Issue: 6/03

"Minimizing the Risk of Legionella in Plumbing Systems and Cooling Towers" is a new one-day seminar for facility managers, engineers, plumbing code officials, plumbing inspectors, maintenance personnel and technicians. HC Information Resources Inc. offers the training, and Matt Freije, author of Legionellae Control in Health Care Facilities: A Guide for Minimizing Risk, is the instructor.

The course includes brief facts about Legionnaires' Disease and Legionella, an overview of government and industry guidelines, and detailed preventive measures for the design, operation, installation, and maintenance of plumbing systems and cooling towers. A comparison of plumbing system disinfection technologies is also given.

The company has also introduced seven new satellite seminars on Legionella and other waterborne pathogens. These are live, interactive seminars that people worldwide can participate in from their homes or offices. Each course runs 60 to 90 minutes, including allotted time for questions and answers. The satellite courses are offered as audio seminars and web seminars. The cost of each course, audio or web, is $159.

For more information on any of these seminars, visit, phone (800) 801-8050, or e-mail