Innovative examples of good practice, challenging assumptions and professional boundaries to achieve effective environmental health outcomes.
- Nael General Contracting LLC
"Centralized Water System" aims to reduce renal infection cases in open work areas, where dehydrated construction workers in Abu Dhabi are exposed to summertime temperatures of up to 55 degrees Celsius, and there are challenges in maintaining water temperatures below 30 degrees Celsius. The centralized water system is a solution to the issue of keeping the workforce sufficiently hydrated, through the use of water tanks, thermal insulation, electrical pumps and filtration. renal infection cases in the open work area.
- London Borough of Lewisham
Lewisham Council's Air Quality Campaign aims to reduce emissions and reduce exposure to poor air quality. The campaign has had clear and consistent messaging targeting key audiences in the borough, coordinated across the year and using a range of channels. Working with King’s College London, the Lewisham Air app was developed, providing information for residents to inform choices, allowing them to find low pollution travel routes, set up alerts, access live air quality data and up to date news and events.
- Navitas Digital Safety with British Airways
To help British Airways improve the environmental impact of their Food Safety management, Navitas Digital Food Safety installed their Food Safety Management System in the airline’s seven lounges at Heathrow. By using the system, BA is able to eliminate their previous paper-based system, and reduce any additional costs incurred through stock wastage.
- Missouri University of Science and Technology
Professor Daniel B. Oerther FCIEH has improved environmental health conditions among 210,000 non-Spanish speaking indigenous Ladino people in a remote area of Guatemala. Data analytics were used to inform the construction of Structural Equation Models to assess the effectiveness of water and food safety interventions. Professor Oerther also undertook a project delivering culturally sensitive food safety training with the long-term aim of eliminating childhood stunting among the wider population of 7 million Ladinos.
- Cornwall Council
To support the delivery of Cornwall Council’s Local Plan, a joint-service initiative between Environmental Health and Planning Services was undertaken and supported by Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership ‘Better Business for All’ (BBfA) partnership. A systems review of planning and consultation processes was undertaken and new ways of working introduced in mid-2017. This included changes to Environmental Health’s inputs into the planning process, with an emphasis on providing wraparound environmental health support to applicants to improve service user satisfaction whilst achieving an approximate 30% reduction in EH resources to date.
- Integrated Mosquito Research Group
Current vector control programmes have utilized multiple methods without considering the environmental impact, leading to insecticidal resistance and impacts on non-target organisms. The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged vector control programs to discover and implement new strategies for integrated mosquito management (IMM) that are environmentally friendly, sustainable, and cost effective, and in response, this Malaysia-based group have developed an Attractive Toxic Sugar Bait (ATSB) method for mosquito abatement.