A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in New York City in the South Bronx has now sickened at least 127 people, and 12 people have died from the illness. Health officials said it’s the largest known outbreak in New York City.
A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in New York City in the South Bronx has now sickened at least 108 people and 10 people have died from the illness. Health officials said it is the largest known outbreak in New York City.
Will present an overview of what the standard requires for building operators, designers, and contractors
August 6, 2015
HC Info has announced a webcast that will discuss ASHRAE’s new Legionella standard and its impact on contractors and others. The 60-minute webcast, “ANSI/ASHRAE 188-2015: Responsibilities, Liability, and Opportunities,” is scheduled for Aug. 18, 2015 at 8 a.m. PST (11 a.m. EST).
Now is a good time for contractors — along with facility operators and engineering firms — to take a close look at ASHRAE’s pending Legionella standard. ASHRAE 188P, “Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems,” could become a standard as early as July if the latest comments do not warrant another public review.
Proposed Standard Will Establish Minimum Legionellosis Risk Management Requirements
October 9, 2014
A fourth version of ASHRAE’s proposed legionellosis standard is open for public comment until Nov. 10, 2014. Standard 188P, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems, currently under development, will establish minimum legionellosis risk management requirements for building water systems.
To help battle Legionellosis, which includes both Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac Fever, ASHRAE is currently developing Standard 188P: “Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems.” The fourth public review draft of the standard is expected to be approved and made available for public comment soon.
Standard 188P Will Identify Risk Factors for Growth and Exposure Along with Measures to Mitigate Risk
May 30, 2014
ASHRAE continues to work on what would be the first set of standardized requirements specific to the building industry for management of the risks associated with the growth of and exposure to Legionella.
If properly followed, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 188 stands to affect the way water systems are managed in hundreds of thousands of buildings in the United States.