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Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental and consumer protection programs for food service and public facilities, general sanitation and on-site sewage disposal systems.

Environmentalists are responsible for a variety of law-mandated inspections. By applying relevant laws and regulations, they prevent a variety of health issues.

Environmentalists conduct investigations related to public health nuisances such as failing septic systems, rodent harborage and vectors, as well as food-borne illnesses. Regular inspections include:

Childhood lead poisoning investigations
The Health Department encourages all children under the age of 6 to be screened for lead poisoning. Screenings can be done through your private physician or at one of the Health Department’s four county health centers. More information about lead
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Food manager certification Classes
A certification program has been implemented for all food service managers. Local regulations require a certified manager to be on duty during all hours of operation. Learn more and register for the class.

Phase 1 Environmental Assessment
Request an environmental site evaluation.

Rabies control
Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal and affecting the central nervous system of mammals, including humans. Learn more.

Septic systems
Environmentalists issue permits and conduct inspections of septic systems.