Kansas Environmental Health Association
The Joint Committee for the Credentialing of Sanitarians (JCCS) Inc. is the organization that executes a voluntary registration program for Registered Sanitarians/Registered Environmental Health Specialists (RS/REHS) in the State of Kansas. Currently, the only examination/testing available to new candidates for registration are the exams and tests provided through the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA). See their website for requirements at https://www.neha.org/site/default/files/REHS-Brochure.pdf
Those Sanitarians (and Environmental Specialists) currently registered with JCCS, can track their continued education credits units/hours (CEU) with JCCS. Newer Sanitarians (for Environmental Specialist) that have recently passed a professional examination, can also apply to JCCS for memebership and tracking of their CEUs. Sanitarians or Environmental Specialists registered with other state organization outside of Kansas, may apply to JCCS for reciprocal registration and be accepted after examination of their experience and training.
To apply for membership or request additional information contact:
City of Wichita - Environmental Assessment & Remediation (EAR)
There are two reference books that every environmental health office should have.
* Environmental Engineering
Joseph A. Salvato - fifth edition
* Sanitarian's Handbook: Theory & Administrative Practice for Environmental Health
Dr.Benjamin Freedman, M.D. - 4th edition
Studying for the R.S. exam
In addition to the study material recommended by NEHA (http://www.neha.org/sites/default/files/REHS-Brochure.pdf here are lists of free websites that can be used as study resources to prepare for the Registered Sanitarian exam.
CDC Material on Epidemiology http://www2a.cdc.gov/epicasestudies/dwnload_case.htm
Hazardous Materials http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/
Indoor Air Quality in schools http://www.epa.gov/iaq/schooldesign/
Ventilation and indoor air quality http://www.epa.gov/iaq/schooldesign/
Kansas Day Care regs http://www.idir.net/~dccda/regs.shtml
Building Codes (look at free examples at bottom of page http://www.codecheck.com/
Radiation and health physics http://www.umich.edu/~radinfo/
Food Safety http://www.foodsafety.gov/
http://www.foodsafetynetwork.ca/bkgrnd.htm(Subscribe to a daily e-news digest )
Wastewater Treatment http://www.nesc.wvu.edu/nsfc/nsfc_index.htm
Water Treatment http://www.nesc.wvu.edu/ndwc/ndwc_index.htm
Seo Packages https://www.digitalpylon.com/packages
General environmental issues http://www.enn.com/(Subscribe to a daily e-newsletter)
Many extension bulletins are on-line in pdf files and can be downloaded for free. Here is K-State's search page for extension bulletins http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/library/
Just type the topic in the search box.
Asbestos and Mesothelioma
Jasmine McCarthy (321) 209-1391 Public Outreach
Mesothelioma Center at www.asbestos.com
Study Material Available-
KEHA has the following references available to help study for the REHS/RS exam, the CFSP, and the Registered Environmental Technician exam. The REHS/RS study information include: Environmental Engineering and Sanitation with supplement and NEHA REHS/RS Study Guide. CFSP study materials include Principles of Food Sanitation, Handbook for Safefood Service Management, and the complete set of Serve Safe Tapes. The Registered Environmental Technician Study Guide is also available for that exam. If interested in checking these materials out please contact KEHA Librarian Mason at (785) 628-9449 or e-mail [email protected].