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12/14/2017
Environmental Health and Safety
Assisted in coordination and spoke at regional meeting for municipal facility managers regarding environmental and worker safety code compliance to solid and hazardous waste and worker safety regulations.
12/13/2017Environmental Health and SafetyWorking with regional school district on implementation of respiratory protection programs.
12/9/2017Environmental Health and SafetyDeveloping and coordinating regional and state partnered initiative for implementation of OSHA program for municipal sector.
12/9/2017Environmental Health and SafetyWorked with advanced students at Massachusetts Maritime Academy to produce 20 standard operating procedures (SOPs) for DPW departments on the Cape. These SOPs will be used statewide for any DPW who needs procedural safety operating plan development.
11/29/2017Environmental Health and SafetyWorking with EPA on developing regional pilot project for maritime plastic issues using staff and students engagement at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
11/24/2017Environmental Health and SafetyCoordinated regional pilot program development of competency based employee safety training, partnered with state and non-governmental organizations.
11/22/2017Environmental Health and SafetyWorked with advanced students at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy to produce specific recommendations for the development of safe and compliant work practices for municipal recreational lifeguard trails and work activities.
11/14/2017Environmental Health and SafetyAppointment and attended EPA GAC quarterly meeting in Washington for three days.
2/27/2017Alternative Septic System TrackingSent 7 letters to non-compliant owners of innovative/alternative septic systems.
2/24/2017Alternative Septic System TrackingSent 4 letters to non-compliant owners of innovative/alternative septic systems.
2/23/2017Alternative Septic System TrackingSent 2 letters to non-compliant owners of innovative/alternative septic systems.
2/21/2017Alternative Septic System TrackingSent 5 letters to non-compliant owners of innovative/alternative septic systems.
2/17/2017Alternative Septic System TrackingSent 4 letters to non-compliant owners of innovative/alternative septic systems.
2/15/2017Alternative Septic System TrackingSent 5 certified letters to non-compliant owners of innovative/alternative septic systems.
2/7/2017Alternative Septic System TrackingSent 8 letters to non-compliant owners of innovative/alternative septic systems.
2/3/2017Alternative Septic System TrackingSent 7 letters to non-compliant owners of innovative/alternative septic systems.
1/31/2017Public Health NurseAdministered two Yellow Fever, two Typhoid and a Varicella vaccine through the Public Immunization Program.
1/31/2017Public Health NurseMet with State Representative David Vieira to work on a symposium on Tick awareness in the county and state.
1/27/2017Alternative Septic System TrackingSent 3 letters to non-compliant owners of innovative/alternative septic systems.
1/27/2017Regional Emergency PlanningSaved facilities an average of $500 per report by providing assistance with their hazardous chemical emergency reports, required under SARA Title III. 37 facility representatives were guided via phone/email consultation, and 27 office help sessions took place.
1/26/2017Public Health NurseAdministered a Hepatitis B vaccine through the Public Immunization Program.
1/25/2017Alternative Septic System TrackingSent 9 letters to non-compliant owners of innovative/alternative septic systems.
1/25/2017Public Health NurseOrganized and conducted the monthly chapter meeting of the Mass Association of Public Health Nurses, Cape Cod Chapter. This months speaker was Jim Schermerhorn from Project Hope.
1/24/2017Public Health NurseAdministered vaccines through the Public Immunization Program and the Federal Vaccines for Children Program. Four Yellow Fever, two Hepatitis B, Varicella, MMR, Hepatitis A and Typhoid.
1/23/2017Environmental Health and SafetyWorking with regional water utilities association on annual conference program to potentially include half day, multiple presentation on OSHA competency-based safety program and training requirements
1/20/2017Environmental Health and SafetyWorking with county in indoor air quality issue protocol.
1/19/2017Regional Emergency PlanningProvided training to 41 municipal and private facility representatives on legal and technical reporting requirements and processes under the federal law of SARA Title III. Helped attendees complete hazardous chemical emergency reports that enable emergency pre-planning, response, and the protection of property, worker safety, and the environment.
1/19/2017Public Health NurseAdministered the following travel vaccines, two Yellow Fever, Hepatitis B and four Typhoid under the Public Immunization Program.
1/19/2017Public Health NurseParticipated in the Intervention/Harm Reduction work group meeting at the Barnstable Fire Station from 11:30 to 1. Program is run by the Barnstable County Regional Substance Abuse Council.
1/17/2017Alternative Septic System TrackingCreated and implemented new resource for homeowners included in noncompliance letters.
1/17/2017Alternative Septic System TrackingSent 6 letters to non-compliant owners of innovative/alternative septic systems.
1/17/2017Public Health NurseAdministered Hepatitis B, Varicella and MMR vaccines under the Public Immunization program.
1/17/2017Public Health NurseHeld Public Health RN tick training session for new presentation to be available to the public. Will be used in schools, camps, Health Fairs etc.
1/12/2017Environmental Health and SafetyAttended strategy session to develop presentation for legislative breakfast.
1/12/2017Public Health NurseAdministered Tdap vaccine under the Federal Vaccine for Children Program and read two TB tests.
1/10/2017Public Health NurseAdministered Typhoid, Tdap and Hepatitis A vaccines under the Public Immunization Program. Also performed two TB tests.
1/6/2017Environmental Health and SafetyWorking with regional airport to assist in developing a facility-wide confined space program for facility.
1/5/2017Public Health NurseAdministered Varicella, Hepatitis B, MMR, three Typhoid, Hepatitis A and Shingles vaccines under the Public Immunization Program and the Federal Vaccines for Children Program.
1/4/2017Environmental Health and SafetyWorking with regional airport on developing standard operating procedures for working on new telescoping aerial lift utilized in de-icing operations.
1/4/2017Environmental Health and SafetyWorking with state insurer on an newsletter article encouraging cities and towns to adopt safe worker practices for summer workers.
