Environmental Health Services
Environmental Health Services promotes care for the environment in the interest of human health. Working in conjunction with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Environmental Health Officers provide services to individuals, businesses and government.
The branch engages in consultation and provides educational services, conducts inspections, surveillance, audits and enforcement activities in the areas of food safety, drinking water quality, institutional/care facilities, personal services, sewage disposal, special events, recreational facilities, communicable disease control and other public health related matters.
Environmental Health Officers play a role in the safety of drinking water by conducting inspections, permitting, and monitoring trucked drinking water and large public drinking water systems in Yukon.
Find a business's health inspection report
We do health and safety inspections in all Yukon communities. We inspect and monitor food premises; and personal services establishments.
Environmental Health Officers play a role in the prevention of food borne illnesses and outbreaks by conducting routine and complaint inspections of food premises, education, and enforcement of regulations to ensure food safety.
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Land use review
Environmental Health Officers review various land development projects for the adequacy of sewage disposal, provision of potable water, food handling and general work camp sanitation for the health and safety of camp facilities.
Environmental Health Officers are responsible for enforcing the Public Health and Safety Act, and Regulations made under the authority of the Act.
Environmental Health Officers investigate public health nuisances and provide guidance and information on general public health topics such as pest and rodent infestations, air quality and rabies risk management.
Environmental Health Officers play a role in the prevention of communicable disease and injury by conducting inspections, permitting, and monitoring water quality for public pool facilities in Yukon.
Environmental Health Officers play a role in preventing public health risks associated with wastewater disposal by reviewing applications, conducting onsite inspections and issuing installation approvals for sewage disposal systems in Yukon.
Smoke-free Places Act
Environmental Health Officers provide guidance and information about requirements and responsibilities of the Smoke-free places act and regulations and investigate complaints about environmental health concerns related to smoking
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