The mission of the Health Protection Unit is to protect the health of Manitobans through education and intervention strategies designed to reduce health risks to the public.
Public Health Inspectors are vital members of the community health system whose primary focus is on preventing injury, illness and premature death. They safeguard the well being of both the public and the environment by educating people about public health issues, monitoring facilities and developments, and enforcing public health legislation. They use a broad array of strategies and interventions intended to protect the public’s health by minimizing environmental health risks to the population.
Public Health Inspectors respond to environmental health concerns by investigating complaints and inspecting premises to ensure compliance with Regulations made under The Public Health Act and The Non-Smokers Health Protection Act.
The responsibilities include the following Health Protection programs & services: