EHSB in the NEHA Journal of Environmental Health
2014 Direct from CDC columns
NEHA's Journal of Environmental Health features a column from the Environmental Health Services Branch (EHSB) in every issue. These articles from EHSB and guest authors from CDC highlight a variety of concerns, opportunities, challenges, and successes in environmental public health.
Tools to Improve Raw Chicken Handling at Restaurants: Report From San Mateo County, California. [PDF - 486 KB] – 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 [PDF - 109 KB] of the Journal of Environmental Health.
Contributions to Enhancing the Public Health Perspective on Onsite Wastewater Management. [PDF – 302 KB] – Max Zarate-Bermudez describes a study to determine the rate of contaminants from conventional onsite wastewater systems in a coastal setting. This article is published in the July/August 2014 issue [PDF - 125 KB] of the Journal of Environmental Health.
Update on the Model Aquatic Health Code. [PDF - 452 KB] – 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 [PDF - 118 KB] of the Journal of Environmental Health.
Mobile Food Trucks: California EHS-Net Study on Risk Factors and Inspection Challenges. [PDF - 349 KB] – This month’s guest authors, Brenda Vanschaik Faw and Joyce L. Tuttle, describe California’s study on the complexities and challenges of inspecting mobile food operations. This article is published in the April 2014 issue [PDF - 100 KB] of the Journal of Environmental Health.
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 [PDF - 116 KB] of the Journal of Environmental Health.
Editor’s Note: There is no Direct From CDC column in the January-February issue. The column resumes in the March issue.