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Newsletter - Ohio Environmental Health Association
OEHA
Ohio Environmental
Health Association
Newsletter
February 2015
President’s Message
In This Issue…

George Eagle
Being a part of OEHA has many benefits. One of the greatest benefits is our Journal
and Newsletter. Both of these are not only a valuable asset to obtain information
about current issues and best practices but are places where we as individuals can tell
our stories within our profession.

AEC

Nominations
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Telling our stories of the work, we do and passing on our knowledge is one of the
characteristics that make OEHA a premier association. It is imperative that we
continue being that premiere association and the “go to” entity for environmental
public health matters. That can only be carried out by our membership and the great
work they do. It is not enough that you do great work but it has to recognize and there
is not enough of “you” being recognized. I hope to change this.
Being a member of OEHA, you not only have valuable information but also have access
to stories that can be shared with our membership. I would like to encourage you to
send in articles to the Journal and submit short informational pieces to the Newsletter.
These pieces can be of current events or best management practices that other
members may benefit from.
OEHA Board of Directors
President
Eric Zgodzinski, MPH, RS, CPH
President Elect
Jerry Bingham, RS
Past President
Joe Harrod, RS
Vice President
Melissa Adams, RS
Vice President Elect
Suzanne Krippel, RS
I want to thank you for your commitment to OEHA. Without you and other members
like you our association would not be as proactive and cutting edge as it is.
Treasurer
Mary Helen Smith, MPH, RS
Thanks
Secretary
Kamalpreet Kawatra,MPH,CPH, RS
Eric Zgodzinski, MPH, RS, CPH
Northeast District Director
Patty McConnell, RS
President
Northwest District Director
Eric Cherry, RS, REHS
Southeast District Director
Chad Brown, MPH, RS
Southwest District Director
Erik Balster, MPH, REHS, RS
Groundwater Awareness Week
March 8-14, 2015
For more information visit www.ngwa.org
2015 OEHA Annual Education
Conference
Environmental Public Health– Prepare
for the Future Today
Where: Columbus Marriott Northwest 5605 Blazer Parkway
Dublin, Ohio 43017
When: April 23-24, 2015
The AEC Planning Committee has continued to work hard preparing for April 23-24, 2015 at the Columbus Marriott Northwest. The schedule is filling up quickly with a wide range of topics from all areas of Public Health. Presentations on the body modification industry, harmful algae blooms, integrated pest management, risk based inspection methods in a food service and climate change are
just a few examples of what you can expect. The draft agenda is included in this newsletter.
Are you unable to attend AEC in Dublin? No worries! With the help of Dietary Solutions you will be
able to watch and participate from the comfort of your own office or home for a small fee! Dietary
Solutions is teaming with OEHA to stream and record presentations from the ‘Preparedness’ track
which will be offered only on the first day of conference. More details will be coming on this exciting
new endeavor.
The Golf Outing will be held on the afternoon of April 22 at York. The cost will be $70.
If you would like to present or have a topic you would like to hear please share your idea with me at
[email protected]
See you in April! Melissa Adams
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Want to be more involved in
OEHA?
Nominate yourself or someone you know today!
OEHA is now accepting nominations for President-Elect and Treasurer to
be voted on at the OEHA Spring Conference in April 2015. Please send your
nominations to the Nominations and Elections Chair Joshua Niese at
[email protected] Or contact by phone at 419-213-4108.
Environmental Health Scholarships Available
The Ohio Environmental Health Association (OEHA) provides qualified students the opportunity to apply for
The George Eagle Memorial Scholarship. This Scholarship consists of a $2,000 cash award granted to one undergraduate, and one graduate, student annually.
Eligibility Requirements:
Undergraduate:
Ohio Resident.
 Enrolled as a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior, in a program leading to a Baccalaureate degree in Environmental Health or a related field (Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Management, etc.).
 Express intent to become employed in environmental health in Ohio following graduation.
Graduate:
 An OEHA member in good standing for two consecutive years prior to applying for scholarship.
 Registered Sanitarian in the State of Ohio.
 Minimum of three years experience in environmental health field.
 Currently enrolled in a graduate program, with at least a 3.0 GPA.
 Enrolled in M.S.E.S., M.S.E.H., M.E.S.I., M.S.E.P.H., M.P.H., or other Environmental Health graduate
degree program approved by the Scholarship Committee.
 College or University must be an accredited school of higher learning.
A personal interview will be required of the top three applicants as determined by the Scholarship
Committee.
The deadline for applications is February 28, 2015.
If you are interested in an application or further information, please contact:
Joe Ebel R.S.
Licking County Health Dept.
