san·​i·​tar·​i·​an | \ ˌsa-nə-ˈter-ē-ən How to pronounce sanitarian (audio) \

Definition of sanitarian

: a specialist in sanitary science and public health milk sanitarian

Examples of sanitarian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, canvassing is a safe practice so long as everyone is staying distant and wearing masks, said Suzanne Hrusch, an environmental sanitarian at the Cuyahoga County Board of health. Conor Morris, cleveland, 20 Oct. 2020 The concern with opening pools is not as much that the virus can transmit through water, but that people will be in such close proximity without wearing masks, said Rob Smith, supervising sanitarian for the Cincinnati Health Department. Cincinnati Enquirer, 27 May 2020 Many of the health workers furloughed provide dental services, but at least 13 are sanitarians or inspectors of some type. Scott Wartman,, 14 Apr. 2020 Similarly, Michigan is tapping food safety specialists, such as sanitarians, to help evaluate nursing home kitchens, even though the federal government only requires that inspection teams include a registered nurse. NBC News, 3 Oct. 2019 On Monday, an environmental sanitarian from the Connecticut Department of Public Health’s asbestos program visited the site to approve inspection reports of a handful of buildings. Slade Rand,, 10 June 2019 Letta, who retires July 6, has been with that department for 44 years, first as a sanitarian and then as administrator. Amy Lavalley, Post-Tribune, 20 June 2018 The savings will go toward compensation adjustments for the inspections supervisor and city engineer due to their increased supervisory responsibilities regarding licensing/sanitarian functions, the memo states. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 Sep. 2017 The plan includes an inter-agency agreement moving the establishment licensing/sanitarian function, which regulates retail food, restaurants, etc. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 Sep. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of sanitarian

1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sanitarian was in 1859

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“Sanitarian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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san·​i·​tar·​i·​an | \ ˌsan-ə-ˈter-ē-ən How to pronounce sanitarian (audio) \

Medical Definition of sanitarian

: a specialist in sanitary science and public health a milk sanitarian


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