In a previous post, we discussed an introduction to water system maintenance. More detailed resources, however, can clearly be of great assistance in situations like this. As such, the CDC actually provides a great page to review other significant guidelines and standards that may be applicable.
Resources on the page include everything from ASHRAE to the Cooling Tower Institute however what’s also of interest is that the page provides links to more healthcare-specific guidelines including those from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as well as, of course, the CDC’s own guidelines on both matters.
Here are some of the more standard and general guidelines the page includes and be sure to review the full page for more information;
- Legionellosis: Risk management for building water systems. ANSI/ASHRAE standard 188–2015. Atlanta, GA: ASHRAE; 2015.
- Minimizing the risk of legionellosis associated with building water systems. ASHRAE guideline 12-2000. Atlanta, GA: ASHRAE; 2000.
- Cooling Tower Institute. Legionellosis guideline: Best practices for control of Legionella.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Model aquatic health code.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Disinfection of hot tubs contaminated with Legionella
Jules Zacher is an attorney in Philadelphia who has tried Legionnaires’ disease cases across the U.S. Please visit LegionnaireLawyer.com again for updates.