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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.

Care facilities

Environmental Health Officers play a role in the prevention of infections and injury in child care facilities by conducting inspections and providing guidance and education to child care operators and staff to ensure a healthy and safe environment.

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Drinking water

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.

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Food Safety

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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Health inspection reports

The healthinspections.gov.yk.ca website provides easy access to inspection reports conducted by Yukon Environmental Health Officers.

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Housing and mould

Environmental Health Officers provide guidance and information about environmental health concerns related to housing and mould.

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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.

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Legislation

Environmental Health Officers are responsible for enforcing the Public Health and Safety Act, and Regulations made under the authority of the Act.

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Personal services

Environmental Health Officers play a role in the prevention of illnesses and infections by conducting inspections, providing education, and enforcing regulations for Personal Services Establishments such as body piercing, tattooing, nail and foot care, massage, hair care and aesthetics to ensure public health and safety.

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Public health

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.

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Recreational facilities

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.

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Sewage disposal

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.

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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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Contact info

Environmental Health Services

Business hours: 8:30 to 4:30 Monday to Friday

Phone: 867-667-8391

Toll Free (Yukon, Nunavut and NWT); 1-800-661-0408 ext. 8391

Fax: 867-667-8322

Mailing Address:

Environmental Health Services (2 HospRd)
Health & Social Services, Government of Yukon
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon  Y1A 2C6

Location: #2 Hospital Road | Whitehorse, Yukon [map]

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