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Document ID (ISN)101494
CIS number 03-442
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1772-6
Year 2002
Convention or series no. HSE Approved Code of Practice and Guidance L8
Health and Safety Commission
Title Legionnaires' disease - The control of legionella bacteria in water systems
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O.Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 3rd ed., 2002. vi, 62p. lllus. 21 ref. Price: GBP 8.00.
Abstract This approved code of practice and guidance replaces two separate documents: the 1995 edition of the code of practice (CIS 95-1523) and the technical guidance HSG70. It also takes into account recent technical developments and alternative strategies for controlling risks of legionellosis and limiting exposure to legionella. Contents: scope and application; identification and assessment of the risk; management responsibilities, training and competence; preventing or controlling the risk of exposure to legionella; record-keeping; responsibilities of manufacturers, importers, suppliers and installers; cooling systems and hot and cold water services (design and construction, management; treatment programmes; monitoring; cleaning and disinfection).
Descriptors (primary) water supply; United Kingdom; hazard evaluation; legionellosis; cooling systems; bacterial diseases
Descriptors (secondary) occupational hygiene; pathogenic bacteria; cooling towers; infection control; responsibilities; glossary; directive; role of management; water pollution
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Risk evaluation