Join the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) this week for two webinars on December 2 and 3. These webinars will be of great value to NEHA members and credential holders who are interested in fentanyl contaminated properties and/or insight on how a new administration and Congress will affect environmental health in 2021.
What can we expect from Washington, DC, in 2021? With a new administration comes paradigm changes as federal agencies set new priorities, which comes against a Congress that will likely be divided when it meets in January 2021. This webinar will provide insights from the election, priorities from the new administration, challenges facing Congress, and how environmental health might fare in 2021.
Presenter: Doug Farquhar, Director of Government Affairs, NEHA
Doug Farquhar directs government relations for NEHA, the largest and most influential environmental health professional association in the U.S. dedicated solely to the practice of environmental public health. He received a juris doctorate at the University of Denver School of Law. He is an adjunct professor at University College at the University of Denver and is an affiliate professor at the University of Washington School of Public Health.
This webinar is generously sponsored by HealthSpace USA Inc.
Fentanyl Contaminated Properties. How Can We Clean Them Up?
Thursday, December 3
2:00–3:00 p.m. EST
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid pain reliever that can be deadly even in small amounts. Emergency responders and hazmat teams risk potential exposure to the opioid when responding to incidents at mixing houses, pill factories, or in makeshift laboratories found in apartments, hotels, houses, garages, and storage facilities. Please join NEHA and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) on December 3 at 2:00 p.m. EST for a webinar on fentanyl contaminated properties, as well as information on U.S. EPA’s new fentanyl fact sheet to assist in safe remediation of opioid contamination.
U.S. EPA has developed a fentanyl fact sheet to support U.S. EPA on-scene coordinators who provide assistance to local, state, tribal, and county hazmat partners in remediation of opioid contamination. The fact sheet provides information regarding the characteristics of fentanyl and fentanyl analogs and potential exposure pathways, physical properties, appropriate personal protective equipment, field detection, sampling, and analysis information. U.S. EPA presenter and Homeland Security researcher Dr. Lukas Oudejans will give an overview of this work in the upcoming webinar.