KSHE Update
President's Message
Greetings KSHE:
 
As I’m writing this message daytime temperatures in western Kentucky have dropped into the low 80’s; night time temperatures are down into the 60’s and it looks like most of the Commonwealth will be getting a week or more of sunshine – including the upcoming Labor Day weekend.
Kentucky’s Accredited Environmental Microbiological Laboratory
Environmental Safety Technologies, Inc.
Environmental Safety Technologies is a full service Industrial Hygiene firm, an AIHA Accredited Environmental Microbiological Laboratory and CDC ELITE Legionella laboratory. We provide consultation to healthcare facilities regarding healthcare construction, infection prevention and Legionella risk assessments.
Make your Legionella Water Management Plan GREAT, Validate!
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Events and Education
Have you registered yourself and your team for the HCC coming to Louisville on September 17? Only a short drive away this year, don’t miss this opportunity for local, affordable and high quality education for your entire healthcare facilities team including your front line technicians starting at $75! Registration is open for all tracks offered at the HCC and includes options for one day or multi-day attendance. Registration includes breakfast, lunch and the opportunity to learn from nationally recognized keynote speaker and basketball legend Thurl Bailey. Tracks include the Toolbelt Track (a full day of hands-on training designed for front line technicians), Management/Leadership Track (multi-day for Facility Leaders), Security & Safety, Materials Management, and Emergency Preparedness.
Monday, September 16, 2019, 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Kentucky International Convention Center | M100
221 S 4th Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
The orientation of technicians, outside vendors and contractors in healthcare is not only a safety issue, it is required for accreditation with organizations such as The Joint Commission. Safe Day One is an online healthcare facilities orientation & safety training. It’s not enough to be safe one day; we must be safe day one.
 
$129 a person and earns you 6 contact hours
COIT
As the only authorized Cat® dealership
Whayne Cat formerly Walker Machinery Co.
As the only authorized Cat® dealership in the region, we are equipped to meet your needs with genuine Cat engines and generators sets. We also provide the power generator service that a wide variety of industries trust and rely on. Power outages don’t stick to a 9am to 5pm work schedule. That’s why we are ready to back you up with round-the-clock expert generator service and repair.
https://whaynewalker.com/equipment/energy/
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Kentucky Spotlight
UKNow
A 22,000 square foot outpatient surgery center, the result of a joint venture between UK HealthCare and Lexington Surgery Center, has opened its doors.
ASHE Update
Health Facilities Management
Several addendum to ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170-2017, Ventilation of Health Care Facilities are available for download and public comment.
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Sustainability Spotlight
  
Annually ASHE hosts a competition among hospitals and other healthcare facilities to save energy and protect the climate, known as Energy to Care. To create local interest, KSHE has created its own competition, The Energy Derby, to increase efforts in hospitals statewide to reduce excessive energy use. Energy reduction is driven through improvements in energy efficiency with help from KSHE, ASHE, and the Energy to Care program. The member facilities that shed the most energy consumption will be recognized.
 
In 2019, KSHE is offering energy benchmarking support and a free energy assessment to members to assist facilities that may be limited on resources.
 
Click here to request KSHE help to benchmark your member facility, update your data, and help you take home the prize!
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Modern energy management and information systems can help facility managers pinpoint opportunities for improving energy efficiency.
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Sutter Amador Hospital is now using an on-site system that uses solar power capable of generating 2.4 million kilowatt hours of power annually.
 
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