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CAN/CSA-Z317.13 Infection control during construction, renovation, and maintenance of health care facilities has been released for Public Review, on Friday July 16th. CHES members are encouraged to carve out some time over the summer to review the document as there have been some noticeable changes to the proposed new edition. The Z317-13 Draft is available for review and comments until September 14, 2021, through CSA Public Review site at

Public Review is your chance to have your say on this Draft New Edition of the Z317.13 Standard and provide comments, so feel free to spread the word to your colleagues, associates, or any party with interest in infection control during construction of HCFs.

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group) has made a selection of relevant standards available for no-fee view access through the online platform at the following link: COVID-19 Response Standards and Handbooks / Normes pour faire face au COVID-19

The following standards are currently included:

Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 12:00 - 13:00 ET
Resilient Building Design for Hospitals in the Face of Climate Change 
Speaker : Gord Rajewski, R.E.T.

Mercredi 22 septembre 2021 - 12 h à 13 h
Conception d’établissements hospitaliers résilients face au changement climatique
Orateur : Gord Rajewski, R.E.T.