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Document ID (ISN)110663
CIS number 10-0287
ISBN(s) 978-1-920836-49-8
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Title Code of practice - Prevention and control of Legionnaires' disease 2010
Bibliographic information Commission for occupational safety and health, 1260 Hay Street, PO Box 294, West Perth, WA 6872, Australia, 2010. PDF document, 37p. Illus. 10 ref.
Internet access http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/worksafe/PDF/Codes_of_Practice/Legionnaires-code.pdf [in English]
Abstract This code of practice on the prevention and control of legionnaires' disease has been developed through a tripartite consultative process involving employers, unions and the State Government of Western Australia. It describes the legionnaires' disease, its symptoms, risk factors, notification and sources of infection (potting mix, soils, mulch, air handling systems, hot and cold water distribution systems and other equipment). It explains how to ensure prevention through water treatment, disinfection and equipment maintenance. Appendices include relevant legislation and a glossary. Replaces CIS 99-1354.
Descriptors (primary) Western Australia; legionellosis; infection control
Descriptors (secondary) Australia; occupational hygiene; biocides; cooling systems; water treatment; soil cultivation; symptoms; ventilation systems; safety guides; limitation of exposure; horticulture; risk factors; glossary
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceWestern Australia
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases