Environmental Health
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Water samples can only be collected between 1-4 p.m. on Mondays due to the lab's pickup schedule. These must be collected at the home.
Our goals: Ensure the minimal risk of injury, disease and vector exposure to persons utilizing camps.

How we accomplish our goals: Periodic inspections, education of operators, enforcement of regulations in all areas of sanitation and safety.
Food Safety
Our goals: Prevention of food-borne illness and conditions that cause illness ~ including prepration, transportation, storage and serving. Ensure a healthy environment in food service facilities.

How we accomplish our goals: Routine system of periodic inspections, plan review,operator education, and regulation enforcement.
Public Health Nuisance Abatement
Our goals: Protect community against public health nuisance conditions that could adversely affect the health and welfare of persons in the community.

How we accomplish our goals: Promote public awareness of the importance of a clean, healthy environment. Abate threats to public health through ordinances, orders, court action, and demolition.
Our goals: Prevent spread of waterborne diseases, related illnesses and accidents at public swimming pools and spas.

How we accomplish our goals: Periodic inspections, education of operators, enforcement of regulations, monitoring of chemicals, water quality, and equipment.
Public Swimming Pools & Spas
Rabies Monitoring
Our goals: Protect the public from the spread of rabies and to promote awareness of the dangers of rabies.

How we accomplish our goals:
Monitoring of a nationwide immunization program, quarantine isolation and observation during bite case (both human and animal), and suspect case animal head submissions to the Ohio Department of Health for clinical testing.

Household Sewage Treatment Systems
Our goals: Reduce the risk of infectious diseases transmitted by improperly or inadequately treated sewage.

How we accomplish our goals: Permitting, site evaluation, system design, installation inspections, operational inspections, soil surveys (disposal and replacement areas), lot splits and subdivision review.
Our goals: Prevent disease, safety hazards, and unsanitary conditions in parks. Minimize the potential for injury, disease transmission.

How we accomplish our goals: routine system of inspections, education and regulation.
Manufactured Home Parks
Mosquitoes, Ticks and Rodents
Our goals: Reduce the risk of infection from vector-borne diseases (such as West Nile Virus, St. Louis encephalistis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Lyme disease).

How we accomplish our goals: Provide information to the public regarding the prevention of vector-borne diseases. Monitoring of mosquito and tick population and environmental conditions that would harbor breeding of such vectors.
Contact Information
Phone: 740-333-3590
Fax: 740-636-1583
Links & Downloads
Rick Garrison, R.S., B.S.,
Director of Environmental Health

Brian King, R.S., B.S.
Scherika Brinson, S.I.T., B.S.
Sierra Chambers
Environmental Health provides the following services:
Information about Bed Bugs
From Ohio Department of Health

Rabies Vaccine Fact Sheet
Nitrate Sheet
Wash Your Hands
Food License Application
Temporary Food License Application
ServSafe Level One Training
Private Water Systems
Total Coliform Sheet
Disinfection Sheet
Food Service
Citizen's Guide To Radon
Ohio Radon Information System
Water Interruption
Ohio Dept. of Health Food Safety
Ohio Dept. of Agriculture Food Safety
Environmental Health
Help Me Grow
Emergency Preparedness
Vital Statistics
Health Education
Medical RF
Medical Reserve Corps
Fayette County Health District
317 S. Fayette Street
Washington C.H., OH 43160
General Phone: 740-335-5910
Environmental Health: 740-333-3590
WIC: 740-333-3552
Help Me Grow: 740-335-5111
General Fax: 740-333-3528
24/7 Phone Number: 740-505-1936
Locally Approved Haulers
Septic Haulers
Solid Waste Haulers