The management of legionella risk on ships

EU & international information
EU
English
2011

Description

Legionella outbreaks have occurred on ships, and onboard water systems are a risk factor. The Transport and Water Management Inspectorate of the Netherlands (Inspectie Verkeer en Waterstaat) has produced guidance on managing these risks. In this guidance, information on preventing the Legionella contamination of water systems is presented in the context of the systems in use on ships. Information is also given on the enforcement authorities responsible for different types of shipping, and on Legionella risk analysis and management plans.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Transports par eau
Hôtels et hébergement similaire
Provider: 
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Biological hazard: 
Bacteria
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Hazard - health effects: 
Infection
Exposure route: 
Inhalation
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
Hygiene measures
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
General information
Guidance
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Policy makers
Researchers
Safety officers
Supervisor
Trainees
Trainers
Workers
Workers representatives

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