Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach
This online training consists of four presentations designed to provide an overview of emergency preparedness and response for environmental health (EH) professionals:
-> Overview of Environmental Health Principles
-> Communication as a Key Role for EH Professionals
-> Responding to an emergency
-> Minimizing Health Implications
The training is recommended for Environmental Health supervisors, managers, and field staff.
This training contributes to the development of the following Columbia University Bioterrorism/Emergency Readiness Competencies at the awareness level as follow:
#1: Describe the public health role in emergency response
#2: Describe the chain of command in emergency response
#6: Describe communication role(s) in emergency response
#7: Identify limits to his/her own knowledge, skills and authority and identify key system resources for referring matters that exceed these limits.
This product was developed by the University of Minnesota Center for Public Health Preparedness (UMNCPHP), supported in part through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Current support is provided by the University of Minnesota: Simulations, Exercises and Effective Education Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (U-SEEE PERL), which is funded in part through Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 1U90TP000418 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Principal Investigator: Debra Olson.
About the Presenter
Brian Golob is a Senior Environmentalist with the Hennepin County Public Health Division working in the area of environmental health emergency preparedness issues.
His work experience has been in the area of solid waste management planning and project implementation, hazardous waste management compliance and permitting, OSHA and DOT compliance, employee training, environmental auditing, strategic planning, sales support and technical sales. He has published eight trade journal articles and two technical proceedings. He has spoken at numerous conferences on environmental health issues.
Golob graduated from the University of Minnesota's College of Biological Sciences with a BS degree in Biology and earned an MS degree in Environmental Health from the Graduate School at the University. He is a qualified legal expert in solid waste management in Minnesota and a Certified Hazardous Material Manager.
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