1/3/2017Public Health NurseAdministered two flu shots, Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid, Varicella and performed a TB test under the Public Immunization Program and the Federal Vaccines for Children Program.
12/29/2016Public Health NurseAdministered Polio, three Hepatitis B, three Varicella, Typhoid, MMR and a Tdap vaccine under the Public Immunization Program and the Federal Vaccines for Children Program.
12/28/2016Environmental Health and SafetyProvided onsite technical assistance for a tight tank testing protocol.
12/20/2016Public Health NurseAdministered two Typhoid, two Hepatitis A, two MMR, Varicella, three Tdap, Hepatitis B, Polio and a Yellow Fever vaccine under the Public Immunization Program and the Federal Vaccines for Children Program.
12/15/2016Hoarding Task Forceacilitated a bi-monthly meeting of the Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force
12/15/2016Public Health NurseAdministered three Varicella, two MMR and a Prevnar 13 vaccine through the Public Immunization Program and the Federal Vaccines for Children Program.
12/13/2016Public Health NurseAdministered two MMR, Hepatitis B, Prevnar 13, and a Varicella vaccine through the Public Immunization Program and the Federal Vaccine for Children Program.
12/8/2016Regional Emergency PlanningProvided credentialed OSHA Hazard Communication Standard training for the Joint Base Cape Cod Fire Department, saving them approximately $6,400 in training costs. Guided the update of their corresponding HazCom written program. This department serves Joint Base Cape Cod and the surrounding towns of Falmouth, Bourne, Mashpee, and Sandwich, when needed.
12/8/2016Public Health NurseAttended the Community Health Network Cape and Islands. Administered a Hepatitis Vaccine and read two TB tests.
12/6/2016Public Health NurseAdministered vaccines under the Public Immunization Program and the Federal Vaccines for Children. Three Varicella, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, MMR, two Flu shots and three TB tests.
12/5/2016Public Health NurseAttended the Massachusetts Association of Public Health Nurses board meeting from 12 to 3:30.
12/1/2016Public Health NurseAdministered Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, two Tdap and two Varicella through the Public Immunization Program and the Federal Vaccines for Children Program.
12/1/2016Public Health NurseAttended the Substance Abuse Council Meeting.
11/29/2016Public Health NurseAdministered Tdap and Flu shot under the Public Immunization Program.
11/22/2016Public Health NurseAdministered Typhoid, Polio, Hepatitis B, Tdap and Varicella vaccines under the Public Immunization Program.
11/17/2016Public Health NurseParticipated in the Harm Reduction Meeting from 12 - 1:30.
11/17/2016Public Health NurseAdministered Tetanus, Varicella and Hepatitis B vaccines through the Public Immunization Program.
11/16/2016Public Health NurseParticipated in the Barnstable County Lyme & Tick disease Task Force meeting at the State House with the Department of Public Health Commissioner.
11/15/2016Public Health NurseAdministered Varicella and Typhoid vaccine through the Public Immunization Program.
11/10/2016Public Health NurseCommunity Health Network Cape and Islands meeting 9 to 11 am.
11/10/2016Public Health NurseAdministered vaccines under the Federal Vaccines for Children Program and the Public Immunization Program. Two Varicella, Hepatitis B and a Tdap vaccine.
11/8/2016Public Health NurseAdministered two Hepatitis B, Tetanus and two Varicella vaccines through the federal Vaccines for Children Program and the Public Immunization Program.
11/4/2016Public Health NurseBarnstable - Biometric Screening for Municipal Employees. Skin Analyzer, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Bone Density, Hearing, Vision, BMI
11/3/2016Public Health NurseAdministered two Typhoid, Hepatitis A, two Varicella, two Polio,Tdap, Hepatitis B and MMR vaccines through the Public Immunization Program and the Federal Vaccines for Children Program.
11/1/2016Public Health NurseThrough the Public Immunization Program and the Federal Vaccines for Children administered three Varicella, and a High Dose Flu shot.
10/28/2016Environmental Health and SafetyInitiated OSHA program development for Barnstable County Fire Departments working with Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards.
10/27/2016Environmental Health and SafetyAssisted the National Park Service with accessing and interpreting private well regulations for lower cape towns.
10/25/2016Public Health NurseBarnstable County and State Flu Clinic
10/25/2016Public Health NurseAdministered three Hepatitis B, Tdap and two Varicella through the Federal Vaccines for Children Program.
10/24/2016Regional Emergency PlanningProvided residential underground storage tank guidance and removal loan information in response to thirteen inquiries from across Barnstable County.
10/20/2016Public Health NurseAdministered Hepatitis A, Flu, Varicella, Hepatitis B, Rabies vaccines and read a TB test through the Public Immunization Program.
10/18/2016Public Health NurseCape Cod YMCA - blood Pressure and glucose screening from 8:30 to 11:30
10/18/2016Public Health NurseThrough the Federal Vaccines for Children Program and the Public Immunization Program administered Hepatitis B, three MMR, Tdap, three Varicella and did a TB test.
10/12/2016Environmental Health and SafetyProviding Hazard Communication Training for regional school district science lab and providing OSHA program set-up.
10/7/2016Environmental Health and SafetyWorking with two state agencies on funding a local pilot program for DPW worker safety.
10/6/2016Public Health NurseAdministered a MMR, Varicella and Rabies vaccine through the Public Health Immunization Program.
10/5/2016Environmental Health and SafetyWorking with the regional facility managers on a work group addressing issues surrounding asbestos in schools.
10/5/2016Environmental Health and SafetyAssisted local agency in responding to mercury spill and air testing possibilities.
10/5/2016Environmental Health and SafetyI am working with a state agency to make a worker safety speech at their annual conference in December.
10/4/2016MASSTCInstallation of alternative onsite technology for private vendor
10/2/2016Environmental Health and SafetyAssisted the department of corrections in the late-night testing series for the house of correction. This testing is required to be conducted annually.
9/30/2016Environmental Health and SafetyAssisting regional school district in implementing basic OSHA safety program.
