Montana Environmental Health Association

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Calendar of Events

Upcoming events

    • 01 Mar 2018
    • 9:30 AM
    • Location TBD, Hamilton, MT

     

    Workshop! 

    Growing Food Businesses: 

    Opportunities Under Montana's Food Law

    by AERO ( non-profit located in Helena, MT with the mission "To empower communities to nurture and promote a more sustainable Montana.  We envision a future where all Montanans have access to clean energy, healthy food, sustainable agriculture, and a network that provides leadership, resources and advocacy."

    This workshop is designed for food entrepreneurs, direct market farmers, state and local health officials, business and economic development educators, local food non-profits, & folks with cottage food business ideas. Workshops will create opportunities to build relationships and networks, and offer strategies, assistance, and resources to continue growing our local food economy. Come with your business ideas, plans, and questions about how to operate under the rules and regulations of Montana’s Food Policy Modernization Law.

    Please note workshops will not cover livestock products.

    Registration is $12 with lunch, or free if you would like to brown bag and bring your own. We will do our best to accommodate dietary needs, and to provide locally sourced lunches!
    To ensure a diverse workshop group, we welcome participants from a variety of backgrounds, including food entrepreneurs and businesspeople, direct market farmers, state and local health officials, extension agents, business and economic development educators, and local food non-profit staff. Please contact the AERO office at 406.443.7272 with questions

    Registration and Information link to be provided ASAP

    Agenda

     

     

    • 14 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center, 407 Main Street, Ronan, MT

     

    Montana Food and Agriculture Development Network presents:

    Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Overview Workshop

    March 14, 2018   9am - 3 pm

    This one day training is targeted to those needing an understanding of the Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and the regulatory rules that make up the new Food Safety Modernization Act.  This is an introductory workshop suitable for all individual in the food and allied industries and is presented fro a basic standpoint. 

    2018.02.20 FSMA Flyer.pdf

    The  workshop will review the following areas:

    • Introduction and a Brief History of Food Safety Regulations
    • The cGMPs and the Current Revision
    • Operating Procedures to comply with the cGMPs
    • What to expect during a cGMP inspection
    • Overview of the Food Safety Modernization Act
    • The Preventive Controls for Huma Foods Rule
    • Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards
    • Record keeping and Recall plans
    • The Produce Safety Standards Rule

    Registration is required and the class cost if $25 for lunch

    Registration

     

    Instructor:  Claude Smith - MSU Manufacturing Extension Center Food and Process Specialist

    Contact:

    Yvette Rodriguez at 406-676-0676

    Yvette.rodriguez@lakecountycdc.org

    www.facebood.com/montanafadcn

     

     

    • 15 Mar 2018
    • 16 Mar 2018
    • MACO, 2715 Skyway Drive, Helena, MT

     

    NAWT Septic Installer and Inspection Course

    March 15-16, 2018, Helena, MT

    Montana Association of Counties,

    2715 Skyway Drive, Helena, MT

     

    Onsite Installer Professional Training
    Thursday, March 15, 8:00 am-5:00 pm

    A one-day course covering the following topics:

    • Planning and site evaluation
    • Installing sewage tanks and ATUs
    • Installing below ground systems
    • Installing above ground systems
    • Installing pumps and pump stations
    • Installing media filters

    Additional material has been added incorporating some of the CIDWT developed installer materials. This includes information on surveying and OSHA soil evaluation.

    Septic System Inspector Training
    Friday, March 16, 8:00 am-5:00 pm

    A one-day class focusing on the NAWT level of inspection is at the operation level.

    It requires the inspector to locate and identify all parts of the onsite treatment system. Then the inspector needs to assess the condition of each part and determine whether it is operating properly or if there are system deficiencies to be corrected. To do this requires that all parts of the system be accessible and opened for inspection. This includes septic tanks, pump chambers, pretreatment media filters, aerobic treatment units and soil treatment units.

    The NAWT program requires inspectors to complete 8 hours of continuing education every 2 years to maintain their Certificate of Completion. There is an annual fee for maintenance of this credential.

     

    Cost and Additional Information

    Registration open until March 12, 2018. You may register for one or both classes. Anyone in the wastewater field who is looking to expand on their knowledge is encouraged to attend. 

