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IAPMO Hires Christoph Lohr as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Christoph Lohr, P.E., CPD, LEED AP BD+C, has been hired as vice president of Strategic Initiatives for the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials.

He has more than a decade of experience designing plumbing systems for healthcare, laboratory, hospitality, sports and Read More …

Annual Legionella Conference Rescheduled to January 2021

Legionella Conference: Prevention of Disease and Injury From Waterborne Pathogens in Health Care originally scheduled for Aug. 19-21 will be rescheduled to Jan. 20-22, 2021. Read More …

ASHRAE Publishes Updated Legionella Guideline

ASHRAE has published an updated guideline to assist in control of legionellosis associated with building water systems. Read More …

Legionella Conference 2020 Moves to Chicago with Healthcare Focus

Legionella Conference 2020: Prevention of Disease and Injury From Waterborne Pathogens in Health Care will be held in Chicago, Illinois Aug. 19-21, 2020, with an emphasis on preventing deadly outbreaks in hospitals and healthcare settings. NSF Health Sciences, an NSF International company, and the National Read More …

ASHRAE to Continue Development of Building Water Management Standard

ASHRAE intends to continue development of a standard to establish safe management practices for building water systems. Global public health organization NSF International recently transferred facilitation of NSF Standard 444, Minimizing Risk of Disease and Injury Associated with Building Water Systems, to ASHRAE to complete the standard development process Read More …

NSF International, Homeyer Consulting Partner to Prevent Legionella in Healthcare Facilities

Global public health and safety organization NSF International is partnering with Homeyer Consulting Services, Inc. to provide healthcare facilities with specialized water systems management services to control legionella and other waterborne pathogens. Read More …

CMS Issues Directive Requiring Medicare Certified Healthcare Facilities to Implement, Maintain Legionella-Prevention Policies

To reduce cases of Legionnaires’ disease in healthcare facilities, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a directive for Medicare certified healthcare facilities to develop and maintain water management policies and procedures in order to reduce the risk of growth and spread of Legionella and other opportunistic Read More …

ASHRAE Legionella Standard Serves as Basis for New CDC Toolkit

ATLANTA, Ga. – Guidance from an ASHRAE standard regarding development and implementation of a water management program to reduce building risk for legionella, is the basis of a new toolkit by the Centers for Disease Control.

The toolkit, Read More …

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