Environmental Health

The Environmental Health Office covers a variety of areas. Listed below are some of the areas permitted and / or inspected by our office. Click on each area for more information or if you don’t see what you need contact us at eh@tooelehealth.org or by calling (435)277-2440.

 

 

Asbestos. What is it?

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Environmental Health | 0 comments

Asbestos. What is it?

Asbestos is a group of minerals that generally look like separable, long, thin fibers. These fibers are small and can be seen with a microscope. When these fibers are disturbed, causing the fibers to float in the air, they can be easily breathed into the lungs. Scientists have recognized asbestos as a health threat to humans because these fibers can be breathed into the lungs and can cause cancer and other lung diseases. We are all exposed to low levels of asbestos in the air. People are more likely to experience asbestos-related disorders...

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Water sample fee increase effective March 1, 2015

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Environmental Health | 0 comments

Due to an increase in lab fees, Tooele County Health Department will be increasing the following fees effective March 1, 2015: Full Chemical Analysis for private wells Bacteriological water samples for private wells Routine pool/spa samples Repeate pool/spa samples Fees will be increased by $5.00. View a complete list of Environmental Health Fees...

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​​Is Wood a Sole Source of Heat?

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Environmental Health, Featured | 0 comments

​​Is Wood a Sole Source of Heat?

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Homeowners along the Wasatch Front, Cache and Tooele counties who use wood stoves or other solid fuel burning devices as their only source of heat must register with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) between now and June 1 in order to burn wood on mandatory no burn days. The so-called “sole source” registry reopens today. Homeowners must apply to be on this registry using this online registration...

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Are you breathing Radon?

Posted by on Dec 30, 2014 in Environmental Health, Featured, Slider | 0 comments

Are you breathing Radon?

Did you know you can get lung cancer without smoking? A gas called radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer, and it could be in your home. Watch the video to learn how to find out whether your home has radon and what you can do to fix it. Test kits are available at Tooele County Health Department.

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DAQ Urges Use of Utah Air App as Burning Rules Go Into Effect: Seasonal wood burning restrictions begin November 1

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Environmental Health | 0 comments

For Immediate Release October 30, 2014 DAQ Urges Use of Utah Air App as Burning Rules Go Into Effect Seasonal wood burning restrictions begin November 1 Salt Lake City, Utah – With the air turning cold, the Division of Air Quality (DAQ) reminds Utahns that wood burning restrictions go into effect November 1, 2014, and urges the use of online and mobile tools for better monitoring of daily air particulates. Wood burning restrictions aim to help reduce hard-to-see particle pollution that builds up during winter inversion periods. Restrictions...

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Food Handler Permits

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in Environmental Health, Featured, Slider | Comments Off

Food Handler Permits

“All food handlers must obtain a permit from a local health department before they are allowed to handle food which will be served to the public.” – R392-103- Food Handler Training and Certificate (click here to view the rule). To obtain a permit, food service workers must attend the Food Handler Class held at the health department OR complete an approved Online Food Handler Class. See approved websites below. Click here for the Food Handler Basics Handout. Food Handler applicants: Live Class- held the 1st Tuesday of each...

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is Saturday May 2nd, 2015 from 9 am – Noon

Posted by on Dec 29, 2012 in Environmental Health | Comments Off

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is Saturday May 2nd, 2015 from 9 am – Noon

It’s time to clean house! Clean out your household hazardous waste on Saturday May 2nd from 9 am to Noon. What to bring: Used oil, paints, poisons Auto batteries, chemicals Antifreeze, pesticides Unwanted products labeled “Poison”, “Warning”, “Caution” Prescription Drugs E- Waste (electronics, computers, tvs, etc.) What NOT to bring: Waste from businesses Containers larger than 5 gallons Explosives Ammunition Radioactive Waste Compressed Gas Cylinders Where and how can I safely dispose...

