Saturday, 27 August 2011 21:36

Campgrounds

The Union County Health Department inspects public campgrounds annually.  Online inspection reports can be found here.

  • Recreational vehicle (RV) parks, recreation camps (campgrounds), combined park-camps and temporary park-camps in Ohio are regulated under the authority of Chapter 3729 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC).
  • The resident and day camp rules, ORC 3701-25, provide minimum standards for the construction and sanitary operation of resident and day camps as may be regulated by local health districts within their respective jurisdictions.
  • RV parks and campgrounds are subject to the rules for construction, layout, drainage, sanitation, safety and operation as specified in OAC 3701-26.

 

Definitions of Campgrounds:

Day Camp: means a facility which is being primarily utilized for the purpose of camping, indoor or outdoor activities, and exists on any tract of land together with any buildings or other structures pertinent to its use, but does not require overnight residence. A day camp does not include the following: any university, college, or other education facilities; any facilities used for a single day events.

Resident Camp: means a facility which is being primarily utilized for the purpose of camping, that requires overnight residence, indoor or outdoor activities, and exists on any tract of land together with any buildings or other structures pertinent to its use, but does not require overnight residence. A

Recreational Vehicle (RV) Park: means any tract of land used for parking five or more self-contained recreational vehicles and includes any roadway, building, structure, vehicle, or enclosure used or intended for use as part of the park facilities and any tract of land that is subdivided for lease or other contract of the individual lots for the express or implied purposes of placing self-contained recreational vehicles for recreation, vacation, or business purposes.

Recreation Camp: means any tract of land used for parking five or more portable camping units are placed and include any roadway, building, structure, vehicle, or enclosure used or intended for use as part of the facilities of camp. A tract of land that is subdivided for lease or other contract of the individual lots is a recreation camp if five or more portable camping units are placed on it for recreation, vacation, or business purposes.

Temporary Park-Camp: means any tract of land used for a period not to exceed a total of twenty-one days per calendar year for the purpose of parking five or more recreational vehicles, dependent recreational vehicles, or portable camping units, or any combination thereof, for one or more periods of time that do not exceed seven consecutive days or parts thereof.

Fairgrounds may be used as a campground without a permit only during the agricultural fair week. Any other event would require a temporary camp permit to be obtained by the person in charge. A temporary camp permit can be acquired at the Union County Health department between the hours of 8am and 4pm, Monday through Friday.

The cost is $135. You may print, fill out, and bring icon this form with you when you come to the office.

If you wish to open a permanent, public campground, please contact the Union County Health Department at (937) 642-2053 for more information.

 

 

Saturday, 27 August 2011 21:35

Swimming Pools

The Union County Health Department inspects public swimming pools and spas. Indoor pools are inspected quarterly and outdoor pools are inspected on a bi-weekly basis during the swimming season.  

Online inspections reports can be found here.

If you believe there is an issue with a public swimming pool, please contact the health department at (937) 642-2053.

For information about safety and your residential pool, visit www.poolsafely.gov.

If you are planning to install a pool on your property that holds water at a depth of 24-inchs or greater, you must contact the Union County building department at (937) 645-3018.  Permits must be obtained before installation can begin. 

 


Public Swimming Pools 

Public swimming pools, spas and special use pools are regulated under the authority of Chapter 3749 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) and the rules specified in Chapter 3701-31 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC).

As a pool or spa operator, you are responsible for maintaining your pool in a safe, healthy manner.

State minimums for pool water chemistry:

  • Chlorine Level – 1.0 ppm (2.0ppm for Spas)
  • Alkalinity – 60ppm (recommend 80-120 ppm)
  • pH range between 7.2 and 7.8
  • Cyanuric Acid – less than 70ppm (applicable only for those using stabilized chlorine)
  • Spas – must be drained entirely every 30 days

To balance your pool, read the instructions on your chemical supplies. Calculations to assist are found on the bottom back of your inspection forms.

Chapter 3701-31 (Pool Rules)

Equipment Replacement:

Replacing a "like for like" piece of equipment, such as a 1-horsepower pump replaced with a 1-horsepower pump, does not require an equipment replacement form.  However, if you decided to replace the 1-horsepower pump with a 1.5-horsepower pump, then you must complete an equipment replacement form.icon

Record Keeping:

As an operator, you should be logging your chemical test results daily in the weekly. If you have an automatic controller, then you need to test your chlorine, combined chlorine, and pH once daily. If you do not have an auto controller, then you must test the chemical levels every 4 hours the pool is open. Total alkalinity and cyanuric acid (where appropriate) should be tested weekly. You may use this weekly record sheet. [link to weekly report PDF] or create one for your own use, but it must contain all the required information.

