Issue 46, Christmas 2015

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RiskEnews Christmas Edition - December 2015

Merry Christmas from CETEC

All of us at CETEC end the year with some degree of sadness for our French colleagues, friends and family.

In the spirit of humanity and empathy we wish to extend our sympathies to all those who have been affected by tragedy or oppression. In particular, following the shooting in Paris, we offer our condolences to colleagues and associates with whom we have worked with.  We share their  replies, so that their hurt can be better appreciated and steps taken by each of us, however small, to reduce the potential for a reccurence, anywhere in the world.

Dr Vyt Garnys, Managing Director, CETEC 

Paris Climate Accord

The adoption of the Paris Climate Accord has send a clear signal to the world of the success of the French ideals of:

  • Liberty to countries to achieve a joint goal in their most appropriate way
  • Equality to understand that the small Pacific and developing nations have the same rights to exist as superpowers
  • Fraternity to work together for a global solution

We salute the skill and resolution that the French negotiators were able to rise above the recent clouds left by a very few and to shine a light of hope for the whole planet.  

L'adoption de l'Accord Climatique de Paris a envoyé au monde un signal clair du succès des idéaux français de:

  • Liberté au pays du monde d’atteindre un objectif commun selon leur façon la plus appropriée
  • Égalité de comprendre que les petites nations du Pacifique et les pays en cours de développement ont les mêmes droits à exister que les superpuissances
  • Fraternité à travailler ensemble pour une solution globale

Nous saluons l'habileté et la résolution que les négociateurs français ont réussi à les élever au-dessus des nuages récemment laissés par un très petit nombre de malfaiteurs et d’allumer une lueur d'espoir pour toute la planète.

News from CETEC

The team at CETEC has been very busy over the last few months.  We welcome the release of the updated  NABERS Indoor Environment tool, which we have already succesfully used during the pilot phase. 

Hot off the press, is the December edition of  The Hospital Engineer and we invite you to read Josiah Padget's article,  Update on Legionella & Water Quality in Healthcare Facilities

In recent weeks, Dr Vyt Garnys also presented online to the  International  Legionella Fast Detection Congress  in Castellon, Spain on the topic of  Rapid Methods of Testing.  

Legionella Control Conference

In November, The Wesley Hospital in Brisbane organised and hosted " Legionella Control – Everybody’s business ”, a conference promoting and educating practitioners in Best Practice in Hospital Water Safety. Travis Hale and Dr Vyt Garnys attended and presented at this successful event.  Learn more about the  conference highlights or to download the CETEC presentation. 

Expert Witness Service

Dr Liliana Apateanu, Senior Materials Consultant and Dr Vyt Garnys, supported by the CETEC and Foray Laboratories team have been continuing their technical support for major cases involving corrosion, product failures due to chemical properties and coating failures. Our close working relationship with major research institutions has ensured that the best and most appropriate techniques available are used to efficiently and effectively to guide the court. Learn more

Site Contamination

Andrew Bellamy, National Operations Manager and our Victorian Operations Coordinator and Travis Hale have continued to deliver a range of interesting site contamination projects ranging from the impact of bus terminal emissions on projected new building design and IEQ, soil gas emissions assessment for major construction projects and the complex interaction between development of public spaces with ecological initiatives on partially contaminated soil sites.   Contact the team


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