New Webpage Provides Updates on Protecting Workers from Legionnaire’s Disease

Legionella pneumophila bacteriaOSHA recently revised the Legionellosis Safety and Health Topics page to provide the latest information on preventing, identifying, and controlling Legionella bacteria hazards in workplaces. The new page updates Chapter 7 of the OSHA Technical Manual, as well as OSHA’s Legionella eTool. Employers, healthcare providers, and health and safety professionals can use the new resource to protect workers and collaborate during worksite investigations of Legionellosis (Legionnaire’s Disease and the milder Pontiac Fever). Approximately 6,000 cases are reported each year in the United States.