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  •   New Labeling System for All State Cannabis Cultivation Licenses

    In an effort to continue to provide open and meaningful communication to you, CalCannabis has an important update that will affect all state cultivation licenses.

    10/31/2019 3:12:22 PM

  •   California Cannabis Track-and-Trace/METRC System Workshops for Licensees

    We invite you to join us at one of our upcoming California Cannabis Track-and-Trace (CCTT-METRC) System workshops for an advanced overview of the CCTT-METRC system being used statewide to record inventory and movement of cannabis and cannabis products throughout the commercial cannabis supply chain.

    10/3/2019 8:55:03 AM

  • Family and Food Safety First this Thanksgiving

    Eating healthy this Thanksgiving begins with basic home food safety practices that are known to reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses. The Monterey County Health Department is reminding all cooks entering the kitchen this season to follow the Fight BAC!® basics of home food safety: Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill.

    11/18/2019

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Emergency Response for  Hazardous Materials

Emergency Response

The Hazardous Materials Management Service (HMMS) provides emergency response 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to emergency incidents requiring Health Department oversight, including:

  1. Hazardous materials releases and spills
  2. Environmental crimes
  3. Bioterrorism
  4. Illegal Drug Laboratories
  5. Sewage spills
  6. Food poisoning incidents

Emergency Response Team (ERT) members have received over 200 hours of specialized training in emergency response, chemical identification and incident command. They are trained and equipped to handle full level A entry into serious hazardous material incidents, as well as decontamination, air monitoring and technical reference support.

ERT members respond and work with local fire and police agencies, California Highway Patrol, Cal-Trans, U.S. Coast Guard and National Martine Sanctuary personnel.

Reports of hazardous materials incidents will normally be received at the public safety communication center serving the county, via the established emergency 9-1-1 system. It is essential that communications personnel obtain as much information regarding the incident as possible from the reporting party. At a minimum, primary incident information should include:

  • Location of the incident.
  • Type of release, spill or accident involving hazardous materials.
  • Name and identifying information of all potential materials involved.
  • Extent of injuries and known exposures or possible entrapments.
  • Extent of collateral hazards (e.g. - fires, explosions, structural collapse, etc.).
  • Initial actions being undertaken by persons already on scene at the incident.

Once the preliminary information is obtained by the reporting party, 9-1-1 public safety communications personnel shall notify emergency response agencies and other emergency management organizations of the reported incident.

During business hours, call (831) 755-4508 or (831) 755-4511. For emergencies after-hours, call 911.