24/7 Contact Information

 

To report a public health emergency or reportable disease, please call 740-532-3962.  After-hours callers will be provided phone numbers of 2 staff members who can be reached 24/7.

 

Mission Statement

The Lawrence County Health Department is committed to monitoring community health status, identifying and addressing public health threats, enforcing laws that protect the public health, as well as providing services to prevent and control diseases.

Vision

Lawrence County residents will enjoy improved quality of life because of Lawrence County Health Department’s dedication to health promotion, health education, disease prevention, and environmental health protection.

Values/Guiding Principles


  • Care for our community
  • Respect for our clients regardless of their circumstances
  • Commitment to public health
  • Teamwork
  • Qualified, experienced staff
  • Health promotion
  • Collaboration with community partners and stakeholder

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Private Water System 2019 Proposed Program Fees 

in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 3701-3614 & 3701-28-03

There will be a Public Meeting held at Lawrence County Health Department

on July 17, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. 

Fees were adopted on 7/18/2019 and go into effect immediately

 

2019 PROPOSED PRIVATE WATER SYSTEM (PWS) 6/19/2019   LOCAL FEE ODH STATE FEE   ODNR FEE SAMPLE FEE TOTAL
             
SINGLE FAMILY (WELL, SPRING, CISTERN, HWST) NEW $225.00 $74.00 $20.00   $319.00
SINGLE FAMILY (TEST WELL) NEW $110.00 $74.00 $20.00   $204.00
SINGLE FAMILY (Pond) NEW $225.00 $74.00     $299.00
SINGLE FAMILY (Conversion) NEW $225.00 $74.00     $299.00
NON-SINGLE FAMILY  (WELL, SPRING, CISTERN, HWST, TEST WELL) NEW $300.00 $74.00 $20.00   $394.00
NON-SINGLE FAMILY  (CONVERSION) NEW $300.00 $74.00     $374.00
SINGLE FAMILY (WELL, SPRING, CISTERN, HWST, TEST WELL) ALT $150.00 $74.00     $224.00
NON-SINGLE FAMILY (WELL, SPRING, CISTERN, HWST, TEST WELL) ALT $200.00 $74.00     $274.00
SINGLE FAMILY (WELL, SPRING, CISTERN, HWST) SEAL $100.00       $100.00
NON-SINGLE FAMILY (WELL, SPRING, CISTERN, HWST) SEAL $110.00       $110.00
VARIANCE   $50.00       $50.00
FILING AND PROCESSING   $0.00       $0.00
CONTRACTOR INSPECTION   $100.00       $100.00
WATER HAULER   $100.00       $100.00
             
PENALTY - 25% LOCAL FEE            

 

Community Involvement Needed 

We are beginning a new multi-county Community Health Assessment (CHA) in partnership with Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital and Kings’ Daughters Medical Center.  Counties that will be surveyed include our county as well as Boyd, Carter, and Greenup Counties in Kentucky.  Having a current CHA is a Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) requirement, and it is also a requirement of ODH.   The survey will be collected until April.  The following link contains the survey, and it has been added to our health department Facebook page.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HCHC_CHNA_19.  I would like to ask you to complete the survey and to share it if you would. 

 

 

 

 

Garbage Haulers 2019

This list includes authorized garbage haulers in Lawrence County for 2019.   Garbage haulers are not authorized to conduct business in the county without a valid license from Lawrence County Health Department.  Those wishing to operate a garbage hauler business must complete an application, pay required license fee of $90.00 and $30 for each additional truck inspection annually.  Please contact our office with any questions.  

 

Knight’s Hauling                             740-894-2244

Powers Sanitation                          740-886-7400

Collection Service                           740-867-8869

Elkins Waste Service                      606-473-0034

On-Time Garbage                          740-643-0881

Walter’s Refuge                             740-256-6418

Get R Done                                   740-533-9444

D&K Sanitation                              740-532-8893

Advantage Disposal                       740-377-2630

Buckeye Sanitation                        740-861-9694

Hart Sanitation                              606-739-5991

Dickess Garbage                           740-550-3416

Industrial Sanitation                      740-532-2000                     

Scott Skaggs                                740-532-6314

Rumpke                                                      740-534-9738

 

 

 

Community Involvement Needed 

We are beginning a new multi-county Community Health Assessment (CHA) in partnership with Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital and Kings’ Daughters Medical Center.  Counties that will be surveyed include our county as well as Boyd, Carter, and Greenup Counties in Kentucky.  Having a current CHA is a Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) requirement, and it is also a requirement of ODH.   The survey will be collected until April.  The following link contains the survey, and it has been added to our health department Facebook page.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HCHC_CHNA_19.  I would like to ask you to complete the survey and to share it if you would. 

