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  • Water safety in buildings


  • "This document provides guidance for managing water supplies in buildings where people may drink water; use water for food preparation; wash, shower, swim or use water for other recreational activities; or be exposed to aerosols produced by water-using devices, such as cooling towers. These uses occur in a variety of buildings, such as hospitals, schools, child and aged care, medical and dental facilities, hotels, apartment blocks, sport centers, commercial buildings and transport terminals."--Publisher's description.


  • World Health Organization
  • Cunliffe, David

Created / Published

  • Geneva : World Health Organization, [2011]
  • ©2011


  • What are the issues?. Background -- System design -- Hazard identification and risk assessment -- People who use buildings -- Building types -- Roles and responsibilities. Background -- Building commissioners -- Building operators -- Employees, residents and users of buildings -- Service providers and specialist consultants -- Professional bodies -- Infection control -- Regulators -- Standard-setting and certification bodies -- Training providers -- Water safety plans. Background -- Key principles of WSPs -- Assembling a WSP team -- Describing the water system -- Identifying hazards and hazardous events -- Hazardous events -- Risk assessment -- Control measures -- Operational monitoring of control measures -- Management procedures and corrective responses -- Management procedures for new buildings or major upgrades -- Verification -- Supporting new programmes -- Periodic review -- Supporting the environment. Independent inspection and surveillance -- Disease surveillance and detection of outbreaks -- Regulatory and policy frameworks -- Capacity building and training.


  • -  Sanitary engineering
  • -  Water-supply
  • -  Water--Microbiology
  • -  Water--Pollution
  • -  Water--Purification
  • -  Sanitary Engineering
  • -  Waste Disposal, Fluid
  • -  Water Microbiology
  • -  Water Pollution--prevention & control
  • -  Water Purification
  • -  Water Supply--standards


  • -  Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-146).
  • -  Description based on print version record; resource not viewed.


  • 1 electronic resource (xv, 146 pages )

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  • RA591

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  • 2021763160

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World Health Organization, and David Cunliffe. Water Safety in Buildings. [Geneva: World Health Organization, ©, 2011] Pdf.

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World Health Organization & Cunliffe, D. (2011) Water Safety in Buildings. [Geneva: World Health Organization, ©] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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World Health Organization, and David Cunliffe. Water Safety in Buildings. [Geneva: World Health Organization, ©, 2011] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.