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 2019-2020 Septic Installer recertification classes and new certification are now underway. Please click here for information on classes. Information about on-line courses can also be found in this letter, or 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 2.4.2020. If someone is not listed, please call 413-442-1521, x.30 to confirm certification status. This list is up to date for the 2020 year which ends on March 31, 2021.

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 revised list of FY 20 expected meeting dates please click here

The next BCBOHA Executive Committee meeting will be March 3, 2020. Please note that this is a change from the regularly scheduled date and time, and will take the place of both the February and March regularly scheduled meetings which have cancelled. It is expected that the Executive Committee will vote on concurrence with DPH’s FY2021 Emergency Preparedness grant application to the CDC at this meeting. All are welcome to attend.


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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