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IS-305: Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) Awareness

Course Date

9/28/2017

Course Overview

This awareness-level course introduces Environmental Health Responders to the special circumstances they may face and tasks they may perform during emergency preparedness for, response to, and recovery from disasters.

Course Objectives:

  • Define the roles and responsibilities of Environmental Health Responders in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies and disasters.
  • Recognize key emergency preparedness initiatives and activities at the national level, and within State, local, and Tribal jurisdictions.
  • Identify safety and health steps taken by Environmental Health Responders prior to and during field deployment.
  • Define the role of Environmental Health Responders in protecting potable water supplies and ensuring safe drinking water.
  • Define the role of Environmental Health Responders in ensuring food safety.
  • Define the role of Environmental Health Responders in addressing wastewater issues.
  • Recognize the role of Environmental Health Responders in conducting building assessments.
  • Recognize challenges, effective strategies, and procedures for controlling and managing vectors and pests.
  • Recognize the role of Environmental Health Responders in addressing solid waste and debris issues.
  • Define the role of Environmental Health Responders in establishing, monitoring, and ensuring safety and health in mass-care environments, including shelters.
  • Recognize the role of Environmental Health Responders during radiation incidents.

Primary Audience

Emergency Management; Healthcare Professionals

Prerequisites

None

CEUs:

0.8

Course Length:

8 hours
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Notices
  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
 
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