 

CRIBS FOR KIDS

 Lawrence County Health Department has partnered with the Cribs for Kids program to provide cribettes to infants who don't otherwise have a safe place to sleep.  Eligibility guidelines include: 

  • Must be a resident of Lawrence County

  • Must meet WIC income guidelines

  • 3rd trimester (at least 32 weeks pregnant), or infant 12 months of age or younger

  • Infant doesn't already have a crib

Please call 740-532-3962 to make an appointment.

Click links below for education on safe sleep and infant mortality statistics

Safe Sleep

Infant Mortality Report

 


  

 

11/15/18 ----THE PUBLIC HEARING WAS HELD ON 11/14/2018 AND RESOLUTION  2018-46 WAS PASSED FOR THE 2019 ENVIRONMENTAL FEES.----

Fees are listed below. 


Resolution 2018-46 is a resolution to increase fees in certain programs see attached resolution and program fee schedule. The public hearing will be held on November 14, 2018 @ 11:30 am at the Lawrence County Health Department. 

 

2019 Food Program Licensing Fees

 

10/24/2018

*Renewal Applications for the Food Program are considered late if postmarked after March 1st*

The renewals will go out after January 1st  and they must the be accompanied by the renewal application and invoice for processing.  Incomplete applications and/or without signatures will be returned with the payment and can not be processed until renewal application is completed and signed.

Commercial

Total Fee

Local Amount

State Amount

Late Penalty Amount

Total with Late Fee

Risk Level 1 < 25,000 SQ. FT.

$228

$200

$28.00

$50

$278

Risk Level 1 ≥ 25,000 SQ. FT.

$334

$306

$28.00

$76.50

$410.50

Risk Level 2 < 25,000 SQ. FT.

$276

$248

$28.00

$62

$338

Risk Level 2 ≥ 25,000 SQ. FT.

$350

$322

$28.00

$80.50

$430.50

Risk Level 3 < 25,000 SQ. FT.

$488

$460

$28.00

$115

$603

Risk Level 3 ≥ 25,000 SQ. FT.

$1,164

$1,136

$28.00

$284

$1,448

Risk Level 4 < 25,000 SQ. FT.

$610

$582

$28.00

$145.50

$755.50

Risk Level 4 ≥ 25,000 SQ. FT.

$1,250

$1,222

$28.00

$305.50

$1,555.50

 

Non-Commercial

Total Fee

Local

Amount

State Amount

Late Penalty Amount

Total with Late Fee

Risk Level 1 < 25,000 SQ. FT.

$114

$100

$14.00

$25

$139

Risk Level 1 ≥ 25,000 SQ. FT.

$167

$153

$14.00

$38.25

$205.25

Risk Level 2 < 25,000 SQ. FT.

$138

$124

$14.00

$31

$169

Risk Level 2 ≥ 25,000 SQ. FT.

$175

$161

$14.00

$40.25

$215.25

Risk Level 3 < 25,000 SQ. FT.

$244

$230

$14.00

$57.50

$301.50

Risk Level 3 ≥ 25,000 SQ. FT.

$582

$568

$14.00

$142

$724

Risk Level 4 < 25,000 SQ. FT.

$305

$291

$14.00

$72.75

$377.75

Risk Level 4 ≥ 25,000 SQ. FT.

$625

$611

$14.00

$152.75

$777.75

 

Mobile, Vending & Temporary

Total Fee

Local Amount

State Amount

Mobile Food Service/Retail Food

$78

$50

$28.00

Temporary Food License (Commercial)

$25

$25

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vending Machine Food Service

 

 

$6.00

 

Plan Review - Commercial/ Non-Commercial 

Fee

Risk Level 1 & 2 < 25,000 SQ. FT.

$100

Risk Level 1 & 2 ≥ 25,000 SQ. FT.

$200

Risk Level 3 & 4 < 25,000 SQ. FT.

$300

Risk Level 3 & 4 ≥ 25,000 SQ. FT.

$400

 

 

 

Plan Review - Extensive Alteration

Fee

Risk Level 1 & 2 < 25,000 SQ. FT.

$100

Risk Level 1 & 2 ≥ 25,000 SQ. FT.

$100

Risk Level 3 & 4 < 25,000 SQ. FT.

$150

Risk Level 3 & 4 ≥ 25,000 SQ. FT.

