Environmental_Health

Environmental Health

Definition

Environmental Health comprises those aspects of human health, including quality of life, that are determined by physical, chemical, biological, social and psychosocial factors in the environment.

http://www.agius.com/hew/resource/envhlth.htm

Career description

  • Carrying out routine or unplanned visits and inspections to ensure compliance with health and safety legislation and taking action to improve conditions;
  • Providing advice and assistance to householders and businesses;
  • Taking photos, producing drawings, removing samples and conducting interviews as part of the inspection process;
  • Investigating complaints from the general public;
  • Carrying out food hygiene and food standards inspections;
  • Investigating accidents at work and complaints about poor standards of health and safety, as well as identifying areas of negligence.

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/environmental-health-practitioner

 

Jobs directly related to the qualification

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree/environmental-science

Websites

http://www.saieh.co.za/

People/Organisations

WESSA, IFEH

Books

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It by Al Gore

Bursary Opportunities

Department of Environmental affairs, Digby Wells Environmental Bursary, Water Affairs, Mining Qualification Authority (MQA), Study Trust