Environmental Health Program
Environmental Health - Public Health Inspection focuses on protecting the health of individuals and communities through health promotion and enforcement of provincial Acts and regulations.
There are two Public Health Inspection offices in this area:
Melfort – 107 Crawford Avenue E, Melfort, SK, S0E 1A0 – (306) 752 6310
Nipawin – 210 2nd Street W, Nipawin, SK, S0E 1E0 – (306) 862 7230
The Environmental Health Program's
To reduce the number of physical, chemical and biological hazards in the community;
To reduce communicable disease incidents, particularly related to food, water and vectors;
To promote and facilitate wellness in the community by the application and promotion of recognized standards pertaining to Public and Environmental Health and Tobacco Control.
The objectives are accomplished by the following
Activities and Interventions:
Monitoring and Surveillance (includes site and/or facility inspection, sampling and testing, surveys, analysis review and continuous risk assessment from data collected.)
Education and Advocacy (includes formal courses to target groups, and the promotion and sharing of Public Health safety information and precautions with the general public). Intervention is undertaken when public health concerns are identified.
Investigations (includes investigation of health related complaints, regulatory infractions, and communicable disease incidents.)
Developing and Administering Standards (appropriate standards, legislation, regulations, bylaws, policies, procedures and guidelines. Consultation and advice to both industry and public inquiries.)
Research and Risk Assessment (through program evaluation, education upgrades and in-services, and administrative support to field staff.)
Enforcement (through administrative actions such as license cancellation; order issuance for health hazard abatement or prosecution for regulatory infractions.)
Public Health Inspectors respond to environmental problems and concerns, investigate complaints, inspect premises, and assess and approve plans to ensure compliance with Regulations made under the
Public Health Act, 1994 and Tobacco Control Act, 2005.
For more information on Public Health Inspector services please contact us by phone at 306.752.6310 or email at