Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society - Société canadienne d’ingénierie des services de santé

2014 Webinar Series

Webinare Time: 1 hour in length
0900 BC / 1000 AB & SK* / 1100 MB / 1200 ON & QC / 1300 NS & NB / 1330 NL
* SK - 1000 druing Daylight Savings time; otherwise 1100

Wednesday March 26, 2014
Minimizing Risk of Legionella / 188P ASHRAE Standard

Wednesday April 30, 2014
Advancing Infection Prevention during Construction and Renovation of Health Care Buildings

Wednesday October 29, 2014
Effects of Climiate Change on Healthcare

Wednesday November 26, 2014
Fire Code Requirements for the Use of Flammable and Combustible Liquids in Hospitals

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CHES Announces New Award

President’s Award

HandsClapThe CHES Membership Committee has developed a new CHES Chapter Award, the President’s Award.   This new Award was approved at the CHES Board of Directors meeting on September 21, 2013.  It will be awarded for the first time at the CHES 2014 National Conference in Saint John NB.  

We encourage all of you to volunteer and help your Chapter strive to be the first President’s Award recipient.  Scoring for this award will be based on enthusiasm and participation, ensuring fairness regardless of chapter size. 

Terms of Reference

HELO Initiative

HELO LogodraftCHES Ontario, together with strategic partner the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care and technical partner, ICF Marbek, are excited to release information on HealthCare Energy Leaders Ontario, a new energy conservation initiative to help Ontario health care organisations.

Funded under the Ontario Power Authority’s (OPA) Energy Efficiency Services Providers (EESPs) initiative, HELO is part of a province-wide capability-building initiative to provide resources directly electricity users.

According to Allan Kelly, CHES Ontario Chapter chair, “we are very enthusiastic about the new energy efficiency partnership with the Coalition and all it will bring to our members across the province. We’ve assembled a tremendously talented team that will be out in the field helping to identify energy efficiency opportunities.  Together with the technical expertise of ICF Marbek, this is a fabulous opportunity for those of us whose mandate includes energy management to learn from our peers, such as those in BC where a similar program has been running, and exchange ideas on how we can implement energy efficiency initiatives and retain more money for patient services.”

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CSA Releases Latest Medical Gas Standard

The anticipated release of CSA Z7396.1-12 - Medical Gas Pipeline Systems has now become a reality and is available through the CSA on-line store.  This latest version is the continuing evolution of requirements for these life safety systems and addresses some new items including Anesthetic Gas Scavenging Systems (AGSS), Installer Qualifications, expanded focus on maintenance, and greater detail in the Annexes.

Benchmarking 2.0 in Operation!

"You can't manage what you don't measure"

In 2012 CHES partnered with the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) and the Healthcare Institute (HCI), an affiliate of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) in a healthcare facilities maintenance and operation benchmarking project called Benchmarking 2.0.


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