Annual Education Conference
Emergency Preparedness and Wildfire Resources
These resources are from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California Air Resources Board, and California Department of Public Health. All resources were created to assist EH specialists with emergency preparedness after a wildfire or mass fire.
- What to do before, during, and after a wildfire (CDC)
- Presentation on wildfires (EPA)
- Information about home air cleaners (EPA)
- Find out if you are at risk from exposure to particle pollution (EPA AirNow)
- A list of certified air cleaning devices (CA Air Resources Board)
- Clarification on prescribed burning and efforts that are used to minimize smoke impacts (CA Air Resources Board)
- Learn the right way to use an N-95 or P-100 particulate respirator mask (CA Department of PH)
- Fire response and recovery resources (California EPA)
- Learn more about smoke and health
- The Prominent Role of EH in California- Wildfire Disaster Recovery
- Form examples: Calaveras County Toolkit
- Food & water safety: Food Safety Toolkit
EnviroAtlas is a web-based decision support tool that combines maps, analysis tools, downloadable data and informational resources that states, tribes, communities and individuals can use to help inform policy and planning decisions that impact the places where people live, learn, work and play.
Less than 2 months remain until the 2017 Southern California Joint Technical Symposium on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at our New Location The Carson Center in Carson, California.
There is still time to take advantage of discounted early bird rates:
- Attendee Registration (save $50)
- Exhibitor Registration (save $100)
- There are also Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities
Discounts are available for Groups of 3+ attendees, save $100, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Resources to Protect and Restore Community Health
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.
Floods and Public Health
Hospital and Healthcare Facilities
Emergency Preparedness & Response Training
CDC Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response Awareness level (online) and Operations level (in-person) training.
Flood Recovery Worker and Volunteer Safety
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)
Webinar: Community-Based Air Monitoring
Thursday, August 24
12:30-2:00 p.m. EDT
Webinar: Green Cleaning for Improved Health: The Return on Investment of Green Cleaning in Schools
Thursday, June 22
1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT
Webinar participants will learn how to
incorporate evidence-based green cleaning techniques and best practices into a comprehensive system for achieving indoor environmental health;
utilize data tracking and evaluation strategies to develop a business case, a value proposition, and a communication strategy that generate broader acceptance, compliance, and funding for green cleaning;
Colorado Environmental Health Association, Annual Education Conference. NEHA exams to be offered on 9/19.