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ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 12000-2021

Professional Qualifications Standard for Water Management and Infection Control Risk Assessment for Building Systems

This unique standard series sets minimum criteria for the training and certification of pipe trades craftspeople, and other construction and maintenance personnel, on how to safely work in an environment with the potentially deadly diseases that may be present within their worksites. These standards address the need for all construction and maintenance personnel and employers, especially within the pipe trades, to become proficient in identifying and managing potential situations where they, or other occupants of a building, may be exposed to bloodborne, waterborne and airborne pathogens. Standard #12005 – Professional Qualifications Standard for the Health and Safety of Construction and Maintenance Generalist - Provides general knowledge of pathogens, biohazards and infectious diseases for plumbing, piping, and mechanical systems workers, or any individual who has the potential for exposure to pathogens, biohazards or Other Potentially Infectious Material (OPIM), with the objective of providing continuing education; Standard #12010 -  Environment of Care, Infection Control and Construction Risk Assessment Professional Qualification Standard - Provides general knowledge of the environment of care, infection control and construction risk assessment procedures to protect facility operations, occupants, workers or any individual who has the potential for harm caused by construction activities; Standard #12020 - Environment of Care, Infection Control and Construction Risk Assessment Professional Qualification Standard for Construction and Maintenance Employers - Provides general knowledge of the environment of care, infection control and construction risk assessment requirements and procedures to protect facility operations, occupants, workers, or any individual who has the potential for harm caused by construction activities; Standard #12060 - Water Quality Program Professional Qualifications Standard for Employers and Designated Representatives - Provides general knowledge of developing and implementing a water management program along with conducting an incident response; Standard #12061 - Water Quality Program Professional Qualifications Standard for Plumbers - Provides general knowledge of developing and implementing a water management plan for plumbing systems along with conducting an incident response; Standard #12062 - Water Quality Program Professional Qualifications Standard for Pipefitters and HVAC Technicians - Provides general knowledge of developing and implementing a water management plan along with conducting an incident response for mechanical systems; Standard #12063 - Water Quality Program Professional Qualifications Standard for Sprinkler Fitters - Provides general knowledge of developing and implementing a water management plan along with conducting an incident response for water-based fire protection systems; Standard #12080 - Professional Qualifications Standard for Legionella Water Safety and Management Specialist - Outlines the minimum qualifications needed, including the knowledge and competency to become a member of a water safety team involved in the development of a risk assessment analysis and a water management and sampling plan for protection from Legionella and other waterborne pathogens; Appendix A - Vocabulary and Definitions; Appendix B - Supplemental Information; Appendix C - Personal Protective Equipment; Appendix D - Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) Forms; Appendix E - Water Infection Control Risk Assessment (WICRA) Forms.

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