From Clandestine Labs to Chemical Spills: Local Public Health and Hazardous Materials - June 15 Quarterly Meeting
Register by Monday at 12 noon!
We have a great line up of speakers!
Don't miss this opportunity to meet the subject matter experts and learn what the public health role is in hazardous material incidents.
Register by 12pm on June 12th.
Date & Time: June 15, 2023, 10am to 12pm Location: Northern Essex Community College (NECC) - Haverhill Campus, Hartleb Technology Center, College Ave, Haverhill Room TC-103A
Did you know that local public health staff can be called upon to help manage hazardous materials incidents in their communities? It could be as minor as directing a resident to safe mercury thermometer disposal options, or a major chemical or drug exposure involving responders from multiple state and local agencies. Hear from some of those agencies, and from experienced local public health colleagues. They’ll share best practices for navigating hazardous materials response when you’re not the first responder, but you'll inevitably become involved.
At the end of this training program, participants will be able to:
Recognize the different types of hazardous materials they may encounter in the field.
Identify appropriate hazardous materials responding agencies and partners
Explain local public health roles in hazardous materials response
Matt Brennan, Foxborough Health Department
Heidi Porter, Bedford Health Department
Cathy Kiley, MassDEP Emergency Planning and Response Coordinator
William Qualls, State Police Clandestine Lab
Chief John Davine, Northampton Fire Dept. and Hazardous Materials Response
10:00 - 10:15 MHOA Updates
10:15 - 10:30 Stories from the field - Local Public Health
10:35 - 10:50 MassDEP
11:00 - 11:35 Hazardous Materials Response and State Police Clandestine Lab
11:35 - 12:00 Panel questions
Lunch will follow the program. Chicken, beef and vegetable kabobs will be served with rice and vegetables.
CEUs available: 2.4 CHO/CPH, RS/ REHS; and 2 RN CEUs