9/29/2016Public Health NurseFlu Clinic Cape Cod Community College - Additional dates 10/5/16 & 11/1/16
9/29/2016Public Health NurseFlu Clinic Joint Base Cape Cod Fire Department - Additional date 9/27/16
9/29/2016Public Health NurseFlu Clinic Cape Cod Community College
9/29/2016Public Health NurseAdministered a Tdap vaccine and a Varicella vaccine through the Federal Vaccines for Children Program.
9/28/2016Public Health NurseOrganized and conducted the monthly chapter meeting of the Mass Association of Public Health Nurses, Cape Cod Chapter. Speaker Molly Perdue from Alzheimer's Family Caregiver Support.
9/27/2016Public Health NurseFlu Clinic Joint Base Cape Cod Fire Department
9/27/2016Public Health NurseThrough the Public Immunization Program administered three Varicella, two Yellow Fever, two MMR and a Tdap vaccine.
9/26/2016Public Health NurseTruro - Biometric Screenings for Municipal Employees. Skin Analyzer, Blood Pressure, Bone Density, Hearing, Vision, BMI, Cholesterol
9/24/2016Environmental Health and SafetyWorking on the design of a pilot project for a safety fair targeted at municipal worker safety training and competency.
9/22/2016Public Health NurseAdministered three flu shots, two MMR, and two Varicella under the Public Immunization and the Federal Vaccines for Children Programs.
9/21/2016Environmental Health and SafetyAttended state and regional safety group meeting for regional worker safety planning initiatives.
9/21/2016Environmental Health and SafetyReceived request from state agency to be a speaker at their national conference for communicating ideas to productively engage workers in safety training and safer work behaviors and practices.
9/19/2016Environmental Health and SafetyReceived request for regional high school science safety training and OSHA program implementation.
9/19/2016Rabies AwarenessDistributed oral rabies vaccine
9/15/2016Environmental Health and SafetyDesigning a training for teaching basic concepts in toxicology to workers.
9/15/2016Rabies AwarenessParticipated in media day to educate community about the oral rabies vaccine distribution being conducted
9/15/2016Public Health NurseAdministered Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Hepatitis B, Varicella, Tdap and read two TB tests under the Federal Vaccines for Children and the Public Immunization Program.
9/14/2016Environmental Health and SafetyDesigning a worker training for history of OSHA training for municipal workers.
9/14/2016Regional Emergency PlanningFacilitated emergency response fire extinguisher training sessions in coordination with Barnstable Fire Department for the BCDHE Water Quality Laboratory staff.
9/13/2016Public Health NurseAdministered two Typhoid, two Yellow Fever, two Hepatitis A, two Hepatitis B, two MMR, a Varicella vaccine and did a TB test under the Public Immunization Program.
9/10/2016Environmental Health and SafetyWorking on developing a sub-committee to design pilot and tasks for safety fair project.
9/9/2016Regional Emergency PlanningProvided Tier 2 hazardous chemical inventory training under SARA Title III for facilities in Bourne, Falmouth and Hyannis.
9/8/2016Public Health NurseAdministered Hepatitis B, two Tdap, three MMR, Polio, two Varicella, Hepatitis A and a flu shot under the Public Immunization and Federal Vaccines for Children Programs.
9/6/2016Environmental Health and SafetyProvided review of existing asbestos plans for district schools.
9/6/2016Public Health NurseAdministered Varicella, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, and Hepatitis A vaccines through the Public Immunization Program and Federal Vaccines for Children Program.
9/1/2016Environmental Health and SafetyProvided assistance to newspaper reporter in researching annual statistics for death-by-drownings on Cape Cod.
9/1/2016Environmental Health and SafetyOrganizing a facility managers' educational training for asbestos compliance activities in schools to be held in late September.
9/1/2016Underground Storage Tank MonitoringConsistently provided guidance, underground storage tank data, and tank removal loan information to 27 separate companies, residents, and potential home buyers in Barnstable County. Continually process the underground storage tank loan repayments to Barnstable County every quarter.
9/1/2016Underground Storage Tank MonitoringConsistently provided guidance, underground storage tank data, and tank removal loan information to 27 separate companies, residents, and potential home buyers in Barnstable County. Continually process the underground storage tank loan repayments to Barnstable County every quarter.
9/1/2016MASSTCReceived $728,500 grant to support towns' wastewater research in the area of onsite septic systems.
9/1/2016Public Health NurseAdministered four Varicella, two Hepatitis B and two Tdap vaccines through the Federal Vaccines for Children Program.
8/31/2016Environmental Health and SafetyI am working with State OSHA to design a worker safety pilot program for the DPWs of Cape Cod.
8/30/2016Environmental Health and SafetyScheduled annual public health compliance inspection for regional correctional facility.
8/29/2016Environmental Health and SafetyAssisted school district in planning asbestos abatement project management.
8/25/2016Hoarding Task ForceFacilitated regular meeting of CCHTF
8/24/2016Rabies AwarenessFacilitated a regular meeting of the Cape Cod Rabies Task Force.
8/22/2016Environmental Health and SafetyCoordinating regional planning for asbestos school planning.
8/18/2016Environmental Health and SafetyPreparing written report for human resources employee accommodation issue.
8/16/2016Environmental Health and SafetyAssisting State Department of Environmental Protection on local project involving asbestos abatement.
8/13/2016Environmental Health and SafetyWrote a report detailing my opinion regarding health accommodation for employee.
8/11/2016Environmental Health and SafetyAssessing health records to assist in the evaluation for health accommodation of a municipal employee.
8/11/2016Environmental Health and SafetyAssisting regional school district regarding necessary safety standard required for maintenance workers' footwear. I am also assisting in writing requirement into union's collective bargaining contract.
8/10/2016Environmental Health and SafetyDirecting the school district in the development of an asbestos sampling survey for the purpose of abatement planning.