675 Price Rd., Newark, OH 43055
(740) 349-6477
[email protected]
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Life Membership in OEHA
One of the categories of OEHA membership is the Life Member. An Active member of 10 or more consecutive years membership and in good standing at the time of request, and who has retired from full-time public
health or related employment with at least 20 years of service, or on account of age, minimum 55 years, or
disability may make written request for Life Membership to Vicki Johnson at [email protected] by
February 11th. Each February the board votes on the potential list of Life Members. These individuals are
recognized and presented a life membership card at our Annual Education Conference. Life Members do not
pay annual dues but do maintain the privileges of active membership. We respectfully honor our Life Members and active members when they pass away, because we want to remember them and share their stories
with all of our membership. If you are aware of an OEHA member who has passed away please contact Andrea Barnes, OEHA Membership Chair at [email protected] or by calling her at (419)774-4535 so
that we can have a moment of silence in their honor at our AEC this spring.
Publication deadlines for the Journal
1st Quarter Journal – Feb 6
2nd Quarter Journal – May 1
3rd Quarter Journal – August 7
4th Quarter Journal – October 30
The Publication Committee is requesting articles and items of interest to be considered for print in OEHA’s Journal of Environmental Health. Please send all items for to Luke Jacobs at [email protected] or call 614-645-0266
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Careers
Job opportunities have been posted on our webpage.
Opportunity
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health will be offering a course entitled Analyzing Risk: Principles, Concepts, and Applications which we believe would be of great interest to members of the Ohio Environmental
Health Association. The course runs March 9-12, 2015 in Boston, MA. Would it be possible to inform your
members about this course? Analyzing Risk has been approved by NEHA for continuing education credit. Below is a brief description of the course:
Analyzing Risk: Principles, Concepts, and Applications
March 9-12, 2015
Participants in this program learn to manage and evaluate risk assessments associated with occupational, food-borne, and environmental hazards. This cutting-edge, comprehensive course ensures
participants are ready to apply the science of risk-based decision making to protect the publics’
health and the environment. This program enhances your knowledge of how risk analysis is done,
how it is interpreted, and how it influences regulatory decision-making. Participants from diverse
backgrounds will improve their ability to identify and quantify health risks, understand how risk information is perceived and communicated, and apply this information across industries and sectors.
Helpful links:
Visit website: https://ecpe.sph.harvard.edu/RISK
View brochure: https://content.sph.harvard.edu/ecpe/WR/brochure/RISK15_WB.pdf
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Thursday April 23, 2015 DRAFT AEC AGENDA
Time
7:30-8:30
8:30-8:35
8:35-8:45
8:45-9:00
9:00-10:00
General Session
10:00-10:10
10:10-11:10
Speaker
Registration & Breakfast
Melissa Adams
Eric Zgodzinski, MPH, CPH, RS
Eric Zgodzinski, MPH, CPH, RS
Nasandra Wright, MPH & Dr. Rahul Gupta, KCHD
Break & Coffee
Concurrent Sessions
Susan Willeke, Ohio Ethics Commission
Tom Schaefer, Neptune Benson
Dusty Gurney RS, ODH
Laurel Tomi LNHA,MPH, Maikranz Consulting
11:10-11:15
11:15-12:15
SIT Class
Room Change
Concurrent Sessions
Susan Sutherland, RS, MPH, Delaware General Health
District
Nancy Holderman, Varment Guard/ProGuard
Lee Rashkin, VP & Director of Sales, Presby Environmental, Inc.
Larissa Brophy, MS, RDN/LN and Suzanne Krippel, RS,
BS, MPH
SIT Class
12:15-1:15
1:15-1:45
General Session
Lunch & Special Entertainment
Steve Ruckman, RS, MPH, Worthington City Schools
and Zach Holzapfel, BA, MPA, Hick’s Partners
1:45-1:50
1:50-2:50
Room Change
Concurrent Sessions
Eric Zgodzinski, MPH, CPH, RS
Director’s Meeting
Charles Ray, ANUA
2:50-2:55
2:55-3:55
3:55-4:05
4:05-5:00
General Session
Guy Cartwright, FDA
SIT Class
Room Change
Concurrent Sessions
Laura Kramer Kuns, RS, REHS, and Nancy Niehus, MS,
RS, REHS, Lake County General Health District
Sarah Hippemsteel Hall, Miami Conservancy District
Title
VP Welcome
President’s Address
OEHA Business Session
The Environmental Health Impact and
Response to the Elk River Chemical Spill
The Ohio Ethics Law: Can I Do That?
