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How to Keep Uninvited Guests Away from Building Operating Management

3-Part On-Demand Web Workshop Series
Only $360 for all 3 Webcasts or $150 for individual Webcasts.

From micro-organisms to birds, millions of uninvited guests are trying to gain access to your facility every day. It only takes a single intruder to wreak havoc on your building and terrorize occupants. Mitigating the pests can be expensive, time consuming and a public relations nightmare. That's why it's best to be prepared before trespassers gain access to your organization. 

Make this 3-part web workshop series part of your online library so you'll always have the tools you need to fight back against unwanted visits by bugs, birds and harmful pathogens like Legionella, and maintain a healthy, safe and occupant-friendly building. 

Part 1: Waterborne Pathogens: Small Yet Deadly

Part 1. Waterborne Pathogens: Small Yet Deadly
Presented by Janet Stout, PhD, Director, Special Pathogens Laboratory

Waterborne pathogens (Legionella in particular) are an increasing — and deadly — problem for facility mangers. This webcast outlines the steps needed to ensure facilities' water systems do not become vulnerable to the colonization of waterborne pathogens, including antibiotic- resistant bacteria. Learn about new methods for monitoring and disinfecting water systems, and review guidance documents from the World Health Organization, the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, the New York Department of Health, and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Learning Objectives:


Identify ways that waterborne pathogens get into facilities


Know the various environmental reservoirs for these organisms plus methods of detection and prevention through environmental interventions


Learn approaches to assessing and managing the risk from waterborne pathogens (including Legionella) from utility water systems


Understand the status of guidance documents, including the ASHRAE Legionella Standard SPC-188, and the potential impact on utility system operation and maintenance

Part 2: Creepy Crawly Pests: Surviving Their Stay

Part 2. Creepy Crawly Pests: Surviving Their Stay
Presented by an expert from the National Pest Association

From cockroaches to rodents and bees to bedbugs, pests can create an emergency situation for any facility. Along with creating a public health concern and long-term damage to a building, a pest infestation can case major loss of business continuity, put a significant dent in an organization's public image and consume a lot of time, energy and money in the process. With so much on the line, it's crucial that facility professionals have a solid plan in place to battle back against an invasion.

Learning Objectives:


Comprehend the public health issues regarding pest infections


Learn the best way to prevent an infestation


Learn best practices to mitigate a pest infestation

Part 3: Birds: Much More than Just a Nuisance

Part 3. Birds: Much More than Just a Nuisance
Presented by

The iconic Hitchcock film only told half the story: In addition to being a general nuisance, birdscan create a much larger problem for a building and its occupants. With their potential to transmit upwards of 60 types of avian disease, an uncontrolled bird population has the potential to cause serious health complications and even death. And beyond the health concerns lies the significant damage flocks can do to a building and surrounding landscape. Attend this webcast to learn about strategies to fight off the birds and keep them away for good.

Learning Objectives:


Understand the overall health and safety problems birds can create


Develop and implement a bird prevention plan


Identify solutions to successfully deal with a variety of unwanted birds