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Wednesday September 25, 2013

The New Edition of CAN/CSA-Z317.13 - Infection Control During Construction, Renovation, and Maintenance of Health Care Facilities

Dixon final.Richard Dixon, President of R&C Dixon Consulting Ltd., Vancouver BC

Richard Dixon is president of R&C Dixon Consulting Ltd. which provides consulting services to large health care facilities. Richard has 30 years of experience in administration, planning, design, construction and commissioning of health facilities in Canada (mainly in British Columbia and Ontario), China, Egypt, Qatar, Russia and Vietnam.

In addition, Richard is the current vice chair of the CSA Infection Control during Construction, Renovation or Maintenance in Health Care Facilities Committee (Z317.03-07), a member of the CSA Health Care Facilities Committee (Z8000-11), a member of the CSA Health Care Technical Committee plus teaches infection control training sessions to hospitals, consultants and contractors throughout western Canada.

Currently Richard lives in Vancouver, BC but his experience and knowledge has a global reach


Establishing a thorough infection control system with the necessary procedures that ensure current, relevant information is maintained is critical to protecting patients, staff and visitors.

CAN/CSA-Z317.13 lays the foundation for effective infection control measures when health care facilities are undergoing construction, renvoation or maintenance.  The national Standard of Canada has recently been updated including new areas of coverage, new system requirements and information. 

Take advantage of the opportunity to learn from one of the Technical Committee members who developed the Standard to ask your questions and gain helpful insight for your implementation programs.  Learn firsthand what's new in the Standard and how these changes will impact your organization's or facility's projects and implementation programs.

Benefits of attending this workshop include:
•  Learn how it navigate the new sections, latest developments and requirements of the standard
•  Recognize risk factors and sources of health care facility infections
•  Acquire practical knowledge on how to apply the necessary measures to help control risk
•  Ask questions and hear answers from the experts.