Validated UV for Commercial Pools- the
CDC’s Model Aquatic Health Code
Sewage Rules Now
Averting Disaster: The Environmental
Specialist as a Champion in Developing a
Successful Emergency Preparedness Plan
for Food Service in Long Term Care
HIA: Predicting Health Impacts on the
Premium Outlet Mall Project
Environmental Responsibility and
Controlling Pests Come Together with IPM
Cluster Systems for Passive Community
Treatment with Denitrification
Food Allergies: Meeting the Challenge
Environmental Health Legislation and
Rules
HABs
Director’s Meeting
Breaking Down the Wall- High Strength
Waste Challenges and Solutions
FDA Recalls Explained
Matthew Deaton, Soil Resources Administrator, Ohio
Department of Natural Resources
Shannon Self, RS, Delaware General Health District
LCGHD: Out of the Ashes! Surviving a
Catastrophic Fire
A Common Sense Approach to
Protecting Water Quality
Evaluating Soil Loading Rates for New
and Replacement Sewage Systems
Planning for Disaster
SIT Class
Break & Snack
Academy Instructor, Ohio State Highway Patrol
Sovereign Citizen Extremists
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Friday April 24, 2015 DRAFT AEC AGENDA
Time
7:45-8:45
8:45-8:50
9:00-10:00
General Session
10:00-10:10
10:10-11:10
11:10-11:15
11:15-12:15
12:15-1:15
1:15-2:15
2:15-2:20
2:20-3:20
3:20-3:30
3:30-4:30
General Session
4:30-4:45
Speaker
Registration & Breakfast
Melissa Adams, RS
Stephanie Youst, Jim Adams, Tracy Buchanan, Chuck
Hart, Nancy Niehus, Gene Phillips, Peter Schade
Break & Coffee
Concurrent Sessions
Dr. Charles Hart, Kent State University, College of
Public Health
Patrick McCarthy, The Association of Art
Professionals, Piercology, Inc. and John “Chuck”
Schoor, Hot Rod Tattooing
Stan Hazan, MPH, MBA, NSF International
Mark Adams, RS, MPH, Canton City Health Department
SIT Class
Room Change
Concurrent Sessions
Dr. David Singer, Kent State University
Patrick McCarthy, The Association of Art Professionals, Piercology, Inc. and John “Chuck” Schoor, Hot
Rod Tattooing
Dr. Christopher Woolverton, Kent State University
Domenica McClintock, MPH, RS, Cuyahoga County
Board of Health and Alison Patrick, MPH RD,
Cuyahoga County Board of Health
SIT Class
Lunch & Awards
Concurrent Sessions
Timothy Walker, Ohio Department of Health
Title
OEHA VP Follow-up
Small Board, Big Changes
Comparing Undergraduate
Environmental Health Education in
Canada and the United States…
training the next generation, eh!
Tattooing & Piercing- setup through
breakdown and sterilization in body
art 2014 and beyond Part 1
HACCP for Building Water Systems
How is sustainability working now?
Fate and transport of trace metals and
salts during shale-gas production
Tattooing & Piercing- setup through
breakdown and sterilization in body
art 2014 and beyond Part 2
Outbreak Ebola: Lessons Learned
Farm to School: Recognizing
Opportunities for Health
Radiation in Ohio Part 1
Linda Diamond, American Lung Association
Climate Change and Health
Colleen Donahue, Donahue IDEAS, LLC
Grand St. Marys 2012 Alum Application to Combat Blue-Green Algae
Risk Based Inspection Methods Part 1
Akelia Randle, FDA
SIT Class
Room Change
Concurrent Sessions
Timothy Walker, Ohio Department of Health
Adria Bergeron, Muskingum Watershed Conservancy
District
Steve Ruckman, RS,MPH, Worthington City Schools
Akelia Randle, FDA
SIT Class
Break & Snack
Rick Roush, Union County Health Department
Radiation in Ohio Part 2
Muskingum Watershed Conservancy
District Master Plan
How a Bill Becomes a Law
Risk Based Inspection Methods Part 2
Sanitarian’s Support to Emergency
Shelters
Business Meeting, passing gavel, resolutions, raffle
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Be a Part of the First Ever OEHA Webinar!
For those of you that cannot attend the 69th Annual Education Conference April 23-24 in Columbus to share
in two days of informative education and exciting entertainment, don’t despair!
Using the latest advances in modern technology, we are offering you either two hours or four hours of the
conference via a real-time webinar on Thursday, April 23rd. How about that?
If that doesn’t work for you, we can make it possible for you to participate in the webinar at your convenience anytime over the next twelve months AND earn RS credit! We’re not kidding!
Registration
Follow this link to register for the live webinar on April 23, 2015:
http://www.dietarysolutions.net/learningcenter/continuinged.htm
Because of our partnership with Dietary Solutions Incorporated, we have the convenience of registering for
the webinar via credit card.
