ERIC Number: ED303686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jan
Evaluating the Environmental Health Work Force. Final Report.
Levine Associates, Inc., Rockville, MD.
This report contains all materials pertinent to an intensive evaluation of the environmental health work force conducted in 1986 and 1987. The materials relate to a workshop that was one of the key tools used in conducting the study to estimate environmental health personnel supply, demand, and need. The report begins with an overview and synthesis of the workshop and post-workshop environmental health work force analyses, including a summary of estimates and a review of the main conclusions and recommendations developed in the course of the study. The introductory remarks (Faye Abdellah, William Robinson, Thomas Hatch) and keynote address, "Evaluating the Environmental Health Work Force" (Larry Gordon), follow. Summaries are provided of these commissioned papers: "Assessment of Work Force Needs and Issues: Air Pollution and Noise Programs" (Ray Mohr); "General Environmental Health Professional: Water" (John Conway); "General Environmental Health Professional in Milk and Food Protection" (C. Dee Clingman); "Work Force Status and Outlook in Environmental Health Land Use Planning and Management: The California Experience" (Richard Roberts); "View of Occupational Health Manpower: Present and Future" (David Fraser); "Work Force Status and Outlook in Hazardous Materials Management" (Richard Wade); "Environmental Health Work Force Demands: The Institutional Environmental Health Scientist" (Joe Beck); "Work Force Status and Outlook for Radiological Health Personnel" (Harold Lehman); "Work Force Status and Outlook for General Environmental Health Professionals Responsible for Solid Waste Management, Housing, Vector Control, and Nonworkplace Injury Control" (George Kupfer); "Training a Work Force in the Fields of Environmental Toxicology, Epidemiology, and Risk Assessment" (Christopher Schonwalder); and "Work Force Status and Outlook for Environmental Health and Science Academicians" (Gary Silverman). Summaries of workgroup position papers follow on the topics of air and water; milk and food protection and institutional safety and health; hazardous materials management and environmental epidemiology/environmental toxicology/risk assessment; occupational safety and health and radiological health; land use planning and management and solid waste management, housing, vector control, and nonworkplace injury control; and academicians. Closing remarks by Larry Gordon conclude the report. Appendixes include a glossary and bibliography. (YLB)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Conservation (Environment), Consumer Protection, Employment Projections, Environmental Standards, Environmental Technicians, Hazardous Materials, Housing, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Land Use, Occupational Safety and Health, Physical Environment, Planning, Public Health, Vocational Education, Waste Disposal, Wastes, Water Quality, Water Treatment
Mr. Barry Stern, Environmental Program Officer, Public Health Professions Branch, Division of Associated and Dental Health Professions, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 8C-09, Rockville, Maryland 20857.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHHS/PHS), Hyattsville, MD. Bureau of Health Professions.
Authoring Institution: Levine Associates, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Note: Report of a workshop on environmental health (Warrenton, VA, July 13-16, 1987).