Risk Assessments

Legionella Risk Management provides engineering risk assessments for building and process water systems. Our assessments include a review of facility design, operation, maintenance and treatment programs to help facilities minimize the risk of problems related to waterborne pathogens and insure compliance with applicable guidelines and regulations. Present US Guidelines related to legionella control include:

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • Cooling Technology Institute (CTI)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
  • Applicable State and Local Guidelines

A legionella risk assessment is recommended by many of guidelines as a first step in managing the risk of legionnaires’ disease. An assessment does not guarantee the prevention of problems related to legionella but it does have a significant impact on risk reduction. Because a risk assessment is a recommended “code of practice” it will also have a significant impact on liability reduction should any problems occur.