$200

 

Expedited Fees

Fee

3 Day Expedited Fee (In Addition to Plan Review Fee)

$1,000

10 Day Expedited Fee (In Addition to Plan Review Fee) 

$500

 

Education

Fee

ServSafe Licensed by the Lawrence County Health Department

$150

ServSafe Retest Fee

$70

 

 

 

New or Replacement Septic Permit

$201

$74

$275

Septic/Leach Bed Repair

$201

$35

$236

New Site Evaluation (includes soil evaluation)

$200

 

 

Sale of Property Inspection

$225

 

 

Water Well Inspection

$50

 

 

Water Sample

$50

 

 

Garbage Hauler License Registration

$90

$30 per truck

 

 

Septic Pumper’s License Registration

$90

$30 per truck

 

 

Septic Installer’s License

$100

 

 

 

 

*Late fee is 25% of local fee ORC-3709.09 (D)

*Late fee will be added for permanent campground once local fee is established for 2020.

 

 

 

 

Body Art Facility

$140

$175

Temporary Body Art Facility

$70

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Open Positions Effective 7/2/1   

HEALTH EDUCATOR

JOB DESCRIPTION AND WORKER CHARACTERISTICS:

                                  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION: For purposes of 42 USC 12101:

 

1.     Under general and administrative direction, plans, develops, implements, and evaluates public health education programs; identifies grant-covered community needs for health education programming; monitors program implementation and adjusts activities to ensure efficiency and the effective delivery of information; evaluates program results to determine overall effectiveness in meeting stated goals; submits reports; tracks data information from programs; maintains consistent compliance with the guidelines and requirements of assigned grants; completes all required documentation and submits reports for grants to ensure the grant requirements are met.

2.     Conducts various health education programs for the public and community organizations; prepares and disseminates program materials; lectures on various public health topics; creates media press releases; receives and responds to participant questions and inquiries.

3.     Communicates with other agencies and organizations to identify community needs and promote health education programs; plans various community awareness activities (e.g., solicits donations, requests grants, publicizes activities, etc.); attends public meetings and gatherings to promote public health education.

4.     Attends meetings, seminars, conferences, and other job-related training sessions (e.g., child passenger safety courses, community preparedness courses, recruitment/retention of volunteers, etc.). 

5.     Contacts local schools, health departments, health partners, and/or government agencies, in order to obtain or disseminate information related to the essential position functions.

6.     Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to essential functions.

7.     Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.

8.     Maintains required licensures and certifications.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

9.     Attends meetings, seminars, and training sessions.

10.    Performs other duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE CHARACTERISTICS: (*indicates developed after employment)

Knowledge of: budgeting; finance; education techniques; PowerPoint software; government grant programs; department goals and objectives*; department policies and procedures*; public health; community resources and services; records management.

 

Skills in: computer operation; use of modern office equipment; motor vehicle operation.

 

Agency-Wide Competencies:

 

Policy Development/Program Planning Skills: strategic planning (i.e., contributing to the development and implementation of strategic plan);

Communication Skills: written and oral communication (i.e., communicating effectively in writing and orally with linguistic and cultural proficiency); customer service (i.e., interacting effectively with internal and external customers);

Cultural Competency Skills: population diversity (i.e., describing the concept of diversity and the diversity within a community);

Public Health Sciences Skills: foundation of public health (i.e., discussing the scientific foundation of public health and prominent events in public health);

Financial Planning and Management Skills: performance management (i.e., developing and using performance management system);

Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills: continuous improvement (i.e., contributing to continuous performance improvement); ethics (i.e., incorporating ethical standards of practice into all interactions).

Position Specific Core Competencies:

Analytical/Assessment Skills: data analysis (i.e., determining validity, reliability, and comparability of data; analyzing quantitative and qualitative data; interpreting quantitative and qualitative data); evidence-based decision making (i.e., making evidence-based decisions; advocating for the use of evidence);

Policy Development/Program Planning Skills: policy, program, and service development; policy, program, and service implementation (i.e., implementing policies, programs, and services; managing within budgets and staffing levels); policy, program, and service improvement (i.e., evaluating policies, programs, and services; implementing strategies for continuous improvement);

Cultural Competency Skills: policy, program, and service impacts (i.e., assessing the effects of policies, programs, and services on different populations);

Community Dimensions of Practice Skills: partner collaboration (i.e., facilitating collaboration among partners); community engagement (i.e., engaging community members; using community input for policies, programs, and services); behavior change (i.e., communicate to influence behavior);

Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills: advocacy for public health (i.e., advocating for the role of public health in population health).

 

Ability to: deal with variety of variables within somewhat unfamiliar context; define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; exercise independent judgment and discretion; understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, or regulations to specific situations; calculate fractions, decimals, and percentages; prepare accurate documentation; compile and prepare reports; write and/or edit documents for publication; prepare and deliver speeches and presentations; communicate effectively; train or instruct others; gather, collate, and classify information; maintain records according to established procedures; handle sensitive inquiries from and contacts with officials and general public; develop and maintain effective working relationships; travel to and gain access to work site.

