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  • 08 Dec 2020 8:39 AM | John Masters (Administrator)

    Link to December meeting minutes >> Here

  • 29 Nov 2020 5:07 PM | KAZUHIRO OKUMURA (Administrator)

    Link to October meeting minutes

  • 27 Oct 2020 7:35 AM | John Masters (Administrator)

    The election is open for voting and we need your vote!

    2020-2021 USEHA President-Elect


    This electronic ballot is being circulated in lieu of an in-person vote normally conducted at the USEHA Business meeting at the NEHA AEC.


    The following changes to the Constitution and By-Laws of the Uniformed Services Environmental Health Association have been proposed. The existing language is given first followed by the proposed language, with a brief explanation as to why the change is being sought.

    Bruce Etchison, CAPT. Ret., Chair, Constitution and By-Laws Committee


    Existing Language: One Service Representative from each Uniformed Service will be appointed by the President. One additional Service Representative shall also be appointed to represent retired members of the Association. Service Representatives will be appointed for a term of two (2) years and may be reappointed for one additional term.

    Proposed Language: (Add) If a service representative is not able to attend a meeting of the executive council they must assign a proxy to represent them at the meeting/conference call and/or submit service updates by e-mail to the president in a timely manner before the meeting. If a service representative has not participated in at least half the meetings/calls during the year, they must resign from the position and a new representative appointed.

    Justification: To address the issue of service member representatives not participating in regularly scheduled meetings.

    Ballot will close on Monday, 9 November


  • 23 Apr 2020 1:01 PM | John Masters (Administrator)

    We have received official confirmation that the NEHA board of directors has, after careful deliberation centered on COVID-19, made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the 84th Annual Educational Conference (AEC) & Exhibition scheduled for July 13–16 in New York City. In the meantime, be sure to mark your calendar for the 2021 AEC in beautiful Spokane, Washington, July 12-15, 2021.

    For your information:

    • Registration: All 2020 AEC conference registrations, preconference workshop registrations, and special event registrations will automatically be refunded. Full registration refunds will be made based on when NEHA received the most recent payment. Once your registration cancellation is processed, you will receive confirmation via e-mail. You do not need to contact NEHA to initiate the refund process.
    • Hotel and Travel: Please cancel any personal arrangements you have made, such as travel and housing reservations at the Sheraton New York Times Square or any secondary hotel. If you booked the Sheraton New York Times Square through the Passkey, please visit the website and choose "Manage Existing Reservations" to cancel your reservation.  
    • Professional Credentials: NEHA is working on a plan for maintaining professional credentials and continuing education. Details will be announced upon finalization. Additionally, free access to NEHA E-learning is being made available to all environmental health professionals regardless of membership status until June 30, 2020, to earn your CE contact hours.

  • 06 Apr 2020 2:38 PM | John Masters (Administrator)

    NEHA is offering free access to online trainings to all environmental health professionals regardless of membership status starting on March 30, 2020. The online trainings include our webinars, partner courses, and E-Learning videos of sessions from the 2017–2019 AECs.

    For more information please go to their website >> HERE

  • 17 Mar 2020 10:23 AM | John Masters (Administrator)

    FDA and NEHA will be offering ER310 at NEHA’s AEC pre-conference in NYC.

    What: ER310: Food Safety Issues in the event of Disasters

    When: Sunday, July 12th (0800– 1700) & Monday, July 13th (0800– 1200)

    Target Audience: EHOs with minimal experience responding to food safety disaster events

    Cost: Free, Pre-Registration Required

    Please see flyer attached for more details.

    2020 EHOPAC_Webinar_NEHA_FOOD_SAFETY.docx

  • 14 Feb 2020 4:56 PM | John Masters (Administrator)

    We are pleased to announce that the Uniformed Services Environmental Health Association (USEHA) will again offer a scholarship for full conference registration to the 2020 National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Annual Educational Conference (AEC). (See Flyer below)

    This year's NEHA conference will be held in New York City from 13-16 July 2020.

    Note: Scholarship applicants must be a USEHA member in good standing with our organization. All active duty, reserves, and guard members within the ranks of O-1 to O-3 and E-1 to E-6 are encouraged to apply. Members of the USEHA Executive Council are NOT eligible.

