1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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      Environmental Health Officer
      Health Surveyor

Develops, implements and evaluates environmental health policies, programs and issues, and oversees the implementation and monitoring of environmental health legislation.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:
  • prepares and implements plans and strategies for the safe, economic and hygienic disposal of commercial, medical and household wastes
  • advises on and implements safety and prevention programs for communicable diseases, food hygiene, waste water and treatment disposal systems, swimming pools, and contaminated and hazardous substances
  • develops, implements and reviews environmental health emergency management plans and occupational health and safety plans
  • oversees all health aspects of food hygiene, such as transport, storage, preparation, serving and disposal of food
  • develops and implements programs minimising air, sea, water and noise pollution
  • develops, implements and coordinates environmental health education and health promotion programs
  • oversees and advises on environmental health legislation and recommends corrective actions

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