Legionella-Water Safety Requirements and Control Methods

Western Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Registration and Breakfast at 8:30-9:00 am

Meeting 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Holland Energy Park Training Center

One Energy Way, Holland MI 49423

(Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Holland+Energy+Park/@42.792313,-86.0933498,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x1e49ddd37a1c8b1!8m2!3d42.792313!4d-86.0933498 )

Cost: Members of WMASSE or WMIHS: $25.00 per person

Non-members: $35.00 per person

Students: Free

Legionella Water Safety Requirements: ASHRAE 188

Presenter: Joe Ham, Regional Sales Manager, Eldon Water Inc.

With the cases of Legionnaires’ Disease on the rise, the publishing of ASHRAE standard 188 has put the responsibility on the building owners to maintain safe water throughout a facility. The water crisis in Flint is an unfortunate situation, but should not initiate knee-jerk reactions on the part of facility managers. Let this unfortunate event serve as an important reminder that a proper Water Safety Plan is vital to the protection of humans in buildings. Developing and implementing a Water Safety plan does not have to be an arduous task.

Joe Ham has been employed by Eldon Water since 2009. Joe is currently a District Sales Manager for the Midwest region. He is responsible for Business Development and Key Account Management in his geography. Joe is experienced with chemical, mechanical and electrical troubleshooting and repair, and has been instrumental in the implementation of our remote monitoring and on-line tools. He has significant experience with Water Safety and Legionella control. He presented at the NSF Legionella Conference 2018 as well as the 2019 ASHRAE Conference on Secondary Disinfection in Premise Plumbing Systems. He holds several professional certifications and has a BS in Chemical Engineering.

Legionella Control Methods

Presenter: Steve Syrett, Eldon Water Inc.

As part of this design requirement, steps need to be taken to properly decontaminate a water system before the building is occupied. After the building is in operation, control measures, which can include supplemental disinfection, need to be employed to reduce the risk of Legionella amplification. This session will review methods for decontamination of water systems before building start up and the application of supplemental disinfection as an ongoing control strategy.

Steve Syrett is a Michigan based water safety and cooling tower practitioner with BS Agricultural Engineering from Purdue University. He has 20 years of experience in water safety, pasteurization, food and beverage process. He is an active member of ASHE and APIC. He has been married 23 years to his wife Andrea and has two boys, Nathan 16 and Nicholas, 11.

There will be time for Q and A so please come prepared with your questions and/or challenges.

Please pay at the door by Cash, Check (payable to WMIHS) or Credit Card. Call Brenda Wisniewski at (616) 901-3691 or email at brenda.wisniewski@plasancarbon.com for reservations by Tuesday, September 24.