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Ventilation Systems and Prevention of Respiratory Illness: Requirements for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning in Health Care Facilities Presented by: Dr. Leon Genesove, Provincial Physician Ontario Ministry of Labor November 9, 2005

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Topics Review of Legionnaires\' Disease Regulatory Review HVAC and Potable Water System Maintenance Airborne Infection Isolation (AII) Rooms Review of Guidelines: MOL, CDC, ASHRAE, CSA MOL Expectations

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What is Legionnaires\' Disease? Possibly deadly pneumonia brought about by disease with Legionellae microbes Certain conditions will bring about Legionellae development in water frameworks or air taking care of frameworks with cooling towers (e.g. water temp. of 30-45 0 C) Refers to open, recycling water, cooling tower frameworks Risk when microorganisms develop (enhancement) and showering, sprinkling, clouding, or rising of air through tainted water makes beads/mist concentrates Infection is created by inward breath of water beads or pressurized canned products profound into lungs

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Who is at danger? Not everybody who breathes in the Legionellae microscopic organisms will get Legionnaires\' infection Factors that expansion the danger include: Increased age Heavy smoking Weakened invulnerable framework Underlying restorative issues Heavy utilization of liquor Outbreaks in medicinal services offices generally reported in light of the fact that numerous patients have some of these danger components

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Sources of Legionellae microorganisms have been detached from or flare-ups have been connected with: Water fog from cooling towers or evaporative condensers Humidifiers and staple produce sirs Hot and chilly consumable water appropriation frameworks Hot tubs, spa showers and enriching wellsprings Non-consumable water cooling frameworks

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Conditions for Bacterial Growth Conditions that advance the development of Legionellae microbes in water frameworks include: Hot temperatures (20-45 0 C; ideal 35-45 0 C) Stagnation (>3 days or utilized <once every week) Sediment, rust, scale, ooze (as supplement source) Slime or regular water living beings (which give supplements and ensure Legionellae) Cold water frameworks in which temperature is not kept up underneath 20 0 C

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Ministry of Labor Role If a flare-up happens, the nearby general wellbeing unit drives the examination MOL arranges with general wellbeing where there is joint ward (i.e. specialists are included) MOL researches to guarantee business plays it safe to secure laborers and keep a repeat MOL likewise has proactive part to guarantee bosses find a way to forestall laborer presentation and sickness MOL creating basic way to deal with Legionella aversion with MOH-LTC

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What ought to managers do? Recognize and survey the danger of bacterial development in all water and ventilation frameworks Develop a composed preventive support program, with fitting control measures Develop non-crisis and crisis start up and close down methods Train specialists who are keeping up/working air taking care of and water frameworks in measures and techniques (counting safety measures and PPE) Monitor adequacy of control project on planned premise (e.g. measure water temperature, check biocide levels, and so forth.)

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Legislation and Guidelines Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulation for Health Care and Residential Facilities CDC Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health Care Facilities (2003) CDC Guidelines for Preventing Health-Care-Associated Pneumonia (2003) ASHRAE Guideline 12-2000 Minimizing the Risk of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z317.2-01. Exceptional prerequisites for warming, ventilation, and aerating and cooling (HVAC) frameworks in human services offices. CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z317.13 Infection Control amid Construction or Renovation of Health Care Facilities. Wellbeing Canada, July 2001, Construction-related Nosocomial Infections in Patients in Health Care Facilities – Decreasing the Risk of Aspergillus, Legionella and Other Infections.

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Occupational Health and Safety Act Employers\' Responsibilities S. 25(1)(b) – might guarantee that hardware, materials and defensive gadgets are kept up in great condition (i.e.maintain water and ventilation frameworks to forestall Legionellae development) S. 25(2)(a) – might give data, guideline and supervision to ensure laborers (e.g. specialists required in preventive support or operation of water and ventilation frameworks) S. 25(2)(h) – should play it safe for the assurance of specialists (i.e. recognize, evaluate and execute control measures to avoid Legionellae development in water and ventilation frameworks) S. 52(2) – if an episode happens, the business must report word related sicknesses to MOL and JHSC, in composing inside 4 days

