Infection Prevention for Healthcare Symposium – September 14

Join us for a comprehensive and informative symposium for healthcare contractors, architects, engineers, and infection prevention professionals produced by the Indiana Chapter of The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), Indiana Society for Healthcare Engineering (ISHE), and Weas Engineering, and hosted by The Indiana Kentucky Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters. See the agenda and details below.

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Indiana Kentucky Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters
Greenwood Springs Drive
Greenwood, IN
September 14, 2017

Infection Prevention Symposium – AGENDA

Produced by ICRA, Weas Engineering, APIC, & ISHE

The Indiana Chapter of The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), Indiana Society for Healthcare Engineering (ISHE), Weas Engineering, and The Indiana Kentucky Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters welcome you to a comprehensive and informative symposium for healthcare contractors, architects, engineers, and infection prevention professionals.

Proactively prevent the future risk of hospital acquired infections and illness and potential liability and litigation due to exposure to waterborne pathogens in our healthcare facilities during the most critical intervention: the planning, design and construction phases.  Legionella is considered the new asbestos with lawyers across the US specializing in this field.

This course is designed for all professionals directly involved in the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of new health care facilities and projects. This program identifies the preventive measures, materials, and methods that every project manager, architect, engineer, contractor, infection prevention practitioner and facilities manager should assess and implement for successful project outcomes.

While working in a health care environment, we all need to understand our unique role and be prepared to implement processes to protect patients, staff, and visitors from hospital-acquired infections and illness due to waterborne pathogens exposure. There are early measures that can be incorporated during the planning, design and construction phases that will have the largest impact on future infection risk reduction.

This program examines best practices in the design and construction of healthcare facilities.

Intended Audience

  • Contractors working in healthcare environments
  • Architects and Engineers designing healthcare facilities and projects
  • Healthcare engineers
  • Construction project managers
  • Infection prevention professionals

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the importance of conducting an infection control risk assessment (ICRA) prior to
  • Identify Design and Construction issues that contribute to Hospital Acquired Infections for every project.
  • Learn what Containment Tools are available and see a Demonstration of their use.
  • List the different components of a water system that contribute to waterborne pathogens.
  • Describe best practices for design and construction of water systems.
  • Explain the intent of the various preconstruction and construction compliance standards.
  • Essentials of waterborne pathogens including Legionella.
  • How to implement ASHRAE188 standard and meet CMS requirements for mitigation of waterborne pathogens such as Legionella in health care environments.

AGENDA – Casual Dress

Topic Speaker
September 14th Arrivals
8:00 am – 8:30 am Welcome Roger Bradley, President ISHE
Joe McKenna, President APIC
8:30 am – 9:00 am Tour of Training Facility Roy Loveless, ICRA Lead IKORCC
9:00 am – 10:30 am Legionella, CMS S&C 17-30 and ASHRAE Standard 188 Shivi Selvaratnam, Ph.D. Senior Microbiologist Weas Engineering
Kyle Powell, CWT, MSME Weas Engineering
10:30 am – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 11:30 pm A brief overview of the 24 and 8 hour ICRA training. Numbers trained, facilities signed. Roy Loveless, ICRA Lead IKORCC
11:30 am – 12:30 pm LUNCH
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm The latest trends in healthcare construction Jay Bangert, Project Executive CHC,LEED, AP BD +C The Hagerman Group
 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Break
 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ICRA. Healthcare Construction Awareness Chris Vance, Senior Instructor Greenwood Campus, IKORCC. Level 3 Instructor.
 3:30 pm –3:45 pm Closing remarks

Symposium Presenter Bios & Contacts

Kyle Powell, CWT, MSME – Weas Engineering, Inc.

Kyle Powell joined Weas Engineering in 2016 as an Area Manager.  Kyle graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s of Science degree both in Mechanical Engineering from the Purdue School of Engineering.  He started his water treatment career in healthcare settings in 2010 being introduced to potable water sampling and secondary disinfection protocol.  Since then, he has been working with potable and industrial water systems, focusing on water safety and best practices in water treatment.  Kyle obtained his Certified Water Technologist (CWT) certification in 2016, one of only 17 in the State of Indiana.  Kyle actively works with multiple health care facilities as well as industrial facilities in the state in developing their Water Management Plans.  He also leads Weas’ secondary disinfection efforts and strategies for domestic water systems.

Kyle Powell, CWT, MSME
Weas Engineering, Inc.
317-767-9937 Cell (preferred)
317-867-4477 Office


Shivi Selvaratnam, Ph. D – Weas Engineering, Inc.

Shivi Selvaratnam joined Weas Engineering in 2016 as the Senior Microbiologist. Shivi graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Monmouth College, IL and a Ph.D. in microbiology from Drexel University, PA. She completed her post-doctoral studies at the University of Notre Dame, IN.  She worked in academia for seven years as an Assistant Professor of Biology where she taught courses in microbiology and conducted research on the effects of pollutants on microbial communities in freshwater ecosystems.  Prior to joining Weas Engineering, Shivi worked as a Technical Environmental Specialist at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.  Dr. Selvaratnam is the author of numerous publications, invited presentations, and research grants.

Shivi Selvaratnam, Ph.D.
Weas Engineering, Inc. | Senior Microbiologist
317-867-4477 office


Chris Vance, Master Instructor- Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters

Chris Vance works for the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters, (IKORCC) as Senior Instructor for the Carpenters Training Center in Greenwood, IN. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Vincennes University in the field of Aviation Flight Technology, Chris started his own construction company, building both residential and commercial structures. He joined the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and went through their four-year apprenticeship program and later received his Construction ICRA Training from the UBC International Training Center. Chris also received his Level 3 Instructor Certification from Penn State University and is a Master Instructor at the Carpenters International Training Center. Chris worked for 10 years as a Field Superintendent for a general contractor specializing in hospital renovations, healthcare facility construction and pharmaceutical production-line renovations (such as Lilly’s).  Chris has been an instructor for the last 17 years with the IN/KY/OH Regional Council of Carpenters, where he teaches on various curriculums including Construction ICRA.

Chris Vance
IKORCC-JATF / Senior Instructor
317-807-1116 office
Ext 106


Jay Bangert, Project Executive CHC, LEED, AP BD+C The Hagerman Group

Jay Bangert joined The Hagerman Group as an intern in college, was hired as a Project Engineer upon college graduation, progressed (in a two-year time frame) to Project Manager then to Senior Project Manager and was promoted to a Project Executive in 2015. As Project Executive, Jay is accountable for leadership and management of project managers, project engineers and superintendents, oversight of projects and their administration to ensure completion of the projects within established safety, schedule, quality, and cost parameters.  He broke ground on his first healthcare project in 2005 and has had a passion and continued to actively construct and renovate projects in the healthcare market since then.  In 2016, he was the 25th person to get their CHC in the state of Indiana. Recently, he participates on ASHE’s and the CDC’s Infection Prevention Review Focus Group and a recipient of the OneZone Young Professional of the Year (2016) and the Building Design + Construction National 40 under 40 “next generation of rising stars” (2017).

Jay Bangert
The Hagerman Group/Project Executive


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