Environmental Health (EH) staff work to protect members of the community from unhealthy environments. They respond to a variety of environmental health hazards that could compromise the safety of residents. Through promotion, education, prevention and enforcement of the Food Premises Regulations, EH staff work with restaurants to ensure safe food handling practices are followed and the food is prepared safely.
When it comes to recreation, EH staff test the water of local beaches, and inspect the food and water at summer camps.The staff also inspect and test community pools and monitor the indoor air quality in area arenas.
Public Health Inspectors are available to answer questions about water test results for people on private wells and they work with municipalities to ensure that regulations outlined in the Ontario Drinking Water Standards are met. They inspect new septic systems to ensure they are properly installed, investigate animal bites and help promote low-cost vaccination clinics to ensure pets are protected against rabies.
For more information, call the Health Unit toll-free at 1-866-888-4577 or contact one of the Health Unit staff listed below:
Christopher Beveridge, Director, Environmental Health, (905) 885-9100
Richard Ovcharovich, Manager, Environmental Health, (705) 324-3569