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

Download New Medical Gas Pipelines Interactive Standard

Standards are coming to life with the introduction of the CSA Z7396.1 Interactive Standard, now available on the iTunes App Store. You can access all of the standard's content through your Apple iPhone or iPad and enjoy dynamic navigation which saves the history of your page references for easy access to cross referenced sections of the standard. Other features include hyperlinks to regulator documents, colour image galleries and examples of critical equipment, gas flow animations and demonstrations and a 'select and share' content feature.

This interactive product is the first of many to come, from different program areas. Give CSA your feedback to help make it a valuable tool for you.


2014 Webinar Series

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

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

Register now for the series or individual webinars!  Details


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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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.


CSA releases a new version of Z317.13 Standard

Infection control during construction, renovation and maintenance of healthcare facilities has been a concern to CHES members for some time now.  The information in this field changes very quickly.  CSA has just released their newest standard…CSA Z317.13-12 in December of 2012.  While building on the philosophies of the previous editions, there is tons of new information in this latest edition.  CHES members can access the latest edition through the Membership Tools button on our website.  CSA has also revamped their Fundamentals of Infection Control during Construction, Renovation and Maintenance of Health Care Facilities course to reflect this newest information, and introduced an ALL NEW  CSA Z317.13-12:  Effective Implementation of Infection Control during Construction or Renovation of Healthcare Facilities – Practical Applications course that focuses on those areas that have been added to the new edition of the standard.  CHES members can get more information  through CSA’s website or from our representative to this committee - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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