The Tasks and Tools of Public Health Sanitarians

The Tasks and Tools of Public Health Sanitarians (One of Environmental Health Technician Professionals) 

Professionals in this career pathway perform many tasks to help health sector live up to its expectations. They all have common tasks and tools. 


However, here we are looking at the Public Health Sanitarians who share many tasks and tools. Their tasks and the tools used include but not limited to the following: 


Their tasks include but not limited to the following: They

  • Formulate procedures needed for testing.
  • Gather from different sources models of gases, water, soils, industrial wastewater, or asbestos products to be used for pollutant levels or identify sources
  • Look for and evaluate necessary material for presence and possible absorption of impurities, such as asbestos, using variety of microscopes.
  • Come after and check workplaces to see that there is no health and safety hazards. Such hazards could be in form of high noise levels, emission, or potential lighting.
  • Bring about a system that can ensure site recycling or programs for hazardous waste stream 


There are various tools that are available to Public Health Sanitarians in the performance of their tasks. These tools are designed to make their works easy and enhance their performance. Some of these tools include:

  • Air velocity and temperature monitors – Air current test kits; Velometers 
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras – Sewer surveillance cameras 
  • Hygrometers – Humidity sticks 
  • Manometers – Micromanometers 
  • Open stream water level recorders – Water level recorders 
  • Personal computers – Pocket personal computers PC 
  • Single gas monitors – Carbon monoxide monitors; CO2 monitors 
  • Vibration testers – Vibration monitors 
  • Water samplers – Lead water sampling kits; Water sample extraction tubes; Water sampling augers; Water sampling pumps