Flat Creek near Gainesville, Ga. has suffered a spill of 187,500 gal of partially treated wastewater due to an improperly closed valve.
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center will host the full day seminar “Legionella Control in Hospitals” on Friday, Sept. 29 at its Baltimore campus. The course is for facility managers, safety officers, infection control coordinators, industrial hygienists, public health officials, plumbing technicians, and those that offer services related to water treatment, plumbing systems, cooling towers or infection control.
Matt Freije, author of Legionellae Control in Health Care Facilities: A Guide for Minimizing Risk, will be the instructor. He will cover overall risk reduction strategies and then discuss guidelines, preventive measures for plumbing systems and cooling towers, interpretation of water test results and disinfection technology for plumbing systems. Television news clips on outbreaks and prevention will also be shown.
The course is noncommercial--no products or services will be promoted. The tuition of $350 ($295 each for groups of three or more) includes a course manual, copy of Freije’s book, certificate and 0.6 continuing education units.
Several seats are already reserved for Bayview. The remaining seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis. To register or get more information, go to www.hcinfo.com or telephone 1.800.801.8050.