September is Preparedness Month

Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month?

National Preparedness Month is a yearly reminder for all Americans to be prepared for disasters or emergencies that can occur.

EPA offers helpful links to assist in your planning, prepping and recovery. Topics include how to report emergencies, how to prepare your home, school or business, and how to share information.

You can visit the page now at https://www.epa.gov/natural-disasters/september-preparedness-month.

New training module added for our Navy clients!

“Heavy Metal Awareness Training” for NAS Whidbey Island provides an overview for service members who may be potentially exposed to heavy metals (HM) at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. (20 minute awareness course.)

To view our full training curriculum, visit our catalog at http://ecatts.com/websitePDFs/CourseCatalog.pdf.

EPA Reports on Incorporating Environmental Justice into all Regulatory Efforts

 

New news from the EPA on Environmental Justice:

“Today marks an important moment in environmental justice history. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its first-ever Technical Guidance for Assessing Environmental Justice in Regulatory Analysis (EJ Technical Guidance).  This guidance represents a significant step towards ensuring the impacts of EPA regulations on vulnerable populations are understood and considered in the decision-making process.

The EJ Technical Guidance improves our ability to perform some of the most important work we do. Better integrating environmental justice in EPA’s core regulatory function is essential to ensure that all Americans, regardless of their race, ethnicity, or income level, have access to clean water, clean air, and healthy communities. Technical guidance, reinforced by the meaningful involvement of the public and key stakeholders, helps to ensure that all communities are protected from pollution as the result of EPA rules.”

Did you know that ECATTS offers our own general overview training course specific to Environmental Justice? This course serves as an introduction to Environmental Justice (EJ) and takes a look at the origins of the Environmental Justice movement, Federal actions to address EJ and policies that have already been put into action.

Check out our complete Environmental Training catalog now at http://ecatts.com/websitePDFs/CourseCatalog.pdf.

2016 Course Catalog Cover

 

You can view the full article from EPA’s blog, at https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2016/06/ej-technical-guidance/.