Our team of public health inspectors prevents, minimizes, and removes hazards to keep public places safe. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our work focuses on the safe return and operation of schools. 

We offer these services:

  • Expert advice on how to implement routine public health practices, including guidance on cleaning and disinfecting, handwashing, indoor air quality, and other preventive measures
  • Consultations and approvals for food services in schools, and routine inspections of permitted food services (e.g., cafeterias, canteens, breakfast programs, and food preparation areas)
  • Guidance on how schools can cope with emergencies, like:
  • Sampling and testing for safe drinking water
  • Expert advice on HVAC systems and indoor air quality
  • Information and referrals for students and families needing support with:
    • Rental housing health and safety (e.g., bed bugs in the home)
    • Indoor air quality at home (e.g., issues of mould, asbestos or radon)
    • Quality child care

 

We also offer training and resources on common questions. Here are some of our most popular materials for schools:

Alberta food safety basics online learning module

Alberta food safety facts teacher resource kit, grades 7 - 12

Food safety Alberta certification in-person training

Resources to support back-to-school during COVID-19 

To reach the public health inspector for your school, email ahs.she@ahs.ca or call the office nearest you:

  • Grande Prairie: 780-513-7517
  • Edmonton: 780-735-1800
  • Red Deer: 1-877-360-6366
  • Calgary: 403-943-2288
  • Lethbridge: 403-388-6689

For more information, visit our website.

ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH

CMS Shortcuts
 Edit Page
 Edit in CMS