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Will Your Liability Insurance Cover Legionella Claims?

Facility operators that assume their insurance policy will cover costs associated with lawsuits related to Legionnaires’ disease may be in for a big surprise. The insurance company may refuse to pay for the legal defense, the verdict or settlement amount, and the...

What is a Truly Healthy Building?

Healthy building initiatives that have in recent years been emphasized in the United States and Europe are important since so many people spend a large part of their lives indoors. What seems out of sync with health data, though, is that the term “healthy building”...

Joint Commission EC.02.05.02: Water Management Programs

  Since 2001, the Joint Commission (TJC) has required that accredited hospitals minimize "pathogenic biological agents in cooling towers, domestic hot-and cold-water systems, and other aerosolizing water systems" per Standard EC.02.05.01. Standard EC.02.05.01...

Four Key Warnings About COVID-19 and Building Water Systems

The new government, scientific, and industry publications on COVID-19 and building water systems (see “Further Reading” below)—hundreds of pages counting the papers referenced in them—boil down to four key warnings: 1. Prevent viruses, gases, and other airborne...

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