Promotional brochures can be ordered using our Resource Order Form.
The popular PHI recruiting brochure is now available for download and in-house printing. They are great to have on hand for Environmental Public Health Week, or any time you are presenting our profession to the public.
The Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) is proud to announce the release of the English version of the Reference Guide for the Continuing Professional Competencies (CPC) Program. This document will ensure that individuals practising the profession are qualified, competent and ethical practitioners. They will also ensure that the standards for maintaining the CPHI(C) designation are being met by all practising Environmental Public Health Professionals following certification.
The guide, forms and supporting documentation can be found at our National Site.
A two page brochure outlining the details of the program can be downloaded from here.
2012 78th Annual CIPHI Conference Presentations
Alberta Health Services
Andrea Nesbitt and Barbara Marshall, Public Health Agency of Canada
Ron de Burger, Director, Healthy Environments, Toronto Public Health
Bruce Stewart, Pinchin Environmental Ltd.
Rilla Clark, The Niagara Institute
Bill Hunter & David Carey, Niagara Region Public Health
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit
Joyce Cheng, Public Health Agency of Canada
Joyce Cheng, Public Health Agency of Canada
Barbara Lachapelle, Toronto Public Health
Bruce Newbold & Marie McKeary, McMaster Institute of Environment and Health
Lisa Fortuna & Mark P. Nelder, Public Health Ontario
Cheryl Khoury, Water, Air and Climate Change Bureau Health Canada
Danielle Dumoulin, Public Health Agency of Canada
Franca Ursitti & Louise Aubin, Region of Peel Public Health
Lee‐Anne Lyon‐Bartley, Compass Group Canada
Rilla Clark, The Niagara Institute
Daria Romanish, Alberta Health Services
Jim Chan & Si Le, Toronto Public Health
Barbara Lachapelle, Toronto Public Health
Oxford & Peel Public Health Units, Public Health Ontario
Stephen Moore & Yvonne Whitfield, Public Health Ontario
Niagara Region Public Health
Tina Manning, Pinchin Environmental Ltd.
Walkerton Clean Water Centre
Middlesex-London Health Unit
Caitlyn Paget, York Region
2011 CD Conference Presentations
Once again the CD Committee has put together an excellent collection of speakers and topics for those interested in the areas of Infection Control and Communicable Disease. These are some of the presentations from the May 2011 conference held in Markham, Ontario.
CIPHI Ontario is making an effort to lighten our environmental footprint.
Profile of PSS Training Program for PHIs (Carola Ostach, PSS Acting Supervisor, Toronto Public Health)
Lessons Learned from a Scabies Outbreak in a Long Term Care Home (Rose Corby, PHI, Brant County Health Unit)
NDM-1 and the Tough Old Guy (Anne Bialachowski, Manager, St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton)
Sterilization and the CSA Standards (Colleen Landers, Nursing Consultant)
Outbreak Preparedness Project in Long Term Cares (Ruth Collins, Infection Control Specialist, Region of Peel Public Health)
Legal Framework for IPAC (Liam Scott, Counsel, Legal Services Branch, MOHLTC and Ministry of Health Promotion & Sport, Jane Speakman, Legal Counsel, Toronto Public Health)
2010 Educational Conference Presentations
A lot of excellent information was presented to our members and colleagues during our 71st Annual Educational Conference in Guelph, Ontario. A number of speakers have very generously made their presentations available for your reference.
CIPHI - Continuing Professional Competencies (Phi Phan, CIPHI National)
Evidence-Informed Decision-Making in Public Health (Donna Ciliska, NCCMT and Christina Chociolko, NCCEH)
Creativity and Innovation in Public Health Practice: The Use of Scenario Analysis (Drs. Shannon Majowicz and Victoria Edge, PHAC)
Positive Deviance and Healthcare Associated Infections (Michael Gardam, Safer Healthcare Now!)
(John Barbaro, SMDHU)
Strategic Analysis of H1N1 Pandemic Influenza Vaccination Program in Wellington, Dufferin, Guelph Counties (Fatih Sekercioglu, W-D-G Health Unit)
Ethical Considerations in Pandemic in Pandemic Influenza (Alison Thompson, PhD., University of Toronto)
(Glenn French, Canadian Initiative on Workplace Violence)
The Secret World of Stress Management (Erin Byron, Welkin Yogalife Institute)
Road to Recovery: Managing the Risks Ahead (Scott Syrja, Investors Group Inc.)
(Vicki Gorman and Brenda Stiver, Durham Region Health Department)
Full Report on Development and Implementation of IPAC Online Learning Module (April 2010, Durham Region Health Department)
City of Hamilton Health Services Application of Everbridge Aware for Important Health Notifications (Sally Ridisic, City of Hamilton Health Unit)
Overview - PIDAC Environmental Best Practice Document and the Provincial Toolkit (Grace Volkening, CRICN)
Fish Pedicures (David Carey and Chris Gaspar, Niagara Region Public Health)
Infection Prevention & Control in Personal Service Settings (Christian Lapensee, Ottawa Public Health)
High Risk Food Consumption Patterns and Food Safety Practices in a Canadian Community (Nancy Sittler, Region of Waterloo Public Health)
Detection and Investigation of Foodborne Illness: Laboratory Tools for Public Health (Vanessa G. Allen, MD, OAHPP)
Rodent Integrated Pest Management for Public Health (Steven Graff, Abell Pest Control)
Best Practices for Assessment and Remediation of Marijuana Grow Operations (Bruce Stewart, Pinchin Environmental)
Legionella Update and Sampling (Bernard Siedlecki, Pinchin Environmental)
The Ontario Agency for Health Promotion and Protection has released an updated version of the Public Health Inspector's Guide to the Principals and Practices of Environmental Microbiology as of November 2009. This is a large but valuable document for all practicing PHI's.
Foodborne Disease Investigation and Management : An Ontario Symposium
On March 1-2, 2010, Ontario hosted a symposium with local, provincial and federal agencies to collaborate on measures to improve foodborne outbreak investigations and management.
The presentations are now available on the MOHLTC website.
Presented by Andrew Papadopolous at the Guelph Food Safety Symposium May 12, 2010
Pest Control Procedures in the Food Industry (UK) - Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
Prepared by the Listeria Working Group for the Councils of Chief Medical Officers of Health (July 2010)
This report to CCMOH offers basic information on foodborne listeriosis, and provides common sense prevention advice that may be used to develop communication vehicles for dissemination of key messages to the general public, vulnerable populations, and food services that serve food to vulnerable populations
Food Safety Fact Sheets - Specialty Foods
Available through the Ontario Veterinary Colleges – Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses webpage at University of Guelph.
These fact sheets provide some good background information on how these foods are traditionally prepared and what food safety measures should be taken to prevent foodborne illness.
Presentation on the Development of Food Safety Fact Sheets on Specialty Foods for Ontario Public Health Inspectors (presented by Mai Pham of the Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses, as part of the Guelph Food Safety Seminar Series, March 2011)
Personal Service Settings
(tattooing, piercing, aesthetics and barbering)
CIPHI Personal Service Setting Factsheets
Body Piercing (revised 2011)
Ear Piercing (revised 2011)
Facials (revised 2011)
Foot Spas (revised 2010)
Hair Salons and Barber Shops (revised 2011)
Manicures, Pedicures and Nails (revised 2011)
Sterilization (new 2011)
Tattoo and Micropigmentation (revised 2011)
Waxing (revised 2011)
- Presented by Christian Lapensee at the CIPHI PSS Workshop held in June 2009.
(Note: Due to the photo content this is a large file - it will be slow to download)
- Presented by Lee Nesbitt, Virox Technologies Inc. at the CIPHI PSS Workshop held in June 2009
- Presented by Anne-Luise Winter of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care at the CIPHI PSS Workshop held in June 2009
Fish pedicures have become a new topic of discussion in the world of Personal Services. The MOHLTC along with the MNR have just released their official positions on this trend, declaring it a health hazard. Of particular interest is the Technical Note on Fish Pedicures issued by the MOHTLC, which gives an excellent overview of the reasons this practice has been deemed a health hazard.
- as presented by SENES Consultants Ltd. at the CIPHI Small Drinking Water Symposium
held April 16, 2009
- a report presented by the NCCEH at the CIPHI Small Drinking Water Symposium held April 16, 2009
Infection Prevention and Control
CIPHI - Handwashing Poster
The Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC) has just released their long awaited Best Practices for Environmental Cleaning for Prevention and Control of Infections for use in all health care settings. (Due to the size of this document this is a link to the PIDAC publication, not a pdf file)
A full list of all PIDAC Best Practices documents can be found here
Ministry of the Environment (Ontario) Guideline C-4: The Management of Biomedical Waste in Ontario (November 2009)
Produced by CPCHE with input from CIPHI and ASPHIO, this user-friendly checklist is designed to assist child care practitioners and public health inspectors in identifying practical steps to reduce children's exposures to toxic chemicals and pollutants in various indoor and outdoor child care settings. This document is intended for use by child care staff and the public health inspectors who work with them as a tool for identifying options and tracking progress over time.
Adapting to Climate Change in Ontario: Towards the Design and Implementation of a Strategy and Action Plan
In November 2009 the Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation presented their report to the Minister of the Environment.
In it they said "These discussions have led us to one overriding conclusion. The issue of climate change impacts and adaptation is of such fundamental importance to the Province now and into the long-term future that nothing less than a broadly conceived, across the board strategy and action plan for climate resilience will suffice."
Produced in April 2010 by the Women's College Hospital Environmental Health Clinic and Canadians for a Safe Learning Environment (CASLE), this comprehensive guide will be useful for anyone researching environmental sensitivities, whether in or out of the school environment.
This report was prepared by the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) of Ontario in response to public health concerns about wind turbines, particularly related to noise.
Assisted by a technical working group comprised of members from the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (OAHPP), the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) and several Medical Officers of Health in Ontario with the support of the Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health (COMOH), this report presents a synopsis of existing scientific evidence on the potential health impact of noise generated by wind turbines.
The review concludes that while some people living near wind turbines report symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, and sleep disturbance, the scientific evidence available to date does not demonstrate a direct causal link between wind turbine noise and adverse health effects.
The sound level from wind turbines at common residential setbacks is not sufficient to cause hearing impairment or other direct health effects, although some people may find it annoying.
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