 Equal Opportunity Employers

 Effective 5/31/2019

Please email resumes to Melissa Mullins @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effective 3/12/19

Position: Part-time RN

RN

 

Part-time/ 2-3 days per week. This position will primarily function in immunizations, education and assisting in meeting grant deliverables. Qualifications include current Ohio RN nursing license, good communication and organizational skills and self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Familiarity with Electronic Health Records and Microsoft Office. Team work is essential. A valid driver’s license is required. EOE 

 

 

                                               

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Equal Employment Opportunity 

 

Lawrence County Ohio Health Department

 

 

2122 S. 8th Street  •  Ironton, OH 45638

Phone: (740) 532-3962  •   Fax: (740) 532-1014 

Hours of Operation: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Lunch -  12-1 p.m.) 

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2018 Food License Fees

 

 

 

 

We are excited to announce our live site to keep our residents up to date on local Retail Food Inspection results. We strive to find new ways to provide important information to residents.

Link is below for access. Click on the Health Department Food Inspections in the top left and locality options will be on the left side to click on and look around.

Lawrence County Inspections

Food Safety - Ohio Food Recall Announcements This section provides Ohioans information regarding primarily "class I" food product recall announcements. "Class I" food product recall announcements are defined by United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a situation in which use of or exposure to a volatile product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death. 

The information regarding these announcements is obtained from information provided by the FDA and/or the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in cooperation with the company the recall affects. The Ohio Department of Health and Ohio Department of Agriculture then jointly provide the Ohio recall announcement information. 

To see these recalls, visit this site: Ohio Department Food Recall list

 

Food Safety Training in Ohio

Click link for different types of training information: Ohio Department of Health 

Minimum training for Person in Charge at Risk Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 Food Service Operations and Retail Food Establishments

Level 1:  Food Protection (Person in Charge)

Level 2:  ODH-approved Food Protection manager's Training (15 hour classroom)

Minimum requirement:  1 person per establishment at Risk Levels 3 and 4 Food Service Operations and Retail Food Establishments

Contact Local Health Department for course dates/times

Please read......Permanent and Temporary Campgrounds 8/14/2018

Campgrounds

Campgrounds in Ohio are regulated under the authority of Chapter 3729. of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) and Chapter 3701-26 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC).

These rules were created to establish minimum standards, applicable throughout Ohio, for the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of these facilities in order to protect the public from injury, minimize the potential for disease transmission, and provide a safe and healthy recreational environment.

If you own or operate a resident camp, or have plans to so, contact the local health department to obtain permission to operate.   Permanent campgrounds go through a Plan Review process with Ohio Department of Health which is a separate fee then our local license fee.  

Ironton City Temporary Campground Fee $75

New or unlicensed Camp-Park 50 sites or less $225 + Plan Review Fee

New or unlicensed Camp-Park 50 + $1.40 per site + Plan Review Fee

Renewal of Camps with no changes will only be charged the Local Health Department Fee

TYPE OF DEVELOPMENT (choose one)

New or Existing Unlicensed campgrounds : (Includes one inspection) New campgrounds are those that are being newly constructed.are those that are in operation but have never been licensed or had a license that has been expired for more than 12 months. Ohio Department of Health Plan Review Fee $1,898.00

Plan Review Fee Substantial Alteration limited in scope: (Includes one inspection) Any alteration to the campground that does not result in the movement or addition of any permanently placed facility, gray water recycling system, roadway, dump station, water connection or sewerage system.  Ohio Department of Health Plan Review Fee $842.00

Substantial Alteration not limited in scope: (Includes one inspection) Some examples include expansion of campgrounds, movement of sites and adding or replacing gray water facilities. $1,546.00 

Campground Types:

  1. Recreation Camp
  2. Recreational Vehicle (RV) Park
  3. Combined Park-Camp
  4. Temporary Campground  

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Septic Installers 2019

Greg Huff                                          304-942-7093

Dickess Insurance                           740-646-2551

Little’s Septic                                   740-574-2033

Jenkins Excavating                         740-533-1882

Richard Mannon                             740-643-1193

PMR Inc                                          740-442-0543

Fields Excavating                            740-532-1780

David Heffner                                  304-634-0637

Bill Allen                                          304 532-7723

Larry Reed                                      740-532-8316

Pinkerman’s Excavating                 740-886-8774

Pembroke Properties                      304-412-4622                              

Dirk Plybon                                     740-574-2033

Randy Ferris                                   304-638-7886

WJ Clark                                         304-736-3249

Rodney Montgomery                      740-256-6425

Jesse Lyons                                    740-479-1924

 

Bell and Son’s Contracting           304-710-8577