REHS/RS & CPFS Exam
REHS/RS & CPFS exam
REHS/RS & CPFS exam
Annual Education Conference
The annual fall meeting of the NYS Conference of Environmental Health Directors is scheduled to be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites Conference Center in Cazenovia, New York. The meeting format includes a full day technical session on current environmental health issues and regulatory updates, followed by a half day business meeting providing member committee reports.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 10:30–12:00 p.m. ET
Hosted by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 Office
Participants will learn:
Resources & Links
CDC Emergency Partners Information Connection (EPIC) Conference Calls & Webinars
Hurricane Safety Tips & Resources
National Hurricane Center Website
Informative Blog Posts & Articles
Disaster Recovery and Hurricane Relief Efforts
Hurricane Irma and Emergency Preparedness
When flood waters recede, communities are often left with contaminated water supplies, nonfunctioning septic tanks, mold, increased vectors and pests, spoiled food, and temporary shelters and housing. Ensuring the proper information reaches community members and supports environmental health professionals is essential in the efforts to restore communities and protect public health. The following resources provide best practices around flood recovery related to environmental health.
Emergency Preparedness & Response Training
CDC Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response Awareness level (online) and Operations level (in-person) training.
FDA Food and Water Safety During Power Outages and Floods
Risk Assessment Tools
Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA). Guidance for conducting a THIRA at all levels of government
Operational Plans: Guidance for creating these plans
National Incident Management Systems (NIMS): Systematic, proactive approach to guide organizations in managing all types of incidents
National Planning System: Provides a unified approach and common terminology to support the implementation of the National Preparedness System
HURREVAC is the decision support tool of the National Hurricane Program, administered by FEMA, the USACE, and the NOAA National Hurricane Center
Preparedness & Response for Septic Systems Toolkit (NEHA)
Floods and Public Health Resources
CDC WASH Emergency Communication Resources
CDC Water Sanitation & Hygiene for Flood Waters
Flood Preparedness Factsheets
Vermont Before and After Flood factsheet
Available in Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, English, French, Nepali, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, and Vietnamese
Hospital and Healthcare Facilities
AHRQ Hospital Assessment and Recovery Guide (PDF)
U.S. EPA Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water
CDC: FAQs on When and How to Boil Water
University of Nebraska: Drinking Water Treatment Emergency Procedures
Private Wells and Septic Systems
NEHA's Flooding Preparedness and Response for Private Water Systems
U.S. EPA Mold Clean-up After Floods
Flood Recovery Worker and Volunteer Safety
CDC Worker Safety After Floods
OSHA Natural Disaster Recovery
Pan-American Health Organization Vector Control in Disaster Situations
Infection Prevention and Control for Shelters During Disasters (PDF) by APIC Emergency Preparedness Committee
Rebuild Healthy Homes: Guide to Post-disaster Restoration for a Safe and Healthy Home (PDF) by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes
https://www.ul.com/code-authorities/buildingsafetyprograms/storm-safety/ This site provides storm preparedness, safety after the storm, and rebuilding safely after a storm information. This is provided courtesy of Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
Recent outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases in the Americas indicate the need for the reinstatement of mosquito elimination efforts in the region. These efforts need to have buy-in from all governmental agencies within the region using a multidisciplinary effort with appropriate financial support.
Colorado Environmental Health Association, Annual Education Conference. NEHA exams to be offered on 9/19.
Novel indices were developed representing estimated stages in the mosquito life cycle and its ecology, and informed with meteorological data. We used descriptive statistics to identify relationships between meteorological/ecological trends and peak infection rates (IRs), and mixed model linear regression to identify meteorological/ecological trends that were significantly associated with increases in mosquito IRs.