The environmental health response to hurricanes Katrina and Rita--AEC to feature multiple sessions on the topic.Those who have been anxious to hear about and learn from the experiences of the environmental health professionals who responded to hurricanes Katrina and Rita will get many insights at NEHA's Annual Educational Conference (AEC AEC US Atomic Energy Commission
Noun 1. AEC - a former executive agency (from 1946 to 1974) that was responsible for research into atomic energy and its peacetime uses in the United States
Atomic Energy Commission ) & Exhibition.
Twenty sessions at the conference will feature speakers reporting on the many environmental health issues they confronted in the aftermath of the hurricanes. At great cost, we now have real-life experience in dealing with an extraordinary, large-scale event. There is much to be learned.
Do you have in your preparedness plan a way to deal with wet, dirty laundry dirty laundry
Personal affairs that could cause embarrassment or distress if made public: Let's not air our dirty laundry in front of our guests. Also called dirty linen. and provide those affected with dry, clean clothing? Some people who came to shelters following Hurricane Katrina Editing of this page by unregistered or newly registered users is currently disabled due to vandalism. had to wear garbage bags until showers and clothing could be brought in for them. Would you be able to handle 18,000 evacuees Resident or transient persons who have been ordered or authorized to move by competent authorities, and whose movement and accommodation are planned, organized and controlled by such authorities. streaming into your jurisdiction in need of water, food, clothing, shelter, and medicine, as San Antonio had to? Would you have the staff, the facilities, and the knowledge in place to erect shelters in times of crisis--with little notice? What would you do with children abandoned at shelter daycare centers? How would you address the mental health of your staff in a time of crisis?
These questions are not rhetorical. NEHA's AEC sessions will put those who were on the scene or who have studied the realities and needs uncovered by the disaster in the room with you. Their experience can help you be prepared for the unexpected, whether it is a hazardous waste Hazardous waste
Any solid, liquid, or gaseous waste materials that, if improperly managed or disposed of, may pose substantial hazards to human health and the environment. Every industrial country in the world has had problems with managing hazardous wastes. spill, a tornado, a flood, or an act of terrorism.
Ten different technical sections, representing a range of environmental health issues, will have at least one session each related to the Katrina and Rita response. A wealth of information, experience, and insight will be presented in the following sessions:
* 2005 Hurricane Response for Public Water Systems in Louisiana by the Louisiana Department of Public Health and Hospitals
* Surveillance and Monitoring of Infectious Diseases in San Antonio Shelters Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
Food Safety and Protection:
* Addressing Food Safety Challenges Following Hurricane Katrina
Hazardous Materials and Toxic Substances:
* Hazardous Substances Releases Related to Hurricanes--2005
Indoor Air Quality Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) deals with the content of interior air that could affect health and comfort of building occupants. The IAQ may be compromised by microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria), chemicals (such as carbon monoxide, radon), allergens, or any mass or energy stressor :
* Indoor Air Quality and Mold Contamination Following Catastrophic Events
Injury Prevention and Occupational Health:
* Hurricane Cleanup Safety: Power Washers and High-Pressure Injection Injuries
* Practical Field Responder Safety Methods
* Occupational Health and Safety Concerns During Hurricane Response
* Solid Waste Clean Up After Katrina
Terrorism and All-Hazards Preparedness:
* Sheltering Evacuees: A Public Health Challenge
* Perception as Reality--Strengths, Successes, and Solutions to Community-Based Sheltering
* Nongovernmental Community Sheltering for a Large-Scale Sustained Event
* Local Perspective: The Sanitarian's Role During Disaster Relief Efforts
* State Perspective: Environmental Health in Emergency Response and Preparedness--The Louisiana Experience
* Federal Perspective: CDC See Control Data, century date change and Back Orifice.
CDC - Control Data Corporation Response to Environmental Health Concerns from Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans
* Answering the Million Dollar Question--Florida Hurricanes 2005 and Refining the Role and Responsibilities of Environmental Health in an All-Hazards Response
* Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS LLIS Lessons Learned Information Sharing (homeland security)
LLIS Lessons Learned Information System (NASA) .gov): Lessons Learned and Shared in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
* Assessment, Compliance, and Corrective Action: Application to Catastrophic Incident Planning and Response--Katrina
Vector Control and Zoonotic Diseases Zoonotic diseases
Diseases caused by infectious agents that can be transmitted between (or are shared by) animals and humans. This can include transmission through the bite of an insect, such as a mosquito.
Mentioned in: West Nile Virus :
* No Two Years Alike: Challenges of Adulticiding for Mosquitoes Following a Natural Disaster
* U.S. EPA EPA eicosapentaenoic acid.
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This critical information is just some of what can be learned at this year's AEC & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas “San Antonio” redirects here. For other uses, see San Antonio (disambiguation).
San Antonio is the second most populous city in Texas, the third most populous metropolitan area in Texas, and is the seventh most populous city in the United States. As of the 2006 U.S. , June 25-28, 2006. Complete conference information and a registration form can be found on pages 9-25 of this Journal, and further information is available at www.neha.org.