Heat Alerts

Policy

Category: Health Hazard Prevention and Management
Subject: Heat Alerts
Division: N/A
Policy Number: CA.84.01.112
Effective Date: June 2011

POLICY STATEMENT

It is the policy of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) to prevent or reduce the burden of illness and decrease heath outcomes from health hazards associated with outdoor air quality complaints in accordance with the most current version of the Health Hazard and Prevention Protocol the Risk Assessment and Inspection of Facilities Protocol, and the Identification, Investigation and Management of Health Hazards Protocol under the Ontario Public Health Standards and the Health Protection and Promotion Act. Outdoor air quality falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of the Environment.  Because of its health role, WDGPH will respond and attempt to resolve outdoor air quality concerns that fall outside of the mandate of the Ministry of the Environment.

 

REFERENCES AND RELATED FORMS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

CA.84.02.112  Heat Alerts
Health Hazard and Prevention Protocol
Risk Assessment and Inspection of Facilities Protocol
Identification, Investigation and Management of Health Hazards Protocol
Ontario Public Health Standards
Health Protection and Promotion Act

APPROVED BY

Rob Thompson