environmental health officer


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environmental health officer

A trained specialist, who is often employed by local or central government (UK) and acts as adviser, educator, consultant, manager and/or enforcement officer, ensuring that members of the public live, work and play in safe healthy environments. Some EHOs specialise in housing safety, public health, occupational health and safety, food hygiene and standards, environmental protection, waste management and pollution control.

Work activities
Inspect food from source to distribution to ensure compliance with health and safety standards; ensure the health, welfare and general contentedness of food animals; investigate work-related accidents and identify dangerous construction and poor maintenance of industrial sites; assess outbreaks of infections, if appropriate, and hand off investigation to expert microbiologists; sample water for coliforms in public and private water supplies; monitor radon and radioactivity; license pet shops and other animal-related businesses; monitor noise, air, land and water pollution; provide a public face for EHOs; facilitate compliance through education, advice and enforcement; advise on health and safety issues for new construction; ensure removal of rubbish and publicly abandoned vehicles.
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Two environmental health officers are employed by the Health Protection Unit but work within the Communicable Disease Unit; these positions are for a communicable-disease specialist and a communicable-disease environmental health officer.
Ian McCann, for the Crown, asked her: "Did you withhold any information from environmental health officers which they were seeking in relation to the outlets supplied ?
ENVIRONMENTAL health officers have launched an Olympic crackdown on business hygiene problems ahead of the London games.
Principal Environmental Health Officer Huw Thomas, said: This could all have been avoided had the owner registered the alarm with the county council.
Environmental health officer Caroline Wade told a hearing at Birmingham Magistrates' Court that she had found mouse droppings on a stainless steel preparation table.
After graduation, Andrew successfully applied for a position as an environmental health officer with her local authority.
Andrew Hall, an environmental health officer at Birmingham City Council, yesterday successfully applied for a hygiene emergency prohibition order to close Sea Garden Chinese takeaway for 48 hours.
I am not yet convinced that we have got to the point where we can say that all small businesses have got a Haccp running which an environmental health officer should be satisfied with.
Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates' Court was told an environmental health officer carried out an unannounced inspection of Omer Simpsons, at Hodges Street, Penydarren, in August last year.
After the hearing environmental health officer David Seabourne said: "It is the policy of Gwynedd council to bring empty properties back onto the market and for owners not to allow them to deteriorate to such an extent that they cause problems to neighbours.
The hearing was told that environmental health officer Ms Brown did the sudden check on Tuesday teatime.
Environmental health officer Caroline Wade, said observations had been kept on the business, jointly run by Mohammed Nawaz (36) and Shafiq Ali (47), during July and August when deliveries were seen to be made from the premises to butcher shops in Birmingham and Coventry

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