The City of Greenfield Health Department Environmental Health Specialist inspects and licenses restaurants, retail food and temporary food establishments. Complaints and reports of food or waterborne illnesses are also investigated.
The City of Greenfield requires any business that is in the practice of producing an indelible mark or figure on the human body by inserting pigments under the skin using needles or piercing any human body part or tissue and placing a foreign object in the perforation be inspected and licensed as a tattoo or body piercing establishment. This includes establishments that apply intradermal cosmetics. Implanting, branding, and scarification are prohibited.
The Environmental Health Specialist inspects and licenses hotels and motels. Complaints regarding licensed establishments are also investigated.
The Greenfield Health Department licenses and inspects public swimming pools in the community. Pools are inspected to assure that the physical and chemical systems are functioning properly.
Protecting swimmers and their families from Recreational Water Illnesses is the reason that pool staff regularly check both chlorine and pH levels. Chlorine and pH are the first defense against germs that can make swimmers sick. Since a few germs can survive for long periods in even the best maintained pools, it is also important that swimmers become aware of Healthy Swimming behaviors (don’t swim when ill with diarrhea, don’t swallow pool water, take frequent bathroom breaks, and practice good personal hygiene). Combining Healthy Swimming behaviors with good chlorine and pH control will reduce the spread of RWIs.
If you have a City of Greenfield licensed pool, pool forms can be found here.