Archive Legionnaires Disease
The following are posts with the 'Legionnaires Disease' tag:
11 February 2013
HSE recently completed a review of Legionnaires' disease outbreaks over the past ten years that reveals common failings in control, and a potential risk of further legionella outbreaks, such as those in Edinburgh and Stoke in 2012. The review highlighted a range of failures e.g.: departures from planned maintenance schedules (allowing plant conditions to get worse, and longer periods for problems to develop); changes in the process (leading to changes in the risks, or rendering existing precautions...
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22 May 2012
A reminder about Legionella & Legionnaires disease has been published on the HSE web site. The site provides information on Legionella and how to control risks from exposure to Legionella and how to control risks from exposure to Legionella from manmade water systems. If you would like to know more visit www.hse.gov.uk/legionnaires
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28 March 2011
The Safety & Health Practitioner reported that an exclusive leisure resort in Scotland has been fined £120,000 for failing to put in place adequate controls to prevent Legionnaires' disease. A man died and his wife was also very ill, suffering from Pontiac Fever, a short feverish form of Legionnaires' disease. It makes one wonder if the cuts in Health and Safety are really a wise move. For more on this article go to Golf-resort guest died from Legionnaires’ Disease.
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