This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council included two informational briefings from Department staff and a final vote on proposed amendments to regulations.
First, the Council took up for consideration a final vote on proposed regulation 105 CMR 432.000: Minimum Requirements for Personal Flotation Devices for Minor Children at Municipal and Recreational Programs or Camps. Following a discussion, the Council voted to approve the proposed regulation.
Next, leadership from the Department’s Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management provided briefing on preparations for the 2017 Running of the Boston Marathon.
Finally, the Council heard an informational presentation on US military culture from DPH staff who have served in our armed forces, to help promote awareness and understanding of the perspective of veterans and inform the development of DPH programs and services to meet their needs.
EMS Strong: Always in Service posted on May 22
National Emergency Medical Services Week (EMS Week) recognizes the dedication of EMS professionals across the United States who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s “front line” to keep their communities safe and healthy. This year, we honor these brave men and women from May …Continue Reading EMS Strong: Always in Service
Weekly Flu Report, May 19, 2017 posted on May 19
Rates of flu-like illness ticked slightly upwards in the past seven days, as compared to the previous week, according to the latest weekly flu report. You can view the report here.
Young Workers: Know Your Rights in the Workplace posted on May 17
Memorial Day is right around the corner — the unofficial start to summer and for many teens and young adults the start of a summer job. All across the state, young workers will be seen scooping ice cream, serving food, working as camp counselors, bagging …Continue Reading Young Workers: Know Your Rights in the Workplace