Do you know who is at risk for Legionnaires’ disease in your facility? Can you identify key personnell respsonsible for water safety in your building? Do you know what parts of a water system could lead to Legionella exposure? Discover the answers to these questions and more by attending Fundamentals of Legionella Water Safety, on Thursday, March 6 at 10 a.m. in Rm 318 (Session Number: R2.18  Track:Maintenance and Operations).

In this session, VP of SPL Consulting Services Frank Sidari will explore the benefits of taking a proactive approach to minimize the risk of Legionella in utility and building water distribution systems. He will share simple, fundamental principles to assist  you in reducing facility liability associated with Legionella and demonstrate excellence in building operation. These include: 1) Understanding risk in your building, 2) Applying effective water treatment when needed, and 3) Completing validation of effectiveness by periodic monitoring of your system and Legionella.   

A registered professional engineer, board certified environmental engineer and certified construction document technologist, Frank provides engineering consultation on water systems impacted by Legionella. He has significant experience in all phases of water engineering projects from development through operation. His project work has focused on distribution systems, pumping, storage, treatment, and disinfection.

 Early in his career, Frank evaluated the efficacy of chlorine dioxide and published the first field evaluation of chlorine dioxide disinfection of a hospital campus water system to control Legionella in the Journal of the American Water Works Association.

Visit Special Pathogens Laboratory at booth 2546, to talk with Frank and Dr. Janet Stout to learn more about preventing Legionella in building water systems.