Recreational Waters: Bathing Beaches

This training module will provide information for local boards of health (LBOH) responsible for protecting the health, safety and well-being of the users of bathing beaches. The module will describe the need for monitoring bathing beaches, testing beach water, and posting warning signs and the role the LBOH has in preventing waterborne disease. It will also review the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) regulations, 105 CMR 445.000: Minimum Sanitation for Bathing Beaches (State Sanitary Code, Chapter VII). Questions regarding interpretation or enforcement of the regulations should be directed to the MDPH Community Sanitation Program or the Environmental Toxicology Program.

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A CD is available if you do not have high speed internet access to this online module. However, if you are seeking contact hours, you are required to register online to establish a learner profile and complete the pre-test, post- test, and evaluation. Please click on the module link and follow instructions to “Self paced with certificate”.

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