County Environmental Health Services
Jeff Taber, MPH, REHS
Deputy Health Director
Hanford, CA 93230
Phone: (559) -584-1411
Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday - Friday
Map to our office
Virginia Graeme Baker
Pool and Spa Safety Act
The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act of 2007
is a mandatory Federal Requirement that went into effect
on December 19, 2008.
It required all public swimming pools
to install drain covers meeting the ASME/ANSI A112.19.8-2007 Standard by December 19, 2008. Click on the image above to follow a simple flow chart to see if your pool is in compliance.
Division of Environmental Health Services is one of four divisions of the Kings
County Department of Public Health. Our goal is to preserve and enhance the quality
of life and the environment by working with the community to prevent, solve or
mitigate environmental health problems.
employees are charged by law with the enforcement of various statutes, regulations
and ordinances. We also carry out community education relating to environmental
TIP OF THE MONTH
Proper handwashing prevents the spread of disease including foodborne illnesses.
- WET your hands with warm water. Apply plenty of SOAP.
- SCRUB your hands together vigorously for at least 20 seconds.
Wash the front and back of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails. Scrubbing your hands together loosens germs and dirt and allows them to be washed away.
- RINSE your hands.
- DRY your hands with a paper towel.
- TURN OFF THE WATER with a paper towel.