Upcoming Events

  • CSA Z8002 Workshop - Maintenance of Health Care Facilities

    Oct 1, 2014 8:00 am until Oct 1, 2014 4:30 pm (America/Halifax)

    Location: Saint John, NB

    CHES and CSA are collaborating to bring an exciting post-conference workshop to the attendees at the CHES 2014 Conference in Saint John, NB. This workshop will help attendees develop plans to ensure their healthcare buildings are operating as safely and efficiently as possible. Proper operation and maintenance of a health care facility is essential to the safety of patients, visitors and personnel and to ensure effective use of limited healthcare financial resources. For maximum safety, efficiency and effectiveness, operation & maintenance (O&M) functions should be managed by trained and qualified personnel using a well-organized and documented system. CSA Z8002-14 Operation and Maintenance of Health Care Facilities provides essential requirements and establishes a framework for O&M procedures.

    Federal bill C-45, the legislation that amended the Canadian Criminal Code in March of 2004. establishes legal duties for workplace health and safety, and imposes serious penalties for violations that result in injuries or death. Bill C-45 makes it possible to prosecute a hospital and its directors, officers, physicians and employees for criminal negligence, where a person suffers bodily harm or death relating to circumstances where the hospital and person(s) knew or ought to have known that there was a danger to a patient, visitor or staff member and they “showed wanton and reckless disregard” for the person’s safety.

    This one-day workshop will feature a detailed introduction to the CSA Z8002-14 standard in the morning, followed by practical application of this standard in combination with other well-known healthcare facilities standards. We will explore:

    1. Plumbing – Apply the CSA Z8002 standard to not only ensure compliance with CSA Z317.1 but also build the foundation to be in compliance with the proposed ASHRAE standard 188P to reduce the risks of legionella growth in building water systems.

    2. Medical Gas - Look at real world applications of the Medical Gas standard CSA Z7396.1 and how to apply it in your facility. We will look at the new Medical Gas Personnel Certification and the need for an identified qualified person in every healthcare building.

    3. HVAC – Not only can poor indoor air quality adversely impact building occupant’s health, it can create clinically dangerous conditions. Learn about the key touch points and how to apply them to your HVAC system.
  • CHES Healthcare Construction Certificate Program

    Oct 21, 2014 7:45 am until Oct 22, 2014 5:00 pm (America/New_York)

    Location: Toronto, ON

    The Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society in conjunction with the American Society for Healthcare Engineering offer the only course in Canada designed to meet the unique needs of healthcare construction professionals. This two day course presents information on contemporary issues related to the construction, renovation with the Canadian Healthcare environment.

    Topics include: Planning, Design, Construction, Safety, Risk Assessments, Codes & Standards, Infection Control, Mechanical + Plumbing + Electrical Systems, Emergency Preparedness and Commissioning.

    With faculty from across North America, this is a not to be missed event. For more information visit http://www.ches.org/en/conferences-events/canadian-healthcare-construction-course.html
  • Designing for the Future CSA Z8000 - Canadian Health Care Facili

    Oct 23, 2014 8:00 am until Oct 23, 2014 4:30 pm (America/Los_Angeles)

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    The design and construction of hospitals, medical offices and other health care facilities is critical to the consistent delivery of quality health care in Canada. These facilities are designed and built with sophisticated systems and as a result, a national common and consistent standard for design and construction is needed. CSA Z8000 Canadian health care facilities responds to this need by providing a nationally recognized baseline for the design and construction of hospitals and selected care facilities. The positive applications of this standard have a long reach from stakeholders in healthcare and occupational health and safety all the way to emergency management and construction.

    This 1-day interactive workshop not only helps you navigate Z8000 but provides you with valuable insight into the latest developments and requirements in the ever-evolving field of health care facility construction, maintenance and renovation. You will gain the practical knowledge necessary to apply the appropriate measures that help control risks.

    Richard Dixon and Gordon Burrill are two of Canada's leading experts in the field and participated in the development of the new Z8000 Standard, serving as Chair and Vice Chair respectively of the CSA Technical Subcommittee (TSC) for design and construction of Canadian health care facilities. They bring valuable knowledge and practical experience from their extensive work in the health care facility construction field. Don't miss the opportunity to ask questions and network with your peers to share knowledge and experiences. For more information, see http://shop.csa.ca/en/canada/health-care-and-medical-devices-training/designing-for-the-future-csa-z8000-canadian-health-care-facilities-1-day-workshop/invt/50062815&bklist=icat,4,shop,learning-institute,healthcaretrain
  • Designing for the Future CSA Z8000 - Canadian Health Care Facili

    Nov 20, 2014 8:00 am until Nov 20, 2014 4:30 pm (America/New_York)

    Location: Mississauga, ON

    The design and construction of hospitals, medical offices and other health care facilities is critical to the consistent delivery of quality health care in Canada. These facilities are designed and built with sophisticated systems and as a result, a national common and consistent standard for design and construction is needed. CSA Z8000 Canadian health care facilities responds to this need by providing a nationally recognized baseline for the design and construction of hospitals and selected care facilities. The positive applications of this standard have a long reach from stakeholders in healthcare and occupational health and safety all the way to emergency management and construction.

