New Training Module for Building Water Management Plans

Our colleagues in the National Center for Environmental Health just released a new online training: Preventing Legionnaires’ Disease: A Training on Legionella Water Management Programs.  This new training, which takes about three hours to complete:

  • Outlines how to reduce risk for Legionella in facilities through water management programs
  • Helps water management programs align with ASHRAE 188 on reducing risk for Legionella in building water systems (e.g., potable water, cooling towers, hot tubs, decorative water features)
  • Is free and available online, and continuing education units are available from the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)

The training addresses how to manage building water systems and devices and is for a range of professionals involved in water management programs, including:

  • Public health professionals, including infection preventionists
  • Building managers, maintenance/engineering staff, and safety officers
  • Equipment and water treatment suppliers as well as consultants

It should also help state drinking water programs dealing with Legionella implementation become better informed about the water management plan process.

CDC has developed quite a few tools around preventing and responding to Legionnaires’ disease. Visit their Legionella website to access all these materials.