Presentation titled Following ASHRAE 188 with Limited Time, Money, and Personnel
December 16, 2016
HC Info will host a live online discussion about pressure facing building operators in the U.S. to comply with ASHRAE Standard 188 regarding Legionella risk, and on health departments to establish regulations.
The European collaborative Poseidon project says it has developed a scanner that can detect Legionella bacteria in under one hour, rather than the 10 days of cultivation and analysis normally required.
Reduces the risk of propagation of cooling tower-borne pathogens
October 26, 2016
Legionella, the bacteria that causes potentially fatal Legionnaires’ disease, and other strains of pathogens that can be hosted by cooling towers, can now be substantially reduced by the development of a new antimicrobial cooling tower introduced by Delta Cooling Towers.
He brings environmental engineering and Legionella control experience
October 24, 2016
Special Pathogens Laboratory has announced that Kevin E. Merritt, MSE, has joined the firm to expand its Legionella consulting services as director of SPL Consulting Services. An environmental engineer, Merritt is experienced in project management, team leadership, and water management programs.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report in early June about the increased number of Legionnaires’ disease cases and the need for building water management certainly caught the attention of the media.
New CDC toolkit offers tips for reducing germ’s growth, spread in building water systems
June 10, 2016
More effective water management might have prevented most of the Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) investigated from 2000 through 2014, according to a new CDC report.
The guide is aimed at those looking for basic information about Legionella
November 23, 2015
BSRIA has announced the release of its second topic guide on the subject of Legionella, which is available to download for free from its website. The guide is aimed at those looking for basic information about Legionella including definition, history, and prevalence.
No building should be making people sick; however, because of poor maintenance and cleaning efforts, the water in cooling towers has the ability to serve as the breeding ground for a variety of bacteria. One such bacterium is Legionella, the root cause of the recent major Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in New York City.
The recent major Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in New York City that sickened at least 127 people and killed 12 could have been prevented through regular cooling tower service and maintenance. But, it’s not just cooling towers that need to be maintained.