Environment and Public Health

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Environment and Public Health
  • Tue, 14 January 2014
  • Treading Lightly program of eco-living workshops July-December 2013.

    Fri, 14 June 2013
  • Treading Lightly Eco-Living in the Inner West. This calendar lists the workshops run by Ashfield, Burwood, City of Canada Bay and Leichhardt Councils from January - June 2013

    Fri, 18 January 2013
  • Scheduled Street and Car Park Weed Spraying to take place from 22 October to 30 November 2012 contractors engaged by Council will be carrying out weed spraying of streets and car parks in the Burwood Local Government Area.

    Mon, 22 October 2012
  • Burwood Council Green Action Plan outlines initiatives in place to reduce environmental impacts.

    Tue, 24 July 2012
  • Bacterial and fungal diseases such as Salmonellosis, Aspregillosis, Histoplasmosis and Cryptococcus can be spread to humans via pigeon droppings and respiratory droplets. Pigeons are also responsible for spreading fleas and mites, and can carry the protozoan disease Toxoplasmosis which damages the central nervous system and eyes.

    Wed, 10 August 2011
  • It is important that food business owners and food handlers understand the importance of cleaning and sanitising within their food business. It is a legal requirement for premises and fixtures, fittings and equipment and food contact surfaces to be maintained in a clean condition. 

    Wed, 15 June 2011
  •   A number of infectious diseases can be spread from one person to another by contaminated hands, particularly gastrointestinal infections and hepatitis A. Washing your hands properly can help prevent the spread of the organisms that cause these diseases.

    Wed, 15 June 2011
  • An important way to prevent food contamination is by food handlers maintaining a high standard of personal hygiene and cleanliness. Did you know that even healthy people carry food poisoning bacteria on their bodies? 

    Wed, 15 June 2011
  • National Food Safety Standards require a food business operator to ensure that all food handlers and supervisors have appropriate skills and knowledge in food safety and food hygiene in keeping with their particular work activities. 

    Wed, 15 June 2011
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