Guidance on how to reduce the risk of Legionnaires’ Disease via a recently published standard will be shared in a new course from ASHRAE at its 2016 Winter Conference.
The new half-day Short Course, ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 – Successfully Managing the Risk of Legionellosis, focuses on ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems, which establishes the minimum legionellosis risk management requirements for the design, construction, installation, commissioning, operation, maintenance and service of centralized building water systems and components. Michael Patton, a member of the Standard 188 committee, also is an instructor of the course.
Attendees will learn how to use and comply with the standard; where Legionella propagates and who is at high risk for legionellosis; how to create a workable Legionella water management plan; and the responsibilities of project engineers and designers.
“We’ve already seen the real-life application of this standard when sections of it where adopted by the New York City Council following a deadly outbreak there,” Bill Pearson, course instructor who serves on the Standard 188 committee. “This course is designed to help prevent future outbreaks by showing the industry how to navigate the standard.”
The Conference takes place Jan. 23-27, Orlando Hilton, while the ASHRAE co-sponsored AHR Expo takes place Jan. 25-27, next door at the Orange County Convention Center. To register for the ASHRAE Conference, which includes free access to the Expo, visit www.ashrae.org/orlando.
ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) is offering 20 high-quality, authoritative Professional Development Seminars and Short Courses. ALI courses provide training with real-world experiences for immediate application. Attendees can earn continuing education credits. For more information or to register, visit www.ashrae.org/orlandocourses.
The five full-day Professional Development Seminars being offered are:
The 15 Half-Day Short Courses are: