Summary Enforcement Officer - Environmental Health in Canada
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "enforcement officer - environmental health" was moved from the group Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety (NOC 2263) to the group Public and environmental health and safety professionals (NOC 21120).
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Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Public and environmental health and safety professionals review, evaluate and monitor public health and environmental safety hazards and develop strategies to prevent, control and eliminate disease and environmental impact caused by biological and chemical factors. They inspect restaurants, industrial establishments, municipal water systems, public facilities, and institutions to ensure compliance with government regulations regarding sanitation, pollution control and the handling and storage of hazardous substances. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors.
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This occupation usually requires a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate).
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- Investigate outbreaks of diseases and food poisoning
- Provide information/training to employers, employees and general public
- Conduct surveys and monitoring programs of the natural environment
- Collect samples of materials for analysis
- Inspect spills of hazardous chemicals or products
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