ASHRAE recently announced the publication of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems.
“With 8,000 to 10,000 cases of Legionnaires’ disease reported each year in the United States, and with more than 10 percent of those cases fatal, it is vital that we set requirements to manage risk of this bacteria,” Tom Watson, chair of the committee that wrote the standard, said.
ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 is intended for use by owners and managers of human-occupied buildings and those involved in the design, construction, installation, commissioning, operation, maintenance, and service of centralized building water systems and components.
The standard includes:
- Minimum Legionellosis risk-management requirements for buildings and their associated potable and non-potable water systems.
- Guidance for establishing a program team and, in turn, a water-management program.
- Specific and detailed requirements for what Legionellosis control strategies must accomplish and how they are to be documented.
Standard 188 consists of normative sections followed by normative and informative appendices. The normative sections and normative appendices specify the requirements for compliance. The informative appendices and informative references are provided for guidance.
The cost of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 is $48 for ASHRAE members and $58 for non-members. Copies can be ordered by phone at 1-800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or 404-636-8400, by fax at 678-539-2129, or online at http://www.techstreet.com/ashrae/products/1897561.