EHS Spotlight Features:
Local Survey of EHS Reductions;
Workshop on the Model Aquatic Health Code;
Rec. Water Illness & Injury Prevention Tools;
EH Food Safety Tools
Impact of Budget Cuts to Environmental Health Services at Local Health Departments: Key Findings – This month’s guest authors, Jennifer Li and Andre Elligers, describes a survey of local health departments’ reduction in environmental health services because of budget cuts in the fiscal year before March 2012. This article is published in the June 2014 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.
Register for Workshop on The Model Aquatic Health Code –The workshop, titledSpringboard to Prevention: The Model Aquatic Health Code, 1st Edition, will cover
- common health concerns at aquatic venues,
- key concepts influencing lifeguarding staffing plans,
- secondary disinfection, and
- a science-based operational and communication support toolkit for aquatic and pool programs.
The workshop will be on Monday, July 7, 2014, 1:00-5:00 pm in Las Vegas, Nevada. Workshop registration is free with a full or 1-day conference registration to the National Environmental Health Association 2014 conference.
Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week 2014 – The 2014 week has passed but it’s still swim season! Access materials for the public and for public health professionals on simple steps swimmers and pool operators can take to help ensure a healthy and safe swimming experience for everyone.
Environmental Health Food Safety Tools - Foodborne illness is a significant problem in the United States, but addressing environmental causes can help prevent it. Explore CDC’s new environmental health tools:
- The e-Learning on Environmental Assessment of Foodborne Illness Outbreaks is a free interactive online course to help prepare individuals to serve on a team that investigates foodborne illness outbreaks in restaurants and other food service venues.
- The National Voluntary Environmental Assessment Information System is a new surveillance system targeted to jurisdictions that inspect and regulate restaurants and other food venues such as banquet facilities, schools, and other institutions.