IAPMO Seeks UMC Legionella Task Group Members

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials is accepting applications and seeking technical experts to participate on a task group relating to legionella for mechanical systems.

The scope of the Legionella Task Group is to develop recommendations and guidance to assist in the control and intervention of legionella associated with mechanical systems and equipment, determine the methods available to address legionella exposure risk to public health and safety and explore related issues such as water temperature, dead legs, sampling and maintenance procedures for mechanical systems including, but not limited to cooling towers, ice machines, humidifiers, direct evaporative air coolers, hydronic heating and cooling systems. The task group recommendations will be forwarded to the Uniform Mechanical Code Technical Committee for consideration in the development of the 2024 edition of the UMC.

Task group members will participate via conference call or web meeting, provide their perspective on the code and assist in drafting recommendations for action by the UMC Technical Committee’s consideration. Applicants are not required to be members of the UMC Technical Committee.

Those interested in participating on the Legionella Task Group can apply at the following URL: http://forms.iapmo.org/iapmo/committee/app_task_group.aspx.

The deadline to apply is Dec. 6.

Interested individuals may contact Zalmie Hussein at 909-218-8122 or by email at Zalmie.Hussein@iapmo.org.