New EHS Spotlight Features: Safe Aquatic Venues; Tools for RWII Prevention Week; Changes to EHS-Net Website

Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) and International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC) – Rob Blake and Jay Peters discuss how MAHC and ISPSC can complement each other. They discuss how clearly identifying the respective roles of building and health officials in the two codes is key and how public health will benefit from closer collaboration with building officials. This article is published in the May 2012 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.

 Tools for RWII Prevention Week 2012 – Plan now for Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week (May 21-27)! This year’s focus is on preventing drowning and using health education to reduce the spread of recreational water illnesses. Check out the 2012 toolkit for sample press releases and other resources.

 New and Improved EHS-Net Website – The EHS-Net website has been reorganized to help you find information about our work to identify and prevent environmental factors contributing to foodborne illness outbreaks. Visit today to see new sections on EHS-Net partners, study findings and recommendations in plain language, resources, and more.

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