    This 1-day interactive workshop not only helps you navigate Z8000 but provides you with valuable insight into the latest developments and requirements in the ever-evolving field of health care facility construction, maintenance and renovation. You will gain the practical knowledge necessary to apply the appropriate measures that help control risks.

    Michael Keen and Gordon Burrill are two of Canada's leading experts in the field and participated in the development of the new Z8000 Standard, serving as Chair and Vice Chair respectively of the CSA Technical Subcommittee (TSC) for design and construction of Canadian health care facilities. They bring valuable knowledge and practical experience from their extensive work in the health care facility construction field. Don't miss the opportunity to ask questions and network with your peers to share knowledge and experiences. For more information, see http://shop.csa.ca/en/canada/health-care-and-medical-devices-training/designing-for-the-future-csa-z8000-canadian-health-care-facilities-1-day-workshop/invt/50062815&bklist=icat,4,shop,learning-institute,healthcaretrain
  • Fundamentals of Infection control during Construction, Renovatio

    Nov 25, 2014 8:00 am until Nov 25, 2014 4:30 pm (America/New_York)

    Location: Mississauga, ON

    UPDATED TO 2012 STANDARD - Construction, renovation and maintenance activities are a significant cause of potentially fatal infections for the occupants of any healthcare facility. This course focuses on application of CSA Z317.13-12 Infection Control during Construction, Renovation and Maintenance of Healthcare Facilities to address necessary measures and help control risk. We will explore the risk factors and a risk analysis profile that is required when doing any type of construction or maintenance in many healthcare facilities across Canada.
    Topics include: risk identification, risk analysis, risk mitigation and preventive measures that can be applied to minimize the risks to patients.
    Gordon serves as the key faculty member for this course across Canada and chairs the technical subcommittee for CSA Z317.13-12 and brings intimate knowledge of the intents of the statements within this standard. For more information, see http://shop.csa.ca/en/canada/health-care-and-medical-devices-training/fundamentals-of-infection-control-during-construction/invt/500320002011/&bklist=icat,4,shop,training,healthcaretrain
  • Effective Implementation of Infection control during Constructio

    Nov 26, 2014 8:00 am until Nov 26, 2014 4:30 pm (America/New_York)

    Location: Mississauga, ON

    UPDATED TO 2012 STANDARD - The Applying the CSA Z317.13-12 standard is not always straight forward. This course builds on the information gained during the Fundamentals of Infection Control during Construction, Renovation and Maintenance of Healthcare Facilities course to address challenges that are commonly seen in the healthcare construction industry. This includes several tools that make applying the standard easier in the “real world”.
    This course also highlights many of the changes between the 2007 and 2012 editions of the CSA Z317.13 standard. Topics include risk mitigation and preventive techniques that can be applied to minimize the risks to patients. The course takes participants through many real life construction scenarios focussing on major renovation and new health care construction projects..
    Gordon serves as the key faculty member for this course across Canada and chairs the technical subcommittee for CSA Z317.13-07 and brings intimate knowledge of the intents of the statements within this standard. For more information, see http://shop.csa.ca/en/canada/health-care-and-medical-devices-training/csa-z31713-effective-implementation-and-practical-applications/invt/500319992011/&bklist=icat,4,shop,training,healthcaretrain
  • Fundamentals of Infection control during Construction, Renovatio

    Feb 4, 2015 8:00 am until Feb 4, 2015 4:30 pm (America/Los_Angeles)

    Location: Edmonton, AB

    UPDATED TO 2012 STANDARD - Construction, renovation and maintenance activities are a significant cause of potentially fatal infections for the occupants of any healthcare facility. This course focuses on application of CSA Z317.13-12 Infection Control during Construction, Renovation and Maintenance of Healthcare Facilities to address necessary measures and help control risk. We will explore the risk factors and a risk analysis profile that is required when doing any type of construction or maintenance in many healthcare facilities across Canada.
    Topics include: risk identification, risk analysis, risk mitigation and preventive measures that can be applied to minimize the risks to patients.
    Gordon serves as the key faculty member for this course across Canada and chairs the technical subcommittee for CSA Z317.13-12 and brings intimate knowledge of the intents of the statements within this standard. For more information, see http://shop.csa.ca/en/canada/health-care-and-medical-devices-training/fundamentals-of-infection-control-during-construction/invt/500320002011/&bklist=icat,4,shop,training,healthcaretrain
  • Effective Implementation of Infection control during Constructio

    Feb 5, 2015 8:00 am until Feb 5, 2015 4:30 pm (America/Denver)