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Food Establishment / Restaurant Inspections

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Environmental Health, Featured | 0 comments

Food Establishment / Restaurant Inspections

Search Inspections Welcome to the Tooele County Health Department  Food Establishment / Restaurant Inspection web page.  This site provides information to users that will help them to make informed decisions about where they dine. This web site includes the number of critical /non-critical violations, details of violations and inspection dates. Inspections in the database began to be entered on July 1, 2013.  It will take two to four years to compile a full history of an establishment. Inspections completed earlier than July 1, 2013,...

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Temporary Event Food Booths

Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Environmental Health | 0 comments

Temporary Event Food Booths

Fill out and return the Application for Temporary Event Food Booth Permit  along with your fee. The fee is $20.00 per day, per booth if you submit your application at least 72 hours or more PRIOR to the event, $35.00 per day, per booth if submitted LESS than 72 hours before the event. Applications and checks can be brought in or mailed to us, or you can fax in your application to (435)277-2444 and call (435)277-2440 to pay over the phone with a debit or credit card. Our business hours are Monday-Thursday 7 am-6pm, closed Fridays. Be sure...

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West Nile Virus

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Environmental Health | 0 comments

West Nile Virus

West Nile virus (WNV) is most commonly transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. You can reduce your risk of being infected with WNV by using insect repellent and wearing protective clothing to prevent mosquito bites. There are no medications to treat or vaccines to prevent WNV infection. Fortunately, most people infected with WNV will have no symptoms. About 1 in 5 people who are infected will develop a fever with other symptoms. Less than 1% of infected people develop a serious, sometimes fatal, neurologic illness. For more information...

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Body Art Operators and Facilities

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Environmental Health | 0 comments

Body Art Operators and Facilities

Per Tooele County Health Department Health Regulation Reg #10 Body Art Facilities:  12.7- No person shall practice body art procedures without first obtaining an operator permit from the Tooele County Health Department and per 12.1- No person, firm, partnership, joint venture, association, business trust, corporation or organized group of persons may operate a body art establishment except with a body art establishment permit from the department.  In order to obtain a Body Art Operator Permit you will need to complete the...

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Winter Mandatory No Burn Patrol Program

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in Environmental Health, Featured, Slider | 0 comments

Winter Mandatory No Burn Patrol Program

Learn When Not to Burn and learn how small businesses can apply for grants to implement process improvements to reduce emissions and improve air quality . The Utah Division of Air Quality issues mandatory no burn actions when fine particulate pollution builds up to unhealthy levels during winter inversions. The no-burn period extends from November 1st to March 1st. State regulations prohibit residents from burning wood or coal on no burn days. Regulations cover Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah, and Weber Counties and include...

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Prevention Guidance

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Environmental Health | 0 comments

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Prevention Guidance

Carbon monoxide (CO), an odorless, colorless gas, which can cause sudden illness and death, is produced any time a fossil fuel is burned. CDC works with national, state, local, and other partners to raise awareness about CO poisoning and to monitor CO-related illness and death in the U.S. For more information follow this link to the CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prevention Guidance You Can Prevent Carbon Monoxide Exposure Do have your heating system, water heater and any other gas, oil, or coal burning appliances...

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Tobacco Handler Permits

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in Community Services, Environmental Health | 0 comments

Tobacco Handler Permits

All employees who sell tobacco at retail establishments must complete a Tobacco Handlers Class and hold a valid Tobacco Handlers Permit issued by the department. In May 2001, the Tooele County Board of Health passed the Tobacco Handler’s Regulations (Regulation #13.) It is the purpose of these regulations to regulate establishments that sell tobacco in a way that will: 1.1 Reduce the number of youth who uses tobacco; 1.2 Prevent the sale of tobacco to minors under 19; 1.3 Educate stores and individuals who sell tobacco within Tooele County;...

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Food Safety Manager Information

Posted by on Jan 3, 2013 in Environmental Health | Comments Off

Listed below are approved Food Safety Manager Certification courses and testing sites for Tooele County.  This is a separate certification than the Food Handler Permit.  List a complete list of approved courses click here:  http://health.utah.gov/epi/community/sanitation/foodSafety/food_safety_managerCert.html Once you have successfully passed the exam you will need to register your certificate  with the Tooele County Health Department. You will then receive your Food Safety Manager Permit. Your permit will be valid for three (3) years...

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