Environmental Health

West Nile Virus

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Environmental Health, Featured, Slider | 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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Stockton Residents,Livestock & Pets DO NOT DRINK THE CULINARY WATER Until further notice!!!

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Environmental Health | 0 comments

Stockton Residents,Livestock & Pets DO NOT DRINK THE CULINARY WATER Until further notice!!!

As of July 19th at 12:30 pm the No Use Order has been lifted. Residents, livestock and pets can use the water.   The Health Department has issued a NO USE CULINARY WATER ORDER due to the fire.  This order is for all Stockton Residents, livestock and pets until further notice. Status update from Mayor Mark Whitney: Two 2000 gallon water tanks have been placed for residents, one at Stockton Town Hall and the other at the Stockton LDS Church. Please bring your own containers to fill with water. Pallets of fresh bottled drinking water are...

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Temporary Event Food Booths

Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Environmental Health, Featured, Slider | 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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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is Saturday May 17th, 2014 from 9 am – Noon

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

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is Saturday May 17th, 2014 from 9 am – Noon

It’s time to clean house! Clean out your household hazardous waste on Saturday May 17th 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 Handler Permits

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in Environmental Health, Featured | 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 (link here to download a pdf copy of 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...

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Food Establishment / Restaurant Inspections

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

Winter Mandatory No Burn Patrol Program

Learn When Not to Burn. 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 fireplaces and wood, pellet, and coal burning stoves. Prohibited on No Burn Days: Wood Fireplaces Wood Stoves (both EPA certified...

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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 attend 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.  Utah State University Extension Offices - Tooele Office (435)277-2409 Sysco International- (801) 563-6321 or (801) 563-6399 Nicholas and Company – (801) 530-5292 Utah Restaurant Association (801) 322-0123 West High School Community Education(801) 578-8500, Ext. 234 Lin Eugster For updated information on approved courses in Utah click here...

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Applications & Fees for Environmental Health Services

Posted by on Jan 16, 2013 in Environmental Health | 0 comments

Environmental Health Fee Schedule 2014 Body Art: Application for Body Art Establishment Plan Review Application for Body Art Establishment Permit Application for Body Art Operator Childcare / Daycare: Application for Childcare Food Service Inspection Food / Restaurants / Food Booths/ Food Handler / Food Safety Manager: Application for Temporary Event Food Booth Permit  Application for New Food Establishment Plan Review Packet Application for Food Establishment Permit Renewal Application for Food Handler Permit Application for Food Safety...

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Regulations for Residential Open Burning and Permit Dates

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

Regulations for Residential Open Burning and Permit Dates

Open burning is a source of air pollution that is regulated by the Division of Air Quality (DAQ). There are statewide rules in place that regulate open burning activities to help minimize emissions and ensure that the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) are met. Recent modifications to these rules change the open burn periods and include a statewide requirement to obtain a permit from the local county or municipal fire authority prior to burning. General Requirements DAQ rules governing open burning can be found in the Utah...

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Ground Water Awareness

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Environmental Health | 0 comments

Ground Water Awareness

Ground Water Awareness Week March 10-16, 2013. Much of the water we use comes from the ground. Learn more about ground water, the threats to its safety and how to protect your own ground water sources during Ground Water Awareness Week by following this link to http://www.cdc.gov/Features/GroundWaterAwareness/index.html Clean water is one of the world’s most precious resources. People use water every day for a variety of reasons, such as drinking, bathing, recreation, agriculture, cooling, and industry. Although water plays an...

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Winter Inversions

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013 in Environmental Health | 0 comments

Winter Inversions

Wintertime inversions are a common event in Utah, occurring primarily during the months of December through February. Prolonged inversions can lead to the high levels of fine particulate pollution, or PM2.5. These high pollutant levels raise significant health and air quality concerns, particularly on days when the pollutant concentrations exceed the national health standards. Utah residents may be surprised to discover that vehicles and urban “area sources” contribute the largest proportion of the emissions responsible for the...

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