Inspectors in this unit group evaluate and monitor health and safety hazards and develop strategies to control risks. They inspect restaurants, industrial establishments, municipal water systems, public facilities, institutions and other workplaces to ensure compliance with government regulations regarding sanitation, pollution control, the handling and storage of hazardous substances and workplace safety. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors. (National Occupational Classification)
This profile page includes information about Public Health Inspectors, Occupational Health & Safety Officers, Environmental Health Officers, Food Inspectors, Hazardous Waste Management Technicians, and other related inspectors.
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The University of Manitoba does not offer specific degree or diploma programs in Public Health Inspection or Occupational Health and Safety, but does offer some related courses. Students interested in becoming a certified public health inspector may choose to complete a related degree or coursework prior to entering an accredited program out of province (CIPHI list below). Practice within this field generally requires post-secondary education in food science, environmental science, chemistry or health and safety (NOC) or journeyperson certification or extensive work experience related to an employer's business (alis).
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Information for foreign-trained Public Health Inspectors and Occupational Health & Safety Officers - Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials
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Date modified: May 22, 2019
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