REHIS News

Annual Environmental Health Review

Welcome to the inaugural Annual Environmental Health Review. Although collated and published by the Institute the review aims to highlight the contribution made to Environmental Health by a wide range of partners working across Scotland. We hope you find the review to be interesting and informative. The document has been produced in pdf format and will shortly be made available in e-book format on this website.

500 additional funded places for Hospitality Modern Apprenticeships

Congratulations to People 1st! After a determined campaign, People1st(Sector Skills Council) have succeeded in securing 500 additional funded places for Hospitality Modern Apprenticeships. These represent approximately 200 Chefs and 300 in Hospitality Supervision with no restriction on age. Skills Development Scotland has now asked for providers to contract for these places. We would urge you to respond to them as soon as possible. The deadline is the 19th August.

Asbestos in Gardens, a real risk to health

IOM, in association with REHIS, is running an afternoon seminar on Asbestos Contamination in Gardens. It will take place in Edinburgh at 1.30pm on Tuesday, 27th October 2009, at the IOM HQ on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
This half day event is aimed at EHOs, Contaminated Land Officers and others involved in assessing and managing risks from contaminated land.

August e-Newsletter

The August edition of the REHIS e-Newsletter 'News for Public Health Professionals' has been uploaded to this website and is accessible from the dedicated portal to the left of this news item. If you wish to feature an environmental health or public health initiative, event or activity in the e-Newsletter please contact Tom Bell, Chief Executive on 0131 225 6999 or tb@rehis.com.

REHIS Journal - Summer edition

The Summer 2009 edition of Environmental Health Scotland, the REHIS Journal, can be accessed on the members area.

Dates for your diary

Health and Safety Update Course, 6 October, Stirling (to be confirmed) Food Update Course, 7 October, Stirling (to be confirmed) Annual Seminar for Trainers, 21 October, Dundee REHIS/SFSORB Professional Examinations, 3, 4 and 5 November, Edinburgh Annual Awards Ceremony, 18 November (evening), Edinburgh Environmental Health Update Event, 19 November (am), Edinburgh Annual General Meeting, 19 November (pm), Edinburgh.

HSE Fatal Injury Statistics 2008/09

The provisional figure for the number of workers fatally injured in 2008/09 is 180, and corresponds to a rate of fatal injury of 0.6 per 100000 workers. The rate of fatal injury for 2008/09 represents a statistically significant decrease compared to the average rate for the previous five years.

Full information can be found on the HSE website
HSE

Accelerated implementation of Public Health etc (Scotland) Act 2008

The Scottish Government has decided to accelerate the implementation of the Act and health boards and local authorities are advised to have lists of designated competent persons in place by 1 October 2009, when the key health protection provisions come into effect, and to have Joint Health Protection Plans developed by 1 April 2010. For further information visit the Scottish Government´s dedicated website www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/NHS-Scotland/publicact

CPD Opportunities at Strathclyde University

A range of single module classes in a wide range of topics is available at the University of Strathclyde. Topics of interest to EH professionals include air pollution control, strategic environmental assessment, environmental impact assessment, environmental management systems, food inspection/food control, food safety and hygiene, housing policy and law, infection and vector control, occupational health and toxicology, public health studies, recycling urban land, water quality and health, site investigation and risk assessment.

June e-Newsletter

The June edition of the REHIS e-Newsletter 'News for Public Health Professionals' has been uploaded to this website and is accessible from the dedicated portal to the left of this news item. If you wish to feature an environmental health or public health initiative, event or activity in the e-Newsletter please contact Tom Bell, Chief Executive on 0131 225 6999 or tb@rehis.com.

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