Nov 13, 2018

American National Standards Institute Approves Series

The ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 12000-2018 was developed in 2014 to address the nature of pathogen and infectious diseases

The ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 12000-2018 was developed in 2014 to address the nature of pathogen and infectious diseases
The ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 12000-2018 was developed in 2014 to address the nature of pathogen and infectious diseases.

The ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 12000-2018 (Professional Qualifications Standard for Infection Control Risk Assessment for All Building Systems) has been approved by the American National Standards Institute and is now available for purchase, according to a ASSE International press release.

The series was first developed in 2014 to address the nature of pathogen and infectious diseases that play a dangerous role for pipe trade workers, maintenance personnel and other construction crafts people.

According to the release, the series sets minimum criteria for the training and certification of pipe trades craftspeople and employers on safer methods to assess, control and work in environments with potentially deadly diseases and how to develop water risk management program for buildings.

The series address the need for construction and maintenance personnel to become competent in identifying and managing situations where they may be exposed to pathogens, diseases and hazards. According to the release, the series will also enhance the ability of personnel to protect occupants and operations from infections.

“As more and more facilities begin requiring training and certification in infection control, ASSE 12000 can be a valuable tool for building managers, employers, and construction and maintenance personnel,” said Marianne Waickman, ASSE International professional qualifications director. “Training and certification to this standard can show clients and employers that the individual can be trusted to work in potentially dangerous environments and responsibly perform construction and maintenance in all building types.”

The series contains nine standards including qualifications and requirements for working with biological and waterborne pathogens; contamination/infection prevention procedures for protecting facility occupants and operations and water quality program qualifications and requirements. According to the release, the series will also feature five appendices, including guidelines to protective equipment and infection prevention/control risk assessments.

The series is available for purchase at ASSE International’s webstore.

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