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Regulation for Health Care and Residential Facilities (HCRF Reg.) Employers\' Responsibilities S. 8 – in counsel with JHSC, might create, set up and put into impact measures and methods to ensure the wellbeing and security of specialists S. 9(1) 4. – might lessen to composing measures and methodology for the wellbeing and security of specialists for the control of Legionellosis S. 9(1) 1. – should diminish to composing measures and strategies to securely examine, clean and keep up water and ventilation frameworks S. (1) 12. – should decrease to composing measures and strategies for the utilization, wearing and care of all PPE (i.e.used by specialists who work, investigate, or keep up water and ventilation frameworks) S. 9(4) – in counsel with JHSC, might create and give preparing programs on the measures and methods

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HCRF Reg. – PPE Employers\' Responsibilities S. 10(1) – might guarantee that laborers who are required to wear or utilize any defensive attire, hardware or gadget (e.g. to keep up ventilation frameworks) are prepared on its consideration, use and confinements before wearing or utilizing it S. 10(2) – might guarantee that the defensive hardware is legitimately utilized, kept up, examined, put away, and is an appropriate fit (e.g. suitable size, fit testing for respiratory insurance, and so forth.)

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HCRF Reg. – Ventilation Employers\' Responsibilities S. 19(2) – the mechanical ventilation framework should be reviewed at regular intervals to guarantee it is in great condition (i.e. no potential for Legionellae development) S. 19(3) – should be assessed by a qualified individual S. 19(4) – qualified individual to document review report and give duplicate to JHCS S. 19(5) – might be adjusted and kept up in great condition as suggested by producer or by qualified individual according to assessment report

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MOL Health and Safety Guideline: Ventilation Inspection and Records for Health Care and Residential Facilities Requirements re: area 19 of HCRF Reg. what\'s more, things for semi-yearly examination and record keeping HVAC framework records ought to incorporate depiction of: Location of open air admission and air taking care of units Air volumes, % open air (and how it is resolved) How fans, dampers (outside air, fumes, supply), temperature, stickiness, air dispersion are controlled Types of channels and their support plan Maintenance program for fan/drive segments, channel container, traps, valves, spouts, dampers, controls, any persistent screens of contaminant focuses State kind of biocide utilized and how every now and again it is utilized

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MOL Health and Safety Guideline: (cont\'d) Inspection by qualified individual to guarantee that ventilation framework is working legitimately Inspection things include: Exhaust hoods, outside air admissions, ventilation work, warm loops/blending boxes, HVAC hardware, supply air diffusers, return air grilles, fan, indoor regulators Humidifiers, Cooling Coils, Drain Pans cleanliness, no sludge or mold, depletes clear, no stagnant water, no scents Cooling Towers Drains clear, no stagnant water, no winged creature droppings, ooze, mold, soil develop

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CDC Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health Care Facilities (2003) Recommendations – Air Handling Systems in Health Care Facilities Construction, Renovation, Remediation, Repair and Demolition Infection Control and Ventilation Requirements for: PE (defensive environment) rooms AII (airborne contamination confinement) rooms Operating Rooms Other Infectious Aerosol Hazards in Health-Care Facilities

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Airborne Infection Isolation Rooms Maintain nonstop pessimistic gaseous tension Monitor pneumatic force occasionally (day by day) or with changeless visual checking instrument Ensure rooms all around fixed/no spillage Self-shutting gadgets on way out entryways > 12 ACH for revamped or recently built rooms; or > 6 ACH for existing rooms Direct fumes air outside, far from admission HEPA filtration and/or UVGI sifted fumes

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AII Rooms (cont\'d) Monitor and report day by day the adverse wind current in AII rooms Monitor AII spaces for ACH, filtration, and weight differentials Provide reinforcement crisis power, air-taking care of and pressurization frameworks to look after filtration, consistent ACH, and weight differentials in AII rooms Whenever attainable, outline and introduce altered reinforcement ventilation frameworks for new or redesigned development of AII rooms Implement ecological disease control measures for people analyzed/associated with having airborne irresistible illness

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CDC Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health Care Facilities (2003) Recommendations – Water Controlling the Spread of Waterborne Micro-living beings Routine Prevention of Waterborne Microbial Contamination Within the Distribution System Remediation Strategies for Distribution System Repair or Emergencies Additional Engineering Measures as Indicated by Epidemiologic Investigation for Controlling Waterborne HC-Associated Legionnaires Disease

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CDC Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health Care Facilities (2003) Recommendations – Water (cont\'d) General Infection Control for Preventing Legionnair