8/9/2016Environmental Health and SafetyProviding on-going assistance for review and evaluation of establishing an OSHA compliant worker safety program for department of public works operations.
8/9/2016Environmental Health and SafetyI am working with municipal administration on determining job hazards for each individual job classification for new hires. These classifications will be considered when determining fitness for duty of new hires.
8/8/2016Environmental Health and SafetyProviding technical and resource assistance to a regional school district regarding an asbestos issue.
8/8/2016Environmental Health and SafetyDesigning, assisting, and implementing two (2) OSHA compliant safety programs to regional schools district. Providing on-going assistance to facilitate program start-up.
8/8/2016Environmental Health and SafetyAssisted state agency in obtaining local permission for mosquito control activities.
8/3/2016Public Health NurseAttended the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee meeting.
7/28/2016Public Health NurseAttended the MAVEN refresher training class at the VNA offices in Dennis.
7/28/2016Public Health NurseAdministered one hepatitis A, one hepatitis B, two Typhoid, and 2 Yellow fever shots through the Public Immunization Program.
7/27/2016Public Health NurseOrganized and conducted the monthly chapter meeting of the MA Association of Public Health Nurses, Cape Cod Chapter.
7/26/2016Environmental Health and SafetyProvided half-day OSHA compliant worker safety training to maintenance, custodial, and operations crew in regional school district.
7/26/2016Public Health NurseAdministered two varicella, 3 Tdap, one MMR, 2 Yellow Fever, 2 Typhoid, and one HPV shots through the Public Immunization Program.
7/19/2016Public Health NurseAdministered one varicella, one hepatitis B, two Tdap, two Typhoid, and two hepatitis A immunizations through the Public Immunization Clinic.
7/15/2016Alternative Septic System TrackingGave a talk about seasonal I/A Septic System performance at NEWEA's Small Community Conference in Hyannis.
7/14/2016Public Health NurseAdministered on hepatitis A shot through the Public Immunization Clinic.
7/13/2016Public Health NurseAttendance at the Enough Abuse Campaign meeting at Independence House.
7/12/2016Public Health NurseAdministered one tuberculosis test.
7/7/2016Public Health NurseAdministered 2 varicella shots under the Federal Vaccines for Children program through the Public Immunization program.
7/6/2016Environmental Health and SafetyAssisting the hospital in planning hazardous material and waste spill training requirements for environmental staff.
7/6/2016Environmental Health and SafetyWorking with a manufacturer to provided respiratory protection equipment for municipal trainings.
7/6/2016Regional Emergency PlanningHosting local Emergency Managers, public safety personnel and volunteer organizations to support regional sheltering.
7/5/2016Bathing Beach Water QualitySubmitted a grant proposal for funding to perform predictive modeling of beach water quality data to improve the effectiveness of current beach monitoring methodologies and their ability to prevent illness in children, the elderly and other immunocompromised individuals.
7/5/2016Public Health NurseAdministered one MMR, Varicella, and Tdap shots through the Public Immunization Program.
6/30/2016Medical Reserve CorpsConducted Heart Saver CPR for the Visiting Nurses Association.
6/30/2016Regional Emergency PlanningWorking with MEMA to develop, support and finalize a revised Cape Cod Emergency Traffic Plan
6/28/2016Public Health NurseAdministered 1 Tdap, 3 MMR, 4 varicella, 2 typhoid, 2 Japanese encephalitis, 1 polio, 1 hepatitis A and 1 hepatitis B shots through the Public Immunization Program.
6/27/2016Environmental Health and SafetyDesigning, assisting, and implementing two (2) OSHA compliant safety programs to regional schools district. Providing on-going assistance to facilitate program start-up.
6/24/2016Service to Boards of HealthFacilitated a regional shelter tour for the Health Directors of Cape Cod to understand CDC guidelines for public health in mass shelters during times of crisis; saving the towns $500.00 in trainer/administration fees.
6/24/2016Environmental Health and SafetyProviding technical and resource assistance to a regional school district regarding an on-going asbestos issue.
6/22/2016Public Health NurseAttended the Cape Cod Chapter meeting of the MA Association of Public Health Nurses.
6/21/2016Public Health NurseGave one varicella shot through the Public Immunization Program.
6/21/2016Environmental Health and SafetyAssisted a regional agency in the appropriate disposal of preserved medical remains.
6/16/2016Public Health NurseGave 2 varicella and one Tdap shot through the Public Immunization Program.
6/14/2016Public Health NurseGave one varicella shot as part of the Public Immunization Program.
6/13/2016Environmental Health and SafetyWorking with a state insurer to propose, plan, and obtain funding for a local municipal worker safety pilot project, scheduled for late fall/early winter.
6/13/2016Regional Emergency PlanningWorking with the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD) / Homeland Security Council to support funding and assistance to the regional shelter program.
6/10/2016Regional Emergency PlanningProvided Right to Know/Hazardous Chemical Awareness and Identification training to 32 employees of the BCDHE Water Laboratory and town Health Departments. This is an mandatory, annual training that saved the County approximately $4,600.00 in consultant training fees.
6/10/2016Regional Emergency PlanningProvided mandatory OSHA Hazard Communication/MGL 111f training for ten employees of the BCDHE water laboratory. This provided a cost savings in training fees to the county in the amount of $2,000.00
6/9/2016Public Health NurseGave one Tdap shot through the Public Immunization Program.
6/8/2016Regional Emergency PlanningProvided mandatory OSHA Hazard Communication/MGL 111f training for eight employees of the BCDHE water laboratory. This provided a cost savings in training fees to the county in the amount of $1,600.00
6/6/2016Public Health NurseAttendance at MA Association of Public Health Nurses Board meeting
6/2/2016Public Health NurseAttendance at Barnstable County Regional Substance Abuse Council meeting
6/2/2016Public Health NursePublic Immunization Clinic: Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, and Typhoid shots given
6/1/2016Public Health NurseCape Cod Community College Nursing Advisory Board meetin
5/28/2016Medical Reserve CorpsOrganized the Well Baby Fair to bring together a variety of professionals and provide information on the health and safety of infants.
