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Environmental Health

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Environmental health specialist

Environmental health specialists promote the control of infectious disease through environmental hygiene by enforcing health and safety standards relating to food, water and consumer products. Environmental health specialists collect, analyze, interpret and disseminate information about health events through public health "surveillance" to track and anticipate possible health problems, such as outbreaks of foodborne illness or disease.

Environmental Health Specialist Trainee
After meeting the entry-to-practice requirements of Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 700.030, applicants are issued a registration to practice as an environmental health specialist under supervision in order to complete the required training, education and work experience required by ORS 700.035 for registration as an environmental health specialist.​​​


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