(1)“CEU” means a continuing education unit and the numerical value determined by the Board to be earned by a renewal applicant by attending a specified training course. The terms “continuing education credit” and “continuing education unit” are synonymous and may be used interchangeably.
(2)“Duties of an environmental health specialist” means activities which include, but are not limited to, the enforcement of regulations and statutes; planning or conducting surveys, investigations, and inspections; interpretation and utilization of data to promote environmental sanitation as it affects the health of the public or the quality of the environment.
(3)“Duties of an environmental health specialist trainee” means the utilization of the same skills, responsibilities and activities as the duties of an environmental health specialist, but in a learning, training capacity and under the supervision of a registered or other qualified person as determined by the board.
(4)“Duties of a waste water specialist” means activities limited to those identified in ORS 700.056 (Duties allowed for waste water specialist)(1).
(5)“Duties of a waste water specialist trainee” means the utilization of the same skills, responsibilities and activities as the activities of a waste water specialist, but in a learning, training capacity and under the supervision of an environmental health specialist, waste water specialist or other qualified person as determined by the board.
(6)“Full-time employment or equivalent hours” means employment consisting of a 40 hour work week for a minimum of 96 consecutive weeks not to exceed two years; or a period of employment with a cumulative total of 3,840 clock hours, obtained in no more than 208 consecutive weeks, not to exceed four years.
(7)“NEHA” means National Environmental Health Association.
(8)“Office” means the Health Licensing Office.
(9)“Official Transcript” means an original document certified by an accredited college or university indicating hours and types of coursework, examinations and scores that the student has completed that has been submitted by the accredited college or university by mail or courier to the Office in a sealed envelope in accordance with ORS 700.030 (Qualifications of environmental health specialist applicant), 700.035 (Registration of environmental health specialist trainees), 700.053 (Qualifications of waste water specialist applicant) and 700.062 (Waste water specialist trainee registration) .
(10)“Supervision” means the direction and control exercised over one person by another in a traditional employee/employer relationship. Supervision includes ongoing oversight of work in the field and office, and review of reports, investigations or inspections conducted.
(11)“Trainee Extension” means a renewal of trainee registration, in six-month increments.
(12)“Waste water sanitation” means the art and science of applying sanitary, biological and physical science principles in the evaluation of soil for subsurface or surface disposal of waste water or for the land application of sludge; and determining the appropriate design of systems that use soil in the final stage of the waste water treatment processes.
Rule 338-005-0020 — Definitions,