Hana Albarazi, Author at Accela

Posts by Hana Albarazi

Pool Safety: Tips and Tech to Protect Your Community

Hana Albarazi

Accela celebrates Building Safety Month with resource to increase pool and water safety

The summer pool season is nearly here, and with it, you can almost hear the chirp of the lifeguard’s safety whistle: “Breet! No running! Breet! No splashing! Breet! No diving near the shallow end! Breeeet! Only 30 to 50 parts per million of Cyanuric Acid allowed in the pool — well, maybe strike that last one. Even so, when it comes to safety, pool care and conditions are critical. With young people all over the country anticipating summer break, pool season is about to open with a splash, presenting a crucial opportunity to focus on safety best practices Whether most residents know it or not,… Continue reading

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Powering Through Pain Points to Protect Public Health

Hana Albarazi
Trying to explain what the field of environmental health is to people on the outside can feel like speaking a different language. People often think, “an environmental health department is where they focus on environmental sustainability, or parks and recreation, right?” Not totally. Environmental health departments often oversee as many as 40 different programs — separate business units — which are often governed by different regulations, budgets, and funding sources. This makes it a somewhat unique government agency, with unique challenges and pain points for environmental health leaders, staff and IT administrators. Environmental Health departments are most commonly known for inspecting restaurants, or monitoring water quality,… Continue reading

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Calling All Big Thinkers: Accela Offers Nine Spots for Nashville NEHA Conference

Hana Albarazi
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For 83 years the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) has held their influential Annual Educational Conference & Exhibition (AEC), an event that brings together environmental health professionals from across the country to network, learn about new developments in environmental health regulation, and to provide a venue for sharing ideas on how to solve common challenges. This year, the conference is in lively Nashville, Tennessee, which is sure to bring large numbers of eager environmental health professionals to mingle and bring home great ideas for how their agency can tackle their most pervasive pain points. For the past several years, Accela is proud to have partnered with NEHA,… Continue reading

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