Welcome to Queensland Health's online resource for Environmental Health Workers (EHWs). This resource is designed to support EHWs employed by the local councils of Indigenous communities in Queensland.
It provides information on six key topics: animal management, vermin and vector control, food safety, hygiene, waste management, and how to ensure the local community has safe drinking water. To help EHWs find information quickly, the six key topics are broken into sections, such as:
In the legislation section of each topic, you'll find summaries of acts, regulations, and other documents. Please note that a summary of an Act or Regulation is only a guide; it is not legal interpretation. EHWs and local councils must make themselves aware of their duties and obligations under the relevant legislation.
Queensland Health EHOs and Population Health Queensland:
Indigenous Communities Environmental Health (ICEH) Handbook
Environmental Health Planning and Action: A Handbook for Indigenous practitioners.
Guidelines to Report Major Environmental Health Issues to Queensland Health
These guidelines aim to assist EHWs and community councils to identify, resolve and manage environmental health issues that may present a major risk to the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Queensland.
This web site provides access to all Queensland Government web sites.