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  • National Food Safety Education Month - Food Safety Conference

    In recognition of September being designated as National Food Safety Education Month, the Environmental Health Bureau of the Monterey County Health Department announced today the recipients of its Award of Excellence, a highlight of the Monterey County Health Department’s Gold Seal program for retai

    9/18/2019 1:00:00 PM

  • 30th Annual Celebration of Culture and Language

    The Annual Celebration of Culture & Language by the Latino Network of Monterey County is Wednesday, September 25th. This year’s main speaker is former Major League Baseball player, Ernesto “Ernie” Camacho. He has returned to his roots in Salinas & established a foundation to encourage Salinas Youth.


  • California tax collectors to target e-cigarettes in vaping crackdown ordered by Newsom

    Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Monday requiring stores selling vaping devices to post warnings about the health risks of such products and directing California tax collectors to step up enforcement on the e-cigarette industry.

    9/17/2019 8:36:26 AM


Education & Outreach

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Published on August 10, 2017. Last modified on September 13, 2019

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Education and outreach

The HMMS conducts education and outreach activities, to educate members of the regulated community and the general public, about how to protect workers, the public and the environment, and about environmental laws and regulations. The HMMS also conducts enforcement activities, including issuing notices of violation and referring cases to the Office of the District Attorney, for violations of environmental laws and regulations.

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.

Upcoming Educational Events

newThe Hazardous Materials Management Service of the Environmental Health Bureau is once again able to host the Environmental Compliance Workshop. This year we are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be Monterey County Board Supervisor Chris Lopez! Mr. Lopez shares our common goal of human health and environmental protection. The theme of this year’s program will be “Compliance HAZ Never Been So Easy”. This Workshop has been designed to give you the tools you need get into compliance and stay there! Presentations will include a variety of regulatory topics and compliance tips in the areas of CERS, hazardous waste, acutely hazardous materials, air quality, regulation of cannabis, hazardous waste in the trash and, of course, how to get an "A" on your inspection!

The event will be held at the Salinas Community Center in Sherwood Hall and will last from 8:00am-12:00pm. Check in and registration from 7:00am-8:00am. Light Breakfast and coffee will be provided.



Past Educational Events

South County Workshop
This year’s south County workshop was held April 25, 2018 and we’re proud to announce was a resounding success! To view photos & the PowerPoint presentations from the event,click here!

North County Workshop
Last year’s north County workshop was held September 27, 2017 at Sherwood Hall! To view photos & the PowerPoint presentations from the event, click here!

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