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Caldwell County Environmental Health Specialists provide programs directed to protect and promote the health and well-being of all citizens through environmental management.

Caldwell County Environmental Health
2345 Morganton Blvd SW
Lenoir, NC 28645
(828) 426-8579

Downloadable Environmental Heath forms (PDF format)

Some of the services provided by Environmental Health are:

- Sewage Disposal Systems – site evaluations for septic tank systems both conventional as well as alternate systems; design and inspect repairs on existing/failing systems; investigate public complaints and provide educational and consultative services.

- Public Swimming Pools – conduct inspections of public swimming pools for the purpose of issuing or renewing an operation permit. Follow-up inspections are made as time permits.

- Wells – When drilling a well our sanitarians inspect the grout, the wellhead, and take water samples to ensure safe drinking water.

- Tattoos – conduct inspection of tattoo parlors and artists for the purpose of issuing or renewing operation permit.

- Food, Lodging and Institutional Services – responsible for preventing the spread of food borne diseases. Unannounced inspections and grading of the following facilities are conducted on a regular basis:

Foodservice Facilities
Meat Markets
Hospitals and Nursing Homes
Day Care Centers
Confinement Centers
Lodging Facilities
Summer Camps
Public/Private Schools

Important Food Service Documents:

Limited Food Service Application 2014

Temporary Food Establishment Guidelines 2013

Temporary Food Establishment Application

Foodborne Illness Response Guidelines for Food Establishments 2013

 Health Hygiene Handbook 2013

NC Food Code Manual 2009 FINAL

15A NCAC 18A 2600

Employee Health Policy Agreement CCHD

2-201.11 / 2-201.12 Decision Tree 1. When to Exclude or Restrict a Food Employee Who Reports a Symptom and When to Exclude a Food Employee Who Reports a Diagnosis with Symptoms Under the Food Code: Open Decision Tree 1

2-201.11 / 2-201.12 Decision Tree 2. When to Exclude or Restrict a Food Employee Who is Asymptomatic and Reports a Listed Diagnosis and When to Restrict a Food Employee Who Reports a Listed Exposure Under the Food Code: Open Decision Tree 2

2-201.12 Table 1a: Summary of Requirements for Symptomatic Food Employees: Open Table 1a

2-201.12 Table 1b: Summary of Requirements for Diagnosed, Symptomatic Food Employees: Open Table 1b

2-201.12 Table 2: Summary of Requirements for Diagnosed Food Employees with Resolved Symptoms: Open Table 2

2-201.12 Table 3: Summary of Requirements for Diagnosed Food Employees Who Never Develop Gastrointestinal Symptoms: Open Table 3

2-201.12 Table 4: History of Exposure, and Absent Symptoms or Diagnosis: Open Table 4

More Information on Septic and Wells

“Well Water and Your Health”      http://epi.publichealth.nc.gov/oee/programs/wellwater.html

More Information on Food and Lodging