150 The One Where We Talk Legionella Basics
Happy August Scaling UP! Nation!
In honor of the Annual Legionella Conference at the end of every August, The Scaling UP! Nation! declared August: Legionella Awareness Month. In line with most conferences currently, The Legionella Conference is now in January 2021. But that doesn’t mean we can’t learn more about this bacterium. So please help me raise the bar on Legionella Awareness during August.
In today’s episode, we are going back to basics on the topic of Legionella. Join me as we travel back to 1976 when we first learned about Legionella bacteria through today, where we have to understand the subject so we can help our customers make better decisions.
6:54 - Guidelines around Legionella
11:19 - What is Legionella? Where did the name come from?
14:14 Legionella vs. Legionnaires Disease
16:10 Symptoms of Legionnaires Disease
18:14 Risk factors for Legionnaires Disease
19:40 How do you contract Legionnaires Disease and Testing for Legionella
24:10 ASHRAE 188
40:38 How to know if a building needs a water management plan
43:40 What does ASHRAE 188 require
“It’s not if a Legionella law will be passed where you live; it’s when.”
“We cannot do Legionella prevention for our clients because we don’t own the equipment. We can only suggest the best practices.”
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