Summary

This guide is designed to assist industry to develop risk management plans (RMPs) to control Legionella growth in cooling towers, particularly where the system is relatively simple in design and construction. Legionella bacteria can be spread through aerosol spray and cause outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease, a potentially fatal form of pneumonia.

The guide was originally published in 2001 as part of the Victorian Legionella Risk Management Strategy. It has been updated to reflect new laws and the comments of stakeholders.

Details

Publication Type
Document
Topic
Policies and guidelines
Date Published
01 Sep 2015
Size
105
Update Frequency
Annually
Available format
PDF
Publication number
1507011
Language
English
Author
Department of Health & Human Services