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This page provides links to this year’s EHS spotlight and news articles.

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2014 News Items

Spotlight Features

CDC’s New Environmental Health Tools to Improve Food Safety – Information on new training and new surveillance system to advance the use of environmental assessments during foodborne illness outbreak investigations.

Flood Safety Awareness Week 2014 – Links to EHS and CDC resources for environmental health practitioners related to flood safety and response.

Groundwater: Resources for EH Practitioners – Links to EHS, CDC, and other resources for environmental health practitioners related to groundwater.

Food Safety Tools and Products for Environmental Health Practitioners. [PDF – 3.2 MB] – Sarah Merkle discusses CDC’s new surveillance system that can help prevent outbreaks, an overview of four EHS-Net articles recently published in the Journal of Food Protection, and a new e-Learning course on environmental assessment of foodborne illness outbreaks. This article is published in the March 2014 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.

Summer Internship with Environmental Health Services – Applications are now being accepted for a 10-week summer environmental internship for students majoring in Environmental Health. Interns gain environmental health experience and an understanding of environmental health work at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels. Application deadline: February 12, 2014.

Revised Pool Code Modules Available – Revised modules on Facility Design and Construction, Disinfection and Water Quality, and Regulatory Guidelines have been revised and reposted after the first public comment period. The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) is a collaborative effort of public health, academia, and industry working to protect individuals, families, and communities from preventable waterborne diseases and injuries through evidence-based guidance.

Training Course: Biology and Control of Vectors and Public Health Pests – EHSB offers its popular course, Biology and Control of Vectors and Public Health Pests: The Importance of Integrated Pest Management at NCEH on February 11–13, 2014. The workshop is available to CDC personnel along with state and local environmental health professionals throughout Georgia.

EHS-Net Food Safety Articles – Links to four new publications on restaurant food handling practices that have been linked with foodborne illness outbreaks in restaurant settings.

Earlier news items are available on the News and Features Archive page.

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