Webinar: Best Practices for Restarting Your Building’s Water System
Our personalized training and education services ensure your staff is fully trained to put in place a water management plan that will be audited by NSF.
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NSF P453 outlines proper maintenance and safety practices associated with cooling tower water systems. This protocol addresses potentially hazardous conditions associated with cooling towers in commercial buildings and health care facilities, and on campuses. NSF P453 provides detailed, actionable steps for building owners and managers to maintain and operate their cooling tower systems to reduce the risk of Legionella amplification and transmission.
Building owners and managers of facilities that have a cooling tower water system can develop a water management plan using the protocol and any pertinent state or local requirements. These parties need to monitor and document that the plan is being implemented. NSF helps assure that best practices for cooling tower management are being followed by providing data collection tools and independent, third-party audits.
To protect the health and safety of patients, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) now requires Medicare certified health care facilities such as hospitals and long-term care facilities to implement policies and procedures that reduce the risk of growth and transmission of Legionella and other opportunistic pathogens in building water systems. These facilities are now mandated to:
We can develop a water safety plan that identifies and assesses risk associated with waterborne pathogens throughout the entire building water system, proposes improvements and new control measures, minimizes risk, and protects patients and staff.
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Annual Legionella Conference Rescheduled to January 2021
June 16, 2020
Business Continuity During COVID-19 Requires Management of Building Water Systems Before Reopening
May 6, 2020
Controlling the spread of COVID-19 requires the collective effort of physical distancing. While this is imperative to save lives from the novel disease, many hotels, resorts, offices and other buildings are now partially or entirely shutdown. As a result, the water systems in these buildings are experiencing low to no flow, loss of disinfectant residual, tepid water temperatures and other hazardous conditions that can increase Legionella amplification, which can cause Legionnaires disease.
Report Provides Road Map to Improve Response to Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreaks and Conserve Water
March 9, 2020
Legionella Conference 2020 Moves to Chicago With a Health Care Focus
December 17, 2019