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Water Quality Laboratory
• Moved to new facility May 2014
• Rapidly expanding customer base
• Monitors public drinking water, recreational
waters, groundwater near landfills, private
wells, wastewater effluents
• Continuing with the recertification process
for some analytes
Emergency Planning
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County-Wide Hazardous Material Plan
Tier II and Right-to-Know (350+ facilities in county)
Regional Sheltering Plan
Multi-Agency Coordinating Center with assistance from
County’s Incident Management Team now coordinates all
emergency responses from the Harborview Room.
• Working with the Cape Cod Times and area businesses, REPC
is forming a Catastrophic Emergency Fund.
• Working on an Economic Recovery Plan for times following
emergencies.
• Coordinating public health emergency planning for Cape and
Islands
Emergency Planning
Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corp
• 297 medical and non-medical volunteers carry
out the CCMRC’s mission on a daily basis
• Choke Saver and Hands Only CPR training was
offered in Cape Cod towns to about 300
restaurant staff
• The Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps continues to
be one of the most active units in the United
States, participating in over 180 activities
throughout FY2014
Public Health Nursing
• Outreach on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases – programs
offered to all Barnstable County schools, senior centers, and
other groups
• Immunization Program, including travel, for all county
residents
• Sun Safety/Skin Cancer Awareness program for all ages
• Municipal Health Group Biometric Screening Program
• Preventative health screenings at subsidized housing
• “Ask a Public Health Nurse” program for food pantries,
offering health information & resources, free blood pressure
and glucose screenings
• Flu clinics offered at any location
Alternative Septic
System Program
serving boards of health
• Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test
Center (MASSTC) continues to research and test
promising onsite septic system technologies and
report findings
• Department personnel developed and maintain a
premier tracking program to assist in maintaining
treatment system compliance.
• Department tracks the performance of over 1600
systems for boards of health and assists with
compliance actions. Data available online for
wastewater management decision makers.
Environmental
Health
TRAINING
Training Programs in Right-to-Know , new chemical identification
through the Global Harmonization System (GHS) , personal
protective measures, blood borne pathogens, Hepatitis, Sun
Safety, asbestos, Title 5, and others
INSPECTIONS
Seasonal inspectional services (typically over 1200
restaurants/retail food and pools)
SANITARIAN SERVICES
Contract services for Health Agent services in two
towns and occasionally more on request .
Environmental
Health
INDOOR AIR QUALITY ASSESSMENTS
Schools, municipal building and residences. Assist towns
with indoor air quality complaint resolution.
TOBACCO CONTROL PROGRAM
• Youth access compliance checks
• Regulatory assistance - two annual visits to tobacco
merchants in all 29 communities within the service area,
totaling 1,100+ visits
• Cessation guidance
Environmental
Health
HOARDING TASK FORCE
Staff support and participation to assist municipalities with
this multifaceted problem.
EHS COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE
Addressing comprehensive aspects of environmental
protection through state and federal environmental code
compliance, the Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) Act,
National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) and integrated
facility specific approaches to EHS operations.
Environmental
Health
UNDERGROUND TANK MONITORTING
AND REMOVAL LOAN PROGRAM
Aid to residents for monitoring and removal of residential
heating oil tanks. Zero -percent loan offered qualified
individuals.
ECO-TOILET MONITORING PROGRAM
Research project with Town of Falmouth to determine the efficacy
of eco-toilet designs for the prevention of nitrogen, phosphorus
and other contaminants.
Environmental
Health
RECREATIONAL WATER MONITORING
• Over 350 beaches tested weekly
• Compliance and posting assistance
• Toxic algae and other organism identification
LANDFILL CLOSURE MONITORING
ASSISTANCE
• Twelve towns request groundwater and/or soil gas
compliance monitoring.
Community Septic Management Loan Program
• On track for loaning $1 million in this quarter
to residents needing septic system repairs or
replacement.
• Initiated septic loan program for small familyowned businesses
• Improving financial management software
and tools to allow flexibility in payments and
facilitate account reconciling with Finance
Department.
Anticipated Budget Requests for FY 16
Laboratory
• Capital Plan submitted with FY15 Budget – Equipment
replacement - $97,000
• Laboratory needs a full-time analyst position to optimize
equipment use and bring LC-MS-MS on line.
• Eventually (FY 17? ) lab will need Laboratory Information
System software replacement – cost unknown.
Public Health Nursing Div.
• Additional Funds for contract nursing services due
to increase demand - $10,000
• Supplies increase (blood glucose, gloves,
screening supplies) - $ 5,000
Anticipated Budget Requests for FY 16
Emergency Planning
• Supplies in support of the Incident Management
Team and the Multi-Agency Coordinating Center
during emergencies - $10,000
• Part-time position for Medical Reserve Coordinator $27,000 (this may in part be reimbursed by grants)
• Contract nursing for maintenance of public health
emergency plans - $60,000 (may be reimbursed in part by
grants from CDC)
Environmental Health
• Modest increase in supply and travel budget lines
Environment

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