Legionnaires’ Disease: The History, Control, Remediation and Prevention

When:                   April 30, 2019

Where:                 Manchester Health Department
1528 Elm Street Manchester, NH 03101

Breakfast is Included with Registration!!

Attendance Fees:

Member: $65
Non-Member: $75

NOTE: Sorry, we cannot accept credit cards.

The Manchester Chapter of the Indoor Air Quality Association will be holding a Workshop on April 30th on the subject of Legionnaires’ disease. The workshop will be focused on Building Managers, Public Health Officers, Clinicians, Private and Public consultants/remediators, school management personnel and custodial staff. Doctors and patients alike will learn a vast amount of information regarding this not so well understood disease.

Dennis N Francoeur Jr., CIH CSP CMI
RPF Environmental

Dennis will present information surrounding testing and AIHA Guidelines for Recognition, Evaluation and Control. Learn how to identify areas or devices in buildings where Legionella might grow or spread to people.  Focusing on water management plans, regulatory information, case studies and outbreak management.

Katrina Hansen, MPH, Chief, Infectious Disease Surveillance Section
Bureau of Infectious Disease Control

Katrina will present overview of outbreak investigation and response, and a case study surrounding the 2018 outbreak in Hampton, NH. This presentation will outline the steps taken by NH DHHS officials related to their investigations and surveillance programs. Outbreak management will be detailed, including steps to create an outbreak team, and an incident management team. A thorough overview of the Hampton, NH outbreak will be presented, from the cluster detection to key response strategy and immediate actions taken in the wake of the epidemic.

Eric Russo, Certified Water Technologist
DuBois Chemicals, Inc.

Eric will discuss best management practices for minimizing the risk of a Legionnaire’s outbreak to understand all the water systems within our facility and then manage or eliminate factors and conditions which result in the growth and spread of Legionella bacteria. These practices and control measures will be covered for our attendees.

A panel of our presenters and industry experts will close out the event with a question and answer segment.