Board of Health

PUBLIC HEARING ANNOUNCEMENT

The Board of Health will be voting on new regulations for “FOOD PROTECTION REGULATION” and for “REGULATION AFFECTING SMOKING AND THE SALE, VENDING AND DISTRIBUTION OF TOBACCO AND NICOTINE DELVERY PRODUCTS” at their next meeting on December 5th, 2019, promptly at 7pm in Town Hall in Room 3A/B. This will be a Public Hearing and we invite residents and establishment owners to come voice their opinion on these proposed changes. Please see the links below for the Draft Regulations and notification letters provided to establishments.

If you have any questions please email Health@mansfieldma.com or call us at 508-261-7366.

Members

  • Michael Healey, Chairperson
    Term expires: December 31, 2020
  • Antonia Blinn
    Term expires: December 31, 2021
  • Kasia Frenette
    Term expires: December 31, 2020
  • Leah Gillespie
    Term expires: December 31, 2019
  • Graham Wilson
    Term expires: December 31, 2019

Mission Statement

The mission of the Mansfield Board of Health is to protect, preserve and improve the public health, environment and well-being of our citizens through the enforcement of federal, state and local statutes and regulations, education and promotion of sanitary living and working conditions, and protection of the environment from disease and pollution.

Goals & Objectives 

  • Enforce current laws regulating public health and environmental health.* 
  • Develop, maintain, and advocate for programs aimed at ensuring a safe environment, reducing known health risks, and applying known preventive health measures.
  • Encourage education and expansion of knowledge and expertise within the department and throughout the community
  • Maintain current knowledge and understanding of emerging topics in public health.
  • Pass local regulations specific to health and environmental concerns to the town and residents of Mansfield.
  • Prepare an all hazards approach to local public health emergencies, working in conjunction with Town Departments.

* Laws includes: food protection, septic systems, grease trap maintenance, tobacco and nicotine sales, housing standards, lead paint, body art, wells, recreational day camps, family campgrounds, motels/hotels, public and semi-public pools, odor, plastic waste reduction and public health nuisances.