Healthy and Safe Swimming Week
Formerly known as Recreational Water Illness and Injury (RWII) Prevention Week, the week before Memorial Day has been designated National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week. Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2015 will take place May 18-24, 2015, marking the 11th anniversary of this observance.
Each year, Healthy and Safe Swimming Week focuses on simple steps swimmers and pool operators can take to help ensure a healthy and safe swimming experience for ...everyone. The theme for Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2015 is Make a Healthy Splash: Share the Fun, not the Germs. It focuses on the role of swimmers, aquatics and beach staff, residential pool owners, and public health officials in preventing drowning, pool chemical injuries, and outbreaks of illnesses. It highlights swimmer hygiene and the need for swimmers to take an active role in helping to protect themselves and prevent the spread of germs. For more information visit the Center fir Disease Control's website at:
National Safety Council's webpage on "Drowning: It Can Happen in an Instant" http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/news-and-resources-water-safety.aspx
For the Healthy & Safe Swimming Brochure: http://www.cdc.gov/features/healthyswimming/index.html
Weather Events: Spring can also bring severe storms, power outages and flooding.
NOTICES:Notice #1. Payment options.
Notice #2. In order to receive immunizations at the Care-A-Van or at clinics the following must be available:
Notice #3. Sewage Treatment System Test Requirement for 2015
Notice #4. Flu Shots
Influenza Vaccinations are now available at the Highland County Health Department.
HOT TOPICSBelow are some topics that you or your family may find interesting. For additional topics and information please visit our various divisions (Environmental Health, Public Health Nursing, Vital Statistics, and Emergency Response Program) by clicking on the above corresponding tabs.
CALENDER OF EVENTS: Our calendar lists upcoming events, board meetings, shot clinics, Care-A-Van Schedules etc. To access the calendar please click on the "HCHD Calendar of Events" tab located to the right of this screen just below the RESOURCES heading.
Board of Health Meetings: The Highland County Board of Health generally meets the 3rd Monday of each month (except for the months of January and February which are generally rescheduled for the 3rd Tuesday of those months due to holiday conflicts). The meetings are held at 4:30pm in the conference room within the Highland County Health Department. Public is welcome to attend. For more information please contact our office at 937-393-1941.
Currently there is little to no assistance available to help get rid of bed bugs.
Bed bugs can be very hard and costly to eradicate.The following web links offer good information on the prevention, inspection and eradication of bed bugs:
Ohio Department of Health’s Bed Bug Information pageBed bug information – University of KentuckyBed bug information - New York City Health Department
Central Ohio Bed Bug: http://centralohiobedbugs.org/
http://www.odh.ohio.gov/features/odhfeatures/backtoschool.aspxSome of the school related topics covered on their school webpage are: Prevent Illness, Immunizations, Medications, Vision School Vision and Hearing , Screenings, Back to School Safety Pledge from Safe Kids USA, Backpack Safety, Traveling to and from School, Food Safety and Nutrition during the School Day, and Bullying and what to do.
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE TOPICS:
FOOD & RELATED RECALLS: http://www.agri.ohio.gov/apps/odanews/ODARecalls.aspx?div=Food%20Safety
Food Facility Water Interruption Guidelines:
Holiday & Special event Meal Preparation:
The USDA Meat & Poultry Division Food Safety Hotline: 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) Year-round Monday -Friday from 10a.m. to 4p.m. ET.Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.For automated responses via the Internet 24 hours a day and a live chat during Hotline hours: go to AskKaren.gov
Summertime Fun: This time of the year brings many activities that involve food such as picnics, graduation parties, camping, reunions, outdoor BBQ, etc. Planning ahead to incorporate safe food handling practices can help minimize the chance of foodborne illnesses. Although food safety includes various aspects it can generally be accomplished in 4 simple step. Foodsafety.gov provides a expanded safe food handling information regarding the following 4 simple steps.
CLEAN Wash hands: Hand washing is especially important before eating, before/during/after food preparation, after coughing/sneezing/blowing your nose, after using the restroom, etc. Wash surfaces, utensils, cutting boards: To prevent the spread of bacteria, use hot soapy water on counters, utensils & cutting boards. Wash these items thoroughly after each use to help minimize the chance of cross contamination.SEPARATE Keep raw meats/poultry below or away from other foods. Store in ray meats trays, bags to help contain juices.COOK Make sure to thoroughly cook foods. Use a thermometer to verify temperatures. Food charts can be found at the Foodsafety.gov site.CHILL Refrigerate foods within 2 hours. Don't overfill refrigerators.Also visit the above "Environmental Health" tab to access our Food Safety program that provides tips on food safety, handwashing, food storage etc.
SPECIAL INTEREST SITES
USFA fact sheet: Home Fire Safety and Holiday Decorating
USFA fact sheet: Winter Home Heating and Fire Safety
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