    The scholarship includes:

    • Full conference registration paid directly to NEHA.
    • $500 stipend paid directly to the scholarship recipient to put towards lodging, meals, and other incidentals.

    To apply for the scholarship, submit a statement of purpose (less than one page) indicating what you hope to gain from attending the NEHA conference. Include your name, rank, branch of service, and contact information. Submit your statement of purpose to LCDR Kazu Okumura by 1 April 2020.

    For more information on the 2020 NEHA AEC, visit

    2020 USEHA Scholarship for NEHA Conference Attendance final.pdf

  • 20 Dec 2019 3:48 PM | John Masters (Administrator)

    >> the POC is listed at the end of the announcement <<


    The Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center presents the 28th Annual Joint Safety and Environmental Professional Development Symposium (PDS) convening April 6-10, 2020. The PDS is a professional development opportunity for Department of Defense uniformed and civilian professionals to share innovative ideas and new trends and information in areas of safety and occupational health, environmental protection, and industrial hygiene. The event is hosted in an online venue using the web conferencing tool Adobe Connect and is provided at no cost to presenters or attendees.

    The 27th Annual Joint Safety and Environmental Professional Development Symposium provided 100+ educational sessions to more than 1750 registered participants from 50 states, one United States territory, and 23 countries. Participants backgrounds ranged from safety, industrial hygiene, environmental, occupational health, public health, radiation health, occupational medicine, and energy. Please visit for highlights from last year’s event.

    The conference planning team is looking for claimant meeting sponsors and breakout session presenters. All meetings and sessions will be hosted via Adobe Connect allowing presentations from across the globe. All meetings and sessions will provide users a certificate of attendance documenting continuing education credits earned.

    Claimant meeting sponsors and breakout session presenters will be assigned a PDS point of contact to assist before and during the event. Training on how to use the technology to present content and engage a virtual audience will be provided.

    Claimant meetings provide up to 25 different organizations the opportunity to host a one-day conference on April 6, 2020. This time will allow organizations the opportunity to host sessions specific to their organization. Topics can range from trending issues, updates, training, etc. The meeting sponsor will be responsible for the agenda and content presented during the meeting. All content must be unclassified and releasable to the public. To submit a claimant meeting request, visit

    Breakout Presentations from all government, industry, and academic agencies will be considered. Presenters have the opportunity to reach a large target audience during their virtual session. The 2019 average session attendance was over 80 participants. Presentations may cover anything within the following broad topics:

    • Health and Safety for Disaster Response and Recovery
    • General Safety
    • Operational Safety
    • Occupational Safety and Health
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Occupational Medicine
    • Radiation and Laser Safety
    • Environmental Protection

    Please consider sharing your knowledge and experience by presenting at the 2020 PDS. If you are interested in presenting, copy and paste the submissions link below into your browser. Follow the screen prompt to submit your presentation proposal by February 22, 2020. Information submitted in your proposal will be provided to registered attendees via the event website. Please ensure the information provided reflects the intent of your presentation.

    Proposal submission:

    Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 28th Annual Joint Safety and Environmental PDS. Please contact the PDS committee at if you have questions regarding this year’s event.

    Very respectfully,

    Cary J. Isaacson, CIH, CSP


    Commanding Officer

    Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center

  • 04 Dec 2019 10:07 AM | John Masters (Administrator)

    Reminder that The Uniformed Services Environmental Health Association (USEHA) annual Technical Educational Program and Business Meeting will be held at the NEHA Annual Educational Program & Exhibition in New York, NY

    USEHA is still seeking presentations that address the latest advances and concerns in environmental/public health that are associated with the uniformed services.

    The deadline for 15 December 2019 there is a small amount of flexibility on the deadline as NEHA allows us extra leeway in determining our speakers. But please do not wait to send in your abstracts.  If you are planning on attending and want to put in an abstract do it as soon as possible to meet the deadline or contact Dr. Roberts for questions on submitting abstracts.

    2020 USEHA Call_Abstracts_1st Call.pdf

    2020 USEHA Abstract Submission Form.pdf

    2020 USEHA Abstract Submission Form.docx

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