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Speaker: Dr. Janet E. Stout, Director of the Special Pathogens Laboratory in Pittsburgh, Pa., and an Associate Research Professor at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Chair: Marissa Khoukaz, Business Development Manager, Marketing at Pall Medical
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Guideline 12-2020: Managing the Risk of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems has been released and looks to provide additional guidance for water management plans.
This webinar will explore the ASHRAE 12-2020 guideline and the dive into the following:
Learn what Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is looking for in your water management plan
Understand how ASHRAE Guideline 12-2020 fills gaps left by ASHRAE Standard 188
Learn how ASHRAE Guideline 12-2020 compares to other new industry guidelines such as the Cooling Technology Institute (CTI) Guideline 159
Differentiate between the myths and facts of
Legionella water management, including monitoring methods and results interpretation Learn about the new American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE) Standard 12080 and how certification to this professional qualification standard for
Legionella Water Safety and Management Personnel can drive successful program management
Dr. Janet E. Stout is the Director of the Special Pathogens Laboratory in Pittsburgh, Pa., and an Associate Research Professor at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Dr. Stout is an internationally-recognized authority on Legionnaires’ disease, having studied Legionnaires’ disease for more than 30 years. The first to make the definitive link between the disease and contaminated hospital water systems, she has developed disinfection and control methods and strategies for the prevention of Legionnaires’ disease and other waterborne pathogens. Dr. Stout is the author of more than 80 papers and book chapters on Legionnaires’ disease in water systems of homes, buildings, hospitals, hotels and utility water systems.
She is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control, the ASHRAE Legionella Standards Committee and an instructor for certification to the American Society of Sanitary Engineers (ASSE) Standard 12080 for Legionella Water Management Specialists.
Dr. Stout received her Master’s and PhD degrees in infectious disease microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, and a BS in biology from Clarion University, Clarion, Pa.