Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies:
Disaster risk reduction continues to be linked to climate change resiliency. This paper looks at the international call for the development of formal accreditations around capacity development in these areas, as proposed by the 2015 United Nations landmark agreements.
Accredited qualifications for capacity development in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation (PDF)
FEMA Launches New Preparedness Feature to Smartphone App
FEMA creates preparedness app for an on-the-go society.
Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER)
NEHA is excited to be a partner in administration of the EHTER Course. This course, developed by Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Environmental Health Services Branch (EHSB), is designed to provide emergency response training for environmental health professionals.
EHTER Training Course Opportunities
Awareness Level: The full 32-hour EHTER Course is currently being administered by FEMA, Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP). The in-person course is currently being transitioned into an online training program set to be released in late 2015. View recording of in-person course.
Operations Level: The Operations Level Course is currently open for registration.
While there are no mandatory prerequisites for the EHTER Awareness Level course, it is recommended that students complete the following courses/trainings prior to attendance:
Read more information about the EHTER course.
Read more about the EHTER program and how it has helped prepare environmental health professionals.
Occupational Health and Safety
No one should have to sacrifice their life for their livelihood, because a nation built on the dignity of work must provide safe working conditions for its people. - Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
The National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) has a variety of resources to assist environmental health professionals to ensure worker safety, including ebola, emergency response, and chemical safety, among others.