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Environmental Health Risk Management

Main Duties of the Environmental Health Risk Management
  • Ensures that all issues including complaints are investigated within the Health Inspectorate Services
  • Applications issues, other than food
  • Duties that used to be performed by Environmental Health Unit
  • Rodent Control
  • Assists prosecution


The Environmental Health Unit was set-up in 1994 to promote public health by reducing health risks from environmental health hazards. This was in compliance with the Helsinki Declaration of June 1994 to which Malta is signatory

 

Duties:

  • To co-ordinate programmes for the monitoring, assessing and controlling environmental parameters which pose a threat to human health.
  • Service Water Programme
  • Bathing Water Programme
  • Audit Inspections of Swimming Pools and Legionella Control
  • Registration of Private Water Supplies, Cooling Towers and Public / Commercial swimming Pools
  • Investigations involving Water Borne Diseases
  • Indoor Air Monitoring Programme
  • Pest Control
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • To produce reliable and standardised information for those concerned with further development of various country policies which may affect public health.
  • To identify, prepare and evaluate suitable environmental health measures guidelines and legislation.
  • To liaise with other relevant national, regional, and global environmental health programmes and initiatives
  • To help educate the general public on all environmental issues that may directly affect their state of health.