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Occupational Health, Safety, and Public Health Preparedness

The Occupational Health, Safety, and Preparedness Program strives to ensure the safety of workers in both the department and community.  Program staff works to improve workplace health and safety through the development and maintenance of occupational health and safety plans, investigation of workplace hazard complaints, issuance of proper personal protective equipment and comprehensive employee training.  The program works to enhance community resiliency in the face of disasters through the development and maintenance of emergency response planning;  establishment of public health expertise and capacity to investigate contain and mitigate public health threats; and by enhancement of the department’s ability to provide public health information and warnings.