New EHS Spotlight Features:
Food Safety Education Month,
SepticSmart Week Is September 22-26,
Training Kit: Raw Chicken Handling,
Complete Model Pool Code Now Available
September Is National Food Safety Education Month – Links to EHS and CDC resources for environmental health practitioners related to foodborne illness and food safety.
SepticSmart Week Is September 22-26, 2014 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SepticSmart initiative is a nationwide public education effort to tell homeowners about the importance of properly maintaining their septic systems. Visit the EPA SepticSmart webpage for tools to help promote homeowner education and awareness.
Tools to Improve Raw Chicken Handling at Restaurants: Report From San Mateo County, California - Guest author Emmy S. Myszka describes a training kit detailing how to handle raw chicken in restaurants to prevent cross-contamination. This article is published in the September 2014 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.
First Complete Model Pool Code Now Available! – The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) 1st Edition is the nation’s first voluntary guidelines based on science and best practices for improving health and safety at swimming pools and other aquatic venues. States and localities can use the MAHC to create or update existing pool codes to reduce risk for outbreaks, drowning, and pool-chemical injuries.