Water safety in buildings /
edited by David Cunliffe ... [et al.].
Geneva : World Health Organization, c2011.
xv, 146 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
924154810X, 9789241548106
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Geneva : World Health Organization, c2011.
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What are the issues?. Background -- System design -- Hazard identification and risk assessment -- People who use buildings -- Building types -- Roles and responsibilities. Background -- Building commissioners -- Building operators -- Employees, residents and users of buildings -- Service providers and specialist consultants -- Professional bodies -- Infection control -- Regulators -- Standard-setting and certification bodies -- Training providers -- Water safety plans. Background -- Key principles of WSPs -- Assembling a WSP team -- Describing the water system -- Identifying hazards and hazardous events -- Hazardous events -- Risk assessment -- Control measures -- Operational monitoring of control measures -- Management procedures and corrective responses -- Management procedures for new buildings or major upgrades -- Verification -- Supporting new programmes -- Periodic review -- Supporting the environment. Independent inspection and surveillance -- Disease surveillance and detection of outbreaks -- Regulatory and policy frameworks -- Capacity building and training.
"This document provides guidance for managing water supplies in buildings where people may drink water; use water for food preparation; wash, shower, swim or use water for other recreational activities; or be exposed to aerosols produced by water-using devices, such as cooling towers. These uses occur in a variety of buildings, such as hospitals, schools, child and aged care, medical and dental facilities, hotels, apartment blocks, sport centers, commercial buildings and transport terminals."--Publisher's description.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-146).
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