regardless of its origin. Soon after the Program’s creation, the need for a UXO Safety Handbook for contractors, emergency responders and others working on UXO legacy sites was identified as an urgent priority.


Drawing on examples of similar Handbooks developed by military and civilian agencies around the world, and on the expertise of Canadian Forces ordnance experts, a team lead by Androcom president, Ken Desson, researched, wrote and managed the production of a pocket-sized manual designed to: identify major types of UXO; explain procedures for working safely in UXO-affected areas; give instructions on how to respond when UXO is encountered; and provide templates for recording important information.