DiscoverScaling UP! H2O150 The One Where We Talk Legionella Basics
150 The One Where We Talk Legionella Basics

150 The One Where We Talk Legionella Basics

Update: 2020-08-07


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. 

legionella expert, trace blackmoreIn 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.    

Key points   

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.” 

 Links Mentioned in this Episode

Episode 9 

Episode 83 

Episode 120 

Episode 121 

NACE Basic Corrosion Class with Scaling UP! H2O Discount 


ASHRAE: Guideline 12-2020 

CDC Legionella Toolkit 

CDC Healthcare-Associated Infections 

CMS Memorandum 

New York City Dept. Of Health Cooling Tower Regulations 

New York City Legislation 

New York State Regulations 

York City Dept. Of Health Summertime Hyperhalogenation 









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150 The One Where We Talk Legionella Basics

150 The One Where We Talk Legionella Basics