It’s a new year – don’t be left behind! 2022 OEHA Memberships have lapsed and it’s time to renew. Visit www.oregoneha.org/membership now to apply for your 2023 Oregon Environmental Health Assocation (OEHA) Membership, and gain all of the benefits of supporting the professional organization for Environmental Health professionals in the state of Oregon
In collaboration with Deschutes County, OEHA has started a REHS Trainee Study Group to support REHS Trainees as they study to pass their REHS exam. The Study Group meets weekly on Zoom for one hour, is based on a study guide with five recommended texts, and features exam review questions and guest speakers who are subject matter experts in specific topics. The group will meet January-June and will repeat again July-December. Trainees are welcome to join mid-way through the session. If you have a REHS Trainee in your department, please send them our way to register! Contact | OEHA (oregoneha.org)
OEHA Regional Representatives Chris Chiola (NW Regional Rep) and Jeff Freund (Eastern Regional Rep) are supporting the Trainees in the Study Group by setting up tours of water treatment facilities and drinking water labs for Trainees to visit as they are able. What facility tours did you take while you were a Trainee that helped you understand key EH concepts? Support our Trainees by setting up a tour in your region and email us to add it to their list of opportunities. Contact | OEHA (oregoneha.org)
The Oregon Environmental Health Association Annual Education Conference (OEHA AEC) is tentatively scheduled for Fall 2023 at the Oregon Coast. Join the Conference Planning Committee to help make this happen! Contact | OEHA (oregoneha.org)
Save the Dates:
July 31-August 3, 2023 for the 2023 NEHA Annual Educational Conference and Exhibition, Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA http://www.neha.org/aec
2023 Integrated Foodborne Outbreak Response and Management (InFORM) Regional Meetings, hosted by NEHA in partnership with the CDC, http://www.neha.org/inform
Food Safety Summit is offering Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Certificate Training, May 8–10, 2023 2023 Registration Rates | Food Safety Summit (food-safety.com)
For the second year in a row, ReFED is teaming up with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to offer the Climate Corps® Food Waste Fellowship, a unique opportunity for companies, public sector hosts and nonprofits to work with a summer fellow to design and execute food waste reduction strategies that can save money and help reduce GHG emissions. Application. Deadline February 1, 2023! 2023 Host Application
NEHA is currently accepting applications for host environmental public health programs for our Summer 2023 session of the National Environmental Public Health Internship Program (NEPHIP). www.neha.org/nephip.
The American Academy of Sanitarians (AAS) announces the annual Davis Calvin Wagner Sanitarian Award. The award will be presented by AAS at the NEHA 2023 AEC. Open for nominations now until April 15, 2023. For more information, visit www.sanitarians.org/awards
Be inspired by the accomplishments of Environmental Health heroes by reading about past winners of multiple EH Awards, here: Awards (neha.org)
Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Prepares to Update Key Standards. PHTA to update standards for suction outlets and public pools, seeks expert participation. Apply to participate by January 27, 2023.
OEHA has open committee positions for those seeking to serve, for as little as one hour once, to positions that offer several hours of service/month. Opportunities include:
Standing Committee Opportunities
Annual Education Conference Committee (Lots of opportunities, from ongoing to one-time)
Awards Nominations (meets prior to Annual Education Conference)
Legislative Updates (provides regular reports to OEHA Board)
OEHA Constitution and By-Laws Communication
Technical Advisory Committees
State Drinking Water Advisory Committee
Body Arts/Personal Services
Congregate Settings (Long-Term Care Facilities, Adult Foster Homes, etc.)
Pools and Spas
Reach out on our webpage to join: Contact | OEHA (oregoneha.org)
Looking for a job? Have a vacancy in your business or department? Check out the OEHA Job Opportunities page at Job Opportunities | OEHA (oregoneha.org) or send us a message for a free job posting!
Who said it?
"It can be said that there are four basic and primary things that the mass of people in a society wish for: to live in a safe environment, to be able to work and provide for themselves, to have access to good public health and to have sound educational opportunities for their children."