Four Options are Available:
The sessions are indicated as “Webinar” on the Thursday, April 23rd schedule as follows:
Morning Session Only – Individual Rate: $40.00
10:00 am – 12:15 pm (ET)
Averting Disaster: The Environmental Specialist as a Champion in Developing a Successful Emergency
Preparedness Plan for Food Service in Long Term Care (1 hour)
Food Allergies: Meeting the Challenge (1 hour)
Afternoon Session Only- Individual Rate: $40.00
1:45 pm- 4:00 pm (ET)
FDA Recalls Explained (1 hour)
Planning for Disaster (1 hour)
Full Day- Individual Rate $75.00
Full Day- Group Rate (2 or more Individuals) $165.00
OEHA is partnering with Dietary Solutions Incorporated to coordinate this event, so please help us advertise
the webinar to chefs, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, day cares and any food operators who require continuing education for their credentials.
For questions contact Suzanne Krippel at 216.310.0225
To register, please visit the link above.
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Speaker Bios and Session Descriptions:
Averting Disaster: The Environmental Specialist as a Champion in Developing a Successful Emergency Preparedness Plan for Food Service in Long Term Care presented by Laurel Tomi LNHA, MPH
Session Objectives:
Review key federal and state regulatory components in food service operation in long term care in Ohio
as it relates to the development of an effective disaster plan
Evaluate the importance of the environmental health specialist as a catalyst in the development of a successful disaster plan
Discuss the importance of networking/collaborating with other food providers in the community during a
disaster
Ms. Tomi’s passion for working in the healthcare sector started when she was a teenager. This led her to obtain a degree in Gerontology from Kent State University and become a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator.
She worked in the post-acute care sector as an administrator for the past 25 years in skilled nursing, assisted
living, specialty units, home health and ancillary services. Ms. Tomi recently received her Master’s Degree in
Public Health in Health Policy & Management with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Change.
Food Allergies: Meeting the Challenge presented by Larissa Brophy MS, RDN/LD and Suzanne Krippel MPH,
RS
Session Objectives:
Identify the menu challenges involved in allergen management
Recognize hidden allergen ingredients of menu items and solutions for their detection and elimination
Evaluate current menu and assist in developing safer, allergen free options that meet dietary requirements
Ms. Brophy is a Registered Dietitian at Dietary Solutions/Rite For You Nutrition Center, Assistant Professor at
Mount Carmel College of Nursing, and Adjunct Faculty at Columbus State Community College. She has over
20 years of dietetic experience in the areas of clinical, research, teaching and industry which all contribute to
her extensive knowledge regarding dietary management of food allergies and intolerances. Personally, she
and several family members suffer from severe food allergies that require vigilant label reading, product
awareness, and recipe modifications.
Ms. Krippel is a Program Manager of Food Defense at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and has worked
as a Registered Sanitarian for more than 22 years. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Comprehensive Science with a concentration in biology from Walsh University and a Master’s of Public Health in Health Policy &
Management with concentration in Leadership and Organizational Change from Kent State University. She is
an Adjunct Professor at Kent State University and a part-time professor at the International Culinary Arts &
Sciences Institute. She has worked in both food production and catering and areas of interest in include epidemiological investigations and food protection. Ms. Krippel regularly teaches both ServSafe© and the three
hour Person In Charge food safety courses.
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FDA Recalls Explained presented by Guy W. Cartwright MBA
Session Objectives:
Understand how to utilize the FDA’s recall information to protect customers
Develop a recall plan of action for a food facility
Recognize the different recall priorities and the actions required for each to assure food safety
Mr. Cartwright holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Food Science from the University of Wisconsin and a MBA
from Northern Illinois University. He began his career as a production manager with a large food processor
in Wisconsin before joining USDA’s Processed Fruit and Vegetable Products Branch in 1979. In 1987, he
joined the FDA as a food specialist in the New England District. In 1991, he became a supervisor in the Cincinnati District.
Planning for Disaster presented by Shannon Self BS, RS and Suzanne Krippel MPH, RS
Session Objectives:
Recognize the potential for both man-made and environmental disasters that could negatively impact
food production
Identify the tools necessary for development of a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan
Understand intentional threats and simple tips to avoid those threats
Ms. Self has a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Public Health from Bowling Green State University.
She has worked as a Registered Sanitarian for more than 15 years and enjoys a variety of duties including
routine inspections, recalls and complaints, illness investigations, and food safety education. Ms. Self is also
a certified ServSafe© instructor and regularly provides public health education on a variety of topics.
Ms. Krippel is a Program Manager of Food Defense at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and has worked
as a Registered Sanitarian for more than 22 years. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Comprehensive Science with a concentration in biology from Walsh University and a Master’s of Public Health in Health Policy
& Management with concentration in Leadership and Organizational Change from Kent State University.
She is an Adjunct Professor at Kent State University and a part-time professor at the International Culinary
Arts & Sciences Institute. She has worked in both food production and catering and areas of interest in include epidemiological investigations and food protection. Ms. Krippel regularly teaches both ServSafe© and
the three hour Person In Charge food safety courses.
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