Legionella Guidelines, Standards, And Regulations
This page was updated on December 5, 2019.
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Since Legionella bacteria can cause a serious type of pneumonia, it’s important to maintain proper water systems in facilities — including hospitals, hotels, and other public buildings. Many organizations have created Legionella standards and guidelines for maintaining water safety and responding to Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks. These include the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Legionella regulations.
Below, you’ll find a list of industry water quality standards and documents for effectively managing the risk for Legionella bacteria. It’s imperative for buildings to remain in compliance with clean water regulations that have been mandated by the local and state governments. Understanding and following guidelines on Legionella control keeps communities as well as employees, customers, and patients safe. Failure to comply usually results in a fine.