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    Sanitarians provide technical assistance and advice on measures to restore or improve sanitary conditions, and supervise their implementation.

    Tasks include -

    (a) inspecting and giving advice on environmental sanitary problems and techniques;

    (b) initiating action to maintain or improve hygienic quality and prevent pollution of water, air, food or soil;

    (c) promoting preventive and corrective measures such as control of disease carrying organisms and of harmful substances in the air, hygienic food handling, proper disposal of waste and cleaning of public places;

    (d) organising demonstrations, giving lectures and distributing material to promote adoption of improved practices and techniques;

    (e) collecting data and estimating quantities and costs of materials and labour required for projects;

    (f) applying knowledge of hygiene and sanitation principles and practices in order to identify and solve problems arising in the course of their work;

    (g) performing related tasks;

    (h) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Inspector, sanitary

  • Sanitarian

  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Inspector, safety and health - 3152

  • Inspector, safety and health/industrial waste-processing - 3152

  • Inspector, safety and health/pollution 3152

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 Updated 18 September 2004, by VA.