5/25/2016Environmental Health and SafetyMet with regional school officials regarding an asbestos abatement plan.
5/25/2016Environmental Health and SafetyMet with a state agency to develop a pilot project for a municipal worker safety program.
5/25/2016Regional Emergency PlanningProvided mandatory OSHA Hazard Communication/MGL 111f training for four employees of the BCDHE water laboratory. This provided a cost savings in training fees to the county in the amount of $800.00
5/16/2016Environmental Health and SafetyConducted an annual daytime survey for an environmental parameter analysis at the house of correction.
5/14/2016Public Health NurseAttended the annual MA Occupational Health Nurses Association Conference from 8:30am to 2:30pm.
5/9/2016Regional Emergency PlanningWorking with Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD) / Homeland Security Council to support funding and assistance to the regional shelter program.
5/9/2016Regional Emergency PlanningWorking with MEMA to develop, support and finalize a revised Cape Cod Emergency Traffic Plan and JBCC sheltering operations.
5/6/2016Regional Emergency PlanningSubmitted a regional firefighter safety grant to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
5/5/2016Public Health NurseAdministered 1 yellow fever, 1 typhoid, 1 hepatitis A, and 1 varicella shot through the Public Immunization Program.
5/5/2016Public Health NurseParticipated in the Barnstable County Regional Substance Abuse Prevention/Intervention working group meeting.
5/3/2016Public Health NurseAdministered 2 varicella, 1 MMR, 1 typhoid, and 1 yellow fever shot through the Public Immunization Program.
4/29/2016Service to Boards of HealthFacilitated training and information to the Health Directors of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket on public information officer training in a crisis, saving the towns $400.00 in training and administrative fees.
4/19/2016Regional Emergency PlanningWorking with Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD) / Homeland Security Council to support funding and assistance to the regional shelter program.
4/18/2016Environmental Health and SafetyDeveloping a training for municipal emergency action plans.
4/13/2016Environmental Health and SafetyProvided final day-long OSHA 10 general industry training to 27 DPW employees from three different lower cape towns.
4/12/2016Environmental Health and SafetyAssisted a regional school in interpreting analytical results and making recommendations associated with their sampling survey for lead.
4/11/2016Environmental Health and SafetyDeveloping worker safety training material for a material handling program.
4/11/2016Environmental Health and SafetyParticipating in a graduate level class for training and development as a statewide initiative to develop competency-based worker safety outreach materials for municipal workers.
4/8/2016Alternative Septic System TrackingSubmitted EPA Environmental Education grant proposal for work related to onsite wastewater. Worked with staff from BCRDO and Cooperative Extension.
4/7/2016Environmental Health and SafetyAssisted a union leader in determining an OSHA process for workers in a hostile work environment to prevent workplace violence situations.
4/6/2016Alternative Septic System TrackingGave a talk about seasonal I/A Septic System performance at NEIWPCC Short Course in Raynham, MA (~100 attendants).
4/5/2016Environmental Health and SafetyPartnering with a regional authority to conduct environmental monitoring for licensed compliance requirements.
4/5/2016Environmental Health and SafetyConducting OSHA 10 general industry training for public works departments.
4/4/2016Environmental Health and SafetyWorking with a correctional facility for scheduling annual sound and light level testing.
3/31/2016Environmental Health and SafetyAssisted with an assessment of inappropriate ventilation for a hazardous chemical process in a school.
3/29/2016Environmental Health and SafetyDeveloping a confined space assessment checklist for water departments and residential crawlspaces.
3/28/2016Environmental Health and SafetyParticipated in a webinar regarding an OSHA regional initiative testimony for public sector worker inclusion in a state program.
3/22/2016Alternative Septic System TrackingAttended a free grant writing seminar hosted by MASS DEP in Raynham, MA.
3/19/2016Regional Emergency PlanningWorking with MEMA to develop, support and finalize a revised Cape Cod Emergency Traffic Plan
3/15/2016Environmental Health and SafetyAssisted a school science department in assessing a micro scale chemical curriculum.
3/11/2016Regional Emergency PlanningAssisted 83 facilities and private industry businesses in Barnstable County with their annual, mandatory Tier 2 hazardous chemical inventory filings for emergency planning and response, under the federal law of EPCRA. These town and private facilities were saved approximately $33,200.00 in contractor fees.
3/9/2016Environmental Health and SafetyConducted an onsite comprehensive OSHA assessment of a municipal facility.
3/2/2016Environmental Health and SafetyProvided onsite training to staff for the use of emergency response equipment and development of emergency action plans.
3/2/2016Regional Emergency PlanningHosting local Emergency Managers, town public safety officials and volunteer organizations to support regional sheltering.
3/1/2016Environmental Health and SafetyProvided assistance to a regional agency regarding the operation and maintenance of emergency response equipment.
2/26/2016Environmental Health and SafetyProvided fit testing assistance for the Health Agent's Coalition.
2/26/2016Service to Boards of HealthFacilitated training and information sessions on hoarding and the heroin epidemic for the Health Directors of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket for a cost savings of $800.00 in speaker, trainer and administrative fees.
2/25/2016Environmental Health and SafetyConducted an 8 hour OSHA 40 refresher training for airport personnel.
2/24/2016Environmental Health and SafetyAssisted a state agency in OSHA compliance assistance with an onsite audit.
2/23/2016Environmental Health and SafetyResponded to a regional request for OSHA compliance assistance.
2/18/2016Environmental Health and SafetyProvided onsite Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) auditing assistance to the Massachusetts Military Reservation.
2/17/2016Environmental Health and SafetyProvided assistance to a resident regarding their child's environmental allergies.
2/9/2016Regional Emergency PlanningProvided Tier 2 hazardous chemical reporting assistance at two computer workshops to 15 facilities representing seven towns on Cape Cod. Estimated filing fees saved through these public service efforts is approximately $7,500.00.
