The Berkshire County Boards of Health Association (BCBOHA) is a professional, educational organization serving the 32 local boards of health in Berkshire County, MA.  BCBOHA also serves as the Berkshire County Emergency Preparedness Coalition.


Please note the new phone number to call for information about the septic installer certification program: Emily Kirby, 413-442-1521, x30. Note that BCBOHA is currently located in the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission offices (BRPC), so do not be concerned that this is a BRPC number when you call.

BCBOHA’s 2018-2019 Septic Installer recertification classes and new certification are now complete. If you did not re-certify, please contact us for on line options. You can also check the NEIWPCC website to see if there are additional in-person offerings that would qualify: http://www.neiwpcc.org/.  Please contact us to be added to our mailing list, or if your contact information has changed.

For a list of currently certified installers, click here: BCBOHA Septic Installer List 10.15.19. If someone is not listed, please call 413-442-1521, x.30 to confirm certification status. This list is up to date for the 2019 year.

Executive Committee:

The Executive Committee is elected by the 32 Member Municipalities to oversee BCBOHA operations, and usually meets the third Wednesday of the month, at 12:45 pm, at 1 Fenn St.  Cancelled or rescheduled meetings will be noted here at least 24 hours in advance.  Meeting Agenda can be found here at least 48 hours in advance.  For a list of FY 19 expected meeting dates please click BCBOHA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING DATES FY 2019.

The next BCBOHA Executive Committee meeting will be May 15, 2019. The Draft Agenda can be found here.

Please note that the regularly scheduled July & August meetings of the Executive Committee have been canceled. There will be one summer meeting held on August 7, 2019 at 12:45 PM.

Chokesaver Trainings

Currently, no classes that meet the requirements of 105 CMR 590.009(E) have been scheduled.  For more information or to be added to our mailing list please email Alliancenurse@berkshireplanning.org.

Temporary Food Event Trainings

If you are interested in a temporary food event training please contact us.  This training is specifically aimed at temporary food operators and non-profit organizations who serve food.

Emergency Preparedness

For information related to the Emergency Preparedness Coalition, click here:

For other emergency preparedness information, click here: Emergency Preparedness

Facility “greening” guides.  Feel free to reproduce and distribute as desired:

Green Cleaning for Food Service Establishments

Green Practices Guide

Energy & Water Checklists

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