The Q4 Edition of the OJEH is now available!
2019- 4th Quarter OEHA Journal
Thanks again to the Publications Committee and to Adam Howard for all of their great work on the Journal.
As always, we are always looking for publication material. If you have any ideas, articles, or best-practices guides, please let us know! Contact Adam or email OEHA at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Also, please be advised that the George Eagle Scholarship Committee is now accepting applications for both the Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships. Please see below for more information.
George H. Eagle served as Chief of the Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Environmental Health, until his retirement in 1971. During his career, he influenced environmental health philosophy and practice in Ohio more than anyone else in the profession. As Chief Engineer of the State Health Department, and Head of the Bureau of Environmental Health, he was responsible for all technical aspects of water pollution control, solid waste disposal, radiation hazards, plumbing, and accident prevention. His bureau also included the Division of Sanitation, Which had jurisdiction over food protection programs, home and school sanitation, recreation and highway sanitation, and the migrant worker camp program.
Through his personal drive, interest, and leadership, George Eagle developed a solid foundation for environmental health programs in Ohio. He was instrumental in developing the milk sanitation program, in directing the development of water quality standards for Ohio’s streams, and in establishing a sound program for semi-public water supplies and wastewater treatment facilities. George hired Ohio’s first sanitarian, helped create the Ohio Association of Sanitarians, and was an early advocate of sanitarian registration.
George Eagle fostered the concept that protecting public health and preserving the environment is an ongoing process and that its success depends upon the perseverance and patience of environmental health professionals. Those who knew George recognized his professionalism, and organizational creativity, as well as his ability and willingness to assume leadership. His influence on environmental health will continue to prevail far into the future.
A completed formal application must be received by February 28th for consideration for the award granted in April of each year.
Jacqueline A. Gruza, BS, RS, REHS, MPH
Greene County Public Health
360 Wilson Drive, Xenia, Ohio 45385