Water Management to Reduce Legionella

Water Management to Reduce Legionella

Presented: Feb 21, 2023  Available until: Feb 29, 2024

Reports of Legionnaire's disease to the CDC continue to grow year after year. The importance of implementing a water management program to reduce the risk of Legionella is on the rise as well. OESH professionals should know how to design a water management program to identify hazardous conditions and take steps to minimize the growth and transmission of Legionella and other waterborne pathogens in building water systems. Such programs are now an industry standard for many buildings in the United States.

During this webinar, Dr. Daniel Farcas, Ph.D., CIH, CSP will discuss the health risks associated with exposure to Legionella, review examples of potential risk areas, and teach you how to develop a Water Management Program. 


Upon completion, participants will be able to:  

  1. Identify a multidisciplinary water management program team
  2. Describe the building water system in a graphic flow diagram and written form
  3. Identify areas where Legionella could grow and spread
  4. Write a “Hazard and Risk” assessment
  5. Prepare a periodical testing log
  6. Develop contingency plans and guidance to implement in the event of a confirmed Legionella case.


Daniel Farcas, Ph. D. CIH, CSP, CHMM, M.S. M.A


Dr. Daniel Farcas has more than 20 years of experience in conducting scientific research and leading production teams in a variety of fields including public health, infection control, nanotechnology, microbiology, silica, and asbestos. He is the author or co-author of numerous scientific manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Farcas holds a Ph. D. in Human and Community Development with a major in Natural Resource Management. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional, and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager. Dr. Farcas is also the author of numerous easy-to-understand texts for OESH professionals preparing for certification exams including “CIH EXAM Equations simply explained and with examples” and “CSP EXAM Equations simply explained and with examples." Last but not least, he is the father of three beautiful and amazing kids.



This course contains 1 hours of instruction. 0.1 CEUs are offered for this course.

As an IACET Accredited Provider, Bowen Learning Network offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

Eligible for contact hours with the BGC, BCSP, IHMM, and other OESH certifying agencies.

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Completion Requirements

To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, participants are required to complete the following items:

  1. Participate in the live webinar or review the on-demand webinar recording.
  2. Score 70% or higher on the quiz.
  3. Complete the webinar evaluation.

No certificate will be awarded to participants who do not meet the above completion requirements.

Computer Requirements

The Bowen Learning Network online virtual classrooms are powered by BigBlueButton. It fully supports the Windows, Mac OS X, and Chromebook platforms (see below for versions supported). Support is available for iOS (iPads) and Android Tablets. While smart phones can be used, the screens are too small to display all of the aspects of the Virtual Classroom.  For the best online learning experience, the use of a device with a larger screen is HIGHLY recommended. A physical keyboard is also recommended.


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