From drinking water safety to recreational water safety, to inspecting restaurants, daycares, long term care homes, spas, salons and swimming pools, environmental public health inspectors are an important part of ensuring the health of Halton residents.
We know providing these services are important to Halton residents, as noted in Halton’s Citizens’ Priority Action Plan. For health inspectors, there are two key priorities for 2013 that relate directly to Protecting Public Health:
- Ensure Food Safety: Ensure that a food safety inspection rate of 100% is achieved in 2013 for high risk premises
- Ensure Infection Prevention and Control: Ensure that an inspection rate of 100% is achieved in 2013 for high risk personal service settings
I am happy to report that both of those very important priorities are on schedule to be completed by year end. Check out our other accomplishments on the Regional Accomplishments page.
Inspectors are involved in many other aspects of protecting public health, an overall goal of Halton residents:
- Food premise inspections (restaurant, catering companies, food trucks, convenience stores, grocery stores)
- Fairs and festivals (food vendors)
- Long term care homes (kitchens)
- Hospitals (kitchens)
- Retirement homes (kitchens)
- Tattoo parlours
- Piercing establishments
- Public pools
- Petting zoos
- Smoke-Free Ontario
- West Nile Virus
- Well water
- Site contamination
- Bed bugs
- Lime disease
- Small drinking water systems
Halton Region, Public health inspectors and all of regional staff are dedicated to providing effective and quality service to ensure Halton is a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire.
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