Haley & Aldrich’s Legionellosis risk management experts guide the discussion at facilities events and forums
Published on: April 20, 2015
Boston, MA (April 20, 2015) -- Haley & Aldrich’s legionellosis risk management experts are leading discussions and guiding attendees through the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) proposed Standard 188P, “Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems,” at facilities events and forums in the first half of 2015. The standard, currently under development and undergoing a fifth public comment period (through April 12, 2015), establishes the minimum requirements for legionellosis risk management when building water systems.
These events include the University Hospitals Annual Environment of Care Summit, taking place April 24 in Cleveland, Ohio; The Auditing Roundtable’s 2015 Winter National Meeting that took place in February in Phoenix, Arizona; and January’s Legionella Summit co-hosted by Solid Blend Technologies and Haley & Aldrich in Dayton, Ohio.
University Hospitals Annual Environment of Care Summit
April 24, 2015
Aaron Peacock, PhD, of Haley & Aldrich and Pace Analytical, will discuss the ecology of Legionella and conditions under which the bacteria survive and grow in the built environment. Dr. Peacock is an environmental microbiologist specializing in providing guidance on biological surveillance, distilling industry and government standards for developing work practices, and vetting control measures for Legionella issues. Haley & Aldrich is a sponsor of the summit.
The Auditing Roundtable’s 2015 Winter National Meeting
February 23, 2015
Scott Boston of Haley & Aldrich and Aaron Peacock, PhD, discussed AHSRAE’s proposed standard 188P, characteristics of Legionella, the challenges associated with controlling the organism in water distribution systems, and presented a case study of legionellosis response in a large urban hospital.
January 14, 2015
Haley & Aldrich and Solid Blend Technologies, an industrial and commercial water treatment company, co-hosted a first-of-its-kind “Legionella Summit” in Dayton, Ohio. During the summit, professionals who work on the front lines of Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks shared their experiences with attendees. The summit also included sessions on Legionella liabilities and risk management, the ecology of water distribution systems, Legionella remediation technologies, environmental regulations for water treatment systems, and more. Susan Hoertt of Haley & Aldrich and Steve Elrich of Solid Blend Technologies led a session to highlight the benefits of proactively developing a legionellosis response plan. Using Lean tools, they guided the group from a current state of “My facility has a confirmed case of Legionnaires’ disease,” to a desired state of “My facility provides a safe potable water supply.”
For more information, contact:
Susan Hoertt, R.S., REHS, CPEA
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