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An Owner’s Guide to Cooling Tower Regulations



"There has been a rising incidence in Legionnaires' disease cases over the last two decades. All owners of cooling towers in New York State are required to register their cooling towers, sample for Legionella, and maintain their records in the online cooling tower registry. The New York State Department of Health has published a document available online to help building owners comply with state regulations for cooling towers: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/6635.pdf

The New Jersey Department of Health has published a Legionellosis: Frequently Asked Questions document that is also available online, and may be helpful for raising employee awareness: https://nj.gov/health/cd/documents/faq/legionellosis_faq.pdf

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a document titled Developing a Water Management Program to Reduce Legionella Growth & Spread in Buildings that provides a toolkit for implementing industry standards: https://www.cdc.gov/legionella/downloads/toolkit.pdf

US DOL OSHA has a webpage with more information about the disease: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/legionnairesdisease/index.html

Thank you for participating in the Voluntary Protection Program."

Rich

VPPPA Region 2

Questions, suggestions or comments please contact us at:

Email: info@vppparegion2.org  

Phone: 518-747-2390, ext. 217;  518-361-3673

 

 

 

 

 

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