2/9/2016Regional Emergency PlanningFacilitated a computer compliance workshop for 15 facility representatives and provided guidance on filing their mandatory, annual Tier 2 hazardous chemical emergency reports for RY 2015. Each facility was saved approximately $300 in contractor compliance fees, for a total savings of $4,500.00
2/9/2016Regional Emergency PlanningFacilitated a second computer compliance workshop for 12 facility representatives to provide guidance on filing their mandatory, annual Tier 2 hazardous chemical emergency reports for RY 2015. Each facility was saved approximately $300 in contractor compliance fees for a total savings of $3,600.00
2/9/2016Regional Emergency PlanningSubmitted 3-year grant to NOAA for regional preparedness, StormReady program and K-12 education.
2/8/2016Regional Emergency PlanningOperated the MACC (Multi-Agency Coordination Center) Operations for regional resource coordination and response during blizzard.
2/3/2016Environmental Health and SafetyAttended a meeting regarding a statewide initiative for a worker safety program.
2/2/2016Environmental Health and SafetyProvided OSHA assistance in storage requirements of extremely hazardous material in a commercial facility.
2/1/2016Environmental Health and SafetyConducted an air quality assessment for regional office personnel.
2/1/2016Environmental Health and SafetyConducted a safety audit regarding compressed tank safety and storage.
1/26/2016Environmental Health and SafetyAssisted a regional agency in developing protocol for maintenance and operation of emergency response safety equipment.
1/16/2016Regional Emergency PlanningTrained the DFS District 1 HazMat Team of Southeast Mass in Tier 2 hazardous chemical computer database technology updates and resources. This training will empower the team with more informed pre-planning and regional coordination tools for safe, efficient hazmat incidence responses across Cape Cod.
1/12/2016Environmental Health and SafetyProvided technical review for waste water sampling and testing parameters for the regional school district for tight tank waste disposal.
1/12/2016Environmental Health and SafetyWorking with state department of labor standards to coordinate municipal safety programs and trainings in the first quarter of 2016.
1/8/2016Regional Emergency PlanningConducted Tier 2 Hazmat Inventory First Responder Training for the 55 members of the Massachusetts District 1 HazMat Response Team and facilitated CAMEO hazmat database training. This saved the District 1 team approximately $1,000.00 in training fees.
1/8/2016Regional Emergency PlanningSaved the town fire departments of Barnstable and Nantucket counties a total of $24,000.00 by creating an database access profile to view hazardous chemical inventory data from each town for emergency planning and response. Educated the town fire chiefs on the emergency planning benefits of this data, and how I am the liaison to assist with future hazardous chemical compliance, response and safety training services.
1/5/2016Hoarding Task ForceWEEKLY: Perform routine health agent duties including inspectional services (food service, Title 5, housing, witnessing test holes, etc.).
1/4/2016Environmental Health and SafetyProvided assistance for a professional development credit for OSHA trainings.
1/4/2016Environmental Health and SafetyProvided guidance for the development of a state template for a worker safety program.
12/30/2015Service to Boards of HealthProvided 14.5 continuing education units to the Health Directors of the Cape & Islands in 2015. Topics ranged from "soil as a wastewater treatment media", to tick surveillance, food safety, hoards issues, the new food waste ban in Massachusetts, and stable inspection guidelines. Total estimated cost savings in speaker/admin/trainer fees for the towns of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket was approximately $4,900.00
12/30/2015Regional Emergency PlanningPlanned and facilitated three Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) drills to recruit, process and deploy non-emergency and emergency event volunteers who are unaffiliated. These lower, mid and upper Cape pre-designated locations were tested with volunteer agency staffing and included a live walk-through drill. VRCs save the towns, particular Police and Fire departments, roughly $5000.00 per drill/deployment in staffing, administration fees, police detail, fire department backfill and the consolidation of multi-agency services/tasks in an emergency incident.
12/11/2015Environmental Health and SafetyConducted an OSHA 10 general industry training for municipal workers.
12/10/2015Hoarding Task ForceFacilitated a bi-monthly meeting of the Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force.
12/9/2015Environmental Health and SafetyConducted an OSHA 10 general industry training for municipal workers.
12/4/2015Environmental Health and SafetyConducted OSHA 10 hour general industry training for 20 municipal workers.
12/3/2015Environmental Health and SafetyConducted OSHA 10 general industry training for 20 municipal workers.
11/30/2015Environmental Health and SafetyConducted an indoor air quality assessment for the regional courthouse.
11/17/2015Environmental Health and SafetyResponded to an employee indoor air quality complaint.
11/12/2015Environmental Health and SafetyConducted an OSHA 10 municipal training.
11/12/2015Hoarding Task ForceProvided respirator training and fit testing for local service providers.
11/10/2015Environmental Health and SafetyConducted an OSHA 10 municipal training.
11/6/2015Environmental Health and SafetyWorked towards developing environmental health resources for medical staff at Cape Cod schools.
11/5/2015Environmental Health and SafetyConducted an OSHA 10 municipal training.
10/28/2015Environmental Health and SafetyWrote a report for a regional school regarding minimum requirements for safe operation of the technical shop.
10/27/2015Environmental Health and SafetyWorking with Barnstable Fire Training Academy on several regional health and safety training initiatives for county fire departments.
10/27/2015Environmental Health and SafetyResponded residential to concern of asbestos containing material on the ground.
10/7/2015Environmental Health and SafetyResponded to a request for help in an accident investigation.
10/6/2015Hoarding Task ForceHosted an advanced hoarding intervention skills training for local health care professionals.
10/3/2015Environmental Health and SafetyConducted an OSHA 10 municipal training.
10/1/2015Environmental Health and SafetyGave an environmental health and safety presentation to the regional department of public works association of Barnstable County regarding county Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10 training programs.
