Idaho Environmental 
Health Association
E-News Bulletin - February 2011
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IEHA Annual Education Conference
NEHA Survey Might Win Conference Registration
Free Training on Pool & Spa Inspection

Idaho Environmental Health Conference

 "Focusing on Leadership During Economic Restraints"

 March 16 - 18, 2011 

Boise State University


The 2011 IEHA Annual Education Conference will feature two full days (Weds/Thur) and one half day (Fri) of education sessions, as well as the IEHA Awards luncheon on Thursday. All activities will be held in the Student Union Building at Boise State University.


Tracks include food protection, wastewater, vector and pest control, general environmental and public health, enforcement, child care and solid waste.Also included is a Septic Systems 101 workshop and BSU Environmental Health Research session on Friday. 
Conference Agenda


Easy online registration is available here. (Note: some government firewalls will block access to Pay Pal so you may need to register and pay from a personal computer or smart phone). A mail in registration form is also available.  


The Idaho Environmental Health Association publishes a monthly E-News Bulletin for members, conference attendees, business partners and others interested in the field of environmental health. For more association news, visit our website at

Respond to NEHA Survey, Chance to Win Full Conference Registration  


In keeping with its mission "to advance the environmental health and protection professional for the purpose of providing a healthful environmental for all," NEHA is updating its research on the effect of continued economic downturn on environmental health programs and the communities they serve.


The initial survey was conducted in the fall of 2009. They are now seeking further input in order to compare impacts in 2009 with current impacts. The survey has been active for a couple of weeks and we are looking to get a greater response than what we currently have. The survey will close on February 28th, so there is still plenty of time for people to provide feedback. The survey link is:


And, as an added incentive, all survey participants will be entered into a drawing for a free, full registration to NEHA's 75th Annual Educational Conference & Exhibition, June 18-20, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio.


Survey data will eventually be made available through NEHA's Web site.

Free Training Programs on Pool and Spa Inspection 


pool safelyWhile its only February and swim season may seem a mirage for those digging out from the recent snow storms, it will be here sooner than we think. Now is the time to prepare for pool and spa openings and to plan for safety.


The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has been working with industry professionals to provide training resources and information regarding compliance with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act. They are very pleased to inform you about various programs and opportunities for compliance education.


Working with three of the leading professional organizations, CPSC has created trainings classes and videos, webinars and other online training tools to reach everyone who may be interested in proper installation and inspection of pools and spas, in accordance with the P&SS Act or VGB Act.  Please note, the following training programs are FREE of charge to all who attend.


1)  State and local officials, including public health, environmental, building code officials, and anyone involved in state regulation and inspections, may join an existing class or speak to NSPF (National Swimming Pool Foundation) about possible training for your organization, county or state agency.  Webinars and online training will also be available. 

-    A current schedule for upcoming P&SS Act events, registration links, and links to the Webinar broadcast schedule can be found here:  (see top of home page), or for a schedule of live, 30-minute webinar broadcasts:

-   For information or to schedule training in your jurisdiction, contact: Amanda Rogers at 719-540-9119 or


2)  Aquatics professionals and representatives, including pool and spa owners, operators and managers, pool and spa service providers, builders, product manufacturers and lifeguards should contact the APSP (Association of Pool and Spa Professionals) for the information about training sessions and events. 

-   Visit  and click Event Registration for information about APSP's training classes, live events and online training, or contact Lisa at


The Pool Safely campaign recently released its Communications Toolkit - a one-stop shop of campaign materials and information on the Pool Safely campaign. Developed for public and water safety advocates, the communications toolkit highlights all of the free campaign materials from brochures to stickers to fans. Return the attached order form today to get your free educational materials. If you have any questions, please contact 

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