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The Environmental Health Department operates within the Community Services Division and is a member of the Amarillo Bi-City-County Health District. Environmental Health services are provided to the citizens of Amarillo and by cooperative agreement to the City of Canyon and Potter and Randall Counties. The services provided to Amarillo, Canyon, Potter and Randall Counties are fee-based.

 

What is Environmental Health?

Environmental Health is the expertise and science of minimizing human injury and illness and improving long-term human health by:

  • Identifying and evaluating environmental contamination and hazardous agents
  • Limiting exposures of chemical, physical and biological agents in food, water, soil and air as well as other environmental media or setting that may adversely affect human health.

The City of Amarillo Environmental Health Department employs multiple Environmental Health Specialists with the appropriate academic education, continual training and licenses to:

  • Investigate, sample and assess hazardous environmental agents in various environmental media and settings
  • Recommend and apply protective interventions that control hazards to health
  • Develop and provide health communications and educational materials
  • Engage community members to understand, address and resolve problems
  • Review construction, land use plans and make appropriate recommendations
  • Interpret research utilizing science and evidence to understand the relationship between health and the environment
  • Interpret data and prepare technical summaries and reports.

 Upcoming Servsafe Certified Food Manager Course:
 Date: Location:   PDF:
Quarterly:
See Food Manager  Schedule 
 Simms Building, 808 S. Buchanan St., Room 275
Registration 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
(Advanced Registration is Preferred)
Food Manager Schedule FY 2019-2020

 


 National Swimming Pool Foundation (c) CPO (c) Course:
 Date:  Location:
 TBD:  Simms Building, 808 S. Buchanan St.,
Room 275
Registration - One (1) Month in Advance

 

 City of Amarillo, TX Certified Pool Technician Course
 Date:  Location:

March 17-18, 2020

April 14-15, 2020

May 19-20, 2020

 Simms Building, 808 S. Buchanan St.,
Room 275
Cost - $133.00
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(Advanced Registration is Required)
Please call 806-378-9472 Ext. 6 for registration
with the following information:
    Applicant's full name
Employer name/Establishment
Contact email for applicant and supervisor
Phone number

**This class is for individuals who do not currently possess a valid pool operator's license**

 

City of Amarillo, Tx Certified Pool Technician Renewal Course

 Date:  Location:

 

                   March 17, 2020

April 14,  2020

 May 19,  2020

      

                      

 Simms Building, 808 S. Buchanan St., 
Room 275
Cost- $54.00
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
(Advanced Registration is Required)
Please call 806-378-9472 Ext. 6 for registration
with the following information:
Applicant's full name
Employer name/Establishment
Contact email for applicant and supervisor
Phone number

**This class is for individuals who currently posses a valid Pool Technician Certification, or individuals whose certification expires Fall season of 2019**


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