9/24/2015Regional Emergency PlanningSaved the town fire departments of Barnstable County and Nantucket County a total of $24,000 by facilitating an access profile to view hazardous chemical inventory data from each town. Educated the town fire chiefs on the emergency planning benefits of this data, and how I can help with future hazardous chemical compliance and safety training services.
9/15/2015Environmental Health and SafetyConducted a hazard communication and blood borne pathogen training for a special operations unit Barnstable House of Corrections.
9/1/2015Regional Tobacco ControlConducted tobacco compliance checks.
8/28/2015Public Health NurseAttended the Health Agents Coalition meeting at CJ's Ranch.
8/27/2015Public Health NurseAdministered 2 MMR, 1 varicella, 1 tdap and 1 hepatitis A immunization.
8/26/2015Public Health NurseAttended the UMass vaccine reimbursement training.
8/26/2015Public Health NurseHosted the Cape Cod Chapter of the Massachusetts Association of Public Health Nurses monthly chapter meeting with a credentialed speaker.
8/26/2015Environmental Health and SafetyAttended a state meeting for environmental health and safety planning.
8/13/2015Public Health NurseAttended an Enough Abuse Campaign planning meeting to prepare for a presentation to DY School staff in October.
8/13/2015Hoarding Task ForceFacilitated a bi-monthly meeting of the Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force.
8/12/2015Public Health NurseAttended a legislative breakfast at Harbor Community Health Center.
8/6/2015Public Health NurseAttended the Barnstable County Regional Substance Abuse Council meeting.
7/30/2015Public Health NurseAttended a Safety Training planning meeting.
7/28/2015Public Health NurseParticipated in the Enough Abuse Campaign planning meeting.
7/28/2015Environmental Health and SafetyConducted blood borne pathogen training for custodial and maintenance staff of correctional facility.
7/21/2015Public Health NurseAttended the MA Department of Public Health training on the MA Immunization Information System.
7/17/2015Public Health NurseParticipated in the Hunger Network's Foods 2 Encourage grant presentation.
7/16/2015Public Health NurseAdministered 1 MMR, 1 Hepatitis B, and 1 Tdap immunization to 3 county residents.
7/16/2015Environmental Health and SafetyAttended the state public health conference for legal aspects of emergency response and public health planning.
7/14/2015Public Health NurseConducted New Nurse Orientation for 2 new contract nurses for the county .
7/8/2015Regional Emergency PlanningTrained nine employees from the Barnstable County Regional Water Testing Lab in OSHA Right to Know/MGL 111f: hazardous materials awareness, personal protective equipment and chemical identification.
6/25/2015Environmental Health and SafetyPerformed an OSHA presentation for local water departments.
6/25/2015Environmental Health and SafetyProvided OSHA training to the water departments during their annual meeting.
6/25/2015Regional Emergency PlanningTrained 150 community water system directors and operators from southeast Massachusetts/Cape Cod in emergency response planning, industry safety and a Hazard Communication Standard review at the Mass Maritime Academy.
6/24/2015Public Health NurseConducted the monthly meeting of the MA Association of Public Health Nurses, Cape Cod Chapter.
6/24/2015Rabies AwarenessFacilitated a regular meeting of the Cape Cod Rabies Task Force.
6/23/2015Environmental Health and SafetyIn the process of working with the state on the development of a job hazard assessment checklist for use in municipal operation departments.
6/20/2015Environmental Health and SafetyConducted a late night sound assessment for the Barnstable House of Correction.
6/18/2015Environmental Health and SafetyAssisted the Department of Corrections with an environmental health quality analysis.
6/17/2015Public Health NurseAttended the Maternal Depression Task Force meeting.
6/11/2015Public Health NurseAttended the Community Health Network Alliance Area 27 meeting.
6/11/2015Public Health NurseAttended the Barnstable County Lyme and Tick-borne Illness Task Force meeting.
6/11/2015Hoarding Task ForceFacilitated a bi-monthly meeting of the Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force.
6/10/2015Environmental Health and SafetyConducted personal protection equipment training at Regional Yacht Club.
6/8/2015Environmental Health and SafetyProvided assistance to a regional group on issues regarding mold in summer homes.
6/4/2015MASSTCConducted training for soil evaluators, system inspectors and wastewater treatment plant operators in Taunton (2 classes).
5/29/2015Public Health NurseAttended the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Immunization Update Program.
5/28/2015Regional Emergency PlanningProvided OSHA Hazard Communication training for six new summer employees at BCDHE, saving the County approximately $1,200.00 in training costs.
5/27/2015Public Health NurseFacilitated the MA Association of Public Health Nurses Cape Cod Chapter monthly meeting with a credentialed speaker on hoarding.
5/27/2015Alternative Septic System TrackingSpoke at the Buzzards Bay Coalition Decision Maker's Workshop about I/A system tracking.
5/27/2015Hoarding Task ForceConducted a presentation to the Massachusetts Association of Public Health Nurses on the basics of hoarding and best practices for responding to a hoarding situation.
5/26/2015Environmental Health and SafetyConducted regional school safety training for science instructors.
5/25/2015MASSTCInstalled a full scale non-proprietary denitrification system for demonstration purposes.
5/21/2015Public Health NurseAttended the Cape Cod Community College Advisory Council breakfast as a new advisor to the nursing program.
5/21/2015Environmental Health and SafetyProvided a Massachusetts Department of Public Health training for disease surveillance issues.
5/20/2015Public Health NurseAttended the Maternal Depression Task Force meeting.
5/20/2015Environmental Health and SafetyAssisted a school with a wastewater disposal issue.
5/19/2015Public Health NurseAttended the Community Health Network Area 27 steering committee meeting.
5/18/2015Public Health NurseAttended the annual Cape Cod School Nurse Banquet.
5/15/2015Public Health NursePresented at the Health Agents Coalition meeting.
5/14/2015Environmental Health and SafetyWorked towards coordinating a state prototype program for the development of regional blood borne pathogen training initiative.
