Environmental Health Qualifying Work Experience
(1)Qualifying pre-registration work experience for environmental health specialist registration applicants under ORS 700.030 (Qualifications of environmental health specialist applicant)(2) must involve the exercise of independent judgment and technical skills that demonstrate the applicant’s knowledge of general food safety concepts and contributing factors of food borne illness, or general drinking and waste water safety concepts and contributing factors of water borne illness, and must also demonstrate the applicant’s knowledge of sanitation and process control. The following work experience qualifies:
(a)Food processing including developing, managing or leading training in any of the following areas: sanitation programs, pest control, water systems, Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points, statistical process control, or food safety;
(b)Inspector for United States Food, United States Department of Agriculture and Drug Administration, American Institute of Baking Center for Disease Control, or similar organization;
(c)Management of national restaurant chain at the corporate level including developing, managing or leading training in any of the following areas: sanitation programs, public health vector control, water systems, HACCP, food safety, pest control, the federal codes or process control;
(d)Engineering work in drinking water, waste water or similar fields; and
(e)Performing the duties of an environmental health specialist in a jurisdiction that does not require licensure for environmental sanitation.
(2)The following will not be considered as qualifying pre-registration work experience:
(a)Production line work or running repetitive sample evaluations; or
(b)Experience as a cook, server, greeter or exterminator.
Rule 338-010-0070 — Environmental Health Qualifying Work Experience,