A FREE Webinar.  Donations of any amount being accepted to support the work of the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council.

Thursday, August 27, 2020
2:00-3:00 p.m. (EDT)


Program Overview

Program Schedule

About the Presenters

Continuing Education Credits

Support the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council


Program Overview

Join us on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. EST for a one-hour discussion of Legionnella, the bacteria that can grow in building HVAC and water systems and causes Legionnaires Disease, a severe, and sometimes fatal, form of pneumonia.  Understanding Legionnella is especially critical as schools and other buildings re-open after extended shut-downs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program will provide building owners, facility managers, inspectors, industrial hygienists, and others with a “refresher” on the basics of preventing, recognizing, testing, and control of Legionella.  Topics include:

  • Overview of the AIHA (American Industrial Hygiene Association) Guidlines for Recognition, Evaluation and Control
  • How to identify areas or devices in buildings where Legionella might grow or spread to people.
  • A review of water management plans, regulatory information, case studies and outbreak management
  • Dealing with HVAC systems and concerns in the new COVID-19 world.

About the Presenter:

Dennis N. Francoeur, CIH, CSP, CMI:  ​Dennis is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional and Council Certified Microbial Investigator with RPF Environmental of Portland, Maine.  Dennis has been providing assistance to facility and safety managers across New England since 1986 in the areas of indoor air quality, industrial hygiene air testing, chemical exposures, industry and construction related safety and training.  Recent projects include hazardous materials building surveys for asbestos and PCB’s and safe management of building renovation projects for industry, health care and NH State office buildings.  He received a BS from Northeastern University in Toxicology and interned with the OSHA Concord area office.  In addition to assisting his clients, Dennis is a Past President of the NSC Northern New England chapter and on the boards of the DownEast chapter of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and Granite State Chapter of the Indoor Air Quality Association, serving on the NH Mold Task Force on Mold which has adopted a Standard of Care for the New Hampshire Mold Industry with the NH American Lung Association.

About the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council

The Legionella Basics webinar is free of charge.  However, we do ask that you consider making a donation of any amount to support the work of the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council.  What do we do?

There are many pollutants indoors that can make people sick: mold and moisture, radon, asbestos, lead, PCBs, carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds, as well as contaminants in private well water.  Because U.S. citizens spend an average of 90% of their time indoors, there is significant cause for concern for the health and safety of our population.  In fact, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency indicates that the #1 environmental health threat in the U.S. today is indoor air pollution.

The Maine Indoor Air Quality Council (MIAQC) is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to creating healthy, environmentally-sustainable indoor environments through education, communications, and advocacy. The Council is the #1 educator in Maine of professionals of all types on practical strategies to design, construct, operate, maintain, investigate, and remediate buildings. We educate members of the public on strategies to improve the IAQ in their own homes. And we advocate in the public arena for a policy infrastructure that supports healthy IAQ for all buildings types, including homes, workplaces, and schools. We also raise funds to pay for fixing radon problems in low-income Maine homes.  

Donations will help sustain our work for the coming year.  What will that include?  Advocating for healthy indoor air quality provisions in the Maine building code and in energy efficiency and climate change initiatives occurring in-state. Pursuing policy goals around radon. Creating new relationships with residential construction groups so we can bring residential contractors the training they need to create healthy, energy-efficient homes. Mitigating radon in low-income Maine homes. Working with commercial designers and contractors on strategies to improve indoor air quality in large buildings. And serving as a resource for members of the public who struggle with the indoor air quality in their own homes.

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Program Schedule

1:50 p.m. – Webinar site opens

2:00 p.m. – Program start

3:00 p.m. – Program end

Continuing Education Credits

BPIPending Approval
CEOApproved for credit
AIHASelf-Submit with Certificate of Attendance
EngineersSelf-Submit with Certificate of Attendance
USGBCSelf-Submit with Certificate of Attendance
BOCSelf-Submit with Certificate of Attendance


Have specific questions you want answered during the webinar?  Consider submitting them to the presenter in advance!  Email your questions to:  christy@maineindoorair.org no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

Question about registration and donations can be directed to the office of the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council.  Call 207-626-8115 or e-mail christy@maineindoorair.org.

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