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Cooling Tower Start-Up Steps and Processes

By |2020-02-13T13:08:19+00:00March 13th, 2018|Cooling Tower, Legionella|

Cooling Tower Start-Up This is the time of year that in many parts of the country that seasonal (HVAC) cooling towers are beginning to start up.  It is very important that you follow cooling tower start-up steps and best practices, and that the company or individual performing water treatment services for the tower be [...]

Video About Preventing and Treating Legionnaires’ Disease

By |2018-07-26T13:19:02+00:00February 14th, 2018|Legionella|

The above video and below overview of the video content was provided courtesy of Chicago Tonight / WTTW As lawmakers spar over a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a veterans home in Quincy, we take a closer look at how the illness spreads and is treated. Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday wrapped up his stay in a state [...]

Developing a Water Management Program to Reduce Legionella Growth and Spread in Buildings

By |2017-08-28T18:08:17+00:00August 28th, 2017|Legionella|

A Practical Guide to Implementing Industry Standards This toolkit was published by the CDC and posted to their website in June of 2017. Many buildings need a water management program to reduce the risk for Legionella growing and spreading within their water system and devices. This toolkit is designed to help people understand which buildings and [...]

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Announces Expectations for Healthcare Facilities and Surveyors

By |2017-08-28T17:53:33+00:00June 19th, 2017|Legionella|

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH &  HUMAN SERVICES  Announces Expectations for Healthcare Facilities and Surveyors DATE: June 02, 2017 TO: State Survey Agency Directors FROM: Director Survey and Certification Group.  Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey & Certification Group Ref SUBJECT: Requirement to Reduce Legionella Risk in Healthcare Facility Water Systems to Prevent Cases and Outbreaks of Legionnaires' [...]

Legionnaires’ Disease Signs, Symptoms & Facts

By |2017-04-20T19:52:15+00:00April 20th, 2017|Legionella|

The below article was published by The CDC on CDC.gov here. Legionnaires’ (LEE-juh-nares) disease is a very serious type of pneumonia (lung infection) caused by bacteria called Legionella. If you develop pneumonia symptoms and may have been exposed to Legionella, see a doctor right away. Be sure to mention if you have used a [...]