5/13/2015Environmental Health and SafetyConducted a half-day training for custodial and maintenance staff at the Barnstable County House of Corrections.
5/11/2015Environmental Health and SafetyProvided a four hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration training for staff.
5/11/2015Environmental Health and SafetyWorked towards coordinating federal EPA chemical management in schools assistance program for summer 2015.
5/6/2015Public Health NurseAttended the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee meeting.
5/6/2015Environmental Health and SafetyWorked with the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a summer environmental health and safety program that provided auditing and assistance for Cape Cod schools.
4/30/2015Public Health NurseMentored a Cape Cod Community College Nursing student for the day.
4/27/2015Environmental Health and SafetyConducted a facility assessment for Barnstable County House of Correction.
4/23/2015Public Health NurseAttended the Enough Abuse Campaign train the trainer program.
4/16/2015Public Health NurseCape Cod Chapter of MA Association of Public Health Nurses hosted the 19th Annual Conference for MAPHN. Topic was tick-borne illnesses.
4/12/2015Hoarding Task ForceFacilitated a bi-monthly meeting of the Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force.
4/9/2015Public Health NurseAttended the Community Health Network Area 27 meeting.
4/7/2015Public Health NurseAttended MDPH Ounce of Prevention Conference at the DCU Center in Worcester.
3/31/2015Public Health NurseHosted a doctoral student intern at UMass Amherst.
3/30/2015Medical Reserve CorpsPresented a speaker on Ebola Response in Liberia to MRC volunteers,
3/30/2015Public Health NurseHosted a doctoral student intern at UMass Amherst.
3/23/2015Environmental Health and SafetyConducted an OSHA personal protective equipment (PPE) training for Cape Cod Mosquito Control.
3/23/2015Environmental Health and SafetyResponded to an investigative reporter regarding possible environmental issues with respect to synthetic turf at the sports fields and playgrounds of Barnstable County schools.
3/20/2015Environmental Health and SafetyConducted a comprehensive light and sound study and training at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility.
3/18/2015Public Health NursePresented a bloodborne pathogen and communicable disease training at the fire academy as part of the paramedic training/refresher program.
3/16/2015Environmental Health and SafetyAttended and completed an advanced four-day training to become an authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer in General Industry. This allows the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment the ability to provide 10 hour (worker-level) and 30 hour (supervisor- level) OSHA General Industry cards to municipal workers at no additional cost to the towns.
3/12/2015Public Health NurseAttended the monthly Community Health Network Area 27 meeting.
3/10/2015Public Health NurseAttended the Community Network meeting, which featured a program on youth development programs and services.
3/9/2015Public Health NurseAttended the Barnstable County Regional Substance Abuse Council meeting.
3/5/2015Environmental Health and SafetyOrganized an annual 4 Hour refresher training for municipal facilities and school staff on asbestos.
3/3/2015Alternative Septic System TrackingAddressed 108 expired contracts.
2/26/2015Hoarding Task ForceThe Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force sponsored events in Truro and Falmouth to introduce the "Buried in Treasures" self-help workshops for compulsive cluttering.
2/25/2015Medical Reserve CorpsProvided advanced shelter medical training to Americorps volunteers.
2/24/2015Medical Reserve CorpsParticipated with Citizens Corps in the Disaster Resistant Operation Volunteer Placement Drill.
2/24/2015Regional Emergency PlanningPlanned, implemented and completed a FEMA sponsored regional Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) tabletop exercise in preparation for volunteer processing during times of emergency or disaster on Cape Cod.
2/16/2015Medical Reserve CorpsProvided stand-by volunteers for warming centers.
2/14/2015Regional Emergency PlanningProvided MACC Operations to support resource requests and other storm-related issues for February winter storm / blizzard.
2/12/2015Medical Reserve CorpsProvided stand-by volunteers for possible shelter openings.
2/12/2015Hoarding Task ForceFacilitated a bi-monthly meeting of the Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force.
2/6/2015Regional Emergency PlanningAssisted eight facilities in Barnstable County with their annual Tier 2 hazardous chemical inventory filings utilizing the new Tier 2 Manager software for RY 2014. The facility was saved approximately $300 each in training/contractor fees.
2/6/2015Regional Emergency PlanningPlanned and implemented a computer workshop to assist multiple facilities on Cape Cod with the filing of their Tier 2 hazardous chemical facility inventories under SARA Title III for RY 2014.
2/3/2015Regional Emergency PlanningAssisted the Plymouth Brockton Bus Company with their annual Tier 2 hazardous chemical inventory filing for RY 2014. The facility was saved approximately $500 in contractor fees.
1/28/2015Regional Emergency PlanningAssisted 44 facility representatives with an educational workshop and information for their annual Tier 2 hazardous chemical inventory filing for RY 2014. Each facility was saved approximately $200 in contractor training fees.
1/26/2015Medical Reserve CorpsMentored 3 RN to BSN UMASS-Boston and Curry College students.
1/26/2015Regional Emergency PlanningProvided MACC Operations to support regional shelters and resource coordination and acquisition for January Blizzard.
1/25/2015Medical Reserve CorpsStaffed 6 regional shelters. Contributed 903 volunteer hours (the cost savings was estimated to be $30,590.52 per the MRC calculator from the Department of Labor).
1/23/2015Regional Emergency PlanningAssisted the Barnstable County Sheriff's Office with their annual Tier 2 hazardous chemical inventory filing for RY 2014. The facility was saved approximately $400 in contractor fees.
1/16/2015Medical Reserve CorpsOffered advanced CPR training for AmeriCorps volunteers.
1/12/2015Medical Reserve CorpsOffered CPR Training at the Barnstable County Complex.
1/10/2015Medical Reserve CorpsConducted a sock drive for the homeless that generated 850 pairs of socks. Socks were donated to the Independence House, Noah's Shelter, and the Barnstable County Human Services Homeless Count.