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Environmental Health

A human’s first line of defense against disease is environmental management.

Environmental Health is responsible for the promotion and enhancement of public health as it relates to the environmental needs of our community. We strive to work with individuals, businesses, and the community through education, regulation, permitting, and when necessary, enforcement to promote a healthy and safe environment for all.

Environmental Health’s Core Functions

  • Prevent epidemics and the spread of disease
  • Protect against environmental hazards
  • Prevent injuries
  • Promote and encourage healthy behaviors
  • Respond to disasters and assist communities in recovery

Register for ServSafe®  Training Courses

ServSafe® Food Protection Manager 8-Hour Certification Course(s) Download Registration Form

  • Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Please contact the Environmental Health Office at the Columbus Department of Public Health at 706-321-6170 if you have questions regarding this ServSafe® Program.

ServSafe®  is a registered trademark of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, and used under license by National Restaurant Association Solutions, LLC.

*FOOD SERVICE MANAGERS AND OWNERS –  For the most up to date information on Georgia Food Service Rules and Regulations,

Brochure – Food Service Planning for a Water Interruption.


Additional Resources

Public Swimming Pool Program 



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