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.
HC Info has announced a live webcast “Responding to Incidents that Can Result in Legionnaires' Disease,” presented by Matt Freije, which will discuss specific steps to take in response to partial or total building plumbing system shutdowns, discolored water, and other incidents that can result in Legionella spikes.
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.
LiquiTech.com Aims to Become Educational Resource for Water Treatment
June 16, 2014
LiquiTech, a provider of water treatment to health care, hospitality, commercial, industrial, and government facilities, has announced a new corporate website. The new site features improved navigation, updated content, and a new focus on monitoring and maintenance as a pillar of its copper silver ionization system.
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.
In free webinars to be repeated every few weeks in the coming months, Legionella control expert Matt Freije will discuss practical and legal considerations for the scope of a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) water plan.