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Legionnaires’ Disease and Your Duty to the Public

Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks demonstrate the importance of maintaining site safety for the protection of employees and the general public. A dangerous form of pneumonia, legionnaires’ disease is transmitted by inhaling water droplets that contain the bacteria. Typically legionella bacteria thrive in hot water systems, cooling towers or the condensers of air conditioning units. As infected… Read the Full Post

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Legionnaires Disease and Your Duties

The recent outbreak of Legionnaires Disease has resulted in 61 suspected cases in Edinburgh.  Most of the people who have been affected are male between the ages of 30 and 80.  A 56 year old man, Robert Air, died from the diseases and experts have said that there may be more deaths to come.  It… Read the Full Post

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