    • Installer Course March 15, 2018-New Certified Installer: $125
    • Installer Course March 15, 2018-Existing Certified Installer: $75
    • Inspection Training March 16, 2018: $75

    For more information, contact Beth Norberg at 406-447-8385 or bnorberg@lccountymt.gov

     

    REGISTER HERE


     

                                                                     
    • 10 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Gateway Community Center, 1203 US Hwy 2 West, Suite 38, Kalispell, MT

     

     

    RABIES MANAGEMENT TRAINING 2018

    Training provided by:

    MT Dept Public Health & Human Services & MT Dept of Livestock 

    ovided by MT DPHHS and the MT Department o

    The scope of this training will educate public health professionals and their rabies response partners regarding the investigation and management of potential rabies exposures. These modules will give attendees the knowledge and resources necessary to successfully manage potential rabies exposures. Attendees will participate in rabies scenario exercises as a group. The training will start at 9 am on the selected day and will conclude at 4 pm to allow for same-day travel. Attendees will be given an hour for lunch (lunch is on your own). There is no charge to attend the training. However, all travel costs are the responsibility of the attendee.

    Please be sure to complete one registration for each person attending the training by clicking the link above. Please complete registration by March 23, 2018 as space is limited.

     

    Registration

    2018.02.20 Rabies Training Flyer w added location 2018.pdf 

     

     

     

    • 17 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Miles Community College, Rm 106, 2715 Dickinson Street, Miles City, MT

     

     

    RABIES MANAGEMENT TRAINING 2018

    Training provided by:

    MT Dept Public Health & Human Services & MT Dept of Livestock 

    ovided by MT DPHHS and the MT Department o

    The scope of this training will educate public health professionals and their rabies response partners regarding the investigation and management of potential rabies exposures. These modules will give attendees the knowledge and resources necessary to successfully manage potential rabies exposures. Attendees will participate in rabies scenario exercises as a group. The training will start at 9 am on the selected day and will conclude at 4 pm to allow for same-day travel. Attendees will be given an hour for lunch (lunch is on your own). There is no charge to attend the training. However, all travel costs are the responsibility of the attendee.

    Please be sure to complete one registration for each person attending the training by clicking the link above. Please complete registration by March 23, 2018 as space is limited.

     

    Registration 

    2018.02.20 Rabies Training Flyer w added location 2018.pdf 

     

     

     

    • 25 Apr 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • Online Webinar

     

    NACCHO Webinar:

    Specialized Food Processes – Reduced Oxygen Packaging

    April 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

    NACCHO is pleased to host an online sharing session on Specialized Food Processes – Reduced Oxygen Packaging (ROP). Reduced Oxygen Packaging such as vacuum packaging, cook-chill and sous vide processes are considered specialized processes under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Model Food Code. The use of ROP has become increasingly popular in restaurants across the nation. Building a positive relationship between industry members and regulators is an important component in making sure ROP is implemented correctly for consumer food safety.

    During the first portion of the sharing session, food safety experts Chef Don Brizes and Chef Robert Brener will provide an industry perspective of implementing ROP in the restaurant.

    The second portion will feature a presentation from Vas Hofer on Maricopa County, AZ’s Variance and HACCP plan review processes for restaurants using ROP.

    Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences and ask questions during the Questions and Answers period.

    Register at http://naccho.adobeconnect.com/eu0joufb5k98/event/registration.html  

     

    Amy Chang, MS,
    Program Analyst,

    Environmental Health

    National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) │1201 Eye Street NW 4th Floor │ Washington, DC 20005
    Direct: 202.507.4221 | Main: 202.783.5550 x 4245 │Fax: 202.783.1583 │Email:
    achang@naccho.org

    • 01 May 2018
    • Helena, MT

     

    MDPHHS

    Food & Consumer Safety Section

    SPRING TRAINING EVENT

    May 1, 2018 in Helena, MT 

    Save the Date!

    This training is provided by the Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence. The applied outbreak investigation training is designed to be an intensive, interactive, full-day course to teach epidemiological skills that are needed during foodborne illness outbreak investigations. The course is for staff who could work on an investigation, including but not limited to public health nurses and sanitarians.

    Details to follow!

     

    • 01 May 2018
    • 03 May 2018
    • Best Western Plus GranTree Inn, Bozeman, MT



    2018 Montana Stormwater Conference

    May 1-3, 2018

    Best Western Plus GranTree Inn, Bozeman, MT


    Mark your calendars for May 1-3, 2018, for the 2018 Montana Storm Water Conference, in Bozeman, MT.  This is a time to gather, share, learn and collaborate on storm water quality issues with your local, regional and national colleagues.  Attendees will learn about storm water program planning and management, water quality planning and monitoring, and Best Management Practice case studies.  Special emphasis will be given to sustainability topics such as asset management, land-use planning, green infrastructure, low impact development, and funding mechanisms.  

