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Fundamentals of Infection Control During Construction, Renovation and Maintenance of Healthcare Facilities

Courses, Management Courses, Safety Courses, Training, Vancouver
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
3636 East 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5M 1M3

Last Chance to Register - a few seats remaning

Based on CSA Z317.13-07

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 317.13-07 Infection Control during Construction, Renovation and Maintenance of Healthcare Facilities to address necessary measures and help control risk.

Key Topics

  • Risk factors / sources of healthcare facility infections,
  • Effective procedures during construction, renovation and maintenance, and
  • Infection prevention and control measures for renovation and/or new construction projects.

The seminar has been developed for Construction Managers, Infection Prevention and Control personnel, Occupational Health and Hygiene Professionals, Maintenance Mangers and Construction Superintendents in health care facilities.

          Course Agenda

Introductions, Course Objectives Background & Development of CSA Z317.13-07

  • How and why the standard was developed
  • Risk factors and construction related infections


  • Infection prevention and control measures
  • Multidisciplinary teams
  •  Preventive measures analysis – tables I, II, III

Infection Prevention and Control Measures – Levels I – IV

  • This section provides an in-depth examination of the procedures to be followed before, during and after construction in each of the four levels identified in Table I of the standard. Participants will examine hypothetical case studies and actual photographs of construction sites, independently determining levels of control
    necessary for compliance and discussing outcomes.

Recommended Practices

  • In addition to the requirements of the standard, seminar participants will be introduced to best practices in the industry that exceed current standard requirements.

Co-sponsored with the Canadian Standards Association

The Canadian Standards Association is a not-for-profit membership-based association serving business, industry, government and consumers in Canada and the global marketplace.

As a solutions-oriented organization, we work in Canada and around the world to develop standards that address real needs, such as enhancing public safety and health. Advancing the quality of life. Helping to preserve the environment. Facilitating trade.

We help people understand standards through education and information products and services. Each year, thousands of people benefit from the training materials, workshops and seminars offered by the CSA Education & Training.

About the Instructor

Mike Hickey is the Director; Facilities Management and Support Services for Northern Health Authority based in Prince George, BC.  He is currently working in his 33rd year in the facilities management side of healthcare.  Twenty years have been in St. John’s NL, his city of birth, while the last 13 years have been in Prince George.  Prior to moving to northern BC, Mike served as an Assistant Director of Facilities Management with the Healthcare Corporation of St. John’s and has worked in both acute care and long term care.    Mike’s background is in Power Engineering.  He has also completed the management programs of Modern Management, Quality Management for Healthcare Professionals, Health Services Management, and Long Term Care Senior management (academic excellence award) through the Canadian Healthcare Association.  He has represented BC on the National Energy Efficiency Advisory committee with the Canadian College of Health Service Executives, and held membership on the CHA National Advisory Committee for Management programs across Canada.   He has also served as an Education Consultant with CHA for the Modern Management program.  He is currently past Chair of the BC Chapter of the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES), as well as National President of CHES.  Mike is also a Faculty member for the Canadian Healthcare Construction Program course, a joint effort of CHES (Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society) and ASHE (American Society for Healthcare Engineering).  He is also a faculty member of the Canadian Standards Association for CSA Standard Z317.13-07, Infection Control during Construction, Renovation and Maintenance of Healthcare Facilities.  In his spare time, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Prince George Hospice Society. 


Fee includes all materials, lunch and refreshments, and parking is free.


Please register early to ensure a space in the class as registration closes two weeks before the course start date of February 17, 2012

This course has been awarded 0.5 CMP's by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals.

Course Fee $525.00
On-line registration is now closed.
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