The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is responsible for community health protection – the “environmental health” of the district – as outlined by Ontario’s Health Promotion and Protection Act. As part of that responsibility, the TBDHU conducts inspections to prevent the spread of disease. These inspections include:
- Testing public recreational waters including beaches and public pools
- Testing drinking water for waterborne illness
- Ensuring proper food handling procedures in restaurants and food manufacturers
- Reported health hazards such as mould in rental units
- Body Art and Salons
The TBDHU is also responsible for other areas of environmental health such as:
- Animal bites
- Ticks and Lyme Disease
- Infectious Diseases
- Pesticide Use
- Permits for New Septic Systems
The TBDHU provides inspections, information, support (for general public and for community partners), monitoring and/or testing for these areas as required.
Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Investigations
Under the Ontario Public Health Standards, health units are required to post initial and final reports of investigations where infection prevention and control lapses are identified. For a list of lapses and to learn more, visit IPAC Investigations.
Tobacco Inspection & Enforcement
The TBDHU is also responsible for ensuring all tobacco laws are followed in the Thunder Bay District, including compliance with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act. Inspections are conducted at tobacco retail outlets to ensure compliance with provincial laws. Visit our Tobacco page to learn more about tobacco inspections and enforcement.
For Further Information
Call a Public Health Inspector or Tobacco Enforcement Officer: (807) 625-5900
or toll-free 1-888-294-6630