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2023 CHAIR Accomplishments

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  • Water Quality and Conservation, Healthcare Hygiene Magazine, Richard Dixon.
  • Engineered Infection Prevention: A New World of Better Disinfection of Air, Water and Surfaces, Healthcare Hygiene Magazine, Richard Dixon.
  • Healthcare Sinks as a Source of Pathogens and a Potential Solution, Healthcare Hygiene Magazine, Richard Dixon.
  • Call to Action: A Team-Based HAI Response, Healthcare Hygiene Magazine, Richard Dixon.
  • Copper in Transit Study -  A collaborative cross-Canadian partnership between infection control researchers, transit authorities and private industry has demonstrated the effectiveness of antimicrobial copper to reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses in public spaces. The results of a successfully completed, oneyear study, led by the medical microbiology research team at Vancouver Coastal Health and hosted by TransLink and Toronto Transit Commission, found that select copper products on public transit can eliminate up to 99.9% of bacteria.



  • CHAIR exhibited at the IPAC Canada National Conference in Vancouver, BC.
  • The Executive Director of CHAIR, Steve Reinecke and co-founder, Richard Dixon are eager to interact with everyone at this years IPAC Conference in Vancouver.
  • Our Executive Director, Steve Reinecke, is honored to be able to display and present two posters on his work and research with both UVC and Copper Infection Control Technologies
  • CHAIR exhibited at the APIC Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.