EHS Spotlight Features:
Update on the Model Aquatic Health Code;
Rec. Water Illness & Injury (RWII) Prevention Week 2014 (May 19-25);
New Food Safety Tools
Update on the Model Aquatic Health Code – Author Rob Blake discusses the proposed operational guidelines for the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) and progress to date. This article is published in the May 2014 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.
- Final public comments on the first complete version of the MAHC are due byMay 27, 2014.
Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week 2014 - The week before the start of the summer swim season is Recreational Water Illness and Injury (RWII) Prevention Week (May 19–25, 2014). Each year, RWII Prevention Week focuses on simple steps swimmers and pool operators can take to help ensure a healthy and safe swimming experience for everyone. Visit the RWII Prevention Week 2014 page to access materials for the public and for public health professionals.
New 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.
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