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8:00 AMAromas Clean Up Day
10:00 AMBeach Clean-up at Sand City
FDA Advises Consumers, Tattoo Artists, and Retailers to Avoid Using or Selling Certain Tattoo Inks Contaminated with Microorganisms
The FDA is alerting consumers, tattoo artists, and retailers of the potential for serious injury from use of tattoo inks that are contaminated with bacteria. Tattoo inks contaminated with microorganisms can cause infections and lead to serious health injuries when injected into the skin during a tattooing procedure, since there is an increased risk of infection any time the skin barrier is broken.
Shellfish Safety Notification: Sport-Harvested Bivalve Shellfish from Santa Cruz County
Dangerous levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxins have been detected in mussels from Santa Cruz County. The naturally occurring PSP toxins can cause illness or death in humans. Cooking does not destroy the toxin. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is advising consumers not to eat sports-harvested mussels, clams or whole scallops from Santa Cruz County.
Monterey County Old Jail Reuse Request for Proposals to be Released
RFP for Old Monterey County Jail will be available online May 9, 2019 after 12:00 p.m.
5/8/2019 3:52:00 PM
17th Annual South County Environmental Compliance Workshop
North & South County Workshops
The Hazardous Materials Management Service sponsors two education and outreach workshops per year. In the fall, we host a north County workshop tailored to address the needs of hazardous materials handling and hazardous waste generating businesses. In the spring, our second workshop in the south County, expands that knowledge base to include issues related to the agricultural industry. This year’s south County workshop was held April 12th and we’re proud to announce was a resounding success!
Thank you for making the South County workshop a success
Over 100 attendees participated in the workshop making this year’s attendance rate the highest yet. In addition to the fantastic audience, the Hazardous Materials Management Service would like to thank all the speakers that helped make the event such valuable resource for the regulated community. Topics ranged from hazardous waste to cannabis regulation to our local drought to flood update. All PowerPoint presentations and contact information can be accessed below.
Keep an eye out for our upcoming North County workshop
If you are a hazardous materials handler or a hazardous waste generator, please keep an eye on your email inbox in the fall when we will announce the north County workshop. Also, please make sure the email address you list in CERS is accurate. It is the CERS email address we use to reach out to you regarding these and other important Hazardous Materials Management Service events.
Additional Resources - Powerpoints
- Cannabis Regulatory Update
- CERS Update
- Drought & Winter Storm Update
- Field Toilets - Part 1
- Field Toilets - Part 2
- Hazardous Waste Handling
- PG&E Digging Safety
- Waste Tires & Solid Waste Handling