2024 model code development
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) is calling for formal code proposals toward the development of the 2024 editions of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC) American National Standard designated model codes.
The code proposal form, as well as proposal instructions and background on IAPMO’s ANSI-accredited consensus process, may be found at http://codes.iapmo.org/form_proposals_upc_umc_2024.aspx. All proposals recommending new text, revised text or the deletion of text must be written in legislative format and clearly state the reason behind the recommendation.
No proposals will be accepted after the 5 p.m. PST deadline on January 4, 2021. For questions about submitting proposals for the UPC, please contact Enrique Gonzalez at (909) 230-5535 or by email to [email protected]. For the UMC, contact Zalmie Hussein at (909) 218-8122 or email [email protected].
IAPMO, in conjunction with Special Pathogens Laboratory (SPL), is offering an ASSE 12080 Legionella Water Safety and Management Specialist Certification Training program, August 17-19, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. SPL President Janet Stout, PhD, a clinical and environmental biologist with more than 30 years of pioneering research in Legionella, will teach the three-day course. The speakers will include David Pierre, VP of SPL Consulting Services, and Michael Castro, MPH, SPL’s Director of Healthcare Services.
Attendees will gain the requisite knowledge, understanding, and competency to serve as a member of a facilities water safety team to help protect against Legionella outbreaks and react to one appropriately should it occur. The program will focus on the development of a risk assessment analysis, and water management and sampling plan, for protection from Legionella and other waterborne pathogens.
The training will also cover the codes, and the resources, understanding and skills needed to conduct a facility risk assessment and implement a water safety and management program to reduce the risk of infections due to Legionella. The ASSE 12080 certification exam will be administered at the end. Attendees who pass the exam will become certified as Legionella Water Safety and Management Specialists.
The training program will be held at the UA Local 130 Training Center, 1400 W. Washington Boulevard, Chicago, IL. The registration fee includes the ASSE exam, the SPL workbook, Puzzled by Legionella? A Guide to Understanding Detection, Prevention, and Water Management and lunch. To register, visit https://www.iapmolearn.org/topclass/searchCatalog.do?catId=129117. For information about the ASSE 12080 standard, visit https://bit.ly/31dzNoQ.
WASSUP Diepsloot Initiative
The World Plumbing Council (WPC), in association with The International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH), is excited to support an ambitious new initiative from WASSUP Diepsloot — the Water Amenities and Sanitation Services Upgrading Program in Diepsloot, Johannesburg, South Africa, which will target repairs to 2,000 communal taps across the township in 50 days, through June and July 2020. “Tackle a Tap” is a nine-week program that brings together a unique group of plumbing industry partners, local and international, in the fight against COVID-19. Click here to read the full release.
IWSH, Rwanda Plumbers Promote Hand Washing in Local Schools
WPC has facilitated a partnership between IWSH and the Rwanda Plumbers Organization (RPO) to support community hand washing and public health awareness activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In recognition of World Plumbing Day, a date established by the WPC and celebrated across the globe every March 11, an RPO team recently designed and donated a mobile hand-washing station via a plumbing workshop hosted at the Integrated Polytechnic Regional College (IPRC) in the Huye district, an activity also intended to remind plumbers-in-training of their essential responsibility in protecting public health. Due to the positive impact of the new facility at IPRC Huye during the COVID-19 pandemic, the RPO has been inspired to extend the project to schools in the Musanze district. Click here to read the full release.
NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 Testing, Certification Now Available in India
IAPMO India is pleased to announce it is now offering one-stop testing and certification services to NSF/ANSI/CAN 61: Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects to manufacturers seeking to market their products in the United States and Canada. The NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 standard establishes methods for determining contaminants or impurities imparted indirectly to drinking water. Click here for the full release.