    Location: Edmonton, AB

    UPDATED TO 2012 STANDARD - The Applying the CSA Z317.13-12 standard is not always straight forward. This course builds on the information gained during the Fundamentals of Infection Control during Construction, Renovation and Maintenance of Healthcare Facilities course to address challenges that are commonly seen in the healthcare construction industry. This includes several tools that make applying the standard easier in the “real world”.
    This course also highlights many of the changes between the 2007 and 2012 editions of the CSA Z317.13 standard. Topics include risk mitigation and preventive techniques that can be applied to minimize the risks to patients. The course takes participants through many real life construction scenarios focussing on major renovation and new health care construction projects..
    Gordon serves as the key faculty member for this course across Canada and chairs the technical subcommittee for CSA Z317.13-07 and brings intimate knowledge of the intents of the statements within this standard. For more information, see http://shop.csa.ca/en/canada/health-care-and-medical-devices-training/csa-z31713-effective-implementation-and-practical-applications/invt/500319992011/&bklist=icat,4,shop,training,healthcaretrain
  • Fundamentals of Infection control during Construction, Renovatio

    May 13, 2015 8:00 am until May 13, 2015 4:30 pm (America/Halifax)

    Location: Halifax, NS

    UPDATED TO 2012 STANDARD - Construction, renovation and maintenance activities are a significant cause of potentially fatal infections for the occupants of any healthcare facility. This course focuses on application of CSA Z317.13-12 Infection Control during Construction, Renovation and Maintenance of Healthcare Facilities to address necessary measures and help control risk. We will explore the risk factors and a risk analysis profile that is required when doing any type of construction or maintenance in many healthcare facilities across Canada.
    Topics include: risk identification, risk analysis, risk mitigation and preventive measures that can be applied to minimize the risks to patients.
    Gordon serves as the key faculty member for this course across Canada and chairs the technical subcommittee for CSA Z317.13-12 and brings intimate knowledge of the intents of the statements within this standard. For more information, see http://shop.csa.ca/en/canada/health-care-and-medical-devices-training/fundamentals-of-infection-control-during-construction/invt/500320002011/&bklist=icat,4,shop,training,healthcaretrain
  • Effective Implementation of Infection control during Constructio

    May 14, 2015 8:00 am until May 14, 2015 4:30 pm (America/Los_Angeles)

    Location: Halifax, NS

    UPDATED TO 2012 STANDARD - The Applying the CSA Z317.13-12 standard is not always straight forward. This course builds on the information gained during the Fundamentals of Infection Control during Construction, Renovation and Maintenance of Healthcare Facilities course to address challenges that are commonly seen in the healthcare construction industry. This includes several tools that make applying the standard easier in the “real world”.
    This course also highlights many of the changes between the 2007 and 2012 editions of the CSA Z317.13 standard. Topics include risk mitigation and preventive techniques that can be applied to minimize the risks to patients. The course takes participants through many real life construction scenarios focussing on major renovation and new health care construction projects..
    Gordon serves as the key faculty member for this course across Canada and chairs the technical subcommittee for CSA Z317.13-07 and brings intimate knowledge of the intents of the statements within this standard. For more information, see http://shop.csa.ca/en/canada/health-care-and-medical-devices-training/csa-z31713-effective-implementation-and-practical-applications/invt/500319992011/&bklist=icat,4,shop,training,healthcaretrain
  • Fundamentals of Infection control during Construction, Renovatio

    Jul 6, 2015 8:00 am until Jul 6, 2015 4:30 pm (America/New_York)

    Location: Mississauga, ON

    UPDATED TO 2012 STANDARD - Construction, renovation and maintenance activities are a significant cause of potentially fatal infections for the occupants of any healthcare facility. This course focuses on application of CSA Z317.13-12 Infection Control during Construction, Renovation and Maintenance of Healthcare Facilities to address necessary measures and help control risk. We will explore the risk factors and a risk analysis profile that is required when doing any type of construction or maintenance in many healthcare facilities across Canada.
    Topics include: risk identification, risk analysis, risk mitigation and preventive measures that can be applied to minimize the risks to patients.
    Gordon serves as the key faculty member for this course across Canada and chairs the technical subcommittee for CSA Z317.13-12 and brings intimate knowledge of the intents of the statements within this standard. For more information, see http://shop.csa.ca/en/canada/health-care-and-medical-devices-training/fundamentals-of-infection-control-during-construction/invt/500320002011/&bklist=icat,4,shop,training,healthcaretrain
  • Effective Implementation of Infection control during Constructio

    Jul 7, 2015 8:00 am until Jul 7, 2015 4:30 pm (America/New_York)

    Location: Mississauga, ON

    UPDATED TO 2012 STANDARD - The Applying the CSA Z317.13-12 standard is not always straight forward. This course builds on the information gained during the Fundamentals of Infection Control during Construction, Renovation and Maintenance of Healthcare Facilities course to address challenges that are commonly seen in the healthcare construction industry. This includes several tools that make applying the standard easier in the �real world�.
    This course also highlights many of the changes between the 2007 and 2012 editions of the CSA Z317.13 standard. Topics include risk mitigation and preventive techniques that can be applied to minimize the risks to patients. The course takes participants through many real life construction scenarios focussing on major renovation and new health care construction projects..
    Gordon serves as the key faculty member for this course across Canada and chairs the technical subcommittee for CSA Z317.13-07 and brings intimate knowledge of the intents of the statements within this standard. For more information, see http://shop.csa.ca/en/canada/health-care-and-medical-devices-training/csa-z31713-effective-implementation-and-practical-applications/invt/500319992011/&bklist=icat,4,shop,training,healthcaretrain
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