Warren County Combined Health District, Lebanon Ohio

Environmental Health

Environmental Health is the branch of public health that is concerned with all aspects of the natural and built environment and how those environments impact human health.

Our public health environmentalists utilize their knowledge and skills of the natural, behavioral, and environmental sciences to promote public health, prevent degradation of the environment, and to educate the public by means of a variety of State and Local Environmental Health Programs.

Download documents using the links located on this page to learn more about the services of the Warren County Combined Health District Environmental Health Division.

Contact Information

Air Pollution
Animal Bite Investigation and Rabies Control Program
Campground Program
Food Safety Program
Housing Program
Manufactured Home Park Program
Nuisance Complaint Program
Private Water Systems
Public Swimming Pools
Sewage Programs
School Environmental Inspection Program

Service Programs
Tattoos and Body Piercing
Vending Program
West Nile Virus

Air Pollution
Air Pollution laws in Warren County are enforced by the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency, who contracts with the Environmental Protection Agency to provide air pollution control services. In addition to monitoring a number of air pollution parameters in Warren County, they also enforce violations of air pollution laws by businesses and individuals ranging from illegal burning, dust, and odors. You can contact their office at either 513-946-7777 or they have an online complaint form you can complete here.

Additional Resources:
Ohio EPA

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Animal Bite Investigation and Rabies Control Program
State law requires all animal bites from animals with the ability to transmit rabies to humans be reported to the local health department for investigation. Upon receipt of an animal bite report, our Environmental Health Staff issues a written quarantine notice to the owner of the dog, cat, ferret, pig, or other domestic animal capable of contracting and transmitting rabies. The animal can be quarantined at its usual residence or at an animal boarding establishment for the duration of the quarantine. Following the quarantine period the animal's condition is checked for symptoms of rabies. The animal is subsequently released from quarantine, if properly vaccinated against rabies. At the end of the quarantine period the victim is notified of the animal's condition. If a problem is found with the condition of the domestic animal involved in the bite or if a wild animal is involved, the animal is humanely euthanized, the rabies specimen collected and the specimen is sent by courier to Columbus, Ohio, for rabies analysis.

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Campground Program
The purpose of the campground program is to ensure a clean, safe, and sanitary environment within the various campgrounds in Warren County. The environmental health staff inspects Recreational Vehicle Campgrounds, Recreation Camps, Combined Park/Camps, along with Resident and Day Camps throughout the county. The campgrounds are inspected at least once during their operating season.

Additional Resources:
RV Campground Rules
Resident and Day Campground Rules

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Housing Program
The Warren County Board of Health adopted regulations setting minimum housing standards in Warren County 35 years ago and the Housing Program remains active today. Our public health environmentalists respond to complaints on premise maintenance issues outside the home and also on maintenance and cleanliness issues inside the home. If you have reported a maintenance issue to your landlord and the problem has not been resolved in a reasonable period of time, please complete the Nuisance Complaint Form and return it to our office. An inspector will stop out or schedule an appointment if requested to verify the problem and issue orders to the landlord to correct the problem.

Additional Resources:
Housing and Premise Maintenance Regulations

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Manufactured Home Park Program
The purpose of the Manufactured Home Park Program is to ensure a clean, safe, and sanitary environment within the Manufactured Home Parks in Warren County. As of December 1, 2012, authority for the routine licensing of Manufactured Home Parks within the Warren County Combined Health District transferred to the Ohio Manufactured Home Park Commission (OMHC). Through a Memorandum of Understanding with OMHC, the environmental health staff conducts at least one inspection per year in each Manufactured Home Park in Warren County.

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Nuisance Complaint Program
The nuisance complaint program deals with complaints from the citizens of Warren County on public health nuisances ranging from trash and refuse to sewage in road ditches, housing, etc. When our Environmental Health Staff receives a written complaint, an investigation is conducted of the alleged problem. If the complaint is valid, orders are issued to correct the problem. Legal action is filed as a last resort to force correction of the problem. A Nuisance Complaint Form can be completed online. You can also file a complaint by contacting us by phone at 513-695-1220 or 937-425-1220. You need not provide your name as the complainant if you wish to remain anonymous; however, if the complaint involves the interior of a home and we find no evidence from the exterior of the complaints validity, the investigation will be ended.

Additional Resources:
BedBugs Informational Brochure
Mold Informational Brochure

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School Environmental Inspection Program
The School Environmental Health Inspection Program ensures that the schools in Warren County are maintained in a safe and sanitary manner. The Ohio Revised Code requires the Warren County Combined Health District to inspect all school buildings at least twice each year for sanitary conditions and situations which may result in an immediate health risk. The Warren County Combined Health District works closely with school administrators in a partnership to ensure the health and safety of all students, staff and visitors in the public and private schools located in Warren County. In 2013, the Warren County Board of Health adopted its own local School Environmental Health Regulations. These rules cover all aspects of the school environment including, but not limited to, the building grounds and building exterior, playgrounds, solid waste disposal areas, outdoor athletic facilities, building entrances and exits, HVAC systems, hallways and stairwells, classrooms, science rooms and laboratories, visual and industrial arts rooms, stage and set construction areas, auditoriums, custodial closets, mechanicals rooms, restrooms, and kitchens as part of the food safety program.

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Service Programs
The environmental health division conducts many service programs for the residents of Warren County. These programs include enforcement of the smoke-free workplace rules, application of environmentally safe larvacides in road ditches that hold water for lengthy periods, trapping and testing of mosquitoes for West Nile Virus, distributing radon test kits, and conducting educational programs on a variety of topics in environmental health to both regulated industries and for service clubs.

In addition to the programs mentioned, the staff of the Environmental Health Division provides technical and consulting services on public health and the environment to residents of Warren County, Ohio. Please contact our office at 513-695-1220 if you have any questions on any environmental/public health topic.

Additional Resources:
Ohio Smokefree Workplace Program

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Vending Program
The vending program is concerned with the sanitary operation of the food vending machine locations throughout the county. All vending machines are inspected one to two times a year to ensure the machines are clean and sanitary and the food product is fresh and safe.

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West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus is present in many counties in Ohio, including Warren County. The Warren County Combined Health District remains proactive in treating standing water in public areas with an environmentally safe larvicide and by trapping mosquitoes and having them tested by the Ohio Department of Health. The public can minimize the number of mosquitoes in your neighborhood by eliminating areas of standing water where mosquitoes like to lay their eggs.

Additional Resources:
People and West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus Factsheet
West Nile Virus Poster

 

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