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Developing Universal Regulatory Guidelines for Special Events: a Multi-Jurisdictional Approach. Jeffrey M. Brasel, Ph.D., R.E.H.S. Senior Environmental Health Specialist. WARNING!. This presentation contains Regulatory Ignorance, Lack of Common Sense, and Bare Butts.

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Developing universal regulatory guidelines for special events a multi jurisdictional approach

Developing Universal Regulatory Guidelines for Special Events: a Multi-Jurisdictional Approach

Jeffrey M. Brasel, Ph.D., R.E.H.S.

Senior Environmental Health Specialist


Warning
WARNING! Events:

  • This presentation contains Regulatory Ignorance, Lack of Common Sense, and Bare Butts

Viewer Discretion is Advised…


Problem statement
Problem Statement Events:

  • Sub-Problems

    • Unregulated or under-regulated aspects of sanitation.

    • Autonomy and discontinuity among special event regulators and regulations.

  • Despite the trends for more and larger special events and the relevant risks there are still inconsistencies and gaps in regulation among jurisdictions across the United States.


Event complexity and risks an historical perspective
Event Complexity and Risks Events: An Historical Perspective


Regulations and infrastructures delegation of authority
Regulations and Infrastructures Events: Delegation of Authority

  • States write Statutes

  • Local jurisdictions adopt state regulations or write their own.

  • Infrastructures built upon internal regulatory mandates.

  • Nevada, for example, has 1 Statute and 4 separate regulations.

  • California has over 50 Health Jurisdictions


Behavior over time

Variables Events:

Time

Behavior Over Time

Risk to the Public

Event Complexity

Existing Regulations

Regulatory Infrastructures


Systems archetypes

Jurisdictions Develop Regulations Autonomously Events:

Regulation of Sanitation at Special Events

Uniform Guideline to Develop Regulations

Systems Archetypes

It is our duty to enforce our local regulations

Some issues are not important

Fixes that Backfire

Local Issues Force Regulatory Revisions

Inconsistencies Develop in Regulations

B

B

Collaboration Among Stakeholders


Systems archetypes1

Jurisdictions Develop Regulations Autonomously Events:

Regulation of Sanitation at Special Events

Uniform Guideline to Develop Regulations

Systems Archetypes

It is our duty to enforce our local regulations

Some issues are not important

Fixes that Backfire

Local Issues Force Regulatory Revisions

Inconsistencies Develop in Regulations

B

Event Promoters and Vendors Become Dissatisfied

Agencies Become Secular in Their Regulating Philosophies

R

R

Shifting the Burden

Shifting the Burden

B

Collaboration Among Stakeholders

We can challenge regulations

Our way is the best to regulate special events


Program goal
Program Goal Events:

  • Health Problem

    The risk of foodborne and waterborne illnesses has increased since 1990 as the numbers of events and event patrons have increased.

  • Outcome Objective

    Reduce the risk of foodborne and waterborne illnesses associated with special events

  • To develop a guideline for environmental health regulation of special events that may be used as a model among jurisdictions.


Process
Process Events:

  • Drafted First Copy of Guidelines

    • Utilized Various Regulations

    • Specific Aspects of Health with General Language

  • Sent for Comment to Key Stakeholders in Nevada and California

    • Regulators

    • Event Promoters

    • Food Vendors

    • Industries that Serve Special Events


Process1
Process Events:

  • Revisions Made and Redistributed

  • Process Objectives

    • Establish a Task Force

    • Have a Working Guideline in Place


Results
Results Events:

  • Better Communication Among Regulators

  • Increasing Interest and Involvement

  • A Working Guideline

    • Second Revision in Progress

    • Some Work Remaining to Have Document Redistributed and Referenced


Relevant national goals
Relevant National Goals Events:

  • Revitalize Environmental Public Health Services

    • More effective environmental health services workforce

    • Improved communication

    • Strategic partnerships

  • Establish Healthy Communities

  • Ensure Healthy Travel and Recreation


Conclusions
Conclusions Events:

  • Communication Breaks Barriers

    • Regulators and Stakeholders Collaborate for a Common Goal

      • Dispels Notions and Abolishes Autonomous Egocentricities

  • Inter-jurisdictional Efforts Improve Regulation

    • Shared Knowledge

      • The basis of comprehension

“Together we get there better”


Acknowledgements
Acknowledgements Events:

  • Dwayne Roadcap; BS, REHS

    Program Manager; Virginia Department of Health

  • Jeanne Rucker; BS, REHS

    Supervisor; Washoe County District Health Department Environmental Health Services Division

  • Robbin Rose; MS, REHS

    Supervisor; Washoe County District Health Department Environmental Health Services Division

  • Joseph Malinowski; BS, REHS

    Consumer Protection Coordimnator; Boulder County Public Health

  • Ron Marsden; BS, LEHS

    Program Manager; Utah Department of Health


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