    Special training sessions will expand opportunities for attendees to LEARN, NETWORK, AND PARTICIPATE!

    LEARN MORE:  mtstormwaterconference.org

    GET INVOLVED!

    Toll Free: (866) 633-8110

    • 02 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • DPHHS Cogswell Building, Rm C205, 1400 E. Broadway, Helena, mT

     

     

    RABIES MANAGEMENT TRAINING 2018

    Training provided by:

    MT Dept Public Health & Human Services & MT Dept of Livestock 

    ovided by MT DPHHS and the MT Department o

    The scope of this training will educate public health professionals and their rabies response partners regarding the investigation and management of potential rabies exposures. These modules will give attendees the knowledge and resources necessary to successfully manage potential rabies exposures. Attendees will participate in rabies scenario exercises as a group. The training will start at 9 am on the selected day and will conclude at 4 pm to allow for same-day travel. Attendees will be given an hour for lunch (lunch is on your own). There is no charge to attend the training. However, all travel costs are the responsibility of the attendee.

    Please be sure to complete one registration for each person attending the training by clicking the link above. Please complete registration by March 23, 2018 as space is limited.

     

    Registration

    2018.02.20 Rabies Training Flyer w added location 2018.pdf

     

     

     

     

     

    • 03 May 2018
    • Billings, MT

     

    MDPHHS

    Food & Consumer Safety Section

    SPRING TRAINING EVENT

    May 3, 2018 in Billings, MT 

    Save the Date!

    This training is provided by the Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence. The applied outbreak investigation training is designed to be an intensive, interactive, full-day course to teach epidemiological skills that are needed during foodborne illness outbreak investigations. The course is for staff who could work on an investigation, including but not limited to public health nurses and sanitarians.

    Details to follow!

     

    • 11 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • DPHHS Cogswell Building, Rm C205, 1400 E. Broadway, Helena, mT

     

     

    RABIES MANAGEMENT TRAINING 2018

    Training provided by:

    MT Dept Public Health & Human Services & MT Dept of Livestock 

    ovided by MT DPHHS and the MT Department o

    The scope of this training will educate public health professionals and their rabies response partners regarding the investigation and management of potential rabies exposures. These modules will give attendees the knowledge and resources necessary to successfully manage potential rabies exposures. Attendees will participate in rabies scenario exercises as a group. The training will start at 9 am on the selected day and will conclude at 4 pm to allow for same-day travel. Attendees will be given an hour for lunch (lunch is on your own). There is no charge to attend the training. However, all travel costs are the responsibility of the attendee.

    Please be sure to complete one registration for each person attending the training by clicking the link above. Please complete registration by March 23, 2018 as space is limited.

       

    Registration

    2018.02.20 Rabies Training Flyer w added location 2018.pdf 

     

     

     

    • 25 Jun 2018
    • 28 Jun 2018
    • Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Anaheim, California


    NEHA 2018 Annual Education Conference & Exhibition

    and HUD Healthy Homes Conference

    June 25 - 28, 2018

    The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) are pleased to announce that they have joined forces to bring you the NEHA 2018 AEC and HUD Healthy Homes Conference, June 25–28, 2018, at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Anaheim, California.

    This joint conference is the nexus for environmental health education, training, networking, and career advancement. By attending you will gain the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed to help solve your organization’s daily and strategic challenges and improve your bottom-line results. You can also earn continuing education (CE) credits to maintain your professional credential(s).

    Included within the major environmental health and healthy homes topics are emerging issues such as medical marijuana, the opioid crisis, and workforce management and development.

    Visit neha.org in the coming months for registration details and additional agenda information.

    • 16 Jul 2018
    • 17 Jul 2018
    • Helena, MT

     

    Montana Summer Institute

    Helena, MT   July 16-17, 2018

     

    SAVE THE DATE!

    We are excited to host Dr. Kelly McBride, from York College of Pennsylvania, to lead a 12-hour workshop on communication skills. This will be a hands-on workshop to sharpen communication techniques in a variety of situations, including working with difficult operators.

     

    • 18 Sep 2018
    • 19 Sep 2018
    • Helena, MT

     

    Montana Environmental Health Association 

    2018 Annual Education Conference

     

    SAVE THE DATE! 

    Details to follow 

     

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