The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials® (IAPMO®) is pleased to announce a new webinar series to provide useful, practical information to assist in the safer reopening of buildings as COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions are eased. The After COVID-19 series is designed to provide jurisdictions, health departments, building owners and managers, and contractors with detailed information and guidance on reopening the various building types. Click here for details.
Legionella Standard Available
ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI 12080, Professional Qualifications Standard for Legionella Water Safety and Management Personnel, has been designated as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is now available for purchase. The standard outlines the minimum qualifications needed, including knowledge and competency, to become a member of a water safety team involved in the development of a risk assessment analysis, and water management and sampling plan, for protection from Legionella and other waterborne pathogens. Its purpose is to provide a curriculum of minimum criteria, identified by industry consensus, to ensure knowledge and understanding of standards and 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. Click here for details.
Standards Development Volunteers Needed
IAPMO is seeking volunteers in the general interest and user interest categories, with technical background in hydronic systems and specific knowledge of heat transfer fluid treatment — such as jurisdictional authorities, regulatory agencies, testing lab and educational facility representatives — to participate on the Hydronic Standards Committee for the development of IAPMO H1001.1 as an American National Standard. The scope of this standard is to establish and maintain hydronic system heat transfer fluid quality over the life of the system. Read the full release here.
ASSE International has published its sixth scald awareness white paper, Recommended Installation Practices for Residential Tankless Water Heaters to Reduce the Danger of Scalding, which may be downloaded for free at www.asse-plumbing.org/resources. Developed by the ASSE International Scald Awareness Task Group, this new paper focuses on the recommended installation practices that plumbers, installers, and/or plumbing contractors should follow to reduce the dangers of scald injuries or thermal shock when installing any type of residential tankless water heater. This paper also addresses some of the potential problems arising from unprofessional installations and the solutions to those problems, as well as the responsibilities of the installer. Click here to read the full release.