Legionella Prevention for Health Care Facilities

Legionella Prevention for Health Care Facilities When it comes to general hospitals and residential health care facilities, compliance with the New York State Legionella Regulations involves a unique set of standards when compared to other facilities where Legionella is a risk. Subpart 4-2 within Section 225(5)(a) of the New York State Public Health Law requires… Read More

Warm Weather’s Here! Are Your Air Conditioning Systems Preventing Legionella Growth?

This summer, don’t forget about Legionella Prevention! Legionella Outbreaks in Recent History As a reminder, Legionella bacteria can multiply and survive at temperatures ranging from 68 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. As temperatures rise each year, an increase in incidents occurs nationwide, most often related to cooling towers that have not been properly maintained and inadequate… Read More

Cooling Tower and Evaporative Coolers Issues – What You Need to Know about Legionella Compliance in New York State

Legionnaire Pontiac Fever

Legionnaire’s Disease is Preventable Recent outbreaks of Legionellosis (Legionnaire’s disease) have been traced to the uncontrolled release of Legionella Bacteria in mists generated from operational cooling towers and evaporative coolers (cooling units). Respiring or breathing in this bacteria can result in a pneumonia-like infection of the lungs which can prove fatal for people with compromised… Read More

Recent Legionella-related Incidents in New York City

Legionnaires Disease from Air Conditioning

When following the news lately, you may have noticed that Legionella is back in the local health reports.  A Legionella-related infection occurred on Friday, June 9th at a New York City Police Department precinct in East Harlem.  One officer became infected and required hospitalization and treatment.  Subsequent testing of the potable water at the precinct… Read More