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.
Will provide a demonstration of how to comply with ASHRAE Standard 188
January 7, 2016
To aid building owners and operators in creating a Legionella water management plan to comply with ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 or New York laws, Matt Freije of HC Info is offering a webcast where he will configure a water management plan for a sample New York City office building.
ASHRAE Learning Institute is offering professional development seminars and short courses
November 24, 2015
Guidance on how to reduce the risk of Legionnaires’ disease via a recently published ASHRAE standard will be shared in a new course at the 2016 ASHRAE Winter Conference. The course is one of 20 being presented at the conference and the 2016 AHR Expo.
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.
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).
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.