Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence

Environmental Assessment Quick Train

This is an introductory course offering CPH — Free
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Expires

CEU

CPH

Cost

Free

Time to Start

< 3 minutes

Length

1.00 hour

Overview

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This interactive training is designed for public health professionals as an introduction or refresher on conducting environmental assessments during an outbreak investigation. 

What You'll Learn

Module 1:

  • Understand the importance of foodborne disease outbreak investigations.
  • Describe the steps in a foodborne disease outbreak investigation.
  • Explain the roles and skills of the investigation team.

Module 2:

  • Explain the differences between an environmental assessment and other types of routine inspections.
  • Describe the types of activities involved in an environmental assessment conducted in a food service facility.

Module 3:

  • Describe types of contributing factors in foodborne disease outbreaks.
  • Identify contributing factors associated with 3 common foodborne pathogens.
  • Describe types of environmental antecedents.

Module 4:

  • Describe non-laboratory and laboratory techniques for identifying causative agents.
  • List important considerations in the collection and submission of clinical and environmental specimens.

Related Occupations

Environmentalist
Epidemiologist
Sanitarian/Inspector

Related Job Tasks

Investigate health problems, including environmental health
Obtain information, specimens, or samples
Schedule services and inspections
Conduct site visits, home visits, or inspections

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