Check it CK

Check it CK is an online disclosure program that allows you to access the most recent inspection reports of public premises/facilities throughout Chatham-Kent. How do I access Check it CK? you can Check it online at: www.chatham-kent.ca/checkit  access on your mobile phone by scanning our QR Code or visit www.chatham-kent.ca/checkit on your mobile device Which inspection reports can I access? Food Premises restaurants bakeries … Read More

Getting your nose pierced?

Have you made a decision to pierce your nose?    There is lots of choice but ask the right questions to make a safe decision.  Ask if they use piercing needles.            Only go to a professional that uses piercing needles since a piercing needle will not damage the tissue or cartilage in the nose. Ask and make sure that all … Read More

Tattooing – The Pros and Cons

Getting a tattoo is a popular way of self expression.  But, before making this choice make sure you know all the important issues surrounding these permanent pieces of art. Tattoos are available in countless colours or simple black, with thousands of designs to choose from or you can even design your own. Words, phrases pictures and abstract designs are a … Read More

Smoking in Workplace Vehicles

Since May 31st, 2006 the Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA) has required workplaces to be smoke-free. You may be surprised to learn that work vehicles are workplaces as well. This means that it is illegal to smoke in a workplace vehicle just like it is in an office, bar, restaurant or school.  This includes times when the vehicle is not being … Read More

Media Release – Body Piercing at Easy Nails

The CK Public Health is issuing a warning about Easy Nails, located at 142 King St. W., Chatham, Ontario. The local health unit is recommending that any clients of Easy Nails who received a body piercing should consider being tested for hepatitis B, C and HIV. The CK Public Health advises that Easy Nails was approved to provide aesthetic services … Read More

Temperature Control and Food Safety

Are you aware that temperature control of food during preparation and storage is very vital to ensure food safety? Food contaminated by harmful organisms like bacteria, viruses and parasites can make you sick. Symptoms may range from, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps and fever. Food temperature plays a very important role to prevent these organisms from growing and multiplying. Freezing … Read More

Have you ever found used needles or razors?

Recently it was reported to the CK Public Health that there were a number of used needles found littered along the side of a country roadway.  The needles were found by a neighbour walking by.  Be aware of what to do if you ever find yourself in a similar situation. Where could I find used needles or razors? Anywhere.  You … Read More

Donate Safe Food

Do you care about the less fortunate men, women, and children in our community and do you want to help them? You can do so by donating food to food banks, soup kitchens, etc. Always make sure this food is safe to eat. Unsafe food can make people sick. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach-aches and headaches. Safe food … Read More

Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Disease (impetigo, necrotizing fasciitis)

Over the past couple of weeks, the CK Public Health has received many calls related to the new splash pad in Chatham. We want to reassure everyone that there are no reports of any diseases caused by visiting the new splash pad. The water at the splash pad is treated and is safe, so enjoy! In fact it is impossible … Read More

Tattooing – the Pros and Cons

Getting a tattoo is a popular way of self expression.  But, before making this choice make sure you know all the important issues surrounding these permanent pieces of art. Tattoos are available in countless colours or simple black, with thousands of designs to choose from or you can even design your own. Words, phrases pictures and abstract designs are a … Read More

Food Safety Tips for Grocery Shopping

Are you aware that mishandling of food while grocery shopping can also result in cross contamination and temperature abuse? This food may make you sick with symptoms like nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.  Are you worried about you and your family getting sick? Don’t be! Remember some tips while buying groceries: Buy groceries at the end of shopping. Put raw meat, fish, … Read More

Food Safety Tips for Grocery Shopping

Are you aware that mishandling of food while grocery shopping can also result in cross contamination and temperature abuse? This food may make you sick with symptoms like nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.  Are you worried about you and your family getting sick? Don’t be! Remember some tips while buying groceries: Buy groceries at the end of shopping. Put raw meat, fish, … Read More