Environmental Assessment

Just-in-Time Training

This training is targeted to environmental health professionals conducting environmental assessments for foodborne disease outbreak investigations. This just-in-time model provides a succinct, “on-the-go” training for environmental health professionals to refresh their skills on a variety of processes critical to conducting an environmental assessment. The training has been divided into 4 modules, containing 10 core topics. It is not required to take them sequentially or in total. Each topic can be accessed individually based on the needs of the environmental health professional.

or jump directly to one of the four modules below:


  • • Interviewing Food Workers
  • • Interviewing Managers


  • • Food Sampling
  • • Environmental Sampling
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  • • Making Observations
  • • Record Review
  • • Contributing Factors
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  • • Excluding Ill Workers
  • • Implementing Control Measures
  • • Concluding the Investigation

The Environmental Assessment Just-in-Time Training was developed by the Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence in collaboration with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Food Safety Working Group.

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