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Environmental Protection and Improvement

Programs that conserve endangered land, water, energy, wildlife and other natural resources; establish and enforce minimum standards for environmental quality which promote the health and well-being of the public; develop and implement beautification programs; and support other initiatives that protect and enhance the physical environment.

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Public Health

Programs that protect and improve the health of the population through comprehensive efforts at the community level to prevent, control and eradicate disease and disabilities; eliminate environmental health hazards; promote sanitary living conditions; and recognize, prevent and control conditions in the workplace that constitute health hazards or place workers at risk for accidents.

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Public Safety

Programs whose primary purpose is to ensure the safety of the community by issuing warnings regarding public health hazards or other conditions which may affect the well-being of people in the immediate area; rescuing people who are lost, stranded or the victim of an accident; connecting people whose lives are at risk with appropriate emergency response agencies; supplying safety equipment; and sponsoring educational activities that make the public aware of measures they can take to eliminate safety hazards, prevent accidents and avoid behaviours that place them in peril.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.


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