All injuries, fecal accidents, test results for automatic chemical controllers and SVRs, and repairs should also be noted on the weekly pool reporticon. Records should be retained for at least 2 years.

Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act:

Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (2007) 

All public swimming pools shall have a secondary means installed to prevent entrapment or evisceration of the public swimming pool patrons. The secondary means may be any of the following:

  • A second main drain;
  • A gravity flow drainage system with an unblockable outlet cover;
  • An unblockable outlet cover with a compatible sump; or
  • A SVRS that is properly installed.

Please make sure you pool is compliant and remains compliant with this act.

Safety Vacuum Release Systems (SVRS):

If your pool is equipped with a SRVS, please make sure it is tested yearly and those records are kept with your daily pool logs. Some systems, when they are tripped may result to a default setting that is not the setting required by your pool's design. Ensure that you know how to reset them properly, when required. Contact your pool supply company or the company that installed your equipment to learn how to properly test and reset your SVRS.

Saturday, 27 August 2011 21:35

Community Health

Community Splash page.

 

 

Saturday, 27 August 2011 21:31

Prescription Assistance

The Union County Health Department provides short term assistance for people in need of prescription medication. Through funding from the United Way of Union County the Health Department is able to help residents with prescribed medication. The United Way funding is generally used for "non-maintenance" medications. We help one time every twelve months up to $125. An appointment is needed for this assistance program. Please call (937) 642-2053 and ask for Tim Kelley. 

 

 

Saturday, 27 August 2011 21:30

SmokeFree Ohio

In the elections of 2006 Ohio citizens voted to pass laws to ban smoking in indoor businesses, public places, and places of employment.

  • This law requires businesses to prohibit smoking, remove ashtrays, and post no-smoking signs with the toll free number to report violations of the law at all entrances and other places throughout the building.
  • To report businesses and places of employment in violation of the law call 1-800-559-6446 (OHIO).

icon Click here to read the law, a summary of the law and the benefits of a smoke free workplace.

icon No Smoking Sign for display at your place of work.  Complies with the Ohio Laws.

 

 

 

Saturday, 27 August 2011 21:30

Pests & Animals

Rabies

Ringworm

Preventing Ticks

Stop Ticks

Tick-Borne Disease

If you're bitten by a dog, or your dog bites someone, you are required by law to report the bite.  Please visit this page to find our more details about the dog/animal bite process in Union County.

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Saturday, 27 August 2011 21:27

Health Statistics

Community Assessment (2015)
Annual Report (2016)

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (2012 and 2014)
Community Health Improvement Plan (2013)
Childhood Injury Report (2012)
Network of Care
Annual Reports (2015-2010)

 

Union County Community Assessment cover image icon 2015 Union County Community Assessment
icon 2015 Union County Community Assessment Exec Summary
icon Union County Community Assessment Presentation 

The 2015 Community Assessment of Union County compiles data from several data sources including a community wide community health survey to create a picture of health and needs in Union County.

This document presents the leading causes of death in Union County and then explores health factors and behaviors that are often associated. This document will also look at contagious diseases and safety issues that have been a public health priority for many decades.

The goal of this comprehensive report and the committee who worked for its completion is to use the data contained to aid in the indentification of community priorities which can be improved upon for a healthier Union County. The data will also serve as a metric to allow us to know when improvements have been made.

If you would like more information about the data included in the report or would like a presentation for your organization, please click here to email UCHD.

AR2016Cover icon 2016 Annual Report

The 2016 Annual Report contains financial information, highlights from 2016, service statistics, and a summary of communicable disease and vital statistics for Union County, Ohio. Featured topics in the 2016 annual report include a free healthcare event known as GuardCare, an overview of how new statewide sewage rules will effect residents, fighting rising STI rates, and a full-service experience UCHD is providing new parents. UCHD produced the annual report in two formats. A condensed postcard version was mailed to all Union County homes. A full version which includes a broader look at health in Union County in a story format and more extensive service statistics is available here.

To learn more about any UCHD services, please use our keyword search box on our website, or call us at (937) 642-2053.

 

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icon 2012 UC Youth Risk Behavior Executive Summary
icon 2012 UC Youth Risk Behavior Survey Presentation
icon 2014 UC Middle School Youth Risk Behavior Survey
icon 2014 UC High School Risk Behavior Survey                                   

The Union County Youth Risk Behavior Survey was developed in 2009 by the Council for Union County Families to better understand what the youth in Union County think and feel related to parental involvement, school and community involvement, nutrition, physical exercise, bullying, stress, drugs and sex.

The survey is a combination of locally developed questions with questions from the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey and the Center for Epidemiologic Studies.The survey is given to youth in seventh, ninth, and eleventh grades in Marysville, North Union and Fairbanks School Districts every two years.  School districts and community groups use the data in aggregate form to identify student strengths and needs. 

 

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icon Community Health Improvement Plan   
icon 2011 Community Health Assessment                                                                                   

The Union County Community Health Improvement Plan  was developed by a steering committee of community partners convened by the Union County Health Department in June 2013.

The committee's purpose was to produce a set of health improvement priorities and associated strategies that would address some of the most serious health problems currently affecting Union County residents.

Plan implementation strives to achieve the vision of Union County: The Healthiest Community in Ohio to Live, Work, and Play.

 

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icon Childhood Injury Report

A comprehensive look at childhood injury data from 2012. Data was gathered from hospitals in the Central Ohio area serving Union County residents. The report addresses the leading causes of injury including falls, struck by/striking object, and sports & recreation.

 

 

Network of Care

 

Union County's Network of Care is an online resource for individuals, families and agencies concerned with community health. It provides local, state, and national data on a wide variety of health conditions and health behaviors. Network of Care is a good starting point for anyone looking for health statistcs within Union County and Ohio.

  

 

 

 

Archive

icon 2016 Annual Report

icon 2014 Annual Report (online version)

icon 2013 Annual Report of UCHD (online version)

icon 2012 Annual Report of UCHD

icon 2011 Annual Report of UCHD

icon 2011 Community Health Assessment

icon 2010 Annual Report of UCHD

icon 2009 Annual Report of UCHD

Saturday, 27 August 2011 21:24

Foodborne Illness

Saturday, 27 August 2011 21:18

Birth & Death Certificates

state sealPublic Notice: Vital Statistics Fee Changes 

The Board of Health waived the third reading and adopted a new vital statistics fee schedule at the Nov. 16, 2016 Board of Health meeting. Effective Jan. 1, 2017, the new cost for a birth and death certificate is $24. Please download the following pdf to view the full vital statistics fee schedule.

 icon Vital-Statistics-Fee-Schedule

 

Birth Certificate

The Union County Health Department can issue birth certificates for anyone born in the state of Ohio from 1909 to the present.
A certified copy of a birth certificate is $24. Additional copies of the same birth certificate at the same point of purchase are $22 each. Our apologies, but due to state requirements, we are NOT able to provide complimentary copies of birth certificates. 

 

Death Certificate

Certified copies of death certificates are available for those that passed away in Union County.  We do NOT have state-wide issuance of death certificates. A certified copy of a death certificate is $24. Additional copies of the same death certificate at the same point of purchase are $22 each. Our apologies, but due to state requirements, we are NOT able to provide complimentary copies of death certificates. 

 

Obtaining the Certificates:

  • You may receive the birth certificate in person.  Lobby hours are 8am to 4pm.  
    No appointment necessary and the entire process typically takes less than 10 minutes. 
  • You may request the certificate by mail or fax. You must mail the application along with a self-addressed stamped envelope and payment to the Union County Health Department. We are not responsible for lost or returned mail.

 

Application:

icon Birth or Death Certificate Request form
Feel free to print and fill out the form before you come to the office. Form is required when mailing or faxing requests.

 

Payments Accepted:

  • Cash, exact change is appreciated as we do not always have change available.
  • Check, payable to the Union County Health Department.
  • Credit or Debit Card (Visa or MasterCard only). If paying by mail or fax, print, fill out, and return this form with your application (required). 

icon Credit or Debit Card Form

 

Information required:

Birth Certificate:

  • Mother's first name and maiden name
  • Father's first and last name
  • Date of birth for the individual
  • Full name and address of person requesting certificate

Death Certificate:

  • Deceased's full name 
  • Date of death 

 

For Veterans

 If a certified copy of a birth or death certificate is required by the Veterans's Administration, one free certified copy of the record can be provided. Veterans copies must be requested using a veterans request form. The veterans request form must be signed by the Veterans Administration or funeral director who has knowledge of proof of service in the military. 

 

 

Saturday, 27 August 2011 02:39

Safety

The Union County Health Department offers a wide variety of educational materials and information to help keep our residents safe.  Our resident safety information covers topics like bicycle safety, pedestrian safety, motor vehicle safety and traffic crash statistics, car seats for infants and children, sports injury topics, and emergency preparedness.

Click on any one of the topics to the right to learn more.

 

Injury Prevention Program Annual Reports are available by clicking on the links below:

Injury Prevention Program Annual Report 2013

Injury Prevention Program Annual Report 2012

Injury Prevention Program Annual Report 2011

Injury Prevention Program Annual Report 2010

 

Childhood Injury Prevention Report is available by clicking on the link below:

Childhood Injury Report 2014