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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
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.