Provide primary prevention through a combination of surveillance, education,
enforcement, and assessment programs designed to identify, prevent and abate the
environmental conditions that adversely impact human health.
Protect the health and promote the quality of life of Georgians through the prevention of exposure to hazardous substances in the environment.
Provide public health assessments and health consultations, technical assistance, community education, staff training, and referrals for district and local health departments, residents, educators, healthcare professionals, and state and federal agencies.
Regulation and inspection of more than 47,000 new on-site sewage management systems installed annually.
Investigation and inspection of over 9,000 repairs made annually to improperly functioning on-site sewage management systems.
Education, training, and certification for environmentalists, septic tank installers, pumpers, soil scientists, geologists, and engineers involved in installing, maintaining, and repairing on-site sewage management systems.
Minimize illnesses and injuries associated with contaminated or hazardous conditions in or around swimming pools.
Regulation and inspection of existing swimming pools.
Consultation and inspection of new swimming pool construction and installation.
Education and training for swimming pool operators.
Inform users and operators of the health risks associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation emitted from tanning devices.
Register all tanning facilities mandated by the Georgia Code.
Maintain database of registered tanning facilities.
Provide information on the risks associated with indoor tanning devices.
Minimize illnesses and injuries associated with unsanitary or hazardous conditions in Georgia's tourist accommodations.
Regulation and inspection of more than 2,200 tourist accommodations.
Investigation of complaints.
Education and training for tourist accommodation employees and managers.
Minimize water-related illnesses in non-public wells..
Provide education, training and guidance related to well installation,
protection, evaluation, chlorination, sampling and abandonment.
Provide technical assistance and support to local partners regarding
enforcement of the Well Water Standards Act.
Assist in waterborne disease outbreak investigations.