Strengthening the front-line health protection and environmental management workforce in Tasmania: a workforce development strategic plan for Environmental Health Officers


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Author: Hughes, Roger


Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) are the front-line workforce of the health protection and environmental management system, particularly at a local community level. This system (and its workforce) manage risks to public health associated with modifiable environmental risk factors such as air, water and soil pollution, chemical exposure, environmental degradation, climate change and radiation. Despite being one of the most essential professions for protecting human health, the environmental health profession is under-recognised, overlooked and misunderstood. This is particularly the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Industry; Workforce development; Skills and knowledge; Management; Higher education

Keywords: Occupation; Skill needs; Recommendations; Workforce planning; Recruitment; Professional development; Employee retention; Education and training needs; Competence; Regulation; Leadership development

Geographic subjects: Tasmania; Australia; Oceania

Published: Hobart, Tasmania: University of Tasmania, 2020

Physical description: [72] p.

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 146.289

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