Inspectors in Public and Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety - Emploi d'avenir
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Inspectors in Public and Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety

Whether it’s for a workplace or public institution such as a school, hospital or restaurant, inspect the conditions of facilities to ensure the health and safety of all.

Average salary33$ / hour


Inspectors in this unit group evaluate and monitor health and safety hazards and develop strategies to control risks in the workplace. They inspect restaurants, public facilities, industrial establishments, municipal water systems and other workplaces to ensure compliance with government regulations regarding sanitation, pollution control, the handling and storage of hazardous substances and workplace safety. They are employed throughout the private and public sectors.

Main tasks

  • Inspect the sanitary conditions of restaurants, hotels, schools, hospitals and other public facilities or institutions
  • Conduct surveys and monitoring programs of the natural environment to identify sources of pollution
  • Collect samples of water for analysis; measure physical, biological and chemical workplace hazards; and conduct safety and environmental audits
  • Investigate health and safety related complaints, spills of hazardous chemicals, outbreaks of diseases or poisonings and workplace accidents
  • Inspect workplaces to ensure that equipment, materials and production processes do not present a safety or health hazard to employees or to the general public
  • Develop, implement and evaluate health and safety programs and strategies
  • Initiate enforcement procedures to fine or to close an establishment contravening municipal, provincial or federal regulations
  • Provide consultation and deliver training programs to employers, employees and the general public on issues of public health, environmental protection or workplace safety.



Community health, occupational health or epidemiology


Environnement, hygiène et sécurité au travail

More information

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This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

  • Estrie
  • Montréal
  • Outaouais
  • Côte-Nord et Nord-du-Québec

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