Works to prevent or remove hazards from public places.
Wheel chair access available.
Monday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.Friday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm.
This is not a drop in service. Please call for information between the listed hours.Closed 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.
Suite 70010055 106 Street
780-735-1801 Safe Built program, 780-735-1802 Safe Food program
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For more information visit the Environmental Public Health website or submit a request online.
This is not a drop in service. Please call for information between the listed hours
Answers general environmental public health questions about topics like safe cooking, pest problems, and mould.
Offers classes, courses, presentations, and displays on many environmental public health topics. They are suited to the audience’s needs. Information can be in-person, online, or in home study, and may be available in other languages. Some services offered are:
Fees for formal courses
Requires that owners / operators / landlords / property managers keep public housing healthy and safe for tenants. The service follows up on complaints from tenants or other agencies about housing conditions which may include no heat, water problems, structure problems, or pest problems (mice or other rodents, bed bugs or other insects). If conditions could be dangerous to tenants, they may need to move out. The service works with landlords to fix or remove problems. The service can also order dangerous conditions to be fixed like houses used for illegal drug operations (e.g., marijuana grow ops, meth labs).
Call your local office to make an appointment.
Reviews and approves plans for building or renovating restaurants or other food establishments, swimming pools, social care facilities (e.g., daycares and nursing homes), and personal service facilities (e.g., tattoo studios, spas).
Reviews plans for special events (e.g., fairs, exhibitions, or carnivals) to make sure the right services are available (including washrooms and hand wash stations).
Issues permits and licenses needed for some facilities to operate like:
This service inspects public places. When needed, is granted the power by The Public Health Act to order dangerous conditions to be fixed, removed, destroyed, or declared unfit.
Public health inspectors are designated as executive officers under the Public Health Act (RSA Chapter P-37) and enforce these regulations and standards:
Prevents illness and infection from spreading by:
The requirements of the Personal Services Regulation and its related Health Standards and Guidelines apply to services which offer:
Keeps the public from getting sick when using recreational water by:
Responds to and investigates health risks from activities like sour gas wells, forest fires, and accidental releases of gasoline, pesticides, or other chemicals.
Reviews and makes recommendations to approving authorities regarding proposed land use developments (e.g., intensive livestock operations, industrial plants, or developments on contaminated sites).
Responds to complaints and investigates indoor air in residences, schools, malls, swimming pools, or other public places. Will also respond to and investigate complaints about outdoor air.
Inspects public food facilities (e.g., restaurants, mobile food trucks, grocery stores, kitchens in daycares and nursing homes) to make sure food is prepared safely.
Applies Food Regulation requirements in public food facilities or operations to areas like:
This program offers guidance but will not apply Food Regulation requirements at private functions like:
Reviews plans for new businesses and approves facilities as requested by Children's Services, Inspects many adult and childcare facilities routinely and follows up on complaints from clients or their families. May also provide education for staff in social care facilities.
Applies the requirements of various regulations under the Public Health Act and the CSA Standards in social care facilities including:
Inspects work camps of all sizes, including camps that move around Alberta or stay in one place. This includes camps used for any type of business (e.g., oil exploration and development, logging, tree planting). Inspections check that food is safely prepared, water is safe to drink, sewage is properly treated and disposed of, and housing conditions are safe.
Teaches companies about requirements for work camps.
Investigates complaints from people living at work camps.
Work to keep public places (e.g., restaurants, daycares, pools, rental properties, tattoo studios) safe. Tell people about health risks (e.g., unsafe water or housing). Make sure